Over the past few days, many celebrities have verbally confronted Post Malone for urging people not to listen to Hip Hop.
“If you’re looking for lyrics, if you’re looking to cry, if you’re looking to think about life, don’t listen to hip-hop… There’s great hip-hop songs where they talk about life and they spit that real s—, but right now, there’s not a lot of people talking about real sh—. Whenever I want to cry, whenever I want to sit down and have a nice cry, I’ll listen to some Bob Dylan… [I like Hip Hop when I want] to have a good time and stay in a positive mood… Because it’s fun. I think hip-hop is important because it brings people together in a beautiful, happy way.”
-Malone via Syracuse
Surprising as it may sound- the multi-platinum Hip Hop Artist suggested fans no longer listen to Hip Hop in an interview with Newonce, and unsurprisingly, has faced much backlash. Then, according to TMZ, Malone more recently implied the comments were made out of drunkenness. Lil B was not feeling his comments. Vince Staples even told Post to listen to Future’s verse on Travis Scott’s track, “3500” if he wants to tap into his emotions.
Let’s take a serious listen to five of today’s most compelling Hip Hop creations so Post can cry:
Malone- did you hear anyone “spit that real”?
Now, what do you all think about Malone’s comments? Worth all the fuss or nah? Anyone think Post could have made these remarks out of his own self-doubt? Maybe he feels he does not “spit that real” in his music. Nine weeks on Bill Board’s Hot 100 chart and his single, “Rockstar”, is still holding down the number one spot so it does seem unlikely. Malone’s album, Stoney, is also currently the number one Rap album on the Bill Board chart. Still- possible.
Look Malone- “Rockstar” is a hit, “I’m happy for you and Ima let you finish, but…” Hip Hop has some of the best fans “of all time”- clearly. Not. Going. ANYWHERE.
Ultimately, some Hip Hop tugs at your heart while other Hip Hop turns you up- and that’s okay.