13 Rappers Say What’s Real – No Time For Fake Ones


CROOKED I
“Right now, it’s a trend to be Blood in the industry… I see a lot of these dudes, and I’m thinking to myself, You just created a world of problems for yourself, if you weren’t really a Blood. Because now you’re gonna have Bloods, real Bloods, that gon’ be tryin’ to test you and see. ‘What makes you want to represent what we have put our lives on the line for? What gives you the right to do that?’ Then you have Crips, like, ‘Yo, this dude is a public figure. You can’t be a public Blood. Now you gotta do a show over here, and when [you] come over here to do your show, we gon’ try to flip you upside down.’ So I think that [the labels and the artists] use it as a marketing tool… But it ends up getting them in hot water.”

JAY ROCK
“A dude that’s out of [the street game], he knows about it, he done been through that struggle, and he know don’t nobody wanna live that struggle all they life. Don’t [nobody] wanna be struggling, and ducking bullets or dodging police all your life. So you tryin’ to get out of there. The muthafucka that’s faking the funk, he wanna act like this is what he doing every day, this is how it goes. A nigga gotta come out here with ya gun and you gotta shoot. The fake nigga is always advocating the wrong shit. He the one still pushing the line on the banging, and the killing and the Black-on-Black crime. If you talk to people that really been through shit and been through that struggle, they don’t wanna keep on living that same shit. They wanna get away from that shit, and they keep it real.”

PASTOR TROY
“It’s a lot of rappers out here in Atlanta that got national fame, but they still can’t stand in a room with me. Because rap has become so global—it’s for Whites, it’s for Blacks, it’s shit in it for so many people, that you want to entertain them. Feel free, express yourself. It’s like acting. That’s how I look at it. But you know the difference when somebody is coming from their heart or when somebody is gimmicking you. Man, I don’t know when it changed, but I wish I knew they was going to play the game like that. It would have saved me a lot of damn scuffling and tussling over the years, trying to establish myself in these streets. I done did all this head bussing and ass kicking, and now y’all going to quit that whole side of the game. Goddamn!”

  • UpNorthEastCoast

    Why isn’t no one chin checking these fakes. We need someone like Black Rob who’s sole purpose is to check MC Gustos such as Rick Ross, G.O.O.D music or not.

  • Casey

    Someone get Saigon, Black Rob, Raekwon and Styles on a track!

    • yoprince

      raekwon and styles would both rather do songs with rick ross.

  • The Decatur Dictator

    This site is ugly, I guess i need to find something else to do.

    • G*SWIFT

      TAKE JIMMY OFF DA LIST CUZZ

  • The Decatur Dictator

    This site is ugly, I guess i need to find something else to do. …

  • Gotta Wonder

    I think they all made very good points, I think if you been through the struggle, you have expression. Me personally I’m still in the streets and still going through the struggle. I do find it offensive when someone talks about my life and never went through the my struggle. Its a Cold World out here, If I was to chin cheek ah muahphukka, I’d be right back in jail. Sometimes you just gotta speak your word and, let these fake ass muahphukka’z be.

  • GIFT

    me an my patnas where just having a similar conversation about this kind of shit the other day. I remember when KRS kicked Pm dawn punk asses off stage in the name of hip hop. Fakers used to get fucked up on site for perpetrating and acting fraud. Now these types of niggas are idiolized and given life after doing fraud shit. The game is weak as water right now, and I fear that once the OG’s of hip hop leave, the game is gonna be completely whack. Real street niggas out there please support real street niggas in this game. The streets will never get boring and will always remain real due to the struggle. Stop supporting these tight pants wearing, ringtone sing a long looking niggas in this rap shit, and get behing real niggas. The game will forever suck ass if we don’t stop letting niggas saturate our artform and culture with utter garbage.

  • GIFT

    another reason why the game aint on that gangsta shit no more is because you got some bald, white dude, who’s never lived in the streets, trying to tell a nigga from the streets how to rap about the streets, which makes no sense whatsoever. If niggas would unite and pool their dough together, niggas wouldn’t rely as much on the majors because alot more crews would self-contained units.

