Many pop culture stars thrive because of their unfavorable background. It seems that the majority of rappers pride themselves on their poor childhoods, and rough history. The project streets of California, Atlanta, Chicago, and Brooklyn, contain the home addresses of some of history’s most famous names. But are some of these stories fabricated in order to fit the tough-guy persona of the stereotypical pop culture rapper? Let’s take a look at the childhood neighborhoods of some of society’s most famous artists and see for ourselves whether they really are all rap, no battle.