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.