    • daddy

      they tryed death row murder inc rapalot, they got shutdown. now name any hits from any of these labels since they tryed to self organize. none

  • Worley

    The mainstream rap game is watered down because it caters to a market outside the streets with a much larger disposable income. Those listeners have a different set of values they expect to be reflected in the music they listen to.

    The same thing happened to rock when everybody started doing “ballads” to get on the radio. The money coming from the die hard fans in the garage could not compete with Z100 money.

    In short, being “real” doesn’t translate into money anymore so these mercenaries pretending to be artists ain’t gonna be “real.”

  • Gotta Wonder

    I think they all made very good points, I think if you been through the struggle, you have expression. Me personally I’m still in the streets and still going through the struggle. I do find it offensive when someone talks about my life and never went through my struggle. Its a Cold World out here, If I was to chin cheek ah muahphukka, I’d be right back in jail. Sometimes you just gotta speak your word and, let these fake ass muahphukka’z be.

  • Jerod

    Go ahead and chin check me. I’m still gonna do what I want.

    • Gotta Wonder

      Hey, do you, but I’m telling you right now, real recognizes real. You go to any hood niggas fakiing, they gon check you, and I promise you it ain’t gon be pretty.

  • Motor with d@ Cam

    Co-Sign Gift & Wonder… Im in these streetrz erryday… Like Face a muhafuka gon be hustla all they life cause d@’s all they kno.. Dis is all i know… Im 27 & i feel like Bodie from the Wire said I feel old as shit out here… But hustlin is all a nigga kno… I feel I would be the realest rapper but that lane aint for me…

    • Gotta Wonder

      Yeah I tried to express myself thru Hip-Hop, but some people just don’t want the real life struggle I speak of in my life. Had Record Exes tell me, your too Hardcore too real. They telling me you need to talk about ballin, and pounds of money you have, I said that shit is fake, fuck that! So, now I just do it because I love the Artform. I give it away from my Heart and, continue to do what I know, Hustle and Grind. When Hustle and Flow came out, it kind of gave a little picture of my life, but not the whole Cake.

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    FreddieFoxx got a real good point though he needs to get checked for wearin that ugly ass shirt. Almighty bitch.

  • Detroit Dave

    There won’t be no more chin-checking cuz niggas don’t fight no more. It’s damn near impossible to have a “fair one” in the streets, so you know it won’t happen in the industry. All these clowns supposedly beefing with each other but showing up at the BET Awards and nobody is tryna shoot the five. I always thought beef was “ONSIGHT”.

    It’s funny how niggas get on youtube or SMACK DVD and BRAG about being in the hood with no security. I’m in Detroit every day and I see REAL STREET niggas, up and down the block and ain’t none of them bragging about not having security. These niggas turn Hollywood real fast and forget about the days of buying 12 Packs of heineken and smoking regular weed. Now its ROSE’ by the Case loads, and smoking the Purplest Purp of the Purp.

    What Im tryna say is these niggas are entertainers. They get paid to put on a show and make us believe them for the 60 mins that we listen to there albums.

    • Gotta Wonder

      You ain’t told nutin but the truth, when I walk out to the block, its hood niggas ain’t no security, YOU are your security. Your right, niggas ain’t going one on one off no hands no more. Like you said their entertainers.

  • sway-z

    There’s always been fake niggas in the industry, to me, it’s always about the entertainment. The issue comes in when kids get a hold of it, because they the impressionable ones. I remember being young and thinking Wu-Tang was really some ninja clan and shit, like, for real.

