Sep 08 , 2020
Top 10 Questions About Rappers, Answered.
Rap is the most prominent and widely accepted sub-genre of contemporary music. Here are the answers to the top 10 questions about rappers.
Q-1. Was Eminem the first white rapper?
No, he wasn't.
It was Tairrie B, a female rapper from California. But Eminem is arguably the first most successful white rapper as he changed the whole dynamics of this game and is still one the highly acclaimed rapper of all time.
Q-2. Why do rappers wear so much jewelry?
A simple answer to this question would be- to flex the wealth that they have gained from an audience, including you, quite ironic. It is also a way to symbolize attitude, hard work, and achievements. Rap culture, in general, is about flashiness. not enough to show and tell everyone around you that you've made it. all about presentation and rappers wear their jewelry out of their shirts to display their untouchability, hence usually when a hip hop off
beef starts a member of the other team entourage is dispatched to snatch the chain for prestige.
Q-3. How many ‘lil’ rappers are there?
About 582 rappers. Yes, that's a huge number. Lil Rodney Cee was arguably the one who started this trend, accepting his sexual prowess, he brought body confidence to the mainstream music worldwide. Some of the notable rappers with ‘lil’ in their name are-
Lil Uzi Vert
Q-4. Who is the richest rapper?
As of 2020, the richest rapper is Kanye West. According to Forbes, Kanyes current net worth estimate is a whopping 10-digit $3.2 billion. Most of his fortune didn’t come from his music rather from his fashion brand, Yeezy which sells footwear and clothing in partnership with
the German sportswear brand, Adidas. Yeezy Boost is considered as one of the most influential sneaker brands in the world.
Q-5. Why did Rich Chigga change his name?
To put it bluntly, he got serious. This change shows that he is planning to stay and wants to be taken more seriously and not as some "ill-conceived" joke. In an interview, he said that his name has offended both the Asians and the African American community, and hence he made the decision to change his name.
Q-6. How do rappers make money?
Rappers make money via selling a physical or digital copy of their albums, online streams, tours and of course, their merchandise also helps a lot. Many have started their own enterprise, fragrance or clothing line. But in the case of many rappers, their revenue isn't fixed and they, just like every other human being, have to manage their finances.
Though in the end, it all depends on their fanbase; how much they are ready to invest in their artist's music and to what extent will they support him.
Q-7. Which rapper died in 2018?
Unfortunately, it wasn’t one but four rappers who perished in 2018. They were Jimmy Wopo, Smoke Dawg, Mac Mille and XXXTENTACION. Mac's death was due to accidental drug overdose, and sadly others were murdered.
Q-8. How did XXXTENTACION die?
XXXTENTACION or Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy was murdered in an apparent robbery case just outside RIVA Motorsports in Florida. He had multiple gunshot wounds to the neck and was in critical condition before being pronounced dead in the evening. Dedrick Williams was charged with first-degree murder, probation infringement, and was denied bail. On June 25, he pleaded not guilty. Williams had been arrested multiple times prior.
Q-9. Are rappers considered as singers?
Well, the non-biased opinion would be, it depends. It depends on what the definition of singing is to an individual, and to whom they want to apply this comparison. Every individual rapper has their persona and style to build and are unique in relation to one another from many aspects. Many consider rappers just talk over a repetitive backbeat and speak the words of the song. A rapper does not necessarily have to be a good singer. The job of a rapper is to spill out words as fast as the mouth can handle. They also have to match the beat to keep up with the music. And to be honest, no rapper is trying to be a singer, but the
vice versa is not completely true, hence it all depends.
Q-10. Which rappers are Bloods and Crips?
Before naming names let’s talk about these gangs first. Bloods is an African American hood gang found in L.A, California, and is identified by their signature red color and some specific gang symbols including some specific hand symbols. It was founded in the late 60s to compete against the influence of the Crips and had the initial motive of providing protections to its members from Crips. Proof, Kendrick Lamar, YG, Tupac, Jay Rock identify themselves as Bloods.
The Crips, just like the blood, is a gang based on the west coast of California and was found in the 60s. Historically, members are primarily of African American heritage. Dr. Dre, Wiz Khalifa, Ice Cube, Ice T, Warren G are a few Crips rappers.
Both of these gangs have a long and bitter rivalry with each other.