Everybody Makes Mistakes: Common Rapper Struggles

Keeping Your Past Hidden

The more fame you achieve, the more your past will get scrutinized. The Rap Game—filled with its fair share of fabulistic characters—prides itself on authenticity. Rappers can burnish lies to create an image, but that won't make it bulletproof. Less than ever in this age of digital snooping.

Rick Ross is the world's most notorious drug kingpin correctional officer. Alfamega was a DEA informant. Vanilla Ice grew up in a Dallas suburb not "the mean streets of Miami." The Game was on Change of Heart (and got dumped). Cam'ron championed the "No Snitching Movement" but it was later discovered he had cooperated with police back in the late 90's. It's treacherous.

Rappers could learn a thing or two from politicians about suppressing their past from the public.

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