    So while I enjoy Rick Ross shit, I actually think it might be top 3 album all year, I just can’t stomach watching kids talking about they Big Meech, that shit is poisonous

  • Southcidal

    Who is the Realist? Huh? Or who has the realist lyrics? I can’t answer the question of which of these is the realist rapper because I don’t know any of these dudes. “Street Cred” has destroyed the game. Was LL’s street authencity questioned when he made “Radio”? Its less about talent and more about “who’s the realest” nowadays and the music is suffering because of it. Saigon is saying that he would be mad at me if I wrote a very creative song about a hustling ex-con eventhough I’ve never been one, and that’s crazy. Here’s what these so-called “real niggaz” should do, make better songs than the fake ones. If you are talented and really lived it this should shine through. (Saigon is talented btw) Step your pen game and your track selection game up and come with it. Lets not lose sight of what the purpose of this Rap Game is. It is not the Dope Game. With so much emphasis on “real” what happens is that young aspiring rappers look to get into trouble just to validate themselves. Did I read it correctly, Pastor Troy saying that he did all the headbussin and asskicking for nothing? LMAO!

  • J.Cole

    People all around the world got trials and tribulations and a lot of us struggle to get through our days. But for some reason artists don’t make music from their own personal experiences, if they did I think it would sell and they would be respected at the same time.

    People make music nowadays telling other people’s stories and somehow it sells. I don’t understand it and the people outside of the targeted audience think these artists telling these stories are “real.” I don’t knock those who are false in their songs though because they are feeding their families in away that don’t hurt nobody but at the same time they shouldn’t get upset and mad for people calling them out.

    It’s for this reason that I respect an artist like a B.o.B. Personally I don’t listen to B.o.B, I listened to his first mixtape a few years back and after that I forgot about him until “Nothin on you.” Seeing “Nothin on you” and “Airplanes” on the tv reminded me how “real” an artist like B.o.B is. His lyrics in those songs are about his own personal experiences and how he gets through his problems. He’s a perfect example of somebody speaking on THEIR OWN stories and being successful at the same time.

    • Mike

      I agree with your post, but why is the name J.Cole?

      C’mon man get off that man’s name.

  • bloB

    Bein “real” is exactly what it sounds like…REAL.

    It don’t matter where you from or who you are, bein “real” is knowin who you are and not tryin to be somebody else.

    GUARANTEE if artists QUIT TYRIN TO PROVE THEMSELVES AND BE THEMSELVES they would be a lot better off.

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

    “I don’t knock those who are false in their songs though because they are feeding their families”

    “I can’t knock the next man’s hustle”

    ^ same ol’ tired ass excuses

    Y’all REALLY want this thing to change? Support a REAL artist, a dude who has skills and works a 9-5. A dude going to college and he’s rapping about his life. A chick who has young children with a nowhere job and some music talent. An older cat who is trying to tell dudes how to get out of the ghetto, INSTEAD OF TELLING/SELLING YOU THE SAME SH^T THAT KEEPS YOU THERE.

    Because ALL of the people I just described are “trying to feed their families”. And are REAL PEOPLE.

  • Jhon da Analyst

    There are plenty of “Real niggas” in the system right now. A lot of them are rappers. Hmmmm….when keeping it real goes wrong.

  • http://None Marquaysa

    No shade to XXL, but I’m interested to know what “street cred” or “keepin it real” actually means to YOU guys…Are you saying that the only way to be considered a true Hip-Hop artist is to be a “thug” or “drug dealer” or “criminal” of SOME sort??? I don’t think that’s what’s up. TRUE, it did originate in the streets but Hip-Hop was created b/c a group of men decided that they wanted to tell THEIR story in music form. And that story is OF COURSE going to differ amongst different men and women. Every rapper doesn’t have to be a previous corner-boy or drug lord…I think that’s an ignorant thought to have. Everyone isn’t going to have the same story or background & I think that it’s unreal to even think that it SHOULD be that way. I think Hip-Hop has grown so much now to the point that all races, religions and backgrounds can feel it. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t respect rappers who rap about being criminals and never pushed weight in their life. I don’t get down with rappers who rap about that type of thing NOT b/c they aren’t those things that we call ‘street’, but b/c it’s not really THEM. If you are a dude who grew up in the suburbs and that’s what you know and yet you still love this hip-hop thing and you want to be a rapper and you love the craft and you dig Hip-Hop….what’s wrong w/ that? Again, I’m not judging what you said, but I’m interested to know what your EXACT point is…A good example of what I’m tryna say is Jadakiss. This man grew up in the suburbs, but he is still a real hip-hop artist although not so popular amongst the younger generations. And Kanye West (PRE-CRAZINESS LOL). I’m talkin about “Through The Wire” ‘Ye. School Spirit ‘Ye. He bursts out on the scene with a solid hip-hop album, College Dropout and I don’t think anyone can say that wasn’t Hip-Hop. And Kanye DEF didn’t come from the “streets”. Did that make him UN-real? I’m just putting another thought in you guys’ ear…

