(AllHipHop News) French Montana may feel a certain way about the success of Kendrick Lamar, but southern rap legend Big Gipp is showing love to the TDE emcee as well as Roc Nation’s J. Cole for promoting a different side of rap music. The Goodie Mob member was a guest on Dash Radio to talk about different topics connected to the culture.
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“You gotta tip your hat to Kendrick, you gotta tip your hat to J. Cole, for them guys to be able to come out in such an atmosphere of negativity and still be able to push something positive,” said Gipp. “I told my youngings back in the A, ‘Now that Kendrick has won these Grammys, now that Hip Hop has been showcased again on this big stage of the Grammys, now record companies and possibly the corporate world will start putting their money back into Hip Hop and the true story of what it’s supposed to be used for.'”
Gipp added he believes the fact that Kendrick and Cole have been able to sell millions of albums and gain widespread notoriety is an indication other rappers can stop performing as characters and just be themselves. The Mutant Mindframe album creator would also like to see more artists reflect on social and political issues.
After speaking on the widespread drug references in a lot of today’s rap music, Gipp was asked about fellow Dungeon Family representative Future (fka Meathead). The Freebandz leader has built an entire brand and persona around the idea of drinking lean.
“[Future] don’t get as high as he talks. I just want to let y’all know that,” Gipp declared. “I can tell y’all right now. Dude got three, four albums that’s still sitting up ready to go. You can’t do that kind of music when you’re high the way he talks.”
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Watch Big Gipp’s interview below.