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 Chance The Rapper’s snarky message to a fan and a trailer for JAY-Z’s Rest In Power documentary about Trayvon Martin.
Chance The Rapper DMs Fan Who Criticized His Engagement
Can I be honest? I really thought Chance the rapper proposal was extra hot smelly trash. I'm all for keeping it simple but 5 years and kid. She deserved a little more effort. It was kinda fuck boyish like well I guess we can finally get married
— Makeveli Mab…the ruler's is back (@Its_RianM) July 5, 2018
So @chancetherapper decided to search his name on twitter and saw what I said about his proposal. Then took it upon himself to DM me. To respond to your statement I thought it was wack and I think you are too. Don't DM me. pic.twitter.com/VfpuT0VoZx
— Beloved Son Rian (@Its_RianM) July 5, 2018
Chance The Rapper proposed to longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley earlier this week and shared the video on social media. A fan expressed that he felt the gesture was “hot smelly trash,” a comment Chance evidently took personally. He responded directly to the fan and said, “Get off my dick.”
JAY-Z’s Rest In Power Documentary Gets Release Date & New Trailer
— Roc Nation (@RocNation) July 2, 2018
Roc Nation tweeted a new trailer and release date for Rest In Power, JAY-Z’s documentary highlighting the Trayvon Martin case. The trailer features Martin’s parents and interviews with activists who are working on his case.
Jaden Smith Says He’s Dropping An Album On Instagram
The Album Drops In 3 Days On My Instagram. #SYRELand
— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) July 5, 2018
The SYRE rapper has announced Syre: The Electric Album will debut on Instagram but details of the release are unclear.
Meek Mill Previews New Tracks A Day Before Release
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 5, 2018
The recently-freed rapper posted several short sound clips of tracks, showing off features from Swizz Beatz, PnB Rock, and Jeremih. The previews came a day before his Legends of the Summer EP release.
Teyana Taylor Says She’s Working On An Album With Ty Dolla $ign
🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 we actually bout to do a whole album together 👀🔥🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/knSi9p7GMl
— TEYANA M.J. SHUMPERT (@TEYANATAYLOR) July 4, 2018
Ty, who might be the feature king of the year, provided some vocals on “3Way” off of Teyana’s newest album, K.T.S.E. Teyana responded to a who fan praised the duo’s collaboration and revealed they have an entire joint album in the works.
Tyler The Creator Announces European Tour Dates
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) July 3, 2018
The Odd Future alum shared a flyer with the dates and locations of several festivals happening in Europe throughout July.