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Why Young Rappers SHOULDN’T Want To Blow Up Too Soon!

Why Young Rappers SHOULDN’T Want To Blow Up Too Soon!


What’s poppin yall, we’re seeing rappers
blow up younger and younger. Right now if you’re past being a teenager
and in your 20s you’re considered old especially if you haven’t made it as a rapper yet. It’s like 20 has become the new 30 in this
age and it isn’t hard to see why; most of the rappers this decade have blown up in their
teens from odd future, Chief Keef, Lil Pump, Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, Lil Yachty, NBA
Youngboy, Trippie Redd, Tay K, and Rich Brian to name just a few. Back in the 2000s sure we had Bow wow who
blew up way younger than any of these guys but he was really the only one; it wasn’t
common to have 15 or 16 year old rappers going around. There’s also a difference between blowing
up at say 15-16 and 18-19; for the former you’re usually in your first or second year
of high school and still a kid and the latter you’re probably thinking about college or
what you’re going to be doing after high school. I don’t think either age group is smarter
than the other like most people would like to proclaim a huge difference; I think the
mentality is more so brought out from the circumstance of how we go through school than
the actual cognitive ability of these ages but that’s a whole different topic. Now with rappers blowing up at such a young
age it means that a younger group of fans is drawn to them. It’s simple; you see somebody your age or
even a couple of years older and they’re making it in rap you think to yourself damn
maybe it’s possible for me to do that as well, and this is exactly what we’ve been
seeing. People like trippie redd and lil pump being
two examples who got big really young and being inspired by Chief Keef and even matt
ox. But this is a double edged sword for multiple
different reasons. The first is that you have access to so much
money and resources at a young age with adults doing whatever you want you think you’re
invincible. When you’re 16 and in this position, man
I can’t even IMAGINE what I would have done with my life if I was not only famous and
was basically a millionaire. Chief Keef was wildin out he wasn’t going
to music video shoots, told Katy Perry to suck the skin off his meat, and got heavy
into the drugs. Kodak Black and NBA Youngboy were both doing
hood stuff even AFTER they had good money coming in and it wasn’t necessary, that’s
really hurt both of them and even though they still have careers if they continue that same
way it’s gonna end up ruining not just their career but their entire life. I have to stress that this is an age thing
and it’s not an age thing at the same time because we’ve seen Rich Brian who blew up
at 16 and he’s had no problems, but not only has he had a good team around him but
he grew up in Indonesia he likely didn’t go through what these other rappers went through. The problem these rappers have and everyone
at that age really is that feeling you don’t wanna ditch your day 1 homies so you got these
rappers around these people who are doing nothing with their lives, not only leeching
off of them but keeping that temptation for them to go back into the lifestyle they worked
so hard on music to get out of. They don’t wanna be called fake friends
for relocating to a good neighborhood and surrounding themselves with people actually
doing something positive. Chief Keef was able to put damn near his whole
crew on but he’s the exception to the rule we almost never see a single rapper put on
more than one MAYBE two of his friends. Drugs, we’re seeing these rappers younger
and younger promoting drugs not just weed but lean and prescription drugs and the people
listening to them are 12, 13, 14, 15, and yes they ARE impressionable. Lil mosey is like what, 13 years old? Talkin about lean and he most likely learned
about it from a rapper he used to listen to. The thing is when these kids who probably
couldn’t afford these drugs and just tried them every now and then become rappers; they’re
gonna do as much as they can of them and become addicts. We’ve seen rappers die from complications
related to these drugs and you have those crack heads talking about that’s laced or
it isn’t pure and all this other nonsense but the point is that it’s not a good thing. These teen rappers aren’t going to make
it and be like alright lemme chill on these drugs right now, HELL no it’s full speed
they’re gonna be doing whatever they can get their hands on and nobody around them
is gonna do anything to try and stop them because they’re too scared they’ll lose
their source of income and get fired for pissing off the rapper. We haven’t even talked about what’s going
to happen when they fall off; these new rappers have such a short life in the industry now. Just look at desiigner who had the number
one song in the country just two years ago, nowhere to be found. Or Chief Keef, being as huge as he was to
the popularity level he’s at right now, I disagree with this but some people are saying
he was washed up at age 20. Most of these rappers if they continue to
have a career after briefly being on top they’re going to AT BEST manage average popularity
and more than likely just fall off entirely. Look at the public break downs bow wow has
been having lately online the past couple of years; he was a child star and in his late
20s he not only fell off musically but people are doing nothing but clown him whenever he
says anything. That’s got to mess with your head; but imagine
you’re 21 or 22 and you’re past your prime and washed up as a rapper. Or just think of yourself right now; if any
of you are 20 or 21 you’re probably still in college and even those a little older you’re
fresh out and thinking I’m not even in my final form yet, I’m charging up getting
ready to do whatever it is you want in life. But instead you’re washed up and the greatest
moments of your life are past you, everyone used to love you and doesn’t care about
you anymore, your income will NEVER be as high as it was, and you’re only in your
EARLY 20s. Psychologically this has to mess with you
and now add to the fact most of these rappers are drug addicts what do you think they’re
gonna do when nobody is paying attention anymore? They’re gonna do all these wild stunts in
an attempt to grasp at any level of clout or attention like boonk gang is doing and
use these drugs to numb that pain. Blowing up a little older, at least in the
college age is healthier because you’re in the mindset and logically thinking about
your future not enjoying everything day by day. You know where you want to go and have a plan
laid out on how to get there; and that’s not to say young rappers don’t because some
of them really do, but most of them don’t know how to handle going from nobody to the
hottest thing in what seems like an instant. But let me know what yall think in the comments,
Is it better for rappers if they blow up a little bit later when they’re an adult,
or am I just trippin? Like and subscribe and hit that notification
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Comments (100)

