ASAP Rocky Says He Doesn't Care For Today's New York Rappers

The young Harlem rapper admits that he doesn't associate with many of today's New York artists.

Just days after ASAP Rocky released his mixtape LoveLiveA$AP , the New York newcomer set out for Drake's "Club Paradise Tour," opening with fellow fresh face Kendrick Lamar. In an interview with Good Fella Media, Rocky spoke candidly about how he feels about today's New York music scene. 

"I just don't like modern New York Hip Hop," he said. "I liked Dipset, I liked G-Unit--I liked all that shit in [that] era. I'm just saying now, today, I don't really fuck with a lot of New York rappers. There's a few that I think is cool but that's about it. Not to say I don't fuck with it but I choose not to listen to it on my own time."

While his love for modern New York rappers is scant, he holds respect for new artists like Kendrick Lamar and Odd Future.

"I fuck with everybody who's doing they thing. I'm talking about new, up-and-coming artists," he said. "When you look at me you think of niggas like Kendrick 'cause we all young, we all comin' up. You think of Odd Future and all that other shit because everybody's growing up."

The "Club Paradise Tour" comes to an end on November 20 in North Carolina.

43 Comments

  • Theezzzznuuuuutttzzzz

    Yo, really, all these mofos critics. stop it, go pack bags at the supermarket, wash cars on the weekends for extra change...none of yall got anything but negative criticism. the boy is hot. leave them cat alone, when they surpass all your unsubstantial observations. don't jump on the ASAP train trill nuts. they making cool as music. Eff haters.

  • Theezzzznuuuuutttzzzz

    Yo, really, all these mf critics...stop it, go pack bags at the supermarket, wash cars on the weekends for extra change...none of yall got anything but negative criticism...the boy is hot... leave them cat alone, when they surpass all your unsubstantial observations... don't jump on the ASAP train trill nuts.... they making cool as music... Eff haters.

  • Theezzzznuuuuutttzzzz

    Yo, really, all these mf critics...stop it, go pack bags at the supermarket, wash cars on the weekends for extra change...none of yall got anything but negative criticism...the boy is hot... leave them cat alone, when they surpass all your unsubstantial observations... don't jump on the ASAP train trill nuts.... they making cool as music... f%$ haters.

  • V-Nasty is God

    That's because after 2005, new york fell waaaaaay the fuck off. The best rapper to come out of NY, specifically Harlem, in the past three years is Charles Hamilton, and that dude Ja-Ruled himself out of a career for no reason. I was a huge fan, but CH's actions are retarded. Now who is this ASAP guy? Wait... just another east coast nobody who will go the way of the Hamilton in a few years. The West Coast on the other hand, that's where it's at. We got Hopsin, we got White Girl Mob, we got OFWGKTA, we got the almighty Based God. Cali is where it's at.

  • joem

    First and foremost, who the fuck is asap rocky?.. secondly, who the fuck are these alleged "new" new york artist?.. Third, G Unit and Dipset ain't that old........dot... As for G Unit.. Cookie monster sounding ass lloyd banks is whack, I don't care how "nice" people say he is lyrically, I can't stand to listen to that dude. Yayo is lame, period. 50 cent got rich and stopped trying. The game got kicked out. Young Buck was the only other artist worth listening to on the unit and now he fell the fuck off. And Dipset?.. seriously?... Cam'ron has got to be one of the worst rappers of all time. Jim Jones ain't far behind.. Santana.. aye, aye, aye.....aye.

  • bronxite

    nicki minaj from new york

  • bronxite

    who cares if u fuck with us. u from houston anyway.

  • Anonymous

    The old NY emcees are holding it down for NY. Always have and always will. Unfortunately that kinda music isn't POP, so you gotta look for it. Anything WU, Bootcamp cats are still doing they thing, Sean Price and them. M.O.P bout to drop again. Mobb Deep, Nas, Cormega, G Rap, Joell Ortiz etc.., You know where i'm going. All the new cats are copying the south and sounding stupid. There is no originality comin out of NY anymore.

  • maj

    The reason new NY rappers arent stepping big in to the game is because the old generation are still fucking up 70% of rappers 2day. Likes of Nas, Jigga, Saigon, Fabolous, 50. New kats dont have a chance when u got a list like that. And thats just the mainstream niggers. Cant be forgetting Mobb Deep etc. Dont hate, NY still has the rap nucleus. My opinion

  • Nick

    Preach it my man, i totally agree New York hip hop is a bunch of wack sellout's, at least the ones getting attention these days.

  • Anonymous

    NY SOUNDS LIKE GA NOWADAYS MANNIE FRESH SAID IT HIMSELF All THEY DO IS SOUTH IN NEW YORK ANYWAYS, WHO WOOOOULD FUCK WIT NY?

