For decades, rappers have worn their ambitions on their sleeves in their music. Some want to be recognized as the best in their craft, while others want to express the truths of the world, particularly when it comes to the world they grew up in.
For many others, however, it isn't about being the best in the world, but rather the richest. Those who aren't are either up front about this or rhyme off expensive goods they can supposedly buy on a whim.
But as the recent news about Jay-Z confirms, those ambitions don't necessarily stop once you've made it to the top.