Hip Hop facts and events most ya'll don't know about
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wow lmao, found this in a reproduction of my thread
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Only a few MCs wrote their own rhymes in NWA.
Masta k!lla punched a reporter for making fun of Wu.
Redman and Dead Prez graduated from college.
Before GZA, ODB had the name "Genius." This was way before GZA's 91 debut.
Members of Onyx were barbers before they became rappers.
RZA was charged with murder before 36 Chambers. He was released from lack of evidence
RZA came up with his alter ego, Bobby Digital, from doing too much pcp. He said he felt like there was 2 of him inside. That sh*t must have fu*ked him up.
De La Soul were pissed at people calling them Hip Hop Hippies, so they went and released the album De La Soul Is Dead. Heard this on VH1.
The 9th member of the Wu was going to be picked from Masta k!lla and k!llah Priest. Masta k!lla wrote rhymes all night, but Priest fell asleep too early. The next morning, he was awakened by Masta's Da Mystery of Chessboxin' verse.
50 Cent made his first official appearance in hip hop as a guest in Onyx's Shut em Down album. He was featured on the song "React."
Cappadonna taught Deck how to rap.
U-God's 3 year old son was shot while playing on the balcony of their house.
U-God talks about his son's death in the Forever LP.
Biggie isn't from NY. His mom didn't move to the BK til he was 8. He was bron in like the West Indies or Jamiaca, cant exactly remember
Nelly and Ciara were born in Austin
Usher was born in Dallas
Ludacris was born in Champaign, Illinois
There was a Hip Hop album with the title "The Black Album" which was made by Producer No ID
Young Buck of G-Unit has a album out already....b4 UTP he made a album with some kid named D-Tay...this was like 2000.
Pharoahe Monch used to be real fat, he also has Asthma
Nas wrote NY State Of Mind when he was 17
Suge was the DOC and Bobby Brown's bodyguard. He got the ends and outs of the music buisness from DOC
Yeah Ashanti is in the "MC's Act Like They Don't Know" video
at one point, every single rap label warned their artists: "never publicly mention the Wu tang"
Ghostface beat up Mase causing him to have his jaw wired.
Jayz and Busta Rhymes attended the same high school and once battled in a hallway
jemain dupri was the youngest producer ever to go platinum
eazy e had dinner with george bush
snoop dogg went to school with camron diaz
Esham, a pioneer in horrorcore rap in detroit, wrote some of the most vicious diss tracks to eminem....response was Bizzare sending Esham to the hospital with a ruptured eyeball, a mild concussion and loss of hearin in his left ear...
We all know The Notorious B.I.G. was k!lled in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997. But, ironically, Biggie shouldn't have been in L.A. that weekend. Big, who'd been in L.A. since early February '97 promoting his 'Life After death' album, was supposed to hop a flight to London on Friday, March 7, 1997, to continue his promotional junket. Biggie canceled his flight, and chose to remain in L.A. that weekend. He enjoyed the sunshine too much, and didn't want to leave it behind to go to an overcast London. Plus, he disliked European food. It may seem trite, but it's true. If Biggie had gotten on that flight on March 7th, he might still be with us.
mase had a million dollar contract (I think he was the first rapper, to get that).
Kool Keith & DMX used to collects bugs.
Dmx used to stand for "Divine Master of the unknown" (he should had kept that meaning)
Krazyzie Bone is a Jehovah Witness
Dre didnt like Snoop's raps, when he first heard them.
Just blaze got into producing, mostly to buy videogames.
Neptunes got some influence from old atari's music/sfx.
LL cool j wanted to do a song with odb. But when odb got to the studio. He rip off one of LL's plaque & pissed on it. Which made LL mad & got sercuity on him.
mc hammer dissed redman in one of his song.
dmx first thought Biggie was soft. Since, he saw Big did somethin real stupid in the studio
Bad Azz was Snoop's ghostwriter.
Jay Z ghostwritten Dre's verse on "Forgot About Dre"
Ras Kass use to battle Snoop in High School
Ras Kass's baby mother is recording artist Teedra Moses who he helped get a deal
Lil Kim was at one time pregnant by BIG but had a miscarriage. She also use to transport drugs on the bus system for him.
