Darryl McDaniels, widely known as DMC from the pioneering rap group Run-DMC, has some choice words for today’s highest selling rap artists. In an interview with the UK’s Metro recently, DMC called the state of hip-hop “disrespectful.”

“Ninety-eight per cent of hip hop music that’s out now I say is just bad demos,” the 49-year-old DMC said, before adding: “Lil Wayne, Jay Z ain’t hot, it’s just they’re programmed so many times people are brainwashed,” DMC said.

He then added the oft-heard refrain that hip-hop has strayed from its roots.

“The reason why hip-hop exists is because it started out with good intentions, once all the good intentions left the music became polluted, it became disrespectful, it became immature.” 

(h/t The Metro via The Grio)


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