Everybody Makes Mistakes: Common Rapper Struggles

Selling Out

This crime is punishable by death. Selling out is not real hip-hop. Selling out is ruining real hip-hop. Selling out can be something as simple as being on the radio, or doing a feature on a sus artist's song.

Using a sky trolley can be considered selling out ("Oh, you too good to use terrestrial travel options?") Sky trolleys are not real hip-hop. Sky trolleys are ruining real hip-hop.

Deciding to continue to cater to a small group of people who download your album illegally anyways but hold you to an impossibly idealistic standard instead of making a lot of money is a delicate balancing act that every rapper has to go through. Pitbull wasn't always rapping about culos and partying... but those Bud Light checks probably keep him warm at night. We're just saying.

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