Ghostface Killah recently sat down for an interview with Vulture and lamented the younger rap generation's lack of Hip Hop knowledge.
Vulture where he opened up about some of the issues he has with the younger generation of rappers. Considering the Wu-Tang Clan legendcame up during the Golden Era when A Tribe Called Quest, JAY-Z, The Notorious B.I.G. and De La Soul led the charge, the 50-year-old is also thoroughly educated on Hip Hops foundational artists Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five and Sugarhill Gang, to name a few. But much like Lil Yachty demonstratedduring a 2016 interview with Billboard when he admitted he couldnt name five songs by Biggie or 2Pac, Ghostface has observed a lot of new rappers dont know their Hip Hop history. Im all for these young Black kids getting money and doing what they do, he said. But musically, I think that becoming a rapper now, you should know the history. Know now who the Spoonie Gees and Sugarhill Gangs was, the Wu-Tangs and the Biggies, all that. Grand Puba, all these guys. You need to know these people. You gotta add to that. We got bodies of work. Mobb Deep, Nas, Wu-Tang, JAY-Z, we got bodies of work. These days, you might hear one record and dont even care about the rest of the album. Some of them really got talent. You might not be able to understand that talent because thats not the era you come from, but being an artist, you gotta be willing to listen to everything. It took me a while to start to understand these kids and their sound. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tony Starks Wu Tang (@realghostfacekillah) Ghostface Killahs point in rooted in fact. These days, the music industry is typically single-driven. An artist can have one big song and boom! Take Cardi B, for example. Since Bodak Yellow blew up in 2017, the Bronx native has morphed into a Grammy Award-winning rapper and one of the Read more