Hip Hop facts and events most ya'll don't know about

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 3 years ago '05        #1924
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I miss the old boxden. It was different... this is a classic thread
 17 years ago '05        #1923
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Hip Hop facts and events most ya'll don't know about

this part of the thread was taken from an old thread @ sohh, i read it a long time ago & this sh*t was so interesting, i had to add it to my favorites :D

if menacesquad is on here, major props

Some of these are rumors, and some are very true

-LL Cool J and Kool Moe Dee came to blows one night backstage.

-Freddie Foxxx put a gun in Benzino's mouth on the Flavor Unit tour bus, because Benzino would not stop talking **** about what a thug he was

-"The bridge is over" was a Marley Marl beat that Krs One and Scott La Rock found in a studio.

-2pac was robbed and shot by some of Supreme's boys.

-"I got a story to tell" was vaguelly based on a real life incident Biggie had when he was slipping pipe to John Starks' woman.

-Paul C was murdered by his wife and his brother.

-Showbiz has almost been sent upstate for attempted murder twice.

-Big Pun hit Jay Z over the head with a bottle in a club.

-Eric. B beat down Large Professor and ran Kool G. Rap out of New York to Arizona after 'G. Rap revealed Large Pro produced most of the beats Eric B was supposed to have done on the Eric B. & Rakim albums and "wanted dead or alive".

-Biz Markie produced most of EPMD's first album.

-Ghostface, Superb and their team beat down and robbed 50 Cent and Tony Yayo after 50's dis tracks.

-Johnny Juice did all Terminator X's cuts on the Public Enemy albums.

Kool Keith met Godfather Don outside some industry event that both of them weren't allowed entry to. They snuck in through a back window and then hung out for the next month or so recording the 'Don produced tracks on "the 4 horsemen" and, of course, all the classic Cenobites tracks.

-Just Ice was a prime suspect in a murder case.

-Just Ice turned up in Queens on Poet's block after the two Rockwell Noel & The Poet tracks dissing Krs One, Red Alert and Ms. Melodie with a shotgun and waited for Poet to come out. Needless to say, Poet stayed in the crib that day.

-DJ Ready Red was kicked out of Geto Boys and shafted by J. Prince because of his lack of melanin.

-Alpo, Fritz, the original 50 Cent from Ft Greene and various other notorious hustlers/killers from the legendary Paid In Full Posse were in the crew shots on "paid in full" and "follow the leader".

-Rakim recorded a dis cut aimed at 'Kane for "let the rhythm hit 'em" and had a verse on the title track itself aimed at him. 'Kane heard about this and called Rakim to squash it and Rakim went on to scrap the track and remove the verse.

-Eric B. did security for Mike Tyson throughout much of the 90's.

-Diamond D and his old late 80's group Ultimate Force with Master Rob recorded a full album with Jazzy Jay which has never been heard.

-A young Fat Joe and his boys Tony Montana(R.I.P) and Charlie Rock L.D were one of the top two crack crews in the Bronx in the mid 80's and bringing in thousands of $$$$ per day.

-Q Tip got fuked up so bad by one of the members of Wrexx N Effect that he lost partial sight in one of his eyes. ****EDIT***^^^^^very true^^^^^

-Nas came incredibly close to being on the Large Pro produced Kool G Rap, Xtra P, Freddie Foxxx and Ant posse cut "money in the bank" as he was always hangin' around Eric B.'s studio but had gone to pick up some weed with a chick so they let the Ant kid on there instead.

- Main Source (sans Large Pro) ran up in the Wild Pitch offices with machetes looking to behe*d MC Serch (then working as an A&R for the label) after a West Coast promotional tour went ****ty. MC Serch got wind that they were coming and escaped by crawling over the partial walls for his office and jetting out the back door.

- Grimm was supposed to be on "Live at the Barbecue" but he was arrested on the way to the studio.
"Ya'll don't write, you pay for airplays and rhymes of the month
A risin' star, I don't respect you cuz I do my own stunts
The rap world is run by morons, dudes who don't get it
that's why I simplify and cater to the dimwitted"

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 3 years ago '17        #1922
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Yelawolf does the chorus on I run by slim thug....I never knew that
 3 years ago '14        #1921
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 MightyHealthy2 said
The ticking sound you hear on the intro of shook ones pt2 is the start of a stove. Havoc produced the entire track in his kitchen.

