Lil Wayne Thought 21 Savage was a group

Next time you run into 21 Savage, don’t forget that it’s just him rapping and that he’s not part of a group.

That’s what happened with Lil Wayne. When he was interviewed on the Drink Champs Podcast, he told NORE he thought 21 Savage was more than one person. He said:

When someone asked me about 21 Savage, I was like ‘They’ve got 21 f*cking rappers? In one group? Man that’s like a new Wu-Tang’.

Weezy has been on a press tour this week, promoting the release of his latest album “Funeral” .

Dr. Dre: “Nuttin But a G Thang”

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Wu-Tang Clan Gets Their Own NYC District

Wu-Tang Clan officially has a New York City district named after them.

Lawmakers in the city, according to the Staten Island Advance, officially named the streets of Park Hill as the Wu-Tang Clan District.

Park Hill is a neighborhood on Staten Island, where some members of the Wu-Tang Clan are originally from.

The ceremony took place on Saturday, with appearances from local lawmakers, Raekwon, and other Wu-Tang clan members.

John Singleton Dead at 51

John Singleton passed away early this morning

The iconic movie director, producer, and screenwriter passed away today after suffering from a stroke since April 17th. A family spokesman issued the following statement: 

“We want to thank the amazing doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for their expert care and kindness and we again want thank all of John’s fans, friends and colleagues for all of the love and support they showed him during this difficult time,” the family said in a statement.

While not an music artist or a producer, Singleton made a big impact on hip-hop with his movies. He casted artists such as Ice Cube, Janet Jackson, and Tupac Shakur. These movies included “Poetic Justice”, “Boyz in the Hood”, and “Higher Learning”.

Singleton was 51 years old.

Small Professor is a MUST Follow

It’s been almost four years since Sean Price’s untimely passing. Many have paid tribute to the late rapper in many ways. And when artists pass away, someone usually releases a posthumous album that compiles some unreleased tracks. Before Sean died, Small Professor worked with him on some tracks and released them as an album earlier this year called 86 Witness.

Small Producer is from Philadelphia, and originally was known as MC Esther. In 2004, he tried to write a whole album but it just wasn’t cutting it for him. So he went ahead and made beats instead. It was at that point he was known as Small Professor. Let me give you three reasons to follow him.

His name alone shows love to the old school

After deciding to quit rapping (known as MC Escher, he decided to focus on beat-making. He called himself Small Professor, because of his love for Large Professor and his album “Breaking  Atoms”.

His beat making brings the old and new school together

Small Pro brings everyone together. His beats are a mix of Boom Bap and the Southern beats you hear of today. Both generations will like ’86 Witness as a collaboration album with the late Sean Price. Small Professor really brought out the best of P given how little he had to work with this posthumous album. Small Pro brings out the best of P, making his voice as grimey as we’ve known him to be.

His beats have its unique character, separating itself from other beats

If you listen to “Bear Witness”, the first track off ’86 Witness, it sets off the album with a bold positive beat. He’s got Price going off strong. “Word to Mother” is great with its beat changeup and scratch routine. The track not only includes P’s lyricism, but appearances by DJ revolution and Illa Ghee. 

Cypress Hill Gets a Hollywood Star

Cypress Hill is about to get a star on the walk of fame

The hip hop group will be honored with a star on April 18th. They will be immortalized on Hollywood Boulevard, just miles from South Gate where they first formed 30 years ago.

Cypress Hill will become the first Latino Hip-Hop group with the honor. Other hip hop artists with a star include Pitbull and Snoop Dogg.

Now let’s get these guys into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, can we?

Nipsey Hussle Remembered on Social Media

This has been a pretty hard week for the Hip-Hop community as they mourned the loss of Nipsey Hussle. A man who was not only known for his rhymes and music, but his entrepreneurship and his commitment to his community.

A lot of artists and celebrities shared their thoughts about the producer, leaving touching tributes on their accounts.

Rihanna posted one of his music videos.

Mike Live, a DJ on the west coast, posted this video of people already spray painting a mural of the fallen rapper.

Russell Westbrook, of the OKC Thunder was sporting a Crenshaw T-Shirt. That was one of Nipsey’s shirts he sold at his Marathon Clothing store.

And finally, DJ Booth shared some paintings people have already made of the late rapper.

RIP Nipsey