Surprising Hip Hop Facts that make you do a double-take!
Eminem’s Debut Album ‘Infinite’ Only Sold 1000 Copies
This is surprisingly true. If you have listened to any hip hop the past decade, you would know that this is a shocking statistic seeing as all of Eminem’s albums chart at #1 at one point or another. But, in 1996, he truly only old 1000 copies (if that) with the release of Infinite. Have you heard this project?
Juice WRLD Got His Rap Name From the Movie “Juice” Starring Tupac
Juice WRLD really chose his rap name after being inspired by the movie “Juice” when he was younger.
Kendrick Lamar Earns More Than $1 Million Per Concert
According to Forbes, the rapper pulls in an estimated $1 million every time he performs at a concert. Definitely one of the more surprising hip hop facts!
Nas Has Invested In Ring, Lyft, Seatgeak, Dropbox, & More
Nas is quite the investor. He tries to have his hands in many sources of revenue. From his investment in Ring, he made $40 million when it was acquired by Amazon.
50 Cent’s Rap Name Is Based Off A Criminal Named Kelvin Martin
The rapper himself explains it like this, “The name says everything I want it to say. I’m the same kind of person 50 cent was. I provide for myself by any means.”
Childish Gambino Got His Rap Name From Wu-Tang Clan’s Online Name Generator
Childish Gambino admitted this on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Don’t believe it? Go Wu yourself.
‘The Blueprint‘ Was Written In Two Days
Correct, Jay Z wrote his seminal album The Blueprint in just two days time.
Lil’ Wayne’s Debut Album Is (Almost) Curse Free
Tha Block Is Hot was almost entirely curse word free simply because that is what his mother wanted. As many Wayniac’s know, the rapper has a lot of love for his mother.
Eazy-E Signed The Black Eyed Peas
Eazy-E’s label, Ruthless Records, signed the Black Eyed Peas in 1992 after they caught his manager’s nephew’s attention.
Joey Badass Ghost Wrote For Post Malone On “Rockstar”
Not only did Joey Badass have a part in writing the song, he originally was going to be on the song with Post Malone and T-Pain before they were replaced by 21 Savage.
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