Another Roc Nation artist, Wale, recently spoke about competing against other new rappers like KiD CuDi, Drake and Asher Roth, adding how their goals and similar to athletes. Wale says there is never any real satisfaction or sense of accomplishment for rapppers.
"One of us got the most record sales, the other one wants the most fame," Wale explained when asked about competing with Drake, Asher Roth and Kid Cudi. "One of them has the most fame, the other one wants to have the credibility to be a true hip-hop person. One of them is more of a true hip-hop person but the other one is more record sales. It's just like in the NBA, one guy gets this kind of money but then there's another guy who plays in the West Coast that makes this kinda money and that sounds good but he wants as much money as him and now this guy wants the same money as LeBron [James] but then LeBron wants as much money as [New York Yankees'] A-Rod, from another sport. Nobody's ever really satisfied but that's just human nature though."