  • http://None Marquaysa

    I would also like to add, that I DO agree there is A LOT of masquerading going on in the music industry now-a-days. I think that’s wack. Wale made a song about it. Ya’ll should YouTube it. It’s called “Am I Dreaming”. Check it out.

  • Nehemiah

    The reason for it isnt the Artists. People need to start buying Real artists’ records and leave FAKE fucks alone. When you a hustla, you know that whatever the fiends want; you gotta get for them. Supply and Demand. If people Demand better records than we wouldnt have this problem. When you have millions of people buying fake soulja wacka fucka boys dancing with tight pants prettier than fags named Ricky type shit this is what happens. They brainwashing these kids I think. LOL

  • Face Phoenix

    Everybody hating on those “fake rappers” must have forgotten all about the “The Chronic” & “2001″ by one of the biggest frauds of all time but why are they so eager to conveniently forget that. I’ll tell you because it was good music. So all you “REAL FANS” should be the first ones to dump off your copies of “The Chronic” & “2001″ and do as you say “Keep It Real”. This is an art form. If you don’t like it guess what? No one is making you buy it. The very ones talking about “keeping it real” are the very ones not supporting the artist they so love to hail. It’s music not CNN. I don’t care about your credentials just spit your game and if you really love these artists so much then how about you buy some of these albums 2x. Dre said it best in “The Show” – It’s All Entertainment – don’t be stupid.

  • screagle

    look how how fucked up people are. isn’t it better for everyone if rappers DIDN’T do the shit they rapped about? wouldn’t the black community be much stronger if rappers weren’t selling the drugs they claim to sell, or killed the people they claim to killed, or banged the broads they claimed to have banged? why are we glorifying these idiots for doing the evil and stupid shit they say

    • Gotta Wonder

      You missed the entire message. Point is don’t say you done this and done that, and haven’t did jack shit. Express what you have been through. When you can express what you have been through, maybe it can enlighten someone not to go down that path. Or make people wake up to the problems people are having not just in your community but world wide. If your just entertaining, fine. But claim you been to prison shot this person, push some serious weight and, ain’t did jack. I got homies still doing life for the same shit these muahphukkin fake ass studio gangstas nevea lived a day in their life.

  • screagle

    real niggas are STILL NIGGAS

  • Anonymous

    design your site better! can hardly read content.

  • matty21

    Pastor Troy: THE REAL IS NOT ABSENT, N THAT SHIT DOES STILL MATTER AND WILL 4EVER! ITS NEEDED, THE PEOPLE LIVING THEIR ART OR RELAYING THE STRUGGLE THEY’VE BEEN THROUGH, LIVED, OR SEEN..DA PEOPLE REALLY GETTING IT IN IS WHAT MATTERS, SO NO, ALL THAT STUFF U SAY U DID WASNT FOR NOTHIN, IT MAKES U WHO U ARE N GIVES THE PEOPLE SOMETHING SOME ONE ELSE MAY NOT HAVE…THAT IS ‘NEEDED’ AND ‘LOVED’ AND ‘RESPECTED’ LIKE NO OTHER, AND WILL ‘NEVER GO AWAY…I DUNNO WHAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT? THEY ACT LIKE ITS COMPLETLY GONE AND EVERYBODY IN MUSIC IS DOING THAT FAKE SHIT, THAT IS SO NOT THE CASE, LOOK AT DA GAME, COME ON MAN!

