Rick Ross sold hit albums rapping about selling crack cocaine but a revelation that he once worked as a prison guard threatened to end his career. For a rapper cultivating a bad-boy image, a uniform put him on the wrong side of the law. Ross is a bearded, burly Miami rapper who brags of a cash-fueled, drug-boss life. Ross at first denied his past, then admitted it but maintained his drug-dealing tales of the street were true. Hustling to St.
The Hustlers Convention
Grandfather of Rap R.A.P - Revolutionary Arts Proverbalization
At the end of the year , I began to write "The Hustler's Convention", because of a need to express the realities of life on the streets. My understanding at that time, was that there were three types of education that a person may or may not receive in their lifetime. The first one was the education that you get at home providing that you have a home. The second was the education that you get in school providing that you can afford to go to school.
Life of a Hustler
Jay Z's Reasonable Doubt turns 20 today and, in retrospect, its release in was exactly what East Coast hip-hop needed. Filled with vivid storytelling of street hustling, drug trafficking, and Brooklyn bravado in both its lyrics and skits, Hova's debut studio album brought kingpin tall tales to popular culture without sacrificing any authenticity in its portrait of the criminal underworld. The theme of the record plays on movie scenes from Scarface and The Godfather, but also explores Jay Z's own forays in crime, which he officially left behind while recording the record. But even though he stopped selling drugs and living the street life after his debut, Jay never stopped hustling. Instead of signing to a major label, he started Roc-a-Fella Records with Dame Dash to release Reasonable Doubt , the type of entrepreneurial masterstroke that he'd repeat again and again over the next two decades.
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