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 an island called ‘Busta Rhymes Island’ and a Lil Yachty emoji.
Fans Discover ‘Busta Rhymes Island’
An island on Mill Pond in Shrewsbury is called Busta Rhymes Island.
The federal government does not officially recognize the name.
Have a nice day. pic.twitter.com/ZPZSmA2w22
— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) March 9, 2018
Twitter discovered there’s a 40-by-40 foot island in Massachusetts named after Hip Hop vet Busta Rhymes. Kevin O’Brein has regularly visited and tended to the island since 2009, according to Slate magazine.
“It’s a very small little island [with] rope-swinging, blueberries, and … stuff Busta would enjoy,” O’Brien told Boston.com.
TM88 & Wiz Khalifa Are In The Studio
Been working on a lot new music with @wizkhalifa 🔥🚧
— TM88 (@TM88) March 7, 2018
Rolling 📃2️⃣ https://t.co/6QuvXDeh6m
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) March 7, 2018
Wiz Khalifa & Gucci Mane Show Love To Each Other
Gucci Mane is the realest.
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) March 9, 2018
TaylorGang #1017 https://t.co/DY8iy6akDE
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) March 9, 2018
Speaking of Wiz, although the marijuana-loving rapper and Guwop have not announced any upcoming collaborations, they proved they’re friends while showing one another a little love.
Pi’erre Bourne Says New Playboi Carti Album Will Be “Fye”
Working on carti album tonight this shit so fye bruh 😶
— 🅿️i'erre 🅱️ourne (@pierrebourne) March 4, 2018
Pi’erre Bourne has embarked on a solo rap career, but is still involved in producing other people’s work. On March 4, he revealed he’s working on a new Playboi Carti album. Bourne produced Carti’s most successful singles — “Magnolia” and “Woke Up Like This.”
Lil Yachty Gets An Emoji
#lilboat2 and u get a cool me emoji ha
— king of the youth (@lilyachty) March 8, 2018
Lil Yachty dropped Lil Boat 2 on Friday (March 9). To commemorate the occasion, by writing the hashtag #lilboat2, Twitter users can generate a Yachty emoji, which resembles the new album’s cover art.
Chance The Rapper Might Be Working With Pharrell
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) March 10, 2018
Chance The Rapper, who recently discussed upcoming projects during his visit to the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, posted a picture with Pharrell, composer Hans Zimmer, and actor Jon Favreau. It’s possible the Chi-Town native is working with the illustrious producer/MC.
Drake Says He’s Making An Album For Toronto
Drake was present at the Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets matchup on Friday (March 9). In typical Champagne Papi fashion, he used his platform to profess his love for Toronto and proclaimed his next album is for his hometown.