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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)

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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)

Album Stream: Mac Miller – The Divine Feminine

Mac Miller does R&B greater than many current artists with his ode to love on his most surprisingly sophisticated project to date, The Divine Feminine.  With vocals from CeeLo Green, Anderson .Paak, Bilal, Ty Dolla $ign, Kendrick Lamar and girlfriend/muse, Ariana Grande, the album’s silky vibe is perfectly executed with its sensual, but playful lyrics and production.  Listen below via Spotify.

Video: A$AP Ferg feat. ScHoolBoy Q – “Let It Bang”

The hype for A$AP Ferg‘s new album is heating up as he drops his second single, “Let It Bang,” with ScHoolBoy Q.   Due out April 22, Always Strive and Prosper, is also set to feature  Missy ElliottRick RossChris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign.  Watch below.

 

Concert Review: Lupe Fiasco – Tour For The Fans Show 1/18

lupefiascoSurprises and memorable moments were definitely in store for the hundreds of Lupe Fiasco devotees that filled Hollywood’s Fonda Theatre Monday night.  The Chicago rapper not only catered to the fans by performing a dazzling mix of his most beloved material, but he also unexpectedly made a guest appearance joining opener Billy Blue for “Chopper”  before his actual set began.

After standing through a melodic set from Boy Illinois, Lupe greeted the audience as he stood in front of a 1940s style microphone before opening with the poetic “Mural.” More material off of his latest album, Tetsuo & Youth, was performed including “Little Death” (with Nikki Jean and a live trumpet player), “Dots and Lines” and “Prisoner 1.”

The DJ soon cued a plethora of audio snippets of journalists and admirers naming their favorite Lupe songs.  As each one was cited, cheers ensued as he executed the first verse of each track with vigor and enthusiasm.  Album cuts dated all the way back to his first two albums (“The Coolest,” “American Terrorist,” “Hurt Me Soul,” “Go Go Gadget Flow”) and his well-known singles (“Daydreaming,”, “Paris, Tokyo,” “Superstar,” “Kick, Push”) were met with hardcore fans rapping along bar for bar.

Halfway through his performance, the beat for his freshly released track “Next To It” featuring Ty Dolla $ign dropped.  Like clockwork, the R&B crooner lit up the venue as he jumped on stage to sing its hook and also treated the crowd to a taste of his hit “Blasé.”

Perhaps even more surprising was the fact that Lu did his breakthrough “Touch the Sky” verse and unselfishly performed songs off Lasers, an album he has notoriously despised so much that he attempted to destroy every copy in existence.

As he closed with “The Show Goes On” and revealed that he added his LA tour date last minute, fans left more than satisfied and reminded of how Lupe’s decade-deep discography has stood the test of time.

Kanye West feat. Ty Dolla $ign- “Real Friends” & Kendrick Lamar – “No More Parties In LA”

Yesterday, Kim Kardashian announced that Kanye West would be bringing G.O.O.D. Fridays back.  Today, he dropped a new track “Real Friends” with Ty Dolla $ign and a snippet of “No More Parties in LA” featuring Kendrick Lamar.  According to his Twitter, the intro is produced by Ye/track by Madlib.  Listen to both below.

 

 

 

Album Stream: Curren$y – Canal Street Confidential

Curren$y has kept busy grinding this year dropping three projects including Even More Saturday Night Car TunesCathedral, and Pilot Talk III.  His latest, Canal Street Confidential, boasts features from  from Future, Lil’ WayneLloyd, August Alsina, Ty Dolla $ign and Wiz Khalifa.  Stream the entire 13-track project below.

Album Stream: Ty Dolla $ign – Free TC

Multi-instrumentalist R&B artist Ty Dolla $ign is often credited with coining “ratchet music” with his longtime colleague YG,  but his studio debut, Free TC, ventures into a plethora of other sonic realms.  Strings, guitars, saxophones and keys offer a source of refreshment in R&B’s current electro-filled landscape.

The endless list of guest stars (ranging from 90s artists to present day) successfully manages to somehow complement the album’s production.  Check out the tracklist and listen below.

01 LA ft. Kendrick Lamar, Brandy & James Fauntleroy
02 Saved ft. E-40
03 Straight Up ft. Jagged Edge
04 Solid ft. Babyface
05 Horses in the Stable
06 Know Ya ft. Trey Songz
07 Credit ft. Sevyn Streeter
08 Miracle/Wherever ft. Big TC & D-Loc
09 Guard Down ft. Kanye West & Diddy
10 Sitting Pretty ft. Wiz Khalifa
11 When I See Ya ft. Fetty Wap
12 Blase ft. Future & Rae Sremmurd
13 Only Right ft. YG, Joe Moses & TeeCee4800
14 Bring It Out of Me
15 Actress ft. R. Kelly
16 Finale ft. SA-RA & PJ

Album Stream: Game – The Documentary 2 & 2.5

Game‘s new album and sequel to his classic debut, The Documentary 2, is available for streaming.  The hype for his new project has been tremendous receiving praise from his peers including Dr. Dre and Busta Rhymes.  Listen to the album below via Spotify and check out the completely star-studded track list.  Get ready for the second half of the double album, Documentary 2.5, out 10/16.

Update: Documentary 2.5 is now also available for streaming below.

The Documentary 2 – Track List:
1) Intro
2) On Me ft. Kendrick Lamar
3) Step Up ft. Dej Loaf & Sha Sha
4) Don’t Trip ft. Ice Cube, Dr. Dre & will.i.am
5) Standing On Ferraris ft. Diddy
6) Dollar And A Dream ft. Ab-Soul
7) Made In America ft. Mvrcus Blvck
8) Hashtag ft. Jelly Roll
9) Circles ft. Q-Tip, Eric Bellinger & Sha Sha
10) Uncle Skit
11) Dedicated ft. Future & Sonyae
12) Bitch You Ain’t Shit
13) Summertime ft. Jelly Roll
14) Mula ft. Kanye West
15) The Documentary 2
16) New York, New York
17) 100 ft. Drake
18) Just Another Day
19) LA ft. Snoop Dogg, will.i.am & Fergie

The Documentary 2.5 – Track List:
1) New York Skit
2) Magnus Carlsen ft. Anderson .Paak
3) Crenshaw/80s and Cocaine ft. Anderson .Paak & Sonyae
4) Gang Bang Anyway ft. Jay Rock & Schoolboy Q
5) The Ghetto ft.  Nas & will.i.am
6) From Adam ft. Lil’ Wayne
7) Gang Related ft. Asia
8) Last Time You Seen ft. Scarface & Stacy Barthe
9) Intoxicated ft. Deion
10) Quiks Groove (The One) ft. DJ Quik, Sevyn Streeter & Micah
11) Outside ft. E-40, Mvrcus Blvck & Lil’ E
12) Up On The Wall ft. Problem, Ty Dolla $ign & YG
13) Sex Skit
14) My Flag/Da Homies ft. Ty Dolla $ign, Jay 305, AD, Mitch E-Slick, Joe Moses, RJ & Scheme
15) Moment Of Violence ft. King Mez, JT & Jon Connor
16) Like Father Like Son 2 ft. Busta Rhymes
17) Life
18) *BONUS: “El Chappo” ft. Skrillex


 

 

Album Stream: Casey Veggies – Live & Grow

It’s been a long two years since Casey Veggies dropped a project, but the Inglewood rapper has finally released his very first studio album called Live & Grow.  The album roster includes Ty Dolla $ign, DeJ Loaf and Tyler, The Creator.  Listen to the project on Spotify, which also features his hit songs “Backflip” with YG and IAMSU! and “Tied Up” with Dej Loaf.

Video: Big Sean feat. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign – “Play No Games

After premiering last night at the 2015 BET Awards, Big Sean‘s “Play No Games” is becoming one of the most memorable videos of the year.  Featuring Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign, the visuals pay homage to 1990s beloved sitcom Martin.  Enjoy the multi-colored madness below.