In his new interview with AllHipHop, Virgina based Rapper Skillz speaks candidly on how he felt about the 2011 BET Cypher participants as well as Rap upcomer Tyler the Creator. Below are some excerpts and the full 2 page interview.
“I lost so much respect for so many rappers today…” -Skillz
In his new interview with AllHipHop, Virgina based Rapper Skillz speaks candidly on how he felt about the 2011 BETÂ Cypher participants as well as Rap upcomer Tyler the Creator. Below are some excerpts and the full 2 page interview.
âI lost so much respect for so many rappers todayâ¦â -Skillz
When asked exactly why he lost respect for some of his counterparts on this particular day, he replies, âBecause none of them came there prepared.â
âWell, I canât say none of them, but a lot of them didnât! he says, choosing his words with more intention. âWatching some of that sh*t was sad. I watched two particular rappers who are all over the blogs, mixtapes, radio, and magazines stop and start their verses over 64 times!! 64!! I stood there and counted, yo! Between the two of them, they started over 64 times!! We talking 16 bars, yo! And I donât mean they messed up at the 14th bar and started over. You f*cked up at bar three! I mean, damn, did you write the verse??? Watching that sh*t was sad, âcuz let the web tell it, youâre the new hot kid on the block. But, what I saw didnât represent that at all. I donât know. I expected more, I guess. Like, know your verse. Come prepared. I felt bad for DJ Premier. He had to sit there through that and remain professional,â he recalls.
His thoughts on Tyler the Creator included:
He talks about technology and how the business has changed right before our eyes. âLike whoâs that kid, Tyler The Creator? Whatâs the name of his group?â he asks. Odd Future.
âYeahâ¦yeahâ¦thatâs them, I wasnât familiar with his music, but I watched him win a VMA, for a video that MTV couldnât even play. Thatâs the definition of a Odd Future! I went to YouTube and looked at his video, and itâs been viewed 27 million times! MTV could never play a video 27 million times! If thatâs not a sign of the times, then I donât know what is. I read a writer say that heâs the Black Eminem. Thatâs gotta be the dumbest statement ever. There will never be a Black Eminem, because Em is white,â Skillz says adamantly.
âBlack people accept a lot of things in music, but we donât accept crazy. That doesnât compute with us. I saw his video, and he hung himself at the end of it. Youâll never see that on a network, so the Internet is the perfect platform for something like that. Youâd never see a Black rapper on TV shoveling dirt on a grave saying, âIâm sorry, Mama,â because we donât view our mothers that wayâ¦even if we did grow up in a crazy environment. Then I listened to their music, and it wasnât that I couldnât relate to it. It wasnât good. Iâm surprised they made it this far. But with a buzz anything is possible, I guess.â