    TONY YAYO: ONCE AGAIN, THE SHIT DOES MATTER! HOW UR CARRYING YOURSELF OUTSIDE DIS MUSIC SHIT N HOW YOUR STANDING UP AS A MAN 1ST MATTERS AND THE REAL FANS SUPPORT THAT! AND ITS NEEDED FOR PEOPLE N KIDS TO LOOK UP, SO IT IS STILL VERY MUCH HERE, I’LL TELL DA KIDS WHICH ONES TO ACTUALLY LISTEN TO WHAT THEIR SAYING, AND WHICH ONES TO JUST BOB YOUR HEAD N LET IT GO IN ONE EAR N OUT THE OTHER…THERES RAPPERS OUT THERE 2DAY THAT U CAN LEARN FROM AND THAT CAN BE AN EXAMPLE TO YOUTH AND ALL PEOPLE, AND THEY SHOULD BE LISTENED TO ON AND OFF RECORD, ALL DA ONES KEEPIN IT REAL DOING IT RIGHT… I PROMISE ITS STILL RELEVANT, TO XXL N EVERY1 ELSE SAYING THAT ITS ‘COMPLETELY’ GONE…!!! AND YAYO IM SORRY, BUT YOUR WRONG, THIS PROVES MY POINT: I AINT JAMMING TO ROSS! I PROMISE! YEA DA MUSIC IS HOT, IT REALLY IS HOT, BUT IT DONT EVEN MATTER TO ME…IT AINT SAYING NOTHING OF IMPORTANCE AND ISNT ANYTHING COMPARED TO OTHERS OUT THERE DOING IT THE RIGHT WAY… SO ME NOT LISTENING TO ROSS N SUPPPORTING, NO MATTER HOW HOT THE MUSIC IS PROVES WHAT THE DEAL IS N THAT “KEEPIN IT REAL” IS STILL RELEVANT AND WILL FOREVER BE….DONT THINK JUST CUZ ROSS N ALL THEM ARE ALL OVER THE VIDEOS, TV, N RADIO THAT PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY LISTENING 2 THAT SHIT OR SUPPORTING IT, THEY JUST GOT ALL DA $$$ BEHIND THEM, DAT SHIT WILL PASS… AINT NO1 REALLY LISTENING TO N ‘RESPECTING’ THAT SHIT, I PROMISE… KEEP DOING YOUR THING! DA UNIT N SHOW US N THESE FOOLS WHAT IT IS.. i’m heavy in this rap game n support it, and i aint listening to ross! so take that how u want to…

    N BLACK ROB: TELL EM! LET EM’ BE FRAUDALENT, DO YOUR THING AND IT’LL SHINE, FUCK DEM…N LET SOME1 ELSE CHECK EM, IT AINT EVEN WORTH DA TIME

    SAIGON: I FEEL U, I FEEL ALL OF YA’LL…IT AINT RIGHT N I CAN SEE HOW U CAN GET DOWN ABOUT IT CUZ THERE IS SO MUCH FAKE SHIT GOING ON THAT PEOPLE REALLY LIVE N STRUGGLE THRU…BUT DA POINT IS, JUST KNOW: WE DA REAL FANS SEE IT FOR WHAT IT IS N KNOW WHAT IT IS…WE APPRECIATE IT ALL, I PROMISE, SO FUCK ALL DAT BULLSHIT…. WE APPRECIATE AND RESPECT YOU FOR WHAT YOUR DOING, EVERYONE KEEP DOING YOUR THING….

    ALL DA REAL IS APPRECIATED!! AND FOREVER WILL BE…SHIT AINT GOING ANYWHERE, KEEP DOING YOUR THING

  • matty21

    all good comments from da rappers too! styles p, all of dem… all brought a good perspective to it and good thougts… good post XXL!

