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 week’s installment of Tweets Is Watching includes the unveiling of the Black Panther: The Album tracklist, a middle school’s reaction to Black Panther news, 9th Wonder getting back to the lab and Snoop Dogg’s recent UFC 3 ventures.
Kendrick Lamar Unveils Black Panther: The Album Tracklist
Black Panther The Album 2/9 pic.twitter.com/MqhsEcj6iF
— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) January 31, 2018
Kendrick Lamar took to Twitter to unveil the tracklist for Black Panther: The Album earlier this week.
Featuring The Weeknd, Vince Staples, Future, Mozzy, as well as various South African artists, the highly anticipated soundtrack will be available everywhere on (Friday) February 9.
Also, catch HipHopDX Editor-In-Chief’s Trent Clark’s impressions of the film here.
Students Learns They Will See Black Panther Together
— Ron Clark (@ronclarkacademy) February 2, 2018
Students of The Ron Clark Academy – a non-profit middle school in Southeast Atlanta – were filled with joy when they found out the entire school will be going to see Black Panther in theaters together.
“We want our students to be part of this cultural moment in cinematic history,” RCA co-founder Ron Clark said. “We take every opportunity possible to highlight positive cultural awareness and respect at our school. We want our students to be proud of their heritage.”
9th Wonder Back To Work
— 9th Wonder (@9thwonder) January 29, 2018
Following the success of Rapsody’s Laila’s Wisdom, producer 9th Wonder announced he’s going back to the lab the day after the Grammy Awards, where Rapsody was nominated for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song.
Bruno Mars & Cardi B Announce Tour
Annndddd…what if I told u imma bring my lil sis @iamcardib on tour so we can really turn your city upside down! Make this finale a party!!
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) February 2, 2018
Bruno Mars announced plans to bring “lil sis” Cardi B along on tour with him. The singer plans to turn the “24K Magic Finale” into a party.
Wale & Tomi Lahren Reignite Beef
Tammy he isn’t the president . Also weren’t you just “rapping” 21 Savage???.. go and sit down my friend. https://t.co/RHhKq0lnDJ
— Wale (@Wale) January 28, 2018
And what if one of these rappers said “grab em by the 🐱 “ ? With YOUR name attached .. would u keep the same energy Tammy? https://t.co/MfUN6OufwY
— Wale (@Wale) January 29, 2018
Snoop Dogg Joins UFC 3
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) January 25, 2018
In 2017, Snoop Dogg stepped into the world of MMA as a commentator for UFC President Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. Now, the rapper is furthering those skills by offering commentator duties to the UFC 3 video game.
Tom Brady Has Kendrick and JAY-Z on SB Playlist
Tom Brady listens to exactly what you think he listens to pic.twitter.com/NMNxpz72et
— Charlotte Wilder (@TheWilderThings) January 30, 2018
With Super Bowl LII preparation in full swing, Tom Brady filled reporters in on what his SB playlist is looking like these days. TB12 is prepping for the big game with the help of two of Hip Hop’s biggest stars — JAY-Z and Kendrick Lamar.
Terrace Martin Drops Album Title
The title of my next album is Drones
— Terrace Martin (@terracemartin) January 30, 2018
Los Angeles native Terrace Martin is ready to deliver his first album since 2016’s Velvet Portraits with new LP, Drones. Martin also announced he will be giving fans a look into the process of the album on IG Live.
.idk Talks Music Promotion
A big part of music promotion is how good the song is. A bigger part is how much it gets shoved in your face. A lot of songs coulda been hits, they just didn’t get force fed to you enough.
— JAY IDK (@IDK) January 30, 2018
Maryland rapper .idk (formerly Jay IDK) preached the importance of giving your music a good push. He claims a lot of good records failed to break through because they weren’t promoted properly.