Rap Facts

Here are some Rap/Hip Hop and Dance music facts

Hip Hop artists have the highest incarceration rates of any musical genre’s artists list.

2pac is credited with being the first rapper to popularize tattoos in the rap community.

First hip hop radio show was Mr Magic, WHBI FM, 1979.

Snoop Dog got his name from his mother. she gave him the nickname because his eyes reminded her of Snoopy the cartoon dog from Charlie Brown.

In 2006, only two hip-hop artists attained platinum status (T.I. & Jay Z)

Da Brat was the first female Hip Hop artist to go platinum/

Ghostface use to wear a mask earlier in the Wu’s career because he was really on the run from the police and took off the mask once his name got cleared.

Mase had a million dollar contract (I think he was the first rapper, to get that).

AALIYAH’S name is Arabic..

The first Hip Hop video aired on M.T.V. was Run-D.M.C’s “Rock Box

BABYFACE was responsible for the success of Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Toni Braxton and TLC due to his ability to pen memorable melodies that suit the artist’s styles.

The term “Bling Bling” was originally coined by the rap amily CASH MONEY MILLIONAIRES.

DESTINYS CHILD lost on Star Search.

DESTINYS CHILD went through 3 members in 5 months.

DMX spent 15 days in jail in upstate NY for driving without a license.

EMINEM’s mother, Debbie, strikes back on Em’s hateful lyrics by recording 3 rap songs for an album called ‘Set the Record Straight’.

EMINEM’s groupies threaten to torch Warren, Michigan (his hometown), unless all charges against their hero are dropped.

JANET JACKSON’S album “All For You” went gold its first week of release.

JAY-Z’s dad left him when he was 12 and he lived with his mom, brother, and 2 sisters growing up.

JENNIFER LOPEZ demands sweet smelling air at all times. One of the handlers generously sprays the rooms and hallways with Rue De The Purfume. She insists her path be sprayed with it.

MASE made a comeback-as a preacher! He retired from rapping to found Saving A National Endagered Ministeries (SAVE) in Atlanta.

P. DIDDY’s Sean John clothing linke made $100 million in 2000.

NELLY was in a group called St. Lunatics.

AALIYAH was only 14 when she released her first album, Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number, in 1994. She married singer R. Kelly and released a second record in 1996. She released her third record in 2001, and she was starting an acting career, having co-starred in “Romeo Must Die”, and nabbing parts in the two “Matrix” sequels. On August 26, 2001, on a return trip from shooting a music video, the plane she was on crashed, killing her at the age of 22.

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