Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC has spoken out about modern day hip-hop saying it appeals to “stupid America”.
The rapper spoke with Britain’s Metro and is not impressed by the message that much of today’s hip-hop delivers to the youth of America, saying “stupid America celebrates a person being a drug-dealer.”
“Ninety-eight per cent of hip hop music that’s out now I say is just bad demos. Lil Wayne, Jay Z ain’t hot, it’s just they’re programmed so many times people are brainwashed.”
“A rapper will use this excuse – “man they don’t go after Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis when they make their violent movies” and I go “if you’re going to use that excuse get off the mic, don’t produce”. ‘I’ll personally kick your ass out of hip hop cos if you’re using that excuse go be an actor.”
McDaniels even admitted that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members did record some negative songs but they always tried to balance it with a positive message. “If you make a record about a gun, on that very same record or album there’s gotta be a record about not using a gun. If you’re making a record on the bitch or the hoes, there’s got to be a record about your aunt who worked all of the days of her life to send all her children to college.”
“The reason hip-hop exists is because it started out with good intentions – once all the good intentions left, the music became polluted, it became disrespectful, it became immature.”
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