In today’s ever popular quest for street cred, artists are obligated to stay viral as a means of staying relevant.
From Vine to Instagram to Snapchat, virtual platforms du jour now expose any and everything the mind can imagine, but in my humble opinion, nothing is more lasting than a good story line.
Growing up in Queens, I can attest to the unpredictable type of things that go down on any given day.
True Hip Hop Stories Volume 1 contains a few of my favorite stories shared in animation. Check back as I drop a few more. And If you have one, let me know and we just might share yours with the internets.
...oh yeah, yes I'm back to writing on this platform. I will let you know what I've been up to later.
“First Time I Met Gucci Mane”
(story re-dacted by Charlamagne the God)
Famed radio and television host Charlamagne tha God recounts his first meeting with a named rapper, adding how he was “shook” during their second meeting at Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club. Charlamagne details this rapper’s demeanor during their encounter, and reveals why he’ll always be cautious of this “Lemonade” rapper.
Wacka shares a hilarious story that confirms my thinking: 1) Kids still play Hot Peas ‘N Butter, and 2) Don't mess with Granny.
“I Got Something For You.”
(story by DJ Envy)
Power 105.1’s famed radio host DJ Envy speaks about randomly meeting Nas in Queens while on one of his mixtape grinds. Envy explains how the meeting went from good to bad in a matter of minutes, and reveals the important lessons he learned from that almost tragic day.
Us Against The World
(story shared by Big Boi)
In 2012, OutKast’s Big Boi stepped to the mic (via PitchforkTV) to delve into a story about a broken mic, a melee, overzealous club owners, a few mysterious drivers, beef over show money, and a plane flight without parachutes in a “me against the World” yarn.