#Roommates, the current state of hip-hop has been a hot topic as of late. Many are saying it’s the #1 genre of music and is currently the most influential type of music to culture, period!
However, in a sit down with @RollingStone, #WillIAm is singing a completely different tune. According to him, hip-hop is actually not where it should be. He said: “The problem with hip-hop is everybody could do it. It doesn’t take much f*cking skill right now to make hip-hop. It’s become the lowest-hanging fruit. It’s no longer about Rakim-level, Nas-level, not the deep, metaphorical simile sh*t.”
He also added: “Out of respect for the Nases of the world, let’s not call it hip-hop. Let’s say that’s rap. But instrumental music is going to be the next biggest sh*t.”
#WillIAm has taken a step back from music but he has been very good about keeping his ear to the streets and working on other music projects behind the scenes. I’ve learned when talking about the state of hip-hip it is is very much Will’s argument. For hip-hop purists they’d say hip-hop is dead. For new rappers coming up, hip-hop is well and thriving.
Both are solid arguments, but what’s the real tea here?! What is your take on this #Roommates?