  • THE GAME

    how is THE GAME not on this list? Has no one ever listened to the Documentary? That is one of the most hardcore street thug albums I have listened to. XXL is a phony!

  • Gotta Wonder

    The industry is a big movie set and these rappers, majority are actors. Some of them don’t even write their own script. So it is what it is. Some of these movies are based on a true story. Some are written by creative writers. Period.

  • BULLETS

    RAPPERS WERE NEVER REAL GANGSTAZ DONT RAP THEY DO GANGSTA SHIT!!!!!!!!! YOUR FAKE FOR BELIEVING THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE

    • Gotta Wonder

      True

  • styles

    who the fuck would vote for tony yayo, shawty low you niggas is fucktards, saigon shot 2 motherfuckas and went to jail for it

  • rhymequick

    Look like a collection of stupid ass niggas to me. Hip hop didn’t originate from this ignorant ass gangsta shit. These grown ass men think sellin crack is keeping it real. Run DMC, Afrika Bambaataa, and the other originators – them dudes are real to me. These so called real niggas just keepin it real dumb.

  • Anonymous

    this is why hip-hop is fucked up now. Let people be themselves and shut up with all that “street cred” bs. Everybody cant relate to that. The reason why Kanye and new artists such as B.o.B. and Cudi are so popular is because they are themselves and they are passionate

  • Anonymous

    I agree, gangsta music or whatever you call it is killing hip-hop bc they dont do it. People can relate to day n night and airplanes

    • oscarcaliluv

      no its not fake shit is killing it with the random ass lyrics talking bout rims and idc if my music is gay cuz i have money get the fuk outta here lil wayne one ofem killing hip hop fake ass bitch

  • damn

    damn why is birdman even on this list? thought this was realest mc’s not niggas riding of waynes success mc’s

  • Anonymous

    Lo, Jimmy, Crooked,Jay Rock,Scarface Kwon, and Styles Kept it Realest 4 u young wanna b Gz.

  • 2 damn

    Birdman is a OG and is known musically worldwide. He deserves the list. I wanted to c Bun on the list

  • Anonymous

    4got to mention Black Rob.

  • 1 Nigga that says whats real

    Artists need to know they are leaders. If you rappin about drug dealer shit, spit it and carry yourself like a man. Lead young niggas the right way at the same time. You could portray how you bang in the streets or slang but have a meaning, logic, and way to school busters. If you rapping about gangster shit but act like a bitch then u buggin. Importantly if you not rappin about street shit, you have to teach niggas to be men not how to have swag. Swag get u bitches, but u cant get no job wit it (a fascade could take u so far). You helpin the young niggas slip when u slip. Dont worry about the next man do you and be a man. Make good music and let the rest speak for itself. (If you hate me; fuck you)

  • Anonymous

    Is the concept of ‘the real’ rapper possible? YES. MEEEEE!!!!!!

  • ^^^

    so state ur whats real my g

  • G*SWIFT

    I FEEL YA PAIN REAL HIP-HOP LISTENERS AND AS AN ARTIST U CONSTANTLY HAVE 2 TELL YA SELF THIS IS ENTERTAINMENT BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY I’M TIRED OF THESE POSERS IN THE INDUSTRY LIKE LIL’ WAYNE, PLIES, WAKKA COKKA, SOULJA BOY,AND ALL THESE FAKE ASS EAST COAST AND DIRTY SOUTH BLOODS CUZZ YEA I’M A LOC ON MOVING GANG THESE BUSTA’S MAKIN MONEY OFF ME AND MY HOMIES LIVES AND PUTTIN NOTHIN BACC INTO THE COMMUNITIES THEY’VE ROBBED THEIR STORIES FROM BUT AS AN FELLOW EMCEE IT INSPIRES ME TO WRITE BETTER SONGS BCUZ HATTIN ON THESE SUCKAZ AIN’T DOIN SHIT BUT GETTIN’EM RICH FROM ALL DA PROMOTION THEY’VE RECIEVED I FEEL 4 SAIGON DA MOST BCUZ THAT NIGGA REALLY BEEN THROUGH SOME SHIT A YOUNG NICCA COULD LEARN FROM AND NOT HAVE 2 ENDURE THE SAME HARDSHIPS WE’VE RECIEVED PUTTIN OUR LIVES ON LINE FOR THIS MUSIC SHIT & FAGGOT ASS INDUSTRY DAT TREAT ALL THEY ARTIST AS EXPENDIBLE ONCE THEIR NOT SELLIN ANYMORE MY PEOPLE RISE UP AND SUPPORT DA REAL BY BUYIN THEIR ALBUMS 3X’S

