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Famous American Rappers with Unique Hobbies



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Each of these performers have made crowds go wild at some point in their careers  

Even the rich and famous have hobbies, those various activities to be enjoyed during free time or, in the case of busy musicians when they are off stage and not on tour.

Like all artists, rappers must prioritize their craft. However, between turning out albums for their fans, writing and recording in the studio, and selling out concert shows, they still manage to make use of their downtime in their own special way just like the rest of us.

Here are five notable rappers, past and present, whose hobbies are unique and interesting. Who knows, maybe you even share in one or more of these interests.

Lil Wayne – Skating

One of the most famous rappers of the 21st century, Lil Wayne is known for his top-selling albums, with himself and his team continually winning prestigious awards year after year. In fact, at this year’s 63rd Grammys, his thirteenth studio record, Funeral, won Best Recording Package.

When the rapper is not raking in momentous achievements, you can probably find him skateboarding, a passion he has had for the better part of his life. In past interviews, he has made references to the hobby, describing it as his “second love” with music being the first, of course. He frequently attends pro-skateboarding events and even performed himself one year at the VMA awards.

Nelly – Poker

The recipient of several MTV, Billboard, and BET Awards, among many others, Nelly is a talented rapper whose skills are multi-faceted. The St. Louis native has been in the rap scene since his breakthrough album Country Grammar earned him a top spot on the charts back in the early 2000s.

Nelly’s fans and followers know about his love for poker as he has been quite vocal about it in past interviews with the press, where he talks about the strategic game and the reason he plays. In fact, the star has even been to the World Series of Poker, one of the most prestigious poker tournaments that got its start back in 1970 with only 7 participants. In addition to making music and playing poker, the singer enjoys watching professional baseball and is a dedicated fan of his local team, the St. Louis Cardinals.

Will Smith – Chess

Although Will Smith is generally known for his acting performances rather than his musical talent, the star actually got his start with rapping under the name “The Fresh Prince”. This then led to him landing the lead role on the hit show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, one of the most popular sitcoms of the 1990s.

However, some people may not know that the rapper turned successful actor is an avid player of another strategy game – chess, and has endorsed important tournaments like the Millionaire Chess Open. The chess enthusiast enjoys the hobby greatly and has even been known to work with chess masters in an effort to further refine his skills.

Famous American Rappers with Unique Hobbies

Will Smith is one among many other famous people who enjoy a good game of chess

DMX – Entomology

Easily the most fascinating and unique hobby on this list, the late rapper DMX was widely known for his love of insect collecting. The artist enjoyed studying bugs in his free time, interested in the world of these creepy crawlers and their relation to humans.

However, DMX is not the only one whose passion for entomology took up a large part of his life. Fellow rapper Kool Keith has also expressed his interest in the study of insects, acquiring his own personal collection at home.

Ice T – Gaming

Last but not least, Ice T is perhaps just as popular for being a master gamer as he is for being a stellar rapper. The artist has never been shy about his love for gaming, even giving himself the title “The Original Gamer.” In past interviews, he has stated that his favourite title is Call of Duty and it is the one he spends the most time playing.

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Following the release of her hit singles, ‘Ghost’, ‘Yuh Know’ and ‘10/10’, Multi-genre Seychellois Creole-Canadian independent singer & songwriter, Nissa Seych releases her soon to be chart-topping single, “Hazy”.

Produced by Zeffir, ‘Hazy’  takes you on a long soul-soothing ride that allows your body and mind to experience Nissa’s vocals singing about how relationships can sometimes leave you undone. The crooner describes the song as “a heartfelt song that stems from a one-sided relationship, in which I felt like I was devoting more effort into helping someone flourish in all aspects of their lives while I was slowing down my own growth. Sometimes to love yourself, means to leave someone else”

Ripe and layered with emotion and on the verge of giving up on relationships, ‘Hazy’ heralds Nissa’s frustrations, sadness, disappointments and all the downsides of a one-sided relationship in this line “…I’m fed up, don’t want no loving…I’ve been giving all my energy”, from a story told in such a heartfelt manner, it leaves you in a sweet state of emotional vulnerability.

