Twitter: home of Lil B curses, the occasional Kanye West rant and where trigger fingers turn to … you know the rest. Over time, rap has made its presence known on Twitter while providing artists with a platform to directly connect with countless fans now at 280 characters at a time. Our favorite artists, entertainers and influencers use the site as an outlet to vent without a filter, as well as to promote their latest work. With 330 million monthly active users to interact with, feeds can sometimes get overwhelming, which is why HipHopDX curates a list of the week’s best and most memorable tweets from the Hip Hop world.
This installment of Tweets Is Watching includes a Joey Bada$$ podcast, a Daniel Caesar world tour, more Joe Budden controversy, and a new Jay Rock album on the way.
47 Minutes Podcast
I have a podcast called “47 Minutes” coming to @TIDAL real soon. RT if you’ll tune in to hear me talk about shit from hip hop, politics, spirituality and whatever the fuck else I want.
— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) January 8, 2018
Joey Bada$$ announced on Twitter he’s stepping into the podcast game. 47 Minutes will air via Tidal and cover Hip Hop, politics, spirituality and more.
The Weeknd, Diddy & More Respond To H&M
— The Weeknd (@theweeknd) January 8, 2018
H&M took a lot of heat this week for placing a black child in a “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle” hoodie. The Starboy singer announced his split from the company while Diddy and others called-out the company for the racist ad and turned the situation into a positive one.
Chuck Inglish Calls Out Rick Ross
I’m gon keep it a stack.
Hard to hear Ross press Birdman about paying producers.
When I never saw a cent from them for Party Heart.
Just keep it level..
none of you niggas pay ur producers
— I KNOW I LOOK LIKE ICE CUBE (@Chuckisdope) January 8, 2018
Chuck Inglish took to Twitter to call out the MMG boss for owing him royalties. The Cool Kids MC labeled Rick Ross a hypocrite after noting Ross’s criticism of Birdman for not paying artists royalties.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) January 8, 2018
Eminem responded to Revival criticism with the 2 Chainz-assisted “Chloraseptic (Remix).” Slim Shady addressed fans and critics alike in addition to taking shots that are reportedly directed at Joe Budden for the former Everyday Struggle host’s criticism of the album.
And speaking of Joe Budden …
D12’s Bizarre Goes Off On Joe Budden
— Bizarre D12 (@bizarresworld) January 8, 2018
Bizarre warned Budden to “never bite the hand that feeds you” and labeled him a clown. The two were involved in a now deleted back-and-forth on Twitter, but we got you covered here.
are y'all ready for a piece of the rock? @jayrock
— TOP DAWG #TDE (@dangerookipawaa) January 11, 2018
— TOP DAWG #TDE (@dangerookipawaa) January 12, 2018
The next single from Black Panther: The Album arrived, which also serves as the first single for Jay Rock’s follow-up to 2015’s 90059. Check out “King’s Dead” featuring Kendrick Lamar and Future here.
Machine Gun Kelly Preps New Album & Film
ima finish the ALBUM before i have to start filming this MOVIE. ill announce the name of one of the two soon…
— GUNNA (@machinegunkelly) January 12, 2018
MGK is ready to hit fans with a one-two punch. The rapper announced he’s working on both a film and an album with the latter being nearly complete.
Kevin Gates Is Home
— Kevin Gates (@iamkevingates) January 10, 2018
After nine months at East Moline Correctional Facility, Kevin Gates has returned home on parole. A simple post with the message “I’m Him” sparked excitement from fans all over social media.
Detox Gets New life
I asked Dr. Dre if Detox is permanently shelved and he replied, “I’m working on a couple songs right now. We’ll see.”
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 9, 2018
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine were recently spotted at a Golden State Warriors practice where ESPN’s Chris Haynes asked the iconic producer if was still in the works. Dre sparked interest in the project yet again with a response stating he was “working on a couple of songs.”
Daniel Caesar Goes On A World Tour
Freudian, a World Tour.
— Daniel Caesar (@DanielCaesar) January 9, 2018
The Grammy-nominated artist will be heading off on a world tour beginning January 30 in Germany. Tickets to “Freudian, A World Tour” are now available.