Prodigy's verse for LA,LA is actually in Nas's Live n*gga Rap

GFK used too wear mask due to having warrants.

GFK cheked himself into a hospital for what he thought was an STD, due to years of having unprotected s*x. But it turned out he was a diabetic.

Mariah Carey's first husband used too get jealous she hung around with the likes of puffy & mase.

Puffy actually wasn't to keen on working with Mariah when he first met her, because he felt she was wack.

Ice T's daughter was pulled out of school by the FBI, when he released cop k*ller.

Dame Dash actually got N.O.R.E a bigger budget, before he signed to Roc-A-Feller, after he cursed out Kevin Lies & saw what N.O.R.E was getting compared to everyone's at the label.

Prodigy & his crew waited for dame outside his building, a few days after Jay did his summer jam. He kept telling dame to come downstairs but he kept sending his a*sistant.

Havoc went to N.O.R.E birthday party a few years ago while he was signed to g-unit....fat joe just happened to be there as well.

Alchemist used too be in a rap group called the whooligans

Big Pun was the one who convinced Tony Sunshine, to sing some of lyrics for "100%" in Spanish.

The trademark sound of baby laughter, in timberland's produced older tracks, is the sound of aaliyah from when she was a baby.
That’s not Aaliyah that’s a sample.... that just made me question ur other “facts”

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 4 years ago '15        #1920
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 Eternal Outlaw said
George Clinton was also on a heavy crack binge when he recorded that track according to him.
Yup! I watched the mike judge show about it. That sh*t broke my heart to hear that. A classic record with a solid beat & he won't see not one cent from. Super foul.
 1 year ago '20        #1919
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-I said this in another thread and RIP to DMX but he got ran out of an old (now gentrified) Toronto project housing area called Regent Park for not showing love and including the locals in the scenes when they filmed "Exit Wounds".

-Drake apparently got robbed for his jewels in Toronto around the start of his mainstream career/So Far Gone days as numerous disgruntled Toronto rappers (Dre Barrs) said Drake was a snitch for reporting this to the police, which is stupid as Drake is not a street rapper and has more to lose if he didn't.

-Insane Clown Posse used to call themselves Inner City Posse as their rap duo name. Inner City Posse was a set/gang in Detroit. However, the labels didn't want to promote gang/turf politics so using the same acronym, they changed it to Insane Clown Posse. Ironically, their "Juggalo" gimmick took on a life of its own and has now been classified as a gang. I heard this as I briefly lived in Windsor right across from Detroit and a lot of Detroit people told me that when discussing the music scene.

-Ja Rule was been banned from certain clubs in Toronto that closed down ages ago for getting into f*ghts during the height of the G-Unit/Inc. beef as other club patrons were dissing Ja nonstop due to his 50 beef.

-Krayzie Bone and Layzie Bone were throwing subliminal disses at each other on the track, can't give it up.

-In an old XXL magazine, according to Ja and Irv, Benzino drove 50 Cent to the hospital after Fif got jumped by the Inc.

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 4 years ago '15        #1918
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Irv Gotti produce ''Used Too Be My Dog" for DMX but he had no clue, he was gonna diss ja-rule.

Ja-Rule purposely grew his braids to avoid DMX comparison.

Jay-Z charged 750k for his song on the blue streak sound track.

No one at Def Jam was convinced DMX was a star. His barking & growling turned everyone off. And his video for ''get @ me dog" pissed off Tina Davis (a rep for the label) She cursed out irv for wasting the budget.

Dame Dash wasn't keen on DMX either. When he first saw him perform irv, lyor & him were going in lyor's car. For x's whole performance lyor was stone faced. When it was the 3 of them irv & lyor reacted in excitement...Dame replies

Ya'll think that's hot? Nobody wants to hear that. n*ggas wanna be like Jay. That n*gga sounds depressed.
Nas wasn't too fond of Pharrell when N.O.R.E introduced him. Because his shirt was too tight.

L.E.S. & Nas wrote/produced "Welcome To Miami"

That song is also the theme for miami.

