One of New York's finest gives Bobby Schmurda his stamp of approval.
After hearing what feels like every other rapper on the planet remix "Hot Nigga" (we posted freestyles from Ace Hood, T.I., Gunplay, and Lil Kim in the past 24 hours alone),Â we can officially add Slaughterhouse's Joell Ortiz to the BobbyÂ Shmurda hype machine.
In an exclusive interview with ThisIs50 radio, Ortiz praised Schmurda for bringing his music to the streets, saying he's displeased with how "shiny" hip-hop music has become.
"I love Bobby Shmurda,â he said. âIâmma tell you why. It has nothing to do withâThat has nothing to do with lyricism, cause yâall saw the video? I think thatâs why that matters the most though. Itâs because itâs been really, really pretty for a long time now. Iâm tired of what New York has been looking like. Iâm glad he took to The Ave. Iâm glad he took it to plastic cups. Itâs been too shiny, tight, and bright for a while now. You know what Iâm saying? So, I like it. It was genuine. It wasnât made up. It wasnât gimmicky. It went cause it feltâEverybody liked it. For whatever reason. Nobody was listening like âYo, you heard the bars?â It was just a party in Flatbush. He made the world want to party on that block. Do yâall remember when we first saw Juvenile âHaâ video? And you was like âThatâs what New OrleansâThatâs what they look like?â Cause we didnât really know. âThatâs Magnolia? Like yo, they wild.' People stopped seeing what New York looked like, man. Iâm happy.â
Do you agree with Ortiz's assessment? DoesÂ Shmurda have staying power or will he prove to be a one hit wonder? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Meanwhile, House SlippersÂ hits stores this September. The upcoming Slaughterhouse album, however, has been pushed back to accomodate the group's work on "Total Slaughter."Â