News: Hollywood Hottie Has Hots For Tyga's 'Rack City' Anthem, "Throwin' Hundreds, Hundreds!" [Video]
Friday, Feb 10, 2012 6:38PM
Young Money rapper Tyga's "Rack City" is not just a hit in the urban community as proven by Hollywood actress Vanessa Hudgens showing off her love for the record this week on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."
Appearing on the late night show to promote her new Journey 2: The Mysterious Island flick, Hudgens recited Tyga's hit.
The conversation turned to music, after Fallon asked her what she was listening to. Hudgens named a number of groups, like the Black Keys and Elbow. Jimmy spoofed that he was listening to Sade, and Vanessa countered with Rack City. Jimmy didn't know the song, so Vanessa sang a verse of the, shall we say, bouncy tune. "And 'Rack City?' Rack, rack, rack city chick. Rack, rack, rack city chick," Hudgens recited to Fallon when he said he was unaware of the tune. "Throwin' hundreds, hundreds! Hundreds, hundreds. [laughs] That's my slogan." (The Improper)
Last year, Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow showed off her love for rap by reciting N.W.A.'s "Gangsta Gangsta" on a talk show.
"[Straight Outta Compton?] It's a classic N.W.A. album," Paltrow told BBC host Graham Norton before being asked to rap. "You want me to [rap?] There's one word I can't say. OK -- 'Yo, here's a little something about a 'uh' like me, never should have been let out the penitentiary/Ice Cube, I like to say that I'm a crazy motherf*cker from around the way/Since I was a youth, I smoked weed out/Now I'm the motherf*cker that you read about.' [laughs]" ("The Graham Norton Show")
Recently, the "Rack City" rapper talked about his new smash hit making him a hometown hero in Los Angeles..
"It means a lot to be able to get that love. It's much easier now, because there's a lot of talent out there now, but early on, it was hard to get that support from LA if you weren't a straight gangster rapper like Snoop [Dogg] or some sh*t like that. It was dumb, because there's so many creative artists out there doing way different things that don't want to talk about that stuff. It's real important, though. You've got to start somewhere and have a homebase. I love doing shows in California and the West Coast, period. To go to other places and get that same love is always shocking to me. I never know what to expect, but the shows are always just as crazy." (Complex)
Last month, the rapper discussed some advice rap veteran Nas dropped on him.
"Yeah man, I sent Nas a song like six months ago and I never heard back from him but out of the blue, he called me like, 'Yo, you doing your thing. I want to be a part of what you doing, I like everything you doing. Keep working hard," Tyga tells XXL. "I sent him the 'Kings and Queens' that night and he did it the next day. I was like, that sh*t is crazy. Nas always talks that sh*t. The song, man, [his bars] added the cherry on top. It's a real classic song. People are gonna like it. I wanna think of a dope video. The storyline of the song, the whole King and Queens [theme], it's motivational." (XXL Mag)
Check out Vanessa Hudgens' interview below: