It's a well-established fact that rappers are invested in their own self-promotion. Whether these skewed perceptions hold up in real life is another matter. As Jay Z once said it, "My new name is just the facts/While the rest of y'all just adjust the facts."

This tendency to self-aggrandize often leads to rappers conferring classic status on their own albums. Makes sense. If you want someone to buy (or at least download and tweet about) your record, you might as well claim it as great. This thing happens all the time—just check out a recent history of rappers calling their albums classic.

Written by Sydney Yeo (@yeobites‎)

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