A$AP Rocky Discusses Hip Hop "Whoring Out" Trends

A$AP Rocky vents frustration about Hip Hop's lack of originality in fashion and in music videos.

A$AP Rocky has turned heads with his music, but another one of his interests is fashion.

In an interview with Hot 97's Angie Martinez, the young rapper spoke about Hip Hop's tendency to run trends into the ground. 

"See, the thing is, I love my people, never get it twisted," qualified Rocky. "People - Hip Hop - we've gotta stop whoring out trends."

"Anytime something get hot, we overdo it," he continued. "Like the Versace thing, all the chains, sunglasses, and the True Religion. Just hang it up. Just let it go. I'm serious."

A$AP Rocky applied the complaint to Hip Hop music videos as well. "And I'm tired of the Hip Hop videos with the same thing in it," he said. "Just money, champagne, girls, and making it rain, and ice, and sunglasses. And foreign cars. I'm tired of it."

Watch the interview below:

 

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40 Comments

  • Anonymous

    without white pimpin' A$$WIPE's no-talent whore ass we wouldn't be reading this... Maino and Jim Jones aside, this douchebag might be the worst New York MC ever... that fake white hipsters patronize this garbage (HHDX does it for $$$, obviously) only makes the point more obvious...

  • BOY

    STFU A$$WIPE! You have the same shit on your videos and say the same shit on your music fool so SHUT IT! Weezy is the KIGN of HIP HOP! He controls this mothafucka like the ILLUMINATI! YMCMB!

    • Fry

      This guy is the PERFECT example of a little wayne fan. He can't fucking spell and sounds like an idiot. Wayne isn't even a part of Hip-Hop, let alone the "KIGN". You must be impressed with lines such as "I'm hot like dog".

  • Ill JuJu

    We need a Bone Thugs - ASAP Rocky collabo... A fkin SAP!!!!!!

  • Fry

    What a clown. These are the same complaints we were having since before 2000. Why does he try to act like he's above what he is? He's trolling so he can get more money to make more whack rap songs and videos. He's obviously a mainstream-commercial rapper...there's a fucking dollar sign in his name! Whack people like this make whack music that manipulative white people tell them to make so they can dumb down blacks. Have you ever been to a hip-hop show featuring real artists or underground rappers? There's like 10 % black people in the crowd. All white and latino. We brainwash black people to make them think that they like this embarrassing hip-hop, meanwhile we're setting them back generations. This fool almost stole the name of one of those established and respected artists.

  • Industry Advocate

    He's actually right!! I always wondered why when one person does something, why does it seem like EVERYONE has to do it???

    • Anonymous

      take a ride on my side no more tears no more fears noone telling me lies no more goodbyes i o nly want heart felt goodbyes

  • A$$PLAY NIPPLES

    Sez a no talent Bum Nigga with no fans but enough white people who think he's 'pretty' they'll pretend until the Kreayshawn-like #s come back... How's that Sony cock taste, A$$face? Forget making black folks look stupid, A$$face needs a goddamn chromosome check because I question whether this witness fuck is even human. Funny too he can bit Aesop Rock's NAME and nothing else about dude because he's too weak to pull it off.

  • Anonymous

    fuck this chocolate bar

  • ETL

    I'm tired of rappers complaining about lack of originality, especially those with a following good enough to go against the grain but won't. They all scared IMHO

    • Anonymous

      A$$WIPE would know ** ALL ** about whoring as the ** ONLY ** reason he has a Sony deal is giving up his a$$ and mouth to Sony cock... Offense is the best defense, A$$WIPE?

  • Kev

    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black... the fuck

  • dashing

    Biggest trend in hip hop... Rappers criticizing the game and how wack it is.

  • Anonymous

    WOW THIS LIL NIGGA IS A TREND LOL TALK ABOUT A HIPOCRITE LOL THIS LIL NIGGA IS A HARLEM NYC RAPPER BUT MAKES TX SCREWED MUSIC??? MAN WTF THEY SNORTING IN NYC THESE DAYS LOL NIGGA SHUT UP LOL GOLD TEETH WAS THE 80S N 90S LOL MAN NY NIGGAS ARE SOO LOST

  • Anonymous

    I'm so broke so i never had nothing from things he mentioned.

  • Anonymous

    mainstream hip hop is and has always been wack they are all just puppets being controlled by men in suites

  • D-NUCKS

    He makes great points one day I was working out in my living room...I had MTVJAMS on my tv. I had the volume on mute...cause i had my ipod playin...I swear i saw about 9 straight hip hop videos and the imgages were all the same......JUST HAVE NAKED BITCHES...MONEY AND DRINKS....Its like everybody does they video in the same club. All these artist suck so bad they can't sell themselves or there talent or lack there of.They gotta use 100 bad ass bitches in they video to keep your attention. If you turn the music down and just look at the IMAGES, its pretty eye opening. HIP HOP IS ON SOME OTIS SPUNKMEYER SHIT...STRAIGHT COOKIE CUTTER TO THE MAX. Everybody rocking Shades...dudes don't even have enough confidence to show there eyes...like they hiding something. Scared to TRULY ENGAUGE WITH THEIR AUDIENCE.

  • Anonymous

    also goldie had everything he mentioned it lol

  • Anonymous

    i see some people say he does the same thing. The goldie video didnt have it, and neither did the Purple Swag video. But if we're talking lingo then he can throw himself in that category cus once dipset started using swag a lot, ALLLLL of hip hop started using it and now the shit is over played. We hate that fuckin word now

  • Anonymous

    he raps like he is from the south that is orignal lol

  • Up North

    Well if niggas stopped talking about that shit in every damn song, it would stop being shown in every damn video. Besides, those are the only videos getting aired. There's plenty of dope shit out there. Maybe Rocky should look to promote those cats instead of ignoring them and playing into the same bullshit he's speaking out against.

  • Anonymous

    the lamest trend in rap by far is this corny bullshit where east coast rappers try to sound like there from houston...

  • Jay

    Dude your album aint even drop yet.. Stop tryna make rules

  • Anonymous

    Some hypocrisy in his words, since he does the same shit. But he speaks the truth.

  • dj nemesis

    he does the same thing but he do it with crazy effects an cool slow motion an does it completely different then your average rapper, plus he directs them

  • Anonymous

    keepin it trill fuk these 2 lames below me

  • Anonymous

    Ain't that what you do?

  • Anonymous

    Nigga you have the same shit in yo videos FOH

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