Rich The Kid Thinks Old MCs Are Intimidated by Mumble Rappers
This year has seen a lot of discussion about "mumble rappers." Pete Rock and Ab-Soul are just a few of the notable names to criticizes the likes of Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert. According to Rich The Kid, this criticism comes from a place of intimidation.
"Some artists that been in the game, they feel intimidated by younger artists coming in the game, taking shit over," Rich The Kid told DJ Vlad in a new interview. "Cause they looking at they numbers and [asking] why my shit skyrocket over theirs. They like, 'Wassup? Where these young niggas coming from? They doing shows. They screaming for them now.' They getting upset. It's just getting ridiculous. I feel it. Niggas know what's going on - it's the rap game."
Rich The Kid wishes the older generation was more accepting of new artists. He believes too many veteran artists are jealous of the success.
"I just feel like everyone should be working together and congratulating," he said. "Be big upping each other instead of getting in they feelings and being jealous at younger cats."
Rich The Kid also addressed the critique that mumble rappers are not making good music. The Atlanta native said all that matters is whether or not the fans enjoy it.
"If the kids like it, my fans like it - whoever this music pertains to, if they like it, it's for them," he said. "That's what this art is for. It's my music. It's my craft. If you don't like it, then turn it off. Don't listen to it. But a lot of people listen to it... The numbers, they add up."
If you want to judge Rich The Kid's work for yourself, check out his Keep Flexin mixtape. The project features guest appearances by Young Thug, Desiigner, Quavo and Playboi Carti.
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