That's why rappers is actors trying to dabble in clothes
Rappers often have to look to other avenues besides music, like acting and fashion, in order to actually make money from their celebrity.
To quote Chris Rock:
Music kind of sucks. Nobody’s into being a musician. Everybody’s getting their mogul on. You’ve been so infiltrated by this corporate mentality that all the time you’d spend getting great songs together, you’re busy doing nine other things that have nothing to do with art. You know how shitty Stevie Wonder’s songs would have been if he had to run a fuckin’ clothing company and a cologne line?….That’s why rap sucks, for the most part. Not all rap, but as an art form it’s just not at its best moment. Sammy the Bull would have made a shitty album. And I don’t really have a desire to hear Warren Buffett’s album – or the new CD by Paul Allen.“
This could also refer to rappers who are trying to be someone else (i.e., acting) by going into other lines of work like film & fashion.
Wale just sticks to what he knows, which is rap. Ideally other rappers would do the same.
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