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Tuesday August 11, 2015
Five totes adorbs facts about rappers.
Biggie wants to be a dentist! (said in the voice of the annoying head elf from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)
That's right, big bad Notorious B.I.G. initially wanted to be a dentist. Rap wouldn't be where it iss today had he chosen this different career path, but at least he'd probably still be alive.
I didn't even know he could sing...
As a young man Public Enemy wild man Flava Flav sang in a youth choir. Maybe he started wearing a clock around his neck to remind his teacher when practice time was over.
Supposedly Nas is a fan of the horrible, contrived HBO show Girls. If that's true then he's being replaced in my top five rappers by Jay Z.
Oh for cute
2 Pac in a 2-2? That's right, the legendary gangsta rapper went to ballet school. Watch him cut a rug in the Humpty Dance video (many don't know this, but the Digital Underground gave Pac his first big break).
The love game
Former Dr. Dre protege The Game never really lived up to the hype. The coolest thing he ever did, probably, was be a contestant on the terrible early '00s show Change of Heart. Check out the video. He comes off as pretty down to earth, although a little dopey.
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