Ice T Speaks On The State Of Hip Hop, Old School And More!!!

Posted: October 23, 2013 in The Juice


Ice T sat with RollingStone to discuss the current state of Hip Hop which to him includes materialistic filled values, rappers hiring stylists and much more! The OG rapper makes a great point about aging in Hip Hop and the effects of success, hit the jump to gain some knowledge from the Hip Hop vet!

Adriela Batista

As Ice T sat down with RollingStone, he made some very valid points when it came to explaining the state of today’s Hip Hop. When asked, if Music still excited him, he responded by naming some of the top lyricists out right now:

“I’m just disillusioned with the hip-hop sound right now. It’s too materialistic. You know, I’m the kind of guy . . . I can’t do that. If you track my movement, you’ll never see a picture of me with any girl that wasn’t mine, or my own car. My jewelry, my clothes. What kind of gangsta rapper has a stylist? A stylist?! So now that game? I gracefully bow out, but then you got beasts. You got Lupe Fiasco, Kendrick [Lamar], all these cats that can really spit. I don’t know. I’m just different, and I’m cool with it. The key to the game is “do you.”

Ice T also went into explaining that he feels as though rappers who’ve been in the game for a while do not know how to age gracefully, stating:

“I’m going to say this: you can rap forever, but you have to have broken by 30 [years old]. If you broke by 30, you can tour forever. Big Daddy Kane is out touring. Raekwon, me, Ultramagnetic [MCs]. You have a fan base, like Frank Sinatra. Tonight, nobody wants to hear my new music. They want to hear something I did. They want me to take them back and transform them back to that moment. I don’t have any desire to put out the hottest record, because my mind is really on film and television. Music is something I do, but my Body Count album is gonna kill, because I’m passionate about that”


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