January 14, 2017

Lil Yachty Discusses Why He Isn’t Destroying Hip-Hop

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Lil Yachty Discusses Why He Isn’t Destroying Hip-Hop

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2016 hip-hop had a lot of new artist including Lil Yachty. Yachty sat down with MTV and made a pressing case for himself ad to why he feels he is not responsible for “destroying hip-hop” with his brand of music and culture, while others think the complete opposite. He says in the interview

“People say I’m destroying Hip Hop, and, I’m like, there’s so much Hip Hop, and it’s so popular, so I don’t know why I have the power to destroy it,” he says. “It’s ridicolous! Also, I feel like there are genres within genres everywhere else, like in rock — you don’t hear Slipknot complaining about Paramore not being hardcore enough. But Hip Hop has to be one type of thing — hardcore, street, storytelling, the struggle — or it’s not real. I don’t get that. People bashed Drake off the fact he didn’t suffer. Who cares? Do you like the music or not.

“I’m not a joke. I’m not making fun of Hip Hop or being disrespectful. It’s not play rap, it’s as real as anything.”

What do you think? Is a new generation thing or is it really just really “bad” rap?