There’s so much to hip-hop that we might not ever know each bit of history, but we can share some things. A thread on Reddit let us in on some of hip-hop’s lesser known facts. Take a look.


1. Puff Daddy directed OutKast’s first music video

Big Boi revealed in a Hot 97 interview that Puff Daddy directed “Player’s Ball.” The idea was proposed by LA Reid for him to direct. Watch at the 3:30 mark.

2. Miles Davis recorded a hip-hop album

“Doo-Bop” was released posthumously in 1992, a year after his death.


The sound bite from the beginning of Warren G’s hit “Regulate” was from the 1988 film “Young Guns” starring Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen.

4. High school reunion

Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, and Busta Rhymes all went to high school together. They attended Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School in Brooklyn, NY.

5. Tom Waits on the beat

Tom Waits is the one who is beatboxing subtly throughout the Atmosphere song.