Not everything your a celebrated rapper does is going to be praised as their best work, especially in the Internet age. Records leak, artists tweet, and overall they’re more vocal about the creative process, or lack thereof. Remember when N.O.R.E. rapped, "Melvin Flynt drop, my whole collasso stop/I can't believe I fucked up and made a half-ass album/My excuse is, my pops just died"?
N.O.R.E. once explained the logic behind that line for us, saying, "It was just about being honest. You throw out a product that you’re not proud of...you have a job to try and sell it. But deep down inside you wasn’t 100% feeling it."
Today, more and more rappers are willing to criticize on their own music. Complex has compiled a list of recent notable moments when rappers have showed a disdain for their own records. Some are debut albums that didn’t capture the full scope of the artist's vision. Others were influenced by the perniciously guided hand of a label exec. This is A Recent History of Rappers Hating On Their Own Music.
Written by Edwin Ortiz (@iTunesEra)