Every week as part of our Saturday night hip hop show The Breaks, hosts Confucius and Fresh present facts about the culture of hip hop and R&B that you might not have known.
Disclaimer: None of these facts have been fact-checked so might in fact be false. Read at your own risk.
#1 – Dr. Dre & Ice Cube approached Nipsey Hussle about playing Snoop in the NWA movie Straight Out of Compton.
- Would Nipsey have ever escaped the Snoop Dog comparisons anyway?
# 2 – Andre 3000’s “Prototype” was originally meant for Janet Jackson.
- Andre liked it too much so he put it on The Love Below instead.
# 3 – It is rumored Omar Apollo’s “Evergreen (You Didn’t Deserve Me At All)” is about his relationship with Frank Ocean.
- Frank Ocean’s “Bad Religion” suggests this may be more than just a rumor. Listen to both back to back and decide for yourself.
# 4 – Ice Cube was not invited to the studio session for “Compton in the House.”
- Ice Cube was not happy about it.
- Ice Cube is not from Compton though…
# 5 – Rod Temperton wrote Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You”
- The same Rod Temperton who wrote “Boogie Nights.”
# 6 – The remix for Lil’ Mo’s “Superwoman” was originally meant for M.O.P. and not for Fabolous.
- Also known as Fabolous’ break-out hit.