IS HIP HOP ONLY FOR KIDS?

DJ-PremBefore Jay Z made peace with Weezy, the Young Money boss kept taunting the Brooklyn emcee to retire because he was too old for the game.
The same goes for the crew comprised of Crooked I, Bishop Lamont and Glasses Malone who decided to put out an album named No Country For Old Men to taunt Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube who they claimed had not helped any young cat from the West.
And closer home in Mumbai, whenever you say you’re going to a hip hop gig, what springs to mind for most non hip hoppers is that you’re going to hang out with a bunch of teeny boppers. So is hip hop really only a game for kids or young men and women with no space for the old? Veteran hip hop DJ and producer Premier who recently worked with Kanye West on his latest album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy shared his opinion on this touchy subject recently on Hip Hop Game.

I love and respect the culture. When you love and respect it, you'll always be able to do it. That's why I know with me being 44 years of age, there's no limit, because I'm older. If that was the case, I would be like, 'Aw, man, that rap stuff was cool when I was younger. I've outgrown that.' You cannot outgrow culture! You can't outgrow a culture, period! The fact that I am a part of the culture, I'm going to keep banging out until I don't want to do it anymore but I still fiend for an ill-a** sample and an ill-a** beat to make.

Amen, I’ll be down with hip hop till I get grey hair.

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  1. Rahul says:

    Haha I really think group battlin in cool!!!

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