Yes, it’s a genre. When I was in highschool, I would listen to different kinds of music. If I heard something really dope, I would listen to it. Also a lot of people think rap is just about a buncha rappers, so they try to tell you that. But it’s a lot more than that. It’s not just some people rapping. I gots to say that I’m into all kinds of music, which is why I go out there and start a show and get my fans up out of my seat.
It’s all about music. How do you feel about the way it’s being labeled nowadays?
It’s crazy how much rap has been compared to rock and electronic music, but that’s crazy! To compare people to that would be crazy and not fair to our music. This is one of my personal opinions but just like all artists, I love the way it sounds. I’ll never go around talking about how there isn’t an artist who can be called rap’s pop icon, since Drake is the face of the genre and I’m one of its pioneers. But rap may not be considered rap yet, but there is already a growing list of artists I listen to, and I’m one of them.
I’m a big fan of Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West. How do you think both of them would sound on an EP?
Kanye and Kendrick just sound so perfect together. I mean, I can’t wait for them to come out with another record. He would be the first to come out and say, “Yo, I think I did that shit better than him,” and it’s so dope that they would just do it without any advice of how the record could be called. It’d be so dope if Kendrick came out with a bunch of other stuff, like a mixtape, and called it something else, because every artist feels that way. It’s not like everybody who made his name knows how to use his influence better than he does. Just because they’re rap artists, they may like to say something that he doesn’t. He’s just that good. I don’t really care if they do and that’s what makes him so cool. He’s also so good at how he makes music. He knows how to make all these sounds in the right way and still make them sound good. It takes him three days to make “Black Skinhead” and another three days to make “No Label.” He just does his thing
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