ASAP Rocky Says Rap Is In It’s Adolescence & It’s Been Stuck Here Since Soulja Boy
During a recent interview Rocky was asked about how he feels “growing older in rap.” Well, Rocky didn’t hold back with his response, “Rap is in its adolescence and it’s been stuck here since Soulja Boy,” he explained.
“Before, everybody looked 35 and up. When Lil Wayne and Jay-Z and T.I. and Jeezy and Ross was on, rappers looked old. Like, we had Lil’ Bow Wow and that was it. That all changed with the internet and self-releasing. Now, rap is stuck in this braggadocious, adolescent space. It’s not as mature.”
Rocky then explained that there’s a responsibility that seems to come with being a rapper no matter the demographic.
“But the thing is, being a rapper now, you don’t want to exclude anybody or neglect any demographics. As somebody that people look up to, there’s a responsibility to put people on the right path,” he added.
It appears that, Rocky has a solo album coming up and he’s been working with Tyler The Creator, “I’ve been working with T a lot, man,” he said.
“We blocked out the last two weeks and have been working on a lot of music, but I’m wrapping up this album right now, about to direct a few of these videos.”