Rappers having their friends, weed carriers, groupies, struggle rappers, and cousins crowding the stage
One of the biggest advantages of a hip-hop show is how minimal and direct it can be when performed live. That is why it becomes disconcerting when rappers feel the need to surround themselves with people on stage that have no direct connection to the performance of the music. It’s an unwelcoming sight when you paid to see a rapper and you can barely make out where said rapper is among the wave of hangers on.
These people are generally less talented friends, weed carriers, groupies, and all around struggle rappers that add nothing to the performance, except pissing off anyone who is not on stage. So if you’re a rapper, next time you perform—don’t be afraid to usher some people off stage, so the true star can shine.