Rappers can be a surly bunch. When not extolling in rhyme the extent of their riches, prowess with the ladies or skill at putting words together, they’re complaining about something.
The irony is that they’re usually riffing about predicaments they were complicit in advocating and promoting. J. Cole certainly wasn’t the first rapper to say people are focusing too much on stats when he himself has dropped many a lyric about the desire to move units. All that marketing certainly wasn’t just inviting heads to pirate his music, after all.
The fact of the matter is that ever since Hip-Hop’s inception, a rapper somewhere was all in his feelings about not getting his due, his DJ being off beat, or someone stealing his rhymes. With that in mind, let’s take a look at 12 things rappers stay complaining about.