Here are some of the most important events that happened in Hip Hop this year. Make sure that you share your thoughts about them in the comment section.
T.I. admits to regular checks on his daughter regarding her virginity
T.I. publicly admitted that he takes his daughter to the doctor to check for her virginity on a regular basis. The rapper went viral after he made the statement.
Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot out front of his store in Los Angeles, CA
West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot while standing in front of his store in Los Angeles, California. The news shocked the Hip Hop community while many celebrities were quick to pay their respects for Nipsey.
YNW Melly charged with double murder
YNW Melly turned himself in to authorities and was charged with the double murder of rappers and childhood friends YNW Sak and YNW Juvy. The rapper is currently locked up and facing the death penalty.
Cypress Hill receives a star on the famous walk of fame
Infamous rap group Cypress Hill receives a star in the walk of fame. This makes them the first Latino group to receive a star in the walk of fame.
Lil Nas X breaks the charts with Old Town Road
On October 23, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” received an RIAA Diamond certification, 2019’s first Diamond certification and the fastest song in history to reach this milestone. Certainly, a moment of celebration for Lil Nas X.
Kodak Black is back in prison
On November 13, Kodak Black was sentenced to three years and eight months prison time for lying about his criminal record while purchasing firearms. Kodak is currently in prison serving his time.
21 Savage detained by ICE
ATL rapper 21 Savage was detained by ICE for failing to depart under the terms of his non-immigrant visa. The Internet went wild when they found out 21 is actually a citizen of the UK. The rapper was released after a few months but could still be facing deportation.
6ix9ine admits to being guilty
Rapper 6ix9ine admits to gang membership and pleads guilty of nine federal charges while confessing to robbing someone at gunpoint and attempting to kill a rival gang member to gain the respect of his gang. However, the rapper turned against his gang while offering a full confession from where he was offered a plea deal. Obviously, the Internet went wild as the news broke through.