Published May 15, 2015Snoop Dogg may forever be too chill to ever come across like a crotchety old man, but the veteran rapper has apparently just aligned himself with your parents' belief system by saying that rappers these days all sound the same.
An interview with the D-O-double-G had him suggesting that the current crop of rappers on the scene lack distinctive flows. This wasn't a complete diss, as he assured there are a handful of modern artists he enjoys, it's just that he's apparently been faced with a fairly homogenized hip-hop experience as the years go on.
He told Pigeons and Planes: "I don't know who is who when they're doing that rap style, and I love them all. Future, Migos, Drake, I love all of them. They're my n****s, but I don't know who is who when the record is over."
Snoop went on to talk about the good old days, when people allegedly had more signature flows. And if anyone was caught copying another rapper's style, they were called out, lest they give credit where it's due.
"When I came out as a rapper, everyone had their own style. If you sounded like someone else, that word was called 'biting' — 'You biting my style, you biting my shit.'
"If you paying tribute, like I did with 'La Di Da Di' to Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh, I paid n****s who I grew up loving. I said 'I'm gonna redo your song, get you paid all over again, let everybody know it's your shit, and put a twist on it for the new kids who don't even know it exists.' That's a different way of showing love, as opposed to everyone rapping the same style."
Snoop Dogg just released his Pharrell Williams-produced BUSH. In case he has some spare time set aside from promoting the set, he may be interested in checking out this recent study on why adults lose touch with popular music.