So VladTV caught up with Prodigy and he spoke on his opinion of a lot of the “new” artists in hip-hop.  I gotta co sign his perspective a lot more than the individual artists he brings up.  You would think Prodigy might be one of those 90’s purists, but apparently he has done his history.  It kind of all goes back to a post I did on how I think it’s pretty whack to label things “real” hip-hop.  Hip-Hop is much like folk art to me.  It’s about people without much formal training in an art form creating something that kids identify with.  A lot of artists may not agree with said art when it hits the scene.  But that doesn’t mean that art doesn’t inevitably make the entire genre better.  I don’t want to put words in P’s mouth, but I get the vibe that is what he is saying.  I’m just tired of the people who are complaining that hip-hop is evolving.  Spotted at HHDX:

But a lot of people, they hate on a lot of new artists. They say, ‘We need to bring it back to the old school, we need to bring it back to that hardcore shit. These niggas is making these songs.’ To me, I like what they doing. I like Soulja Boy’s music, I like Waka Flocka’s music, I appreciate all of that. Because they’re being them. They having fun, they making money, they doing them.”

“It’s not lyrical or whatever, they doing them, just having fun. When I look at that, I compare it to like how rap started. The Sugar Hill Gang, the Cold Crush and all that. It was fun. It wasn’t really about being too lyrical, you really not saying nothing. And that’s how rap started. So that’s the essence of it. It’s just fun and just making your money and getting popular and repping your crew and where you’re fun and all of that.”

“As rap progressed, people got more serious about the lyrics, about the production, about the thing as a whole. Now, you’ve got different levels of it. You’ve got the conscious rap, you’ve got the hardcore rap, you’ve got the party songs, you’ve got the strip club songs, you’ve got the different types of things. And that just shows the progression of this, it’s not just one thing, we’re very unique. Rap music is very complex. You can’t hate on somebody for being different, because they’re doing something different than what you’re doing. They just doing they thing. That’s my answer to that. I respect these new dudes, I like what they doing. Kid CuDi, everybody. I like what they’re doing. Their shit is hot.