Post Malone claims contemporary hip-hop is lacking “real shit.”
During a filmed interview with Poland’s Newonce, the “Rockstar” artist advised people to stay away from the genre if they’re looking for something deep and intellectually stimulating.
“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,” Malone said at around the 7:20 mark. “There's great hip-hop songs where they talk about life and they really spit that real shit, but right now, there's not a lot of people talking about real shit.”
It’s a pretty bold and surprising statement from someone who has had a decent amount of success within hip-hop; however, Malone insists there is a time and place for the genre.
“Whenever I'm trying to have a good time and stay in a positive mood, I listen to hip-hop,” he explained. “Because it's fun. I think hip-hop is important because it brings people together in a beautiful, happy way.”
You can watch Malone’s full interview below. He touches on a wide variety of subjects, including Kylie Jenner’s influence, working with Metro Boomin, his love for Elvis Presley, and Kanye West’s creative process.
On Monday, Malone announced his highly anticipated sophomore album, Beerbongs and Bentleys, would arrive next week. The rapper revealed the news during a podcast interview with H3.
“It's gonna be done. I'm gonna finish it this week,” he said when asked about the project’s status. “It'll be out December 1 at midnight.”
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