The game just ain’t the same for rappers. “Control” and the ilk that promote it have changed the music landscape, but these 15 rappers are not cut from that cloth.
The road to rap stardom is paved with pitfalls, false promises and blown expectations. The slightest misstep could mean a lost chance at a record deal, or a ruined career. Struggle rappers excel at making such mistakes, repeatedly.
Just Blaze and Jay Z have made some classic joint over the years including “U Don’t Know” and “P.S.A.” Interestingly, Just Blaze credits former Roc-a-fella artist Amil for at least partly paving for the way for him to becoming one of the label’s, and Hova’s, go-to producers.