With the success of Eminem, labels are desperately trying to re-create the success a white rapper brings to the table, but have failed with names such as Tow Down, Genovese and Hot Karl. The Los Angeles Times spoke with the rappers and their respective current/former labels as to what went wrong — or why they didn’t get much, if any, chance to succeed. “It seems like white rappers have to do it off the first single,” Hot Karl said. “The bar is so high, and if you don’t come up to the bar, you don’t have a career…. I wasn’t really given the chance.”
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