Da Brat was the first female Hip Hop artist to go platinum
Eminem once battled Juice in the Rap Olympics and lost to him coming in 2nd and saying it was rigged/favortism. Juice was the reason Em was at the Rap Olympics through invitation.
Immortal Technique battled Poster Boy on 106 and Park and lost. Immortal Technique who use to battle in all of the underground battle circuits also battled Slug from Atmosphere and a few other well known underground battle mcs.
After Chino XL recorded the track 3 to the Dome for Sway and Tech with him, Kool G Rap and Kane, Kool G threw away his rhymes and Chino went into the trash and took the crumpled out rhyme out and kept it because he was such a big fan of Kool G.
Eminem was supposed to be signed to Duck Down BEFORE signing with Dre and Aftermath, but Dru Ha decided not to sign him (the rumor is because he did not want to chance singing a white artist).
Ghostface use to wear a mask earlier in the Wu's career because he was really on the run from the police and took off the mask once his name got cleared.
The original version of Interview with A Vampire written by Ras Kass was about a 12 minute song and was chopped down to the 7 minute song recorded on Rasasssination.
There is a long list of rappers who are not from or even raised in the areas they claim as rap artists.....to name some from what I know:
Prodigy is not from QB originally
Xzibit is not from L.A., he moved there to pursue a career from N. Mexico
Mailk from Illegal (appeared on Pump Pump on Snoop's Doggystlye) was from S.C. but claimed L.A.
UGK is not from Houston, they are from Port Arthur Texas
DOC as already said was from Dallas
Canibus is not from Jersey like he originally claimed, but has lived in various places from Canada to Atlanta because of his family moving around.
Royce Da 59 is not from Detroit, but from a nice suburb a good ways outside of Detroit
Eminem is actually from Warren Michigan, not from Detroit
DJ Premier is not from NY, he is from Dallas Texas
Ice T use to be a REAL street pimp and hustler at one time before becoming a rapper.
MC Hammer had to be restrained by Russell Simmons because he was going to attempt to beat down MC Serch after giving him the Gas Face on the song Gas Face.
Q-Tip and Janet Jackson have had a love interest in a long time, but remain friends. That is why Q-tip got the part as her slain boyfriend in Poetic Justice.
In Poetic Justice...2pac was supposed to have an extensice s3x scene with Janet Jackson, but it was not shot when Pac refused to get an HIV test
Puffy directed Outkast's Player's Ball and Southernplayalistica dillacmuzik videos
Nore did time for murder when he was a juvenile.
Bizzie Bone and his siblings were molested repeatedly by their stepfather, and were kidnapped by him when their mother left him, which he says sparked his wild drug habit. Bizzie Bone also claims to have never tried eX, and claims that he was pressured into doing a verse on "Ectasy".
A large number of Actors who play gangsters in movies are from nice neighborhoods with little or no street knowledge
David Banner has a Master's Degree
Nelly was scouted by the St. Louis Cardinals when he was in High School
Mase taught Jim Jones how to rap
The Neptunes produced the song "Rumpshaker" and Pharrell wrote Teddy
Missy was an admitted hoe in high school. Blamed it on being molested when she was younger
Scarface has a tatoo of somebody blowing their brains out on his forearm
Trick Daddy has like 20 sibling between his parents
Andre' 3000 drew the cover for Outkast's Aquemini album
Will Smith was accepted to MIT but decided to rap instead
Russell Simmons used to sell weed
Rick Rubin came up with the name DefJam and the logo
Jay-Z wrote Memphis Bleek's verse on that song from Reasonable Doubt and told Bleek he could use it only if he could memorize it and recite back to him in 24 hrs.
2Pac wanted to act before he ever considered rapping
Rakim's brother made some of Rakim's beats.
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BIG lost his original record deal because Patti La Belle was offended by "Dreams of fu*king an R&B bi*ch".
When Puff started BB, he remembered BIG and the rest is history.....
