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 a celebratory Black Panther freestyle, a Joey Bada$$ tour and Common’s new supergroup August Greene.
Young Guru Wants Joey Bada$$ Collab
I’m inspired by everyone and that’s not a generic answer. I love Kendrick but I don’t want to just solo him out. Before I finish im going to produce a whole album for @joeyBADASS. That’s just my personal mission. He is really that good https://t.co/Ytl1hqueeY
— Young Guru (@Young_Guru) February 13, 2018
In the midst of talking about his inspirations, Grammy-nominated and frequent JAY-Z collaborator Young Guru sparked fan interest when he said one of his personal goals is to produce a “whole album” for Joey Bada$$.
In other Joey news…
— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) February 16, 2018
Joey Bada$$ is planning to embark on a North American tour with Compton MCs Boogie and Buddy, as well as fellow Pro Era MC Dessy Hinds. The AMERIKKKANA Tour consists of 29 stops spanning the U.S. and Canada. Tickets are on sale now.
Black Panther Freestyle
The Black Panther lives… and so does Troublemaker! Introducing MC Underbite (@LetitiaWright), best freestyler in Wakanda. All cred to my girl @RobynHoodmusic for the original inspiration and my bars.
Happy #BlackPantherDay! #BlackPanther 🎵🎶 @travbryanmusic pic.twitter.com/pIwO9DNBfP
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) February 16, 2018
Black Panther stars Lupita Nyong’o and Leticia Wright were in high spirits following the film’s nationwide release on Friday (February 16). Troublemaker and MC Underbite – with help and inspiration from Philadelphia rapper/actress Robyn Hood – delivered a Black Panther-themed freestyle that would make Wakanda proud.
— COMMON (@common) February 15, 2018
August Greene — the new supergroup comprised of Common, Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper — unveiled the first single from its upcoming self-titled debut album. “Black Kennedy is a way of saying we move and operate in Black Excellence,” Common tweeted.
i want kids (and some older people) to feel safe going to school, games, & social gatherings.
but i also want people to have the means to protect themselves from corrupt cops & government agencies.
what if we started by disarming corrupt cops & government agencies?
— DADMOSPHERE (@atmosphere) February 16, 2018
Sean “Slug” Daley of Atmosphere was torn over the recent school shootings and stated he wants more safety for schools but also wants people to be able to protect themselves. His solution is to start by potentially disarming corrupt figures in our government and police force.