There’s definitely a difference. And it’s no secret that most of these gangsta rappers idolize the gangsters that are portrayed as glorified murderers all over the news, TV and the silver screen:
“Scarface.” “Goodfellas.” Lucky Luciano. Al Capone. “The Godfather.” Murder, Inc. The 5 families. John Gotti. Every single one of these real-life individuals, syndicates, fictional characters and stories have been used and reused amongst the hip-hop community. Even stick-up kids like the original 50 Cent and drug kingpins like the realRick Ross have had their names jacked and their persona imitated through the rappers who pretend to have lived their lives.
50Cent started that ridiculous “first week sales” bullshit, then, ironically, had to keep pushing back Before I Self Destruct because it was projected to sell less albums than Metta World Peace’s Ron Artest’s. Pride prevented him fromfacing the music and accepting the fact that he had gotten beaten by his own game.
Then he fucked up his legacy with that stupid ass Pimpin Curly shit.
Been quiet, lately, Fithy. Where the fuck you at now, nigga?