SOME OF THESE ARE FACTUAL AND SOME OF THESE ARE RUMORS, EITHER WAY ITS A VERY INTERESTING NONE THE LEAST FOR THE AVID HIP HOP FAN....THIS LIST GOES IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER...FIRST IS THE FACT/RUMOR THAN AN IMAGE TO GO WITH IT...ENJOY.
I head that Meth said he liked working with Redman better than working with the Wu.
-LL Cool J and Kool Moe Dee came to blows one night backstage.
-Freddie Foxxx put a gun in Benzino's mouth on the Flavor Unit tour bus, because Benzino would not stop talking shit about what a thug he was
-"The Bridge is over" was a Marley Marl beat that Krs One and Scott La Rock found in a studio.
-2pac was robbed and shot by some of Supreme's boys
"I got a story to tell" was vaguelly based on a real life incident Biggie had when he was slipping pipe to John Starks' woman.
-Paul C was murdered by his wife and his brother.
-Showbiz has almost been sent upstate for attempted murder twice.
-Big Pun hit Jay Z over the head with a bottle in a club.
-Eric. B beat down Large Professor and ran Kool G. Rap out of New York to Arizona after 'G. Rap revealed Large Pro produced most of the beats Eric B was supposed to have done on the Eric B. & Rakim albums and "wanted dead or alive".<<<Ra did all the production
Biz Markie produced most of EPMD's first album
Ghostface, Superb and their team beat down and robbed 50 Cent and Tony Yayo after 50's dis tracks.
link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vTAKY_JcHI&feature=related Kool Keith met Godfather Don outside some industry event that both of them weren't allowed entry to. They snuck in through a back window and then hung out for the next month or so recording the 'Don produced tracks on "the 4 horsemen" and, of course, all the classic Cenobites tracks.
-Just Ice turned up in Queens on Poet's block after the two Rockwell Noel & The Poet tracks dissing Krs One, Red Alert and Ms. Melodie with a shotgun and waited for Poet to come out. Needless to say, Poet stayed in the crib that day.
-DJ Ready Red was kicked out of Geto Boys and shafted by J. Prince because of his lack of melanin.
-Alpo, Fritz, the original 50 Cent from Ft Greene and various other notorious hustlers/killers from the legendary Paid In Full Posse were in the crew shots on "paid in full" and "follow the leader".
-Rakim recorded a dis cut aimed at 'Kane for "let the rhythm hit 'em" and had a verse on the title track itself aimed at him. 'Kane heard about this and called Rakim to squash it and Rakim went on to scrap the track and remove the verse.
-A young Fat Joe and his boys Tony Montana(R.I.P) and Charlie Rock L.D were one of the top two crack crews in the Bronx in the mid 80's and bringing in thousands of $$$$ per day.
-Q Tip got f*****d up so bad by one of the members of Wrexx N Effect that he lost partial sight in one of his eyes. ^very true^ ****(-If you ever wondered why Q Tip wore a mask in the video for "Hot Sex", this is why. There was also some intervention by a neutral party to squash this beef between Wrecks N Effect and Tribe.)****
- Main Source (sans Large Pro) ran up in the Wild Pitch offices with machetes looking to behead MC Serch (then working as an A&R for the label) after a West Coast promotional tour went sour. MC Serch got wind that they were coming and escaped by crawling over the partial walls for his office and jetting out the back door. -MC SERCH: Thanks for the memory. Here are the facts. Yes I ran Wild Pitch and was the VP for two years and A&Red both the OC classic "Times UP" and the Coup "Genocide and Juice". Main Source ran up with a lot of weapons while my pregnant wife was visiting me. The reason they ran up is that while doing a promo run in LA with the Main Source, we went to a live performance and some dude was outside with a sawed off trying to rob the DJ for the night. When we got back those dudes thought that I put out a hit on them. they kick in my office door and start trying to bogart. I did not escape throught no back starcase but looked over my half wall to see what was up. It was an ugly event and basically was the last day that the group was on the label. Wild Pitch made some grreat music but was doomed based on the deal they had between themselves and EMI. I never ran from them dudes and I never would. My wife and I look at those days as another part of education in this business
- Grimm was supposed to be on "Live at the Barbecue" but he was arrested on the way to the studio.
-Rza and Killah Sin and another fam member went to see 50 perform after How To Rob and 50 got wind of them being there and dipped backstage and didn't perform, I have heard this one several times.
-Redman Smacked Prodigy around the time Hell On Earth was out b/c he was dissing Keith and Def Squad.
-A member of Wu got jumped at Suge's club in Las Vegas and Pac didn't like the way it went down and told Suge to squash the beef and he agreed outta respect.
When Nas came to Boston around 94/95 somebody(posibly benzino) in RSO Crew walked up to Nas and sonned him by knocking his baseball cap off of his head. SUPPOSEDLY, IN RETALIATION OLU DARA SLAPPED BENZINO'S FATHER AND SAID (I'LL NEVER FORGET THIS) 'WHAT THE F**K IS WRONG WITH YOUR FAMILY?' EVERYONE WAS SHOCKED BUT AFTER THAT THEIR SONS MET UP AND SQUASHED THE BEEF.
-Kool Herc was shot around 78 or something.
-Benzino forced Mays to give him part ownership of the source. There are legends of Benzino and his people tying up Mays in his own closet.
-Benzino actually one of the main reasons why Boston had such a small homicide rate in the late 90's, the Feds put UC's on every block and had a lot crazy shit going on so Benzino got a lot of the heads of the bigger gangs together to unite so that not everyone get locked up. That saw the murder lessen and the Boston police taken credit for "doing away with crime in a big city".
-The entire city of Boston was blacklisted back in the day by the industry due to crowds and Boston rappers and thugs attending shows just to cause problems. Every rapper from Audio Two to Biggie had either a bottle smashed across their head on stage or their show cancelled due to a shooting. To this day very few rappers do shows in the Boston hoods because of it.
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