Nissa has always had an intrinsic understanding of her strength as an artist, especially after she realised that words in her heart can turn into a song on paper; therefore it comes as no surprise that she tells her story in such a riveting way. A truly gifted songwriter whose passion for songwriting was unveiled at the age of 8, Nissa’s secret lies in the great influence of her Creole culture on her vocal style which has always been eclectic and deeply rooted in her being.

Listen to ‘Hazy’ here and on all digital platforms. 


About Nissa Seych:

Vanessa Seych known as Nissa Seych is an independent multi-genre singer-songwriter born in Montreal, Canada to parents originating from Seychelles, a small island in South Africa. Her genre is a fusion of reggae-afrobeat-dancehall-R&B & Hip Hop.

Nissa’s typical childhood days were spent going through her father’s CD collection and analyzing the works of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Mary J Blige, Brandy, Ace of Base, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, The Temptations, Shania Twain and many more accomplished artists. After 12 years of soul-searching and having dealt with different music labels influencing her vision and after devoting endless hours honing her craft at home and in studios, she has developed impressive songwriting skills and is only getting better over the years.

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2baba & His Baby mama, Pero, Join Forces To Drag A Troll Who Commented On Their Son’s Page



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Nigerian musician, 2baba and his controversial baby mama, Pero Adeniyi have joined forces to drag the troll who left a nasty comment on their son’s IG page.

As seen in the screenshot Pero shared on IG, it appears the troll had a personal beef with her and decided to use her son’s page to reach out to her. The troll who has been identified as Pristeneluxe told her son to advise his mother to stop being a homewrecker.

Pero Adeniyi saw the comment and posted it on her IG story. She told the troll that she will hunt him or her down and this should also serve as a lesson to other trolls never to mess with her children.

Also reacting to the news,  2baba posted on IG that it is unacceptable for an adult to send nasty messages to a child.

See the post below;

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2021 AFRIMA Awards – See Full Winners List



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Winners At The AFRIMA Awards 2021, Held in Lagos, At Eko Conventional Hotel.

All Africa Music Awards is an annual awards event, The awards event was established by the International Committee AFRIMA, in collaboration with the African Union to reward and celebrate the Beauty Of African Music And Culture.

The big winners at the AFRIMA awards 2021 are; Wizkid who won – African Artiste Of The Year, Song of The Year and Best African Collaboration. Malian artiste, Iba Ona who won Best Male Artiste in Western Africa, Best Artiste Duo or Group in African Pop, Album of the Year, African Male Artiste in Inspirational Music, and Best in African Rock.

AFRIMA Awards 2021 Winners

Then Nikita Kering, Shanah Manjeru (who won Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music), and Fireboy DML– Africans Fan’s Favorite.

See Full List Of Winners below

African Artiste Of The Year – Wizkid

Best Female Artiste In Northern Africa – Manal Benchlikha

Best Male Artist in Northern Africa – Dizzy Dros

Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa – Eddy Kenzo

Best Female Artist Central Africa – Shan L

Best Female Artist in East Africa – Nikita Kering

Male Artist Central Africa – Fally Ipupa

Best Male Southern Africa – Blaq Diamond

Best Male Artiste Western Africa – Iba One

Best Artiste, Duo, or Group in African R & B Soul – Nikita Kering

Best Artiste, Duo, or Group in African Pop – Iba One

Best African Female Artiste in Inspirational Music.- Shanah Manjeru

African Male Artiste in Inspirational Music – Iba One

Song Of The Year- Wizkid

Africans Fan’s Favorite – Fireboy DML

Best African Collaboration – Wizkid (Tems)

Album Of The Year – Iba One

Best Artist or Duo in African Dance or Choreography – Flavour, Diamond Platnumz, FallyIpupa

Best Female Artist in the Diaspora – Naomi Achu

Best Group – Sauti Sol

Best African Rapper Lyricist – Elow’n

Best Producer Of The Year – Legendary Beatz

Best Duo African HipHop – Fireboy, Cheque

Best African Dj – Sinyorita

Song Writer of the Year – Iba One

Best in African Rock – Rash Band

Afrima Legend Award – Kofi Olomide 


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