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 Kanye West’s shoutout to a 10-year-old DJ and Travis Scott’s new Jordan brand collaboration.
Kanye Shares Video Of 10-Year-Old DJ
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 6, 2018
‘Ye posted a video of insanely talented 10-year-old DJ Livia cutting up his Ye album. The fellow Chicago native recently played music for West’s daughter’s birthday party.
21 Savage Wants Peace
I wish everybody come together and kill all this beef They want us to kill each other especially now since we young and rich
— Saint Laurent Don (@21savage) June 4, 2018
21, who recently suggested Amber Rose would be “dead” if she cheated on him, urged rappers to stop beefing. While he didn’t name anyone specifically, there’s more than enough drama popping off in Hip Hop.
Rico Nasty To Drop New Project
— TACOBELLA (@Rico_nastyy) June 7, 2018
After signing to Atlantic Records and dropping Sugar Trap 2, the Maryland native has announced she’s dropping a full-length project, Nasty, on June 15.
Joey Bada$$’ Debut Mixtape Coming To Streaming Services
“1999” (DSP RELEASE) – Next Tuesday June 12, 2018.
— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) June 7, 2018
The rapper announced that his 2012 debut mixtape, 1999, will be available on June 12.
Travis Scott Hosting “Cactus Jack” Carnival
— Kicks Deals (@KicksDeals) June 6, 2018
While fans wait for Astroworld, the Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight rapper is throwing an event in conjunction with the Jordan brand to celebrate the release of his new “Cactus Jack” Jordan 4 collaboration shoe.
Earl Sweatshirt Cancels Summer Tour Dates
Due to the timing of Earl's withdrawal there will not be a replacement, so stage times for Jimothy Lacoste and James Holden have now changed.
Jimothy Lacoste – 12:40
James Holden & The Animal Spirits – 13:40
— Field Day (@fielddaylondon) June 2, 2018
Just hours before he was scheduled to take the stage at London’s Field Day Festival, Earl Sweatshirt canceled. The Field Day page announced the Odd Future member wouldn’t be making any of his scheduled European tour stops.
Gucci Mane Teases New Music Video
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) June 5, 2018
Guwop shared a behind-the-scenes look into his forthcoming music video “Yeah Yeah” featuring Yung Mal and Hoodrich Pablo Juan. The track comes from the Eskimo Boyz, Vol. 1 mixtape.