The 13 Worst Career Moves in Hip-Hop History

This is a column that’s long overdue, and I’m glad that the homie Rizoh over at The Rap Up made it happen. Like artists in all mainstream music genres, rappers can’t just bank on their talent to be successful – they have to be perceptive enough to make moves that insure that said talent shines through and reaches the most people. This editorial on The 13 Worst Career Moves in Hip-Hop History chronicles situations where artists’ decisions ended up hurting their chances for success. An excerpt:

8. Charles Hamilton naming J. Dilla the executive producer of his album
Recently, Charles Hamilton has been on rap’s radar not for his talent but because of his ability to turn folks off with his personal commentary. He had a huge buzz going no matter what folks thought about him and then he named the late J Dilla as the executive producer of his debut album. What Charles perceived as paying homage to J. Dilla, with whom he claims to have some type of a paranormal relationship, was perceived by others as disrespectful. We haven’t really heard much from Chuck since that fiasco.

The likes of Canibus, Young Buck, MC Hammer and Ja Rule are all included here. Shouts to Rizoh for such an official piece.

[via The Rap Up]

8. Charles Hamilton8. Charles Hamilton naming J. Dilla the executive producer of his album
Recently, Charles Hamilton has been on rap’s radar not for his talent but because of his ability to turn folks off with his personal commentary. He had a huge buzz going no matter what folks thought about him and then he named the late J Dilla as the executive producer of his debut album. What Charles perceived as paying homage to J. Dilla, with whom he claims to have some type of a paranormal relationship, was perceived by others as disrespectful. We haven’t really heard much from Chuck since that fiasco. naming J. Dilla the executive producer of his album
Recently, Charles Hamilton has been on rap’s radar not for his talent but because of his ability to turn folks off with his personal commentary. He had a huge buzz going no matter what folks thought about him and then he named the late J Dilla as the executive producer of his debut album. What Charles perceived as paying homage to J. Dilla, with whom he claims to have some type of a paranormal relationship, was perceived by others as disrespectful. We haven’t really heard much from Chuck since that fiasco.