Stans: "He's the new Biggie."
Haters: "He's sold zero drugs and is not real."

The Reality: The idea of his inauthenticity having much to do with the way people enjoy his music is more tired than a thoroughly beaten dead horse. Rick Ross lives a fantasy—his fantasy—and he raps exceedingly well about it. If you only want to listen to rappers who don't embellish their life stories, perhaps rap isn't a good fit for you.