Jermaine Dupri has revealed that she’s not overly impressed with the state of hip-hop.
In an interview with his VIBE, published Monday (January 9), the legendary producer, when asked why he’s been producing more work on the R&B side in recent years, said he his shared his thoughts.
JD said, “I think hip-hop is damaged and needs a revival.” I have to go ahead and say this:
Over the past 20 years, Atlanta has had at least five or six of its top rappers at one time. At the moment, Atlanta has lost out to his two top artists.
Lil Baby and the future. “There’s still a lot of talent in town,” he continued. “I don’t want anyone to spoil what I’m saying, but this major league with Ludacris, Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Migos, Future, and Lil Baby was all Atlanta at one point. Top rap artists are born here.”
“I’m not talking about artists who just make records, I’m talking about number 1 songs. Artists that people like define the game. Rap is becoming a bit outdated for me.” But I never stopped making rap records. As a producer, people still want me to produce R&B records. “
He rounded out his thoughts by revealing that he has something in his work on the hip-hip side. “I want to say
Rap with Curren$y to start his project. So you got it here first.
JD expressed similar sentiments when the American Music Awards canceled Chris Brown’s tribute to Michael Jackson in November, even though it included not just hip-hop but black music as a whole.
“If the American Music Awards cancel Chris Brown’s performance, it means they’ve canceled Thriller’s 40th anniversary,” Jermaine Dupri said in the clip. is canceled. Black music, we are in trouble. “
He added in his caption:
“I remember what I told you.”
Elsewhere in the VIBE interview, Jermaine Dupri reiterated his desire to work with Drake, as he previously mentioned in his conversation with HipHopDX at the 2022 Seoul His Train His Awards. bottom.
“Drake is a different person [I want to work with],” said JD. “I feel like Drake hasn’t made the R&B record he wants to make yet. I think he makes great music. I think we can give him something he’s never set foot in and make him do things he’s never seen before.”
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