  • Tommy

    This is whats real in rap, not hip hop.
    You dont have to be a gansgter to be makin real hip hop music, and then get the cred you disserve.
    Can some one of you youngsters tell me the 4 elemnts?
    Peace from Norway

  • Anonymous

    stupid ass how the fuck is tech n9ne the truth rapper

  • bk

    how the fuck is tech n9ne on the list,y’all lyin

  • ROB

    HOW YOU DO THIS ARTICLE WITHOUT BEANIE SIGEL IN MY HEAD WHEN I READ THE TITLE I WAS LIKE YEA I KNOW BEANS ON THERE IF ANYBODY

  • realness

    how are you gonna have an article with 13 rappers saying whats real then at the bottom have a vote for all of us to decide whose the realest. smh xxl….grow up….

  • Gotta Wonder

    Hmmmm….REAL : Is reality, your reality. Not a fictional lifestyle. Real is telling about what you did, through your quotes, express how people shouldn’t go down that path. It has nothing to do with street cred. If you poor on section 8, barely can keep food on the plate, lights got turned off yesterday, child support got you locked up cause you was a dollar late, thats real! I can relate to it. If you like flowers with unicorns, that’s you, thats your creative side kinda Gay but, real. Its alot of these Rappers, not Emcees, RAPPERS ARE ENTERTAINERS, PEOPLE WRITE FOR THEM. EMCEES are poets who express life experiences and, how to avoid negative paths, sometimes they tell you a story thru real life experiences. People need to stop trying to pretend to be something they are not. If you are from the Burbs and you feel like expressing yourself,I don’t see any reason why not. You don’t have to have problems to express yourself. You could have found $20 and, express how happy you was finding that $20 and what you did with it, like gotta 20 sack, or gave it to someone who really needed it, or donated it to a nice big mac fries , with da extra large shake. My point is you don’t have to be from the streets to express yourself or to be real. XXL your foolish for even bringing Streets into this if you wasn’t going to really go in depth about keeping it Real.

    Question, When ya’ll muahphukka’z gon keep it Real? and change the settings back, and stop writing half ass articles?

  • Church

    This whole post is ignorant. Artists shouldn’t be talking about slangin drugs unless they are talking about the negative repercussions.

    Increase the Peace

  • WalkerBlack

    Remove Jimmy Neutron Jones Immediately!!!

  • biggestdonks.com

    Yeah, its a lot of posers now-a-days. niggs put costums like supa hero’s.

  • biggestdonks.com

    They don’t make em like they use to.

  • crim6rapp

    what da fucc man. intresting artical, but some of theze rapperz commentz are wacc as fucc. jim jones 4 instance, wtf? n his quote he pretty much admitted 2 bein a fake-ass muthfuccr. lol… some of em made good pointz though like saigon & blac rob…

  • Mr. Flamehand

    whats real? of course its somebody who was really on the block puttin in work and made it rappin right? i was always told real recognize real so why is their room for discussion? as far as im concerned i aint the one lettin theese fake niggas prosper. i dont buy their music download it listen to it or watch there videos. By the way who came up with the list of rappers to interview? them was all real? for me hip hop is dead rite now its for the youngstas i cant find no new artist that i like besides drake. i like that nigga cuz he aint tryin to be somethin he aint thats real to me all theese rappers talkin bout how they flippin birds well what u rappin for i know if u on bird status u can make a mill.
    ps im glad to c scarface at the top of the real list survey

