Hip Hop Facts You Never Knew

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Rappers, hip-hop artists – we all know they come from the hood. And we all know the hood is not the safest or friendliest place in the world. It’s poor, grimy, and crime-ridden. Because of that, shit goes down there all the time, and your favorite rappers are apart of it. So if you’re into crazy stories, check out these crazy rapper facts you never knew before…
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Jay Z

When Jay Z was 12 years old he shot his drug-addicted older brother for stealing a ring of his.
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Wiz Khalifa

The Police’s song “Every breath you take” was playing when Wiz Khalifa’s son was being born.
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Boosie Badazz

When Boosie Badazz was in jail, he was put in solitary confinement for 23 hours and 45 minutes a day, alone. He was only allowed 15 minutes to shower and use the phone.
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Fetty Wap

Fetty Wap’s F’d up eye is because of an injury he sustained during a fight as a child.
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Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj truly believes that she was put on earth not to be a rapper, but a mother. She even says she’ll be “Disappointed as a woman” if her baby doesn’t arrive by her 5th album.
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Snoop Dogg

Despite Snoop Dogg dissing Eazy-E in the song “F*ck Wit Dre Day”, he says he actually loved Eazy-E and wished they could have worked together.
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Flavor Flav

Flavor Flav wears a clock around his neck because he believes that time is the most important thing in life and that, “We should use each second to our best value” he says.
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Ja Rule

Ja Rule hates religion because he grew up as a Jehovah’s witness, but turned against it and all religions when his mother was “disfellowshipped” by the Jehovah’s witness congregation.
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N.O.R.E

N.O.R.E says the stupidest purchase he’s ever made was a diamond-encrusted cigarette holder.
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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar used to work as a security guard before he got big.
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Ludacris

The song that got Ludacris into rap was U.T.F.O’s 1984 track “Roxanne, Roxanne” which his father got for him.
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Lil B

Lil B “The Based God” has become known for putting curses on NBA players such as Kevin Durant and James Harden. The crazy thing is, after him doing it, it appears to have worked.
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50 Cent

50 Cent was supposed to be featured on J. Lo’s 2002 single “Be Alright”, but was eventually passed up for Nas, which is what started their beef.
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Missy Elliot

When Missy Elliot was a kid, she would stand up on a trash can in the middle of her Portsmouth, VA. neighborhood and start singing.
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Fabolous

Fabolous says he refuses to rap about homosexuality because he believes it’s a “touchy subject”, and that the hip-hop world hates gays.
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