Snoop Dogg discusses dreams of being Rick James, Iggy Azalea & Macklemore's "soul" in the New York Times.
Remember Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea's Instagram "feud" from last year? It almost seems like ancient history now, and it looks like The Doggfather's changed his tune since then. In a new profile in the New York Times, the Cali OG says he believes there's a place in hip hop for Iggy and Macklemore, saying that they both have "soul." He also reveals what his career path would be if "rap never came out"-- read some excerpts below.
You have a new album, “Bush,” coming out this month, and there’s more singing than rapping on it. It’s very funk-inspired. Why the change?
"There’s a void for that style of music. I think if rap never came out, I’d have been a R&B singer. I would have been like Rick James, though — an edgy renegade."
What about this suburban streak in hip-hop, like Iggy Azalea and Macklemore?
"Rap is supposed to grow. One thing about Iggy and Macklemore: They got soul. They’re inspired by hip-hop. I don’t care how you’re gonna take it to your people and flip it and dip it and serve it."
Read the full thing here.