5. May, 2018


50 Cent tells the story of the day he was shot nine times with the fluency of Peter Ustinov on Parkinson — but many rappers are understandably coy repackaging horrendous experiences as juicy anecdotes to promote an album.

I’ve interviewed a lot of rappers over the years and always feel a little grimy when I find myself nudging them to repackage a horrendous experience as a juicy anecdote with which to promote an album.