Will.i.am Says Current Hip-Hop Doesn't Take Much Skill: It's "The Lowest-Hanging Fruit"

There’s quite a bit to be stated in regards to the present state of hip-hop from many trade heads alike. Some of the greats at the moment are mentoring the younger creators and the previous youngins have turn out to be the previous heads, making a hip-hop evolution with numerous room for opinion and criticism, each constructive and never. This previous week alone, the style welcomed a stack of contemporary tapes from Meek Mill, Lil Baby, Earl Sweatshirt, The Slump God, Big Krit and extra however regardless of the nice beats that got here from the releases, Will.i.am says hip-hop does not take a lot “ability.”

The Black Eyed Peas member briefly caught up with Rolling Stone and chatted about the way forward for tv, mirrors, and scales and when requested how lengthy the dominance of hip-hop will final, he did not maintain again. 

“What’s the number-one sport on the planet? Soccer, as a result of anybody can play it. The downside with hip-hop is all people might do it. It doesn’t take a lot fucking ability proper now to make hip-hop,” he advised the publication. “It’s turn out to be the lowest-hanging fruit. It’s not about Rakim-level, Nas-level, not the deep, metaphorical simile shit. Out of respect for the Nases of the world, let’s not name it hip-hop. Let’s say that’s rap. But instrumental music goes to be the subsequent greatest shit.”