HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, Kodak Black boldly declared he’s higher than the legendary 2Pac. Also, J. Prince efficiently regained possession of YBN Almighty Jay’s stolen chain and JAY-Z‘s 2001 album The Blueprint was chosen for inclusion within the Library of Congress.
Kodak Black Thinks He’s Better Than 2Pac
Kodak Black feels as if he’s higher than the late 2Pac, explaining why in a current Instagram Live session.
“People tryin’ to say, ‘Oh I can’t put myself in the identical class as 2Pac,” he stated. “Actually I’m higher than 2Pac as a result of I stay what I rap about. He’s only a legend for a proven fact that he died. I stay what I rap about.”
Kodak beforehand made a press release saying he must be regarded in the identical class as Pac and The Notorious B.I.G. This isn’t the one daring assertion he’s made lately, additionally declaring he has a factor for Young M.A.
Read extra about Kodak Black’s 2Pac feedback right here.
J. Prince Safely Recovers YBN Almighty Jay’s Chain
After placing out a digital APB for YBN Almighty Jay‘s jacked Rap-A-Lot chain, J. Prince was in a position to regain possession of it with the assistance of New York natives French Montana and Hocus 45th.
The Rap-A-Lot founder introduced the restoration with an Instagram submit.
“Real acknowledges actual in each hood and has a means of connecting despite clowns and squares,” he wrote within the caption. “The homies from the Bronx, KT, @hocus45th and @frenchmontana saved it actual with me and my son @jprincejr. Tho it was by no means concerning the chain, it was concerning the title that was constructed off of blood sweat and tears. I welcome these brothers to our #MobTies motion and stay up for us doing enterprise sooner or later collectively.”
Read extra about J. Prince recovering YBN Almighty Jay’s chain right here.
JAY-Z’s “The Blueprint” Selected For Library Of Congress
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JAY-Z’s 2001 traditional The Blueprint might be added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, in line with the Associated Press.
The Blueprint was Jay’s fourth album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with over 427,000 items bought in its first week.
As for brand spanking new music, apparently Jay Electronica might have one thing within the works with Hov. Whether or not the music will ever see the sunshine of day is one other story.
Read extra concerning the honor for JAY-Z’s The Blueprint right here.
#DXCLUSIVES: Anderson .Paak, J.J. Fad, Chuck D & #ThrowbackThursdays
Anderson .Paak’s Idea For “Ventura” Album Had Dr. Dre Scratching His Head
Anderson .Paak is stuffed with vitality, identical to his music. HipHopDX spoke with the Grammy Award-winning expertise about precisely the place he discovered inspiration for his Ventura album and the way his mom set an instance for him.
“I really feel like I got here up in a assured family,” he advised DX. “My mother was an entrepreneur developing. She had three ladies and I used to be the one boy. My mother was the boss. She didn’t even have to inform me. I simply watched her and watched how laborious she labored to get all of us the place we have been at. I didn’t know on the time, however I used to be simply absorbing all of that.”
Read the complete interview with Anderson .Paak right here.
J.J. Fad Revisits Working With Dr. Dre On History-Making “Supersonic” Album 30 Years Later
J.J. Fad dropped Supersonic in the summertime of 1988 and mirrored on the making of the venture with Dr. Dre in an interview with DX.
“We had a lot enjoyable [making the album],” MC J.B stated. “We had one of the best time. As many instances as Dre would say, ‘Again, once more, once more,’ we didn’t even get mad. We simply begin laughing like, ‘Oh my god, are you actually gonna say once more once more?’ He’s such a perfectionist. But we by no means bought mad as a result of we knew that he had our greatest curiosity at coronary heart, so we by no means bought mad about that and we might have a blast. We performed tag within the studio, so we actually had one of the best time ever.”
Read the complete J.J. Fad interview right here.
Chuck D Lists His Top 13 Most Influential Rock Albums
Chuck D defined how rock music influenced him by naming 13 rock albums that impressed him.
“I grew up within the ’60s and ’70s, so these information have been on the radio,” Chuck D advised DX. “Matter of truth, loads of these Hip Hop producers grew up on all these songs that made them extra Hip Hop. Grandmaster Flash — all these guys do rock. Everything comes out of the blues anyway. Johnny Cash isn’t nation. Johnny Cash began out as form of like rhythm and blues nation with a little bit little bit of rock. He made rock out of that.”
Check out Chuck D’s full listing right here.
#ThrowbackThursdays: DJ Premier Is Born In 1966
DJ Premier celebrated his birthday on March 21, so DX honored his contributions to the tradition with the most recent #ThrowbackThursdays installment.
Read about DJ Premier right here.