Timbaland & Pharrell made a group when they were in High School
Flesh-N-Bone was the one who bought the bus ticjets for the rest of Bone to go to LA
Bone was homeless when they got to La
Krayzie auditioned over the phone first for Eazy-E, then in person in cleveland when Eazy did a show there..
Eazy-E told Bone not to get involved between the Dr.Dre & Eazy-E beef.....
Krayzie shot Wish Bone in the back of the leg with a shotgun when they ere yung(listen to I Remember frum Gemini:Good Vs. Evil)
Pac didnt wear a vest the night he got shot...and he ALWAYS wore a vest
Jay-z shot his brother for stealing money from him
Biggie isn't from NY. His mom didn't move to the BK til he was 8. He was bron in like the West Indies or Jamiaca, cant exactly remember
Lil Wayne shot himslef 2 times
"Let's Get It" with Pdiddy and Black rob was supposed to be G-Deps first single but made it in too a trio single for the PDIddy album
all most every crunk artist produced for So So Def during the Bass perion
JD is rich as hell for ghostwriting most of Usher's cds
Big Boi is from Savannah
David Banner graduated from Southern University, c*m laude, and was prez of SGA
that other guy from youngbloods(not sean paul) and andre 3000 are cousins
T.I. ghostwrote for bow wow (no wonder bow wow fell off)
young buck has rapped with cash money and three six mafia
Common attened FAMU
rakim wrote some verses for 'paid in full' three years before the album came out ... that wouldve meant he wrote that sh*t around the ages of 14/15 ...damn
Prodigy and Havoc both attend the same high school before they got a record deal.
Vinnie of Naughty By Nature is ifrst cousins with Mike Tyson
Dame Dash played a swordsman named Carlos in Highlander: Endgam
Snoop named "The Chronic". Dre didn't start smoking weed until he met Snoop, contrary to popular belief, he wasn't lying when he said "I don't smoke weed or cess", because at the time he didn't.
keith murray and prodigy had a physical altercation about 5 years ago.
baron davis and the game grew up together.
nas dropped out of school in the 7th grade.
The Fugees used to open up for Nas before either of them really blew up... (right after Illmatic)
You know that Biggie and Nas were hyped in 94 as the saviors of NY. Well supposedly they were on some tour and Nas began freestyling while they were drunk or something. Biggie fell asleep and then woke up and Nas was still going!
After recording Ready To Die Big learned to keep his lines in his head without writing them. This was a technique he taught Jay while Jay was doing Reasonable Doubt, then Jay eventually taught Ja Rule. None of them actually write lyrics.
When Big was doing "Notorious Thugs" he wanted to practice his Bone Thugs-ish flow without being embarassed so he sent everyone out of the room while he practiced by himself...
Big wrote all the lyrics for Junior Mafia's Consipracy minus a couple Lil Kim verses....
Nas, Jay and Mad Skillz were known in the early-to-mid-90s as the industries biggest ghostwriters....
Mos Def was originally on BET's Teen Summit
50 Cent wrote most of Blaque's first album
That Order Of Protection against murder Inc from 50 does exist but it wasn't 50 who asked for it, it was court mandated. Supposedly they didn't even have to tell 50 they had made it, so he truly may have never known.
Ron Artest grew up in the same Queensbridge housing projects that Nas, MC Shan, Havoc, and others did. If you look for him you can see him in various QB-related artists' videos.
After Nature's "Nas Is Not" single began circulating, Nature was reportedly beat down by Nas' brother Jungle and his friends...
Supposedly Jungle and Lake also got Prodigy his chain back after he had been robbed...
Also supposedly, Fat Joe and Big Pun had developed a rivalry with Jay Z way back in 98. They supposedly got into it at a club and Pun smashed a bottle of champagne or some wine over Jay's head...
The Neptunes used to ghostproduce for Teddy Riley, they produced SWV's "Right Here" with Pharrell singing backup vocals
Timbaland used to ghostproduce sorta - sometimes hed get credit, sometimes he didnt - for DeVante Swing of Jodeci....
