BFF and ever and ever...
It’s a tough world in the music industry. And when you’re at the top of the game, it’s important to have good friends, who help you along the way. Rappers are known for having entourages, a big group of day 1 friends. But outside of those entourages, rappers also have friends within the industry. From YG and DJ Mustard to Kanye West and Jay-Z, some of the rapper besties you are about to see have either found each other before rising to fame or became inseparable after reaching stardom.
Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole
Their friendship dates back to when they were both underground rappers. But once they rose to mainstream fame, a little beef brewed back in 2013. Kendrick started it when he dissed J. Cole on Big Sean’s “Control.” J. Cole clapped back with a diss on Justin Timberlake’s “TKO (Black Friday Remix).” After a couple of years and a few hit records, the two reconciled when J. Cole invited Kendrick onstage during his Dollar & A Dream Tour in 2014.
Chris Brown and Tyga
Yesterday, I watched Tyga’s reality show, Kingin’ with Tyga for the first time and immediately found out that he keeps his circle close. Not only that, but in a past interview with Vibe magazine, he revealed that he’s very picky when it comes to friends. He said:
“Chris is a genuine person that just a good friend. The industry is so fake and half of these rappers is just weirdos. Everyone get money and they get this clout and fame, and it turns them into a totally different person. It’s just about being genuine.”
The two have been friends for years and live near each other in California. Plus, they make really good music together. Chris isn’t officially a rapper, but if you heard his mixtapes, you’d know that his dabbling could get him far.
DJ Mustard and YG
“I know what he don’t like, what he like. I used to live with him. I slept in his garage,” said Mustard in an interview with HipHopDX on his relationship with the rapper. They’ve been friends since 2008 when they started their hip-hop label, Pu$haz Ink. Mustard produced most of YG’s debut album, My Krazy Life.