While discussing his latest album, My Name Is My Name, rapper Pusha T talked about the rap game and the rise of emo-rappers.
“All the different rappers now,” Pusha T said in the interview. “I feel like rap is so emo right now. Right? Rap is so emo and this is how you have to sort of look at it. Cool. That’s the change that’s going on right now. Boom. That’s fine. We’ll take that.”
“But then, now the emo guys, you see them and other rappers who aren’t of the street world or of that mentality, they now want to use the street slang and they want to use the street metaphors, the drug references because it makes their rhymes sound good. It makes their rhymes sound cool or whatever. Culture vultures, man. They’re everywhere, even in rap.”
The question had risen from his verse on King Pusha, where the G.O.O.D music rapper commented on the frequent use of drug rhymes.
“Vultures to my culture/Exploit the struggle, insult ya / They name dropping ’bout ‘caine copping / But never been a foot soldier/Let’s have another look/Just get a little closer, rage against the machine/Black Zack De La Rocha/And a cranberry roaster/Inside the trap with a G Rap poster”