Timbaland and Ginuwine used to be in a group on Devante's label called Da Bassment, if you look for the Nutty Professor Soundtrack they have a cover of Ready for the World's "Love You Down"
Missy was in another group on Devante's label called Sista, they had a song on the Dangerous Minds Soundtrack....
Lil Wayne Shot Himself When He Was 9
Game Was On The Dating Gameshow Change Of Heart And His Girl Had A Change Of Heart
jay and mase had a little beef Supposedly it was a misunderstanding.
mase got at them on his opening track on harlem world.
jay got at him on "imaginary player" vol. 1.
Angie Stone was Signed to Sugar Hill records as a rapper
.Nas was suppose to be on "CAN I LIVE PT 1" by Jay-z....Nas didnt show up at last minute and Reasonable Doubt had was deadlined for the Next day....So Jayz had to hurry up and WRITE the 2nd Verse of it in 20 minutes and record it by himslef....Alot of people say this was the begining of a long standing fued
Style's P Attacked Puffy with Chair...(Security saved his a.ss)
Beanie Sigel knocked out Gillie the Kid on South street in front of Whole Cash Money crew when the NBA all star game was there
NAS wrote "MIAMI" for Will Smith
2Pac was ready to sign Big Daddy Kane to his label Makaveli Records.
2Pac took ballet.
AZ was in one of Jay-Z's videos.
Tigger from Rap Citys the basement as well as Mystikal where cheerleaders in highschool
the game is in gta san andreas
Cash Money Records was started from dope money back in 92'
It is rumored that Baby had Cash Money Artist Yella Boy k!lled after he pistol wiped Baby.
Mannie Fresh been DJing since 1987, him, Mia X, and KLC and a crew called NYC Inc.
Lil Wayne was signed to CMR at the age of 10, and him and BG(than called Lil Doogie) was in a group called the B.G.'z. Than he shot accidently himself than his daddy died so he layed off the mic for a minute.
BG been using heroin since the age of 15.
Juvenile wasnt signed to CMR until 97. Actually, BG was supposed to be the first artist to drop from CMR when they went national, but BG went to jail so the dropped Juvenile first.
Baby owns a portion of the Magnolia projects, he lets everyone there live rent free. True Story! Most of the project has been torn down.
Hot Boy's first album "Get it How U Live" sold 300K locally.
Lil Wayne ghostwrote for Bow Wow before.
Master P fucced alot of artist by giving the m one album contracts with no royalties. Just one small lump sum at the contract signing.
Juvenile is actually in is mid 30's.
Baby is the legal gaurdian of Lil Wayne
Kim had her a.ss whopped by Faith over B.I.G
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Mary J Blige was a cokehead
Jay-Z was in Kanes' old videos
Roxanne Shante got pregnant when she was 15 years old
LOX debuted on Main Source 2nd album
Suposedly Lauryn Hill became a recluse the last 3 years or so and became apart of a strange cult with beliefs in Religious mysticism. Repordetly the cult has been draining her money and time. She suposedly has recently snapped out of it and is ready to work on the new fugees joint.
R. Kelly worked the drive through at Mc Donalds for an hour in St. Louis at a stop during the best of both worlds tour.
Kanye spent a million of his own money to make the final version of the Jesus Walks video
T.I. has 2 kids with Xscape singer Tiny
Juicy J and Project pat are brothers. And thier father is a minister.
Will smith hid in a closet when suge night and his blood friends stormed a studio in cali.
T.I. says urban legend was a paperless album. implying he keeps his raps in his head like jay or freestyles. (it seems everyone is tryin to do this now...)
Master P entered the NBA draft and for a brief stint played for the denver nugggets.
2pac used to call weed candy.
Daz and warren G went uncredited for a lot of co production on "Tha Chronic"
Treach did a prono
ODB got gonorreha (sp?) twice from the same woman.
At the time he died, Big L was in negotiations with Jay-Z to do a solo joint for Rocafella. I've heard this a couple of times.
I also heard that Big L's murder was a case of mistaken identity. The shooter(s?) thought he was his cousin or some [censored].
