Wednesday, May 09, 2007

True Hip Hop Facts

Inspired by the 'Hip-Hop Nuggets' issue of 'Stop Smiling Magazine - the magazine for high-minded low-lifes', and the fact that I got 50 million search hits for mentioning 'Ghostface Killah' in the last post:

  • Many people know about the tragic deaths of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, but a little-known hip-hop tragedy was the fact that Ol' Dirty Bastard died only a few days before a blueberry-flavored crack was released on the streets of New York.
  • In fact, if you speed up the croaking sound at the beginning of 'The Drunk Game' from Return To the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version, it's ODB saying 'I wish there was blueberry-flavored crack'
  • Many hip hop heads stopped smoking marijuana after the release of Method Man's 2nd LP, Tical 2000: Judgement Day, although no anti-drug messages appear in the lyrics or liner notes.
  • Although the looped sample of Minister Farrakhan laughing on the now out-of-print 'Edutainment' CD by Boogie Down Productions makes him sound equal parts creepy and insane, this wasn't KRS-ONE's intent.
  • Ghostface Killah has the diabetes, just like Wilfred Brimley and 20.8 million other people in the U.S.
  • Ghostface Killah pronounces it 'die-a-bee-teez'.
  • MF Doom is actually 5 people who take turns wearing the mask for performances and 'featuring' appearances on other peoples' records.
  • Ice Cube considers these the 3 greatest challenges of his life: growing up in South Central Los Angeles, writing lyrics the untalented but wealthy Eazy-E could deliver, and thinking up good things to say about his latest movie 'Are We Done Yet?' for his appearance on 'The Today Show'
  • Proof that hip hop artists are smarter than their colleagues in the entertainment world: no prominent hip-hop artists are Scientologists.
  • Eminem was fined $20,000 for shoving an e-meter up a Scientologist's ass, and was required to attend anger management training.
  • KRS-ONE's toenail clippings have written better rhymes than Paul Wall.
  • D.J. Screw got the inspiration for his trademark 'screwed and chopped' style from country music sensation Mel Tillis.
  • Many music journalists are surprised and bewildered to learn Big Boi from Outkast is a big fan of Kate Bush, because at a meeting of the music journalist's guild in the early 80s, they decreed that black people aren't allowed to listen to Kate Bush.
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