Many say money causes problems among friends, some say the loyalty becomes an issue, sometimes on both. Or could it be that once a rapper becomes famous with his music all his friends feel like he owes them something. Which reminds me of an article I read about the natural guilt each party feels when 1 of the party inherits a large some of money. As we all know when a rapper is on the come up, the number one saying is, I'M TAKING THE WHOLE HOOD WITH ME! When the saying should be I'M GONNA SUPPLY THE HOOD WITH JOBS WHEN I GET ON. There's plenty. You could find a producer in the hood who has hot beats and put him to work in a way he's never seen. If he's selling beats trying to make money and be heard to make more money, this is perfect as you will be the one making this happen for him. You need carriers, bodyguards, people to help you run social media postings, the whole 9 yards. And when you go on tour that's when you really need one hell of a staff. There's so much chaos on the road and things that need to be done. Every hood has a Dj trying to come up. Put him to work. Start him on a series of mixtapes so you and him can get exposure, Pay him to Dj on your tours. This is what Dj's are usually gearing towards besides landing solid placement on an established radio station. You need a full entourage.. I'm just saying.
On the other hand there are rappers that completely forgets where they came from. Sort of like Unk in Next Friday when he said "As Soon As I Got My Check, I WAS GONE" We know the rule. You need the love from your hood if you want the love of the world. You Dam Right. Could you respect a rapper who has disowned his home town? I know I can't If he's done this, what does he have to rap about. Nothing real to me. I'm pretty sure you feel the same. But a lot of rapper cover it up with interviews and small back home interaction on their documentaries. They might be able to fool an outsider but back his home town knows exactly what it is. There you have it. Friends lost by disloyalty back home. Just caked up and kept it moving. All that money and no help. There plenty of ways to help the hood without it just being a handout which you'll be greatly respected and appreciated for. So saying I'm gonna take the whole hood with me and actually sticking to is just unrealistic but getting as they say "on" and creating opportunities in the hood isn't.
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