  • Anonymous

    nobody in ny listens to you

  • Anonymous

    Ill say this... its actually hard to find good people to actually listen to nowadays because everybody wants to be a fuckin rapper but only 10 out of every 100 are worth listening too take that into consideration as well as the fact that new artists have to grind twice as hard as established artists because their spot isnt secure yet. Theyre still in the phase of being here today but possibly being forgot about in a year so their focus isnt really on other artists

  • Frederick Pdot Aldeco

    ASAP Rocky need to check out real hip hop Mc's from New York like Nine11Thesaurus , Mic blaque, and Dayz Da Empora just to name a few and stop checking out "rappers' that just fucking up the game right now. Love the vibe with kendrick lamer he is my favorite Mc's that is doing his thing out there lets bring new hip hop back http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=195521760520464

  • WTF

    NY is the fucking birthplace of Hip Hop and just because this idiot doesn't have a clue about good music doesn't mean NY don't have GREAT new artists. The ILLZ is from NY and he's a fucking genius, Emilio Rojas, Diggy Simmons is dope for his age, Action Bronson, Childish Gambino, An0maly is from Jersey if you wanna count him and he's a fucking beast, Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire-I swear I'm not making that name up lol he's dope check out his joint with Elzhi, and finally Das Racist-who have been featured on this site multiple times.

    • systematic

      the illz is from jersey city, emilio rojas is from upstate ny, childish gambino is from atlanta, das racist is terrible

  • Rick James

    Old NY MC's were the best. But I suspect with his wiz khalifah/Drake/Odd Future influences he doesnt rate rappers like Guru, AZ, Wu Tang etc anyhow.

  • WhatABiatch

    What a whore, first he says he doesn't fuck with current new york rappers, then he says "not to say i don't fuck with it" what a bitch, scared of a little beef, same thing with drake.

  • GANGSTA

    He's talking about NEW rappers from NY...How stupid can you be? Joell Ortiz and Lloyd Banks have been around for years now. He's right...Who the fuck else is there besides him?

    • SoManyMore

      Wtf there are so many dope NY rappers. The ILLZ is from NY and he's a fucking genius, Emilio Rojas, Diggy Simmons is dope for his age, Action Bronson, Childish Gambino, An0maly is from Jersey if you wanna count him and he's a fucking beast, Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire-I swear I'm not making that name up lol he's dope check out his joint with Elzhi, and finally Das Racist-who have been featured on this site multiple times.

  • dj nemesis

    nuttin wrong wit dude havin an opinion,the fuck wrong wit yall....my favorite coast is the east coast,cuz of wu and nas an mobb deep,but u think i listen to niggas like maino? saigon? red cafe? uncle murda? dipset (if thats what u wanna call them,true dipset died)fred da godson? come on son....the ilelst nigga out right now is freddie gibbs an he from indiana,then comes hopsin an hes from the west coast...dont shit on the nigga cuz he feels his coast is average right now,hes wat made banks new mixtape hot,they the only niggas doin somethin interestin outta new york right now....niggas say he needa do somethin new that the 90s aint do,well i see this nigga gettin clams casino beats an rippen them like bone thugs/houston/and max b,thats new and fresh

  • Big Dan

    To the extent that there really aren't that many new now NY rappers, why even make that statement. Why ruffle feathers of people you don't even mean to offend and poop on the whole city. I'm sure he is not directing that at say a Joel Ortiz, that someone else mentioned. But J.O is gonna read that and take it personal. Cats need to learn how to be more diplomatic. And the reason he ain't feeling the scene now is because radio, including east coast, has abandoned NY rappers. There are no stars, so there is no one to hear to decide if you like 'em or not.

  • Protius

    this dude is the essence of wackness and probably a government agent tasked with further fucking the game up, the 90's already did 'weed smoking' rap. do some new new shit dude.

  • Anonymous

    I can understand what he is saying, but he is a part of this new "up and coming" era so he is basically talking about himself. You just do not shit on your peers like that for no reason.

  • Anonymous

    i guess he doesnt like joell ortiz

  • Charles

    this dude is trash, I usually don't like to be rude to new artists. But I don't think he can pass on judgement on anyone, he just isn't that good.

  • Flocaine

    im gonna go out on a limb and say i bet not too many new york rappers like him either...kid is a str8 herb LOL

  • catanu

    ASAP Rocky is best reaper ever!

  • Anonymous

    The more I know about these dudes the less I want to support them...Identity crisis with them yelling NY and reppin Texas more than anything...clowns YE ME TOO I THINK THEY JUST YOUNG AND DOING WHAT THEY THINK IS GOOD IF YOU LIKE THERE SOUND THERE ARE LOADS OF GREAT UNDERGROUND TEXAS RAPPERS WHO DO IT EVEN BETTER

  • Anonymous

    fat joe,big pun,fabolous and nas are my favourite rappers from new york fuck what any of yall think

  • HotChick

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  • HotChick

    Fuck this guy, I just heard about this new dude named iMCompleX and he's so phucking hot!!! Check him out on youtube search for iMCompleX Complex World!

  • HotChick

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  • Dee Oats

    I'm sure they don't fuck with you either, clown ass niccrah!

  • Anonymous

    The more I know about these dudes the less I want to support them...Identity crisis with them yelling NY and reppin Texas more than anything...clowns

  • Up North

    Well, judging by his sound that's easy to see. Didn't stop him from hopping on Banks' CC2 mixtape tho.

  • Bigfoot89

    FAKE ASS NEW YORK NIGGA....

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