This week’s Hip Hop headlines include Chris Rock breaking down his favorite rapper list with Angie Martinez in promotion of his currently-playing Top Five movie. Also, YG and DJ Mustard appeared to beef on Instagram but a post by the producer several days later seemed to make light of the whole issue, hinting that the original rift was a joke to begin with.
Finally, Faith Evans dishes on Tupac Shakur making an inappropriate sexual advance while she was in California recording with several Death Row artists despite her still being signed to Bad Boy.
Chris Rock Explains His Top Five List
“The new rule is Top 5’s without mentioning Jay ’cause it’s just boring at this point,” he said, speaking with Angie. “It’s always boring ’cause it’s like, ‘Jay, Jay.'”
“People get angry when you don’t mention Eminem,” he later said. “They really like, ‘Hey! Eminem’s one of the greatest.’ Okay! He’s good. I’m not a big ‘Stan’ guy. I like ‘Stan.’ I loved him on ‘Renegade.’ He’s great on ‘Renegade.’ I like him on a lot of stuff. I like ‘Stan’ but you don’t hear ‘Stan’ at the club, ever. Not any club I wanna be at. ‘It was hot last night and then they played “Stan.”‘ ‘What? Where were you? Did they play “Stan? Was it a remix or something?'”
Read more about Rock’s latest film and Jay Z’s role as Executive Producer here.
YG & DJ Mustard Feud & Make Up
What initially seemed to be a legitimate bit of hostile fallout between YG and producer DJ Mustard over the rapper’s recent debut album turned around completely when Mustard wrote that the whole thing was a joke.
“What ya thought a head up was gone end this ?! Jokes on yall dick heads !!!!” he wrote on Instagram. Before that though, he had some choice words for YG and seemed to claim that he hadn’t been paid for his My Krazy Life credits. “Stop asking me about the YG shit,” he wrote. “I don’t know none of it on top of that I still ain’t got paid for his album. So I don’t give a fuck !!!!!”
Read the full story here to get the full rundown.
Faith Evans Dishes On Tupac Experiences
Recalling her experience of being stuck in an awkward in-between moment while in the studio with several Death Row despite her allegiance to Puff Daddy and Bad Boy, Faith Evans explained her experience of travelling out West and her confrontation with Tupac.
“I went to the studio and saw a lot of Death Row people,” she said. “I played it off and played it cool even though I didn’t think that was a good look, just because of the fact of the Suge and Puff situation.”
Admitting that Pac made an explicit sexual advance when she visited his hotel room, Faith told VladTV that she “allowed [herself] to be played” by being in the situation.
“By that time I think it was pretty clear to me that that was kind of like a plan,” she said. “Like, ‘You’ve been got.’ I allowed myself to be played and get into this situation, because this is totally not how I operate. That ain’t how I do business and that was not up for discussion. I was in LA to make my money. I’m very much about the coins.”
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