  • oscarCaliluv

    why is birdman here and jim phony those niggas r fake nothing like the late 80s to 2004

  • Anonymous

    jim jones a bitch u remember that nigga running at the rucker

  • http://xxlmag.com King 22

    Man listen i lived in the hood all my life and when i tell you most of these rap niggaz are not real like listen being real is being yourself and not lying about the shit you do.Most of these rappers say fictional things about themselves say i run shit say i be in the hood and like if you a hood nigga like me you know these niggaz never out here and when they come they got police or paying a real nigga to hold them down cuz you know they scared and omfg we all know them muthafuckas are fake ass blood or crip niggaz lol yo that got to stop.And to Prove my point i know the real niggas in the streets and they all tell me them niggaz be fakes stop believing them and what they say.now street cred is your rep your stripes the respect you got for partaking in illegal activities which these rappers claim they have but don’t thats what stred cred is understand that now i feel u on gotta put food in ya mouth for ya fams because they need to eat but at the same time u gotta keep it real and stop saying shit that would get you killed and nowadays these rappers now don’t get it twisted these rappers spit fire now like it kind of believable but still they say shit that would get them murked in an hour and like 50 cent u say u real but if u real and i know u rich and ya say fuck the police why u keep having them around u when ya come through the hood that shows u are not respected what real nigga u know ppl need a police escort lol come on this industry is fake and you got all these so called real niggaz lying too these youths talking about i lived that shit or get in trouble on purpose to prove you real thats wrong n petty stop lying im tired of this fake shit be yourself u are not a gangsta just because your friends are bloods or crip niggaz don’t mean u are ok.If u hard like u say or run shit LIKE YOU SAY !!!! and claim stop being scared and stop bringing the police and paying real niggaz to hold u down and be real most real niggaz get turned down because they too real too rap these labels don’t want a real real nigga from the streets,Just because they dress nice where red or blue bandanas and been around a long time don’t mean they real oh please DR.DRE WAS A FAG Before he started rappin like easy-e said and thats a known fact look at dr.dre before NWA u know he was no street nigga compton city gs was some real shit. So just becuase they make a vid in the hood wit 900 police officers in front or in back of them while they dukin them in the ass don’t mean they real and police always with them it’s just of course they have a fake as rep to maintain so thats why they shoot vids in hoods or projects.trust me if there where no police and they words these rappers spit they would of been shit it kills that they be like yeah im in the hood u see look at the street look where im at when they got popo right wit them and they not goin show them.REAL TALK be yourself not somebody else when you realize that then you a real nigga.

  • http://xxlmag.com king 22

    Im sorry for some mistakes on my comment that i just wrote but you know what i mean.

  • RyanG

    Take jones off replace him with Ca$his. Realest in the game GD OC 714 nuff said

  • MD

    Papoose, Rampage, Uncle Murder

  • FreshKevin

    Birdman? He’s the biggest sell out bitch that has ever rapped. The list was good other than that douche bag being on it. I think Slaughterhouse as a group should be up here because Joell Ortiz, Budden, and Royce also deserve to be on here. Mad ups for throwing Crooked on here.

  • bobdole

    tony yayo is a faggot

  • bobdole

    pretty sure tony yayo is still a faggot

  • DatPiff

    Styles is the hardest out point blank period.

  • me

    wtf why isnt dmx on here

  • http://www.facebook.com/dennis.htc Dennis Htc

    producer: what you mean you can’t afford the beat, all you rap about is being rich!

  • nuzza

    yalls is all some bitch ass bitches. rap shit is shit. its all a bunch of broke ass bitches. yall gots ta get you some bonds and some land and some of them mutual funds niggas!