Rap game full of liars

from Kembe X – Rap Game Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

It may be the braggadocio nature of Hip Hop, or it may just be the art in weaving a narrative that flows well over drum beats, but the fact remains: rappers lie.

Whatever the cause, Kembe is denouncing this characteristic of the genre. However, as he mentions in the verified annotation below, this goes beyond Jeezy’s tales of the trap or B.I.G.’s musings on armed robbery; it’s aimed more at the psuedo-intellectual rappers, or anyone whose espoused values do not match up with what they express on the mic. For Kembe, the Rap game is about giving up a piece of yourself to your listeners, not about selling them some false reality:

I really want people to get me and the way that I think. Its going to take a lot of music for people to see that, a bigger stage, with more people hearing it. The goal is for people to realize that the way that I think and the stuff that I go through in everyday life, I respond to differently.

This must be what’s missing in the game, from his perspective.

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