Hip Hop’s Use of Twitter

The hip hop community is one that quickly embraces new social media technology. Artists started using Ustream and Twitter long before the average person picked up those tools. All of your favorite rappers, from Jay-z to Chingy, have created accounts to further their personal brand. However, just like putting rhymes together, some artists tweet better than others.

An example of a hip hop artist building a community on Twitter is Young Money’s Nicki Minaj. Nicki’s followers have been growing rapidly over the past few months, bringing her to the current count of 530,150. Having not yet released an official album, the large Twitter following is very impressive. More

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