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10 Rapper Excuses As To Why Their Albums Flopped Like Vlade Divac (And Their True Meanings)


When things don’t go their way, Hip-Hop artists come up with all types of excuses. TMZ found a picture from the past you lied about? “It wasn’t me.” Cops find you getting top from a man dressed as a woman out in the open? “The rival radio station is just hating.” A photo leaks of you swapping spit with the label owner? “Blame it on the Mafia influence.” (All those situations are hypothetical, of course.) But when it comes to reasons why their albums sold less than expected, rappers get real predictable with their excuses.

Rarely do artists man (or woman) up to the harsh reality that their music is as appeasing as the smell of dump truck water, or that their sound is outdated and no one cares about them anymore. Nope.

It’s mostly pointing some of the blame here and placing some more blame over there. The struggle is real. But don’t be fooled. Here are 10 excuses given by rappers as to why their album went double wood, and the decoded meaning behind their complaints…

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  • Michiko

    This was funny.

  • BSL

    ummmm ….why didnt u all put the Rapper’s name with the quote????!!???…smh…I stopped reading after #2

  • igot5onit

    Lol what happen to “It’s not about the sells…I just want to make music” or “”I make music for my fans not everybody else”

  • Legendary Trolly

    The nas one wasnt fair! Nas did the HHID album, coming off Street’s Disciple, which went platinum, if my understanding is correct! Nas did that album for shock value, not because he was complaining about his sells.

    • srsly

      they weren’t saying nas undersold, they were just saying “hip hop is dead” is an excuse people use

  • iHeartMarijuana

    Some are true, some are excuses. Lame list.

  • Unabomber

    These quotes could come from any artist in the music biz today, not just rappers. They aren’t the only ones flopping

  • Deathtoorphilitac

    Stopped after 2, unintelligent, uninspired, prolly things Soulja Boy has best album of all time. Smh

  • DR

    You dissed Nas’ “Hip Hop Is Dead” CD? So what Nas says is really true if you think that album flopped. Stop listening to J. Cole, 2 Chains & Chef Keef and listen to some real Hip Hop music please before you write an article like this.