Hip Hop legend Scarface fears African Americans are losing the musical culture they created.
The Houston native alluded that white musician have become more successful at doing black music than actual black artists.
“Justin Timberlake doing 800 to 900,000 the first week,” he said. “Can Usher do 899,000 the first week? Justin Bieber can do a gazillion records the first week. But can Chris Brown do a gazillion records the first week?”
The “My Block” rapper also fears African Americans are being fazed out of their genres.
“I heard it from a credible source that’s a producer on this particular network that was saying ‘we gonna make this all white,’” Scarface revealed to Hard Knock TV. “This is going to be for the young, white teenagers now. This meaning Hip Hop. Actually, we’re going to make this particular show, this particular network for the young, white kids. I’m listening to this and wondering where the fuck do I fit in?”
Scarface was upset by this because he was part of the “crafting and molding” of Hip Hop.
Scarface said Hip Hop and R&B has become commercialized, saying no musicians know how to play instruments anymore.
“Look at Rock N Roll, everybody knows how to play drums and guitars and shit. And everybody can sing and shit,” he said. “But everybody in R&B and Hip Hop, don’t nobody know how to play nothing no more.”
Even more startling Scarface observed is the absence of soulful R&B bands.
“What the fuck happened to all the black groups?” Scarface asked. “I ain’t talking about the Commodores or Maize or some shit. Whatever happened to groups like Mint Condition or some shit? Who stole the soul?”
Check Scarface’s Hard Knock TV Interview Below
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