  1. Is Matt Ox an anime character?

  2. Matt ox aint shit. aint never gon be shit.

  3. Still can't believe lil mosey is 16.

  4. I agknowledge your point and I agree with parts of what you are saying but you have to concider that most people never blow up. Getting the opportunity to be in the limelight and spread your music to millions of people around the world is a rare priveledge. Saying that they shouldnt want to blow up at that age is basicly saying that they should not take this opportunity that they most likely will never see again.

  5. If I ever want to start a music career, I at least finish school first because I might as well bring along the knowledge and be more intelligent on what I write

  6. Lil mosey 16 bro not 13 😭

  7. There like child acters end up messed up danm

  8. These Pale skin ass rappers look so corny trying to be black, cringing watching it

  9. i think matt ox is fine, like he has a good team and doesnt even swear in his songs

  10. Why do u have yung lean on here? He just keeps on maturing and improving with every release. He's proven that he's a true artist- here to stay in my books.

  11. The bigger the rise, the harder the fall. Look at Bow Wow and Soulja Boy a few years ago. They were industry clowns not too long ago. At least Soulja's making a bit of a comeback now, but it's still too early to tell. The only true longevity (if they blow up young) is if there's talent behind their fame, i.e. XXXTENTACION. Mans would've been an even bigger legend if he didn't get murdered so young. Such a shame.

  12. "Rappers" (I quote rappers because i don't consider these clowns rappers. I consider someone like Styles p a rapper) are way to young. I'm 16, but I understand at our age we don't know how the world works as much as a mature adult. That's another thing. . .these "rappers" are way to immature and reckless.

  13. Whos the 10 year old emo rapper with blue-gray anime hair in the starting clip?

  14. Matt ox finna fall off at 15

  15. im 15, finna wait till i turn atleast 17 before i seriously start working on music

  16. bruuh lil mosey is 16 not 13

  17. Also if you don't have talent you won't last cuz you don't have staying power just hype.

  18. Damn bro, that last shit you said hit me hard

    Real stuff

  19. There were a bunch of rappers who were under 18 who blew up in the 90s. Kris Kross, Common, Souls of Mischief, Leaders of the New School, Nas, Da Youngstas, De La Soul, yo, it was a bunch. Do your research. Bow Wow didn't come around until the 2000s. Most rappers blow up at a young age because they're still in school. They have access and can promote to hundreds of kids every day. It only makes sense.

  20. Having a bunch of little kids as your following is not "blowing up" it's a fad that will pass. These multi-colored hair mumble rapping troll dolls equate to Kriss Kross of the early 90's 1 hit wonders as the term goes.

  21. Nothing is wrong with blowing up young they just blew up dumb, America doesn't teach kids about economy and they think rappers are rich asf but only nas, Jay, diddy n a few other OLDHEADS are so it's just retards feeding their money back to corporate America so the white man can fuck more of y'all dumb niggas

  22. you should make a video on staying independent vs signing to a label

  23. Lil mosey 16 lol good vid though

  24. As long as they have good music im fine with thag

  25. Bro yung lean owns every one

  26. ashame these lil niggas will be gone by the age of 27 lol

  27. Who tf is this lil ass white boii with white hair doing on the screen I hope he ain’t no rapper

  28. off topic
    I don't think Chief Keef really fell off. Rather he's gotten in the position where you can make the music you want for the limited but loyal fanbase you've gotten. In my opinion that's much better than selling out and doing anything just for the bag or the clout. Look for example at Soulja Boy and Gucci Mane. Soulja Boy was kinda known to be sellout and fake but nowadays it seems like he's getting into all types of shit just to make money (the Soulja Watch, really ? And you were the one that was acting tough against the Migos two years ago ?). Gucci Mane on the other hand really switched up from his before-prison ethic and sold out, for example by featuring on a Jake Paul song. Could you ever see Chief Keef collaborate with some fuckboy like Jake Paul ? Hell no.

  29. Lil mousey is from Lakewood, that's by my city. Niggas up here know that fool he be lying about everything he say. My niggas caught him in Seattle and whooped his homies

  30. This is why rap is full of weirdos & idiots & they all talk about the same generic shit. Even in interviews they all seem like the same person. Kids, especially teenagers, emulate what they think is cool.

