A$AP Rocky was a guest for the Red Bull Music Academy Festival in May, and footage has finally surfaced from the event. While the Harlem native touched base on a wide variety of subjects, a certain tidbit of his lecture is making headlines.
When asked about New York City’s influence on the current landscape on hip hop, DAT PMF took the opportunity to diss some rappers. Watch the video and check out his quote below.
If we’re gonna be honest, some of the dopest music is coming out of Atlanta right now, but all them n*ggas sound the same. Here [New York City] there’s not as much dope sh*t – well it is, but a lot of people don’t see it the way I see it. [New York rappers] don’t sound alike. Everybody got their own different thing going on.
Them Atlanta dudes – it’s a few dudes that’s doing their own thing that’s killing it. I’m not saying all Atlanta rappers sound the same, but for the most part, majority. They all kind of have similar cadences, flows and delivery. They even recycle the same lyrics from each other.
I gotta just say it. This ain’t dissing nobody, but I don’t understand how Future can make a song like “Sh*t.” Then this n*gga, I forget his name… You make “OG Bobby Johnson” and it’s like, “head shot, head shot, hit them with the…” It’s the same thing Future’s saying. And we allowed that.
Not taking nothing away from Que – I know his name – I just feel like, come on. I like the song. If you ask me if I like the song – yes, it’s a dope song… and this sounds like I’m downplaying this guy. I don’t even know him, so I don’t got nothing against him. I’m just telling the situation. I feel like it’s okay to be inspired, but you can’t bite off contemporary artists that’s in your same league.
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