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Rappers Who Haven't Figured Out They Aren't Famous Anymore

It's not always easy for hip-hop stars to stay on top of the rap game. For starters, there's the always tricky balance of keeping it real versus keeping it so real they end up behind bars for actually living the glorified gangster life featured in so many rap songs. Then there's the simple fact that hip-hop has endured through the years by remaining one of the most rapidly-changing music genres. By the time you're down with the latest Southern trap, there's a slew of Chicago drill mix tapes to c

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    Rappers Who Haven't Figured Out They Aren't Famous Anymore

    Rappers Who Haven't Figured Out They Aren't Famous Anymore

    It's not always easy for hip-hop stars to stay on top of the rap game. For starters, there's the always tricky balance of keeping it real versus keeping it so real they end up behind bars for actually living the glorified gangster life featured in so many rap songs. Then there's the simple fact that hip-hop has endured through the years by remaining one of the most rapidly-changing music genres. By the time you're down with the latest Southern trap, there's a slew of Chicago drill mix tapes to contend with.

    Did These Rappers Sell Their Souls For A Paycheck?

    Did These Rappers Sell Their Souls For A Paycheck?

    The term sellout no longer means what it used to. Historically, it was entwined with political and racial affiliations, according to The Message. But in the hip-hop community, selling out took on the meaning of changing your ways or turning your back on your roots, all in the name of success. According to rappers like Vic Mensa, while selling out was once a major faux pas for rappers, it's become a reality of today's musical climate. "I feel that there's no condemnation of foregoing all possible integrity and authenticity in pursuit of a dollar," Mensa said in an interview with Genius. "That's the state of hip-hop, it's all sold out."

    Rappers Who Have Come Out As Gay

    Rappers Who Have Come Out As Gay

    The world of hip-hop isn't exactly known as the most welcoming place for the LGBTQ community. The genre has a history of making queerness a punchline. We've seen it in from Migos, when Quavo suggested to Rolling Stone that iLoveMakonnen "undermin[ed] his credibly" by coming out. We saw it when hip hop heavyweight Eminem peppered "Rap God" with anti-gay slurs, despite claiming he had no problem with homosexuality. We saw it in Snoop Dogg's infamous 2013 interview with The Guardian, when the "Gin and Juice" rapper claimed, "[Homosexuality is] acceptable in the singing world, but in the rap world I don't know if it will ever be acceptable because rap is so masculine."

    Rappers Who Were Born Filthy Rich

    Rappers Who Were Born Filthy Rich

    When it comes to a rapper's image, their "come up" story is almost as important as how well he or she can actually flow on the mic. Whether that means being raised in the projects, selling drugs to get by, or serving time for living that thug life, relatable hardship is what earns a rapper respect. Unlike virtually any other aspect of life, growing up loaded puts you at a disadvantage if your life goal happens to be to kill it in the rap game, but that hasn't stopped these silver-spooners from dedicating their lives to making beats and rhymes.

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