Roxanne Shante legally jacked her label for over $100,000 for education, and has done well with her life (even though she ain't released [censored] for years).
Method Man was dusted during the recording of the Mary J. Blige "All I Need" video. (That explains some of his facial features in the video)
In the months before he died, Big Pun had gotten so heavy that he had to be driven to and from the stage in a golf cart. Performing was said to be real hard & tiring for him. He was something like 700 pounds at the time of his death.
Pun used to play maaad pranks on his crew. One I can remember was him taking someone's cell phone, and putting it under his belly fold for a couple of minutes, than putting it back. Dude picked it up to use it, and it stank like Pun's bellyfold sweat
John Forte was busted for drug trafficking, and was caught with something like 30 pounds of yay.
Method Man loves golf! (Heads who seen the tape know what I'm talking about)
Willie D of the group Getto Boys moved his entire family to Baku, Azerbaijan, a middle east country on the border of Iran.
Bizzy Bone is quite the ladies man About 5 or six years ago Bizzy Bone got down on one knee and proposed to Halle Berry. He gave Toni Braxton the diamond ring off his finger. Him and Beyonce once had something going pre-jigga days.
Record Labels that are rumored to be "cursed":
The Bad Boy Curse: The Lox once seen as a sure thing first album flopped and they never really reached any great commercial succes. B.I.G was murdered. Black Rob arrested several times...labled a one hit wonder. Loon left the label. 112 left the label. New Edition left the label. Faith got caught with cocaine...left the label. Da Band broke up with only dropping a single album......Ness and Babs have yet to drop an album. Shyne is in Jail. and the list goes on.........
No Limit Curse: Master P filed bankruptcy. Soulja Slim was murdered. Mystikal in jail for r*pe. C- murder in jail for ummmm murder. Mac in jail for murder. Kane and Abel served 4 years for running drugs. Mia X is M.I.A. Mercedes strips now.....the list goes on....
The first person to give Nas his start at solo stardom was M.C Serch one third of the white rap group 3rd bass.
The New York Post a respected newspaper ran the offensive and disrespectfull headline about ODB's death "Dead Dirty Bastard"
When Skillz first album dropped he was still valet parking at a famous restraunt in Virginia
ODB had 7 kids not 13 as at first widely publicized
Once Ghostface k!llah was a guest at the "Rap City" TV programm. Cappadonna joined him later, coming with a briefcase in his hands. Tigga asked Ghost about the contents of that briefcase but Ghost didn't say a word. Then Tigga started smiling and sh*t, so Ghost asked him smth like: "Do I look funny or what? I'm not joking, so stop fu*king smiling at me".
Back in the days when 50 wasn't popular, he got dismissed from a club for dissing Ghostface k!llah !
Ol' Dirty Bastard's album "N***a Please" was originally planned to be named «Dirty World» or «Revolution: The Black Man Is God».
RZA didn't like that Jay-Z called himself Jigga - because it sounds similar to GZA.
Method Man once said that he likes working with Redman more than with the WU.
(It was on MTV)
RZA once said that if he wasn't in hip-hop business, he would like to be a scientist.
GZA is not a 5%-er anymore.
I've heard that Ghostface k!llah has some kind of diabetes so he doesn't drink any alcohol.
Method Man was one of the most favourite rapper of Notorious B.I.G.
While reading a magazine, Method Man found out that a video game "Wu–Tang Shaolin Style" came out for Sony Playstation. He got mad at the rest of the Clan for not telling him about that. Later he stated that this game was not that good, mainly because of the characters' movements.
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most of these things are true except whoever said Game was pus*y because my pops(R.I.P.) and sister are both in his set Cedar Block Piru(Re99ie R3d & J Red aka B^loody Sinatra) they tol me he hold weight harder than most cats in NY. but other than that the other things are tru
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kanye's fave rapper right now: Lil' Wayne
Ice Cube and Delt tha Funkee Homosapien aka Deltron 3030 aka del from heiroglyphics are first cousins
thats all I know that I didn't read
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