Jermaine Dupri was so aww struck by Biggie & Jay-Z not writing their lyrics, he officially stopped writing his lyrics after money ain't a thing.

Money Ain't A Thing was also produced at jermanie's mother house.

50 has a thyroid condition hence why he puts on weight fast.

JD had the chance to sign ludacris & nelly.

Nas passed on We Gonna Make It & Alchemist was actually afraid to play the beat for DJ Premier. Because he used a clap instead of snare.

DMX actually performed for Lyor with his jaw wired shut prior to his offcial signing. In fact, he rapped so intensely & agressively during the freestyle the wires holding his jaw became unraveled by the time he was done.

RZA actually saved method man's life prior to their fame. RZA saw him going to the weed spot & begged him to come lay down a verse. Method Man, at the time, wasn't taking music serious. Eventually he convinced him to come along. That same night method man went to the same weed spot & heard someone he was close with k*lled.

Ja-Rule & Irv got a Tupac Sample from Suge Knight for free.
 2 years ago '04        #1917
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 Papi said
Jay electronica wrote for hov.. The whole industry knows this

Jay electronica is actually write for almost everybody in roc nation
guess he proved that wrong

 4 years ago '15        #1916
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Lapdance by N.E.R.D was produce for nas. But pharrell never had the chance to give it to him.

Big Pun's verse for banned from TV was accidentally laid down, because during the recording session he snuck in & laid a verse. But N.O.R.E liked it so much he decided to keep it.

The beat for that song is actually looped. Because all the artist who heard it, wouldn't let the original part finish. So swizz just looped it.

Nature also wrote his verse in less than 5 mintues.

The vocals you hear for "Jigga, My n*gga'' on the chorus are actually done by Eve.

Swizz is originally from Atlanta.

Sticky Fingaz & Freddo Star come African American & Asian backgrounds.

Miguel is black & Mexican.

DMX wasn't fond of RR anthem when he first heard it.

During the No Way Out Tour Jadakiss developed gambling habit. It got so bad, when the biggie tribute came on, he would rush out of dice game to lay his verse only end up falling on stage during the process.

Sheek & Styles had to talk jada out of going down to hot 97 & shooting up the place. While beans & state property was on air dissing them. He claims that's maddest he's ever been, to the point where he was crying.
 7 months ago '16        #1915
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Classic Boxden thread... remember when bX was the local corner of the world...
 2 years ago '16        #1914
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I wish there was a lot more to add to this thread. All the rumors I heard as a kid explained or debunked. My fav thread on BX
 17 years ago '05        #1913
LBoogie2122  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2 OP
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reason why the diplomats got into the liquor business is because cam bought 3 liquor stores with confessions of fire money, he learned the in & outs & now sizzurp is blowin up

cam'rons dad used to be a singer in a old time group, i forgot the name but ive seen the album cover,kinda looks like him

ginuine's real name is Elgin Lumpkin :thefu*k: :thefu*k: :wow:
 4 years ago '15        #1912
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Who Shot Ya was originally supposed to be an intro on Mary J. Bliege's Share My World. And feature Biggie, LL & Keith Murry. But the label felt the track was too hard. But biggie himself loved the loved beat, so he scrapped off Keith & LL and added a 2nd Verse.

LL' s Doing It was originally ment for biggie. He sat on the beat for awhile & forgot about it until Puffy called him asking for it back.

Quiet Storm was originally for Prodigy's HNIC & was an old beat havoc left alone. Chris Lighty, along with havoc heard it & thought they should use the song as a single.

The first time alchemist played beats for havoc & prodigy, they both coincidentally picked "The Realest" When one of them was with alchemist.

Pharrell ghost produced for teddy role.

The first time DJ envy met nas, he ran up to him out of excitement. Only to find out nas had a gun on at the time & proceeded to curse him out for running up to him.

