Lil Yachty: “I Don’t Have The Power To Destroy Hip Hop”

Recently older Hip-Hop heads have more than outwardly spoken about "mumble rappers" and "bubblegum rap" allegedly disrespecting the history and killing Hip-Hop. The topic continues as we learn of more artist such as Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Desiigner, etc. Lil Yachty is among the list, but is the only one to speak out against claims of him and the others destroying Hip-Hop.

The Minnesota rapper took a stand to tell MTV that he can't be held accountable for the claim. Yachty believes the genre is simply evolving and is an umbrella for sub-genres. Yachty says, "I'm not a joke. I'm not making fun of Hip-Hop or being disrespectful. It's not play rap, it's as real as anything.

There is obviously an audience for these rappers who are just wanting to have fun performing. Read what Yachty had to say in full below:

"People say I'm destroying Hip-Hop, and I'm like, there's so much Hip-Hop, and it's so popular, so I don't know why I have the power to destroy it. It's ridiculous! Also, I feel like there are genres within genres everywhere else, like in rock - you don't hear Slipknot complaining about Paramore not being hardcore enough. But Hip-Hop has to be this one type of thing - hardcore, street, storytelling, the struggle - or it's not real. I don't get that. People bashed Drake based off the fact that he didn't suffer. Who cares? Do you like the music or not? BRO! Hip-Hop is not one thing! I feel like that's the only thing that can hold us back now is listening to that bullshit. It's just...I've never been so frustrated as on this topic. I am literally JUST HAVING FUN! What's wrong with that? Why are we being held to these old standards? I feel like I'm the only new-generation rapper who speaks or blogs about this. I'm just gonna speak my mind, BRO, FUCK IT! "

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