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Random Hip Hop Facts Part 47

470. The art on Chance the Rapper‘s Coloring Book is a photo of him looking down at his daughter.  He wanted the cover to depict “the future being bigger than himself.” (via)


469. Growing up, Anderson Paak used to recite Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg lyrics for show & tell & would often get in trouble for beatboxing in class. (via)

468. R.Kelly planned to collaborate with Tupac on an album before doing Best of Both Worlds  with Jay Z(via)

467. J. Cole snuck into LA Reid‘s son’s My Super Sweet Sixteen party hoping to get exposure as an artist & made an appearance in the episode. (via)

466. Pusha T held the the first-ever live music event at Calipatria State Prison. (via)

465. YG didn’t rap on “Thank God” due to being arrested on the prior song “1 AM.”  The 1st verse by Big TC (Ty Dolla $ign’s brother) was recorded in actual prison. (via)

464. Pharrell‘s “Can I Have It Like That” was originally for Puff Daddy & “there was a couple of guys kinda fightin’ over it,” according to P. (via)

463. Rick Rubin has known Dr. Dre since he met N.W.A. while they were recording Straight Outta Compton, and Eminem‘s “Rap God” marked the first time they worked together.  (via)

462.  While she was in prison, Oprah sent Lil’ Kim three of her  favorite books “for inspiration and motivation.” (via)

461. Some of Frank Ocean‘s favorite movies include A Clockwork Orange, Taxi DriverDjango, Alien, Spartacus, Psycho, ATL & Eraser Head(via)

Hip Hop News 3/27

Dr. Dre is working on an album inspired by film Straight Outta Compton, but it may not be released.  (Read More)


Kanye West and Dame Dash confirmed they are buying Karmaloop. (Read More)

Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp A Butterfly debuts 6 songs on the Hot 100. (Read More)

50 Cent teams up with Disney. (Read More)

Lil Durk‘s manager was shot and killed in Chicago last night. (Read More) 

Beastie Boys confirm group is over . (Read More)

Check out the trailer for A$AP Rocky‘s new film DOPE that sparked a bidding war at Sundance.


Hip Hop News 3/19

After breaking his own Spotify record with 9.8 million streams in one day, Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp a Butterfly sales predictions are in at 350,000 – 375,000 units. (Read More)


Pharrell will receive the 2015 CFDA Fashion Icon Award. (Read More)

Drake is being sued by film distributing company SpectiCast and a fight almost broke out in the club after someone touched his hair.

Mac Miller is being sued by ’70s soul and funk band Aquarian Dream. (Read More)

The Game‘s The Documentary 2  is coming this June. (Read More)

A modern-day Scarface remake, penned by the writer behind the Straight Outta Compton biopic, is in the works. (Read More)

Migos compare themselves to Outkast. (Read More)

Hip Hop News 2/9 & 2015 Grammy Stream (Full Show)

The 2015 Grammys aired last night.  If you missed them, stream the full show here.

Kanye says Beck should have given his Grammy to Beyonce on E!

In writing, here is how Kanye thought about Beyonce losing “Album Of The Year” to Beck.  (Read More)

Nicki Minaj didn’t let Birdman into her Pre-Grammy party.  (Read More)

The official N.W.A. trailer for their biopic Straight Outta Compton has been released.

Snoop and Pharrell debuted a new song at a Pre-Grammy party.

A man was murdered outside ScHoolboy Q’s LA Grammy party. (Read More)

Big Sean was joined by Yeezy, Justin Bieber, J. Cole, Meek Mill, DJ Mustard, Tyga, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign and YG at his HOB show.  (Read More)

Missy Elliott missed the Grammys to work on music with Timbaland instead while Kendrick and TDE boycotted? (Read More)

In other news, the Cash Money drama continues.  Turk is also reportedly suing the label for unpaid royalties. (Read More)