Snoop actually saved nas from being shot when they first met. Nas was visiting LA & happened to be wearing red in a predominantly crip area. Nas saw snoop, hopped out a & ran over to him. Instinctively, snoop's people started reaching. But he had to explain to them it's only nas.
 07-09-2005, 02:06 AM         #1911
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Big had to change his name from "biggie smalls" because there's an artist who has that name already, some white cat who makes contemporary music or whatever. I remember this because back in the 90's I had like 2$ on me at the mall and was looking for one of those 99cent tape singles to waste money on. Saw some sh*t by an artist called "biggie smalls" and copped it thinking it was some new BIG sh*t, there was no picture on the cover. I got home and listened to it like wtf is this.
 6 years ago '04        #1910
qutaboi225  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x16
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Artists who i heard were pus*y, most robbed more than twice
Busta Rymes
jazze phae
Dr. Dre
Shyheim from the wu
Mase(to the 20th power) got yapped for his chain at a knick game
Jermaine Dupri
camron(still my man tho)
stephon marbury got his chain yapped while takin a nap in his car in NY
Allen iverson's been robbed many times
i hear young buck did get his gunit chain yapped in chicago
DMX, i heard its all a front for image
of course Ja Rule and Irv, but i heard irv's brother holds massive weight
50's hood but i hear he has NO thorough backup
Snoop lost his juice, but is backed by the crips only because he makes songs to crip to.
You're obviously a suburb weirdo or unimaginably stupid if you believe this. We ALL know Puff had ties to the Black Mafia Family and HE was the one bussing in that club that night. Secondly, getting robbed NEVER equates to being pus*y. You BX gangstas obviously never grew up in the hood. I know some of the most gangsta n*ggas in the world that were robbed and did nothing about it. One, ANYbody can get caught slipping. Secondly, sometimes the consequences from the retaliation aint worth it and is bad for business. fu*k I look like k*lling a n*gga over a 30k chain when I'm worth 20 million? You n*ggas live in fantasy gangland.....
 4 years ago '15        #1909
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Paula Patton used too help Robin write songs. She went by "max hatter" due to her middle name being maxine & max sounding like a guy's name.

The night biggie died shaq & him had the chance to switch cars.

Ms. Jackson is was actually an apology to Erykah Badu & her Mother.

The Dungeon Family used too do cardio together, so they wouldn't run out of breath during performances.

Musiq has a lazy eye, due to being stabbed in his eye as a child. Hence forth the reason why, he always wears glasses.
 2 years ago '13        #1908
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My pops used to get bricks from pitbull... for a pop artist that n*gga get mad respect in certain circles like he ain't nutting to laugh at...
 12 years ago '05        #1907
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Then why were the Clipse on the "One Blood" remix?
 6 years ago '12        #1906
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Sir Mix A lot had Naughty By Nature ran out of Seattle during a show cause Vinny disses Mix A lot on "On and On". Supposedly he had Vinny coppin pleas backstage at the first Source awards

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 17 years ago '05        #1905
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so were the hell is xzibit really from, so far 4 different people posted these cities:

Detroit, Michigan

Highland Park, MI

Alberquerque, New Mexico

New Jersey
 5 years ago '15        #1904
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Busta Rhymes purposely went last on features in the beginning of his career, because he didn't know how to do a full song yet.

Puffy actually suggested busta tone down his energy for his tracks & the result was..put your hands where my eyes can see.
 9 months ago '05        #1903
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Old Boxden!!
 4 years ago '15        #1902
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Havoc & his crew had intentions on jumping prodigy when they first met him. But that plan was scarpped after prodigy, helped havoc in a f*ght after school. And from there is how their bond started.

Chris Lighty used too scream at Qtip, for always tweaking tribe albums at the kast minute.

RZA laid out a 5 year plan for all members of the wutang clan in which he promised all them success, if he had control.

RZA purposely pushed method man to be the first to drop. He had each member labeled with an appeal, and meth was the heartthrob.

Despite their a*sociations with russell, RUN DMC was never signed to Def Jam.

Manio is cousin's with Huggy Bear aka Dupree, from the wayns brothers.

Schoolboy Q was born in Germany.

Tommy Hilfiger personally approached Raekwon himself and asked him to model.
 4 years ago '16        #1901
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Freestyling was synonymous with freeform, it didn't originally mean "off the top".

Rappers during Jay z era would recite rhymes without counting bars and battling consisted of elaborately rapping about how flashy or bad you were not tearing down your opponent
 9 years ago '12        #1900
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T.I. had the "Go Crazy" beat back in 04 before it was released on Jeezy's Thug Motivation 101. He used it for a freestyle on the "Down With the King" mixtape.

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