Building credibility in rap definitely takes a lot of time to earn, but it can take just seconds to lose completely. Whether it’s running away from a fight, hiding behind a bodyguard when one starts, or just portraying a lifestyle you don’t live, you can lose your entire cred in an instant. Some rappers, however, are able to get away with not being about that life, while others have had to disappear off the map completely.
Check out rappers who aren’t about that life on the following pages.
Plies may seem like he’s about that life, but countless people have reported him as running from fights, including Jamie Foxx. The actor said that the rapper has done a great job of avoiding the conflict that he talks so heavily about being involved in.
Drake is one of the biggest culprits of not being about that life, and while he’s not constantly trying to portray that he is, he certainly knows how to talk tough regardless. The rapper even one time sent his bodyguards into a tattoo shop to confront an artist for tatting his name onto a female stans forehead. Dizzy allegedly didn’t even get out of the car out front.