Hip Hop Facts & Rumours (Post your knowledge)
- The Westcoast rapper/ singer Kokane is the son of Motown staff composer/arranger Jerry B. Long Sr.!
- Hot 97 DJ Calvin “Mister Cee” Laburn was busted by NYPD cops before being hauled off to jail and charged with lewd conduct. Cops approached a parked car and caught Mister Cee in the act of receiving fellatio from a man inside the vehicle
- Yodared from the group Boogiemonsters left after the first album and became a pastor for a Seventh day Adventist church. He also wrote a book about his life called Escape From the Black Hole.
- The rapper Chilly Tee is the son of Nike founder Phil Knight ! The Bomb Squad produced his Get Off Mine record !
- The rapper Ali Dee composes nowadays music for Hollywood Movies including Friday the 13th, The Final Destination, Night at the Museum (1 and 2), Transformers, Speed Racer, Ghost Rider, Iron Man, Daredevil, Sex and the City.........
- The dance choreographer Wade Robson was a member of the rap duo Quo ! They released one album on Michael Jacksons MJJ Music label. Redman produced the first single Huh What!
- Mystikal's sister, Michelle Tyler, was murdered by her boyfriend, Damion Neville (grandson of the Neville Brothers' Charles Neville).
- Mystikal started sleeping with C-Murders girlfriend the singer Monica. Master P heard about it and sent his goons to stomp Mystikal out.
- Royce da 5´9 was rappin on the original Xxplosive song by Dr. Dre. It was called The Way I Be Pimpin. He also wrote the Lyrics for Dre.
- Jermaine Dupri offered Joell Ortiz a contract to sign with So So Def Records.
- Dres (Black Sheep) and Consequence are the cousins of Q Tip.
- Black Sheep was the first hip-hop act to appear on Jay Leno´s Tonight Show.
- Lil Wayne accidentally shot himself with a gun when he was a kid.
- After some guys fired two shots through his tour bus window Lil Wayne was hit in the chest.
- The US automobile manufacturer Jeep used the song "Steady Bounce" by KRS-One , which used a sample from Nine’s "Whutcha Want?" in ads. Jeep never sought permission to use the sample and Nine wants to pursuing legal action.
- Tru Life and some friends wants to set up Mobb Deep in a studio, but Prodigy and Havoc were not present. They had big guns, pistol whipped a man, stripped him naked. GZA and DJ Muggs were also in the studio but they didn´t get harmed.
The reason for this action was Prodigy sold Tru-Life a verse for a song, but Prodigy used the same verse on a song for the Any Given Day soundtrack.
Since 2009 Tru-Life is in jail for a first degree murder charge. If he is guilty he faces life behind bars.
- Christopher Wallace had to change his name from Biggie Smalls so he didn't get confused with a child rapper from the west coast named Biggie Smallz who worked with Johnny J.
- Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five's "The Message", Public Enemy's "Fear Of A Black Planet" and 2Pac's "Dear Mama" are the only hip hop recordings in the National Recording Registry
- The line "I drop bombs like Hiroshima" from Kris Kross - "Da Bomb" was edited out of song for the album's Japanese release.
- Da Brat is the half sister of the actress LisaRaye McCoy.
- In 2007,Da Brat was involved in the altercation at a nightclub. Da Brat attacked a woman and hit her in the face with a bottle. Da Brat was sentenced to three years in prison and seven years of probation. .In May 2010 she was released after 21 months.
- Pimp C´s father played the trumpet professionally with Solomon Burke.
- Pimp C was singing the UGK hooks because, a lot of times in the studio UGK don’t have nobody to sing on the hooks. Back then, when they was doing the early records,they didn’t have no money to pay no singer, so Pimp C had to sing ‘em. He come from a classical background, he grow up singing Italian sonnets and negro spirituals. Pimp C also received a Division I rating on a tenor solo at a University Interscholastic League choir competition. He was the youngest kid in the state to get a Division 1 on a classical solo in the 9th grade.