HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, Missy Elliott was nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame, becoming the first female rapper to do so. Also, Ice Cube dropped his “Arrest The President” single aimed at Donald Trump while Snoop Dogg sparked up a blunt in front of the White House.
Missy Elliott Nominated For 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame
Missy Elliott is the first female rapper to be nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The innovative recording artist created music that changed the music atmosphere in the late 90s alongside her longtime friend and decorated producer Timbaland. If inducted, she will share the honor with fellow Hip Hop luminaries JAY-Z and Jermaine Dupri.
Elliott penned hits for the likes of Whitney Houston and Beyonce while also securing tons of Hot 100 Billboard hits such as “Lady Marmalade.” She will be in the running for induction along with TLC’s songwriter Dallas Austin and Mariah Carey.
“I am Humbly Grateful to be nominated with so many other AMAZING writers,” Missy tweeted. “Congratulations to all of them also.”
Read more about Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott’s nomination for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame here.
Ice Cube Releases Diss Track Aimed At Donald Trump
Ice Cube Everythang’s Corrupt is slated for release in December and his first single from the project, “Arrest the President,” takes aim at President Donald Trump.
“Arrest the president, you got the evidence/That nigga is Russian intelligence/When it rains it pours/Did you know the new white was orange?/Boy, you’re showing your horns/They’re tryin’ to replace my halo with thorns/You so basic with your vape stick/Let’s go apeshit in the matrix,” Cube spits.
Listen to Ice Cube’s “Arrest the President” here.
Snoop Dogg Smokes Weed In Front Of The White House
The D-O-Double G chronicled the mission in a series of videos posted to his Instagram.
“Fuck the president,” he said in one clip.
Read more about Snoop Dogg smoking in front of the White House here.
#DXclusives: Wu-Tang Clan, Power Malu & Pusha T
9 Classic Bars From Wu-Tang Clan’s “Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)”
Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) celebrated its 25th anniversary this week and to spotlight this glorious day, HipHopDX’s Justin Ivey highlighted nine classic bars from the project.
Read the memorable lyrics from Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) here.
Pusha T Makes His Claim For “Daytona’s” Album Of The Year Title — Does He Have A Case?
DX’s Editor-In-Chief Trent Clark caught up with G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha T at ComplexCon and asked about whether or not Daytona is deserving of the Album of the Year crown.
“Easily!” King Push answered with confidence.
Read Pusha T’s case for Daytona‘s Album of the Year here.
Power Malu On “Lyricist Lounge” & House Parties With Ol’ Dirty Bastard
Power Malu spoke with DX’s Kyle Eustice on the history of the Lyricist Lounge and during the interview, he shared an interesting anecdote featuring the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
“ODB and I had a mutual friend and we ended up going to his house in Long Island for a party,” he revealed. “At the house party, ODB is basically being himself. He’s singing and he’s drinking a little bit and bugging out. Then he starts crying and singing, so I get onto the balcony with him and I start singing and I’m acting along with him. We were just bugging out.”
Read Power Malu’s interview here.