  31. lil mosey the chris brown of this wave

  32. lil mosey 16 not 13 lmao

  33. yo i made a few songs doing exactly what you said bruh im good now

  34. Notification Troupe

  35. people about to blow up while in the womb

  36. Hahahahahaha two "Rappers" more and you can delete YouTube

  37. First 2 seconds of video, what the fuck is this

  38. Matt Ox made one song that was okay and now he thinks he's the new Tupac of this sad

  39. Lil pump ooo ooo ooo ooo yah

  40. Lil mosey is 16 not 13

  41. keef aint fall off dumbass

  42. 21 is the best time to blow up

  43. I’ve got to show this to my homie The Fatal Sling, he’s only 17. However might be a bit of a Rich Brian situation cuz he lives in Sweden and studies at one of Stockholm’s best high schools.

  44. I been rapping 8 years and I’m still not shit 😞

  45. Bitches come and go BRUH

  46. Damn I'm 15 and you really got me second guessing my whole thought of being a musician.

  47. Nice video but Mosey is 16 haha

  48. lil mosey is not fucking 16 yrs old

  49. Lets talk about Matt Ox’s hair

  50. they just kill the young talented rappers…

  51. The only young rapper that i really actually listen to and a fan of is swae lee

  52. Lil uzi didn't blow up in his teens

  53. fuck it i wanna blow up

  54. i feel like its not about your age but about how you handle it and how talented you are so you can entertain people for a long time

  55. Dis nigga said lil mosey 13 😭😂😫

  56. This video was good until you fucked up peoples ages when you could have just googled it

  57. Bro I never thought about it that way. Like how you can be 20 and about to fall off and never have greater as opposed to being 20 and grinding to become your best and then getting there.

  58. Why is there a porn hub add? :/

  59. Lil uzi wasn’t a teenager when he blew up lol and what about lil wayne? How u not mention the goat when he started at like 12 lol it wasn’t uncommon to have young acts in hip hop/rnb such a chris brown , b2k , soulja boy , Justin Bieber etc and who tf is that Asian dude rich brine 😂😂😂

  60. Who are these ghost pale rappers ??? STRANGE damn… Look like the Fallens seeds.. RAP is not what it used to be!! Viewer's BEWARE.

  61. They’ll get popped lmao

  62. But you talking fax

  63. Moseys 16 🤦🏽‍♂️😂

  64. A lot of these young rappers are not even relevant to mainstream artists

  65. Having substance is what will give you a career. Unfortunately the focus nowdays is clout. If you don't have a story there's a good chance you won't last in the industry as a rapper

  66. I’ve “recovered” as a heroin addict and find it fucking hilarious that all these rappers doing glorified codeine # they are over payin like a mf and # 2 never wana talk about how much it honestly sucks to detox off that shit.
    You can’t have highs without lows and I really wish I could see footage of these niggas wakin up dopesick 😂😂😂

  67. I think Lil Mouse lowkey made super young rappers acceptable in the mainstream

  68. It all just depends on the person really age don’t matter it’s all just a mindset.

  69. Earl Sweatshirt blew up at 16, Tyler the creator blew up around 19-20 with "Yonkers"

  70. The amount of facts in this video bruh…..crazy💯

  71. Yung Lean wasn't a good thumbnail choice imo, he in his own lane and he's doing good.

  72. Only real music's gonna last. All that other bullshit is here today and gone tomorrow.

  73. When I get my shit started, I'm gonna steer clear away from that style and do something worth doing in my career.

  74. Please research more in your videos. Mosey is 16, not 13…

  75. I hope all these fake ass childish middle school rappers end up like x like if u agree

  76. I think the drugs are parallel to the homosexuality in rap. Look at Wayne

  77. I honestly don't care about this age shit. I love my music and I'm not gonna stop making it! 💯💯

  78. Future and 2 chainz weren't teens when they blew up . Young thug, 21 savage, travis Scott, and rich Homie quan were in their 20's when they blew up. alot of these newer successful rappers are in their 20's.

    Bow wow wasnt the only kid in the game. Lil wayne was pretty young when he got discovered; soulja boy was 17 when Crank that dropped.

  79. Im 55 and tryna make it as a rapper

  80. Damn Man!!! This video was so Damn real, on God

  81. Lil Mosey is 17 get your facts straight

  82. You forgot lil Romeo.

  83. There's no time to progress their music,yeah they release a good or great first album but its probally luck and most of the time their first album is their best one

  84. It is better to be known as an adult!!

  85. i think at least 23 is the perfect age to blow up as a rapper cause look at the rappers that blew up at that age; tupac, fat joe, asap rocky, logic, wiz khalifa and ludacris

  86. Im tryna blow up im only 13💯

  87. Bro that is a lie in 21 im almost there but you cant just be a rapper now you got to make beats also

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