During the conversation, Charlamagne admitted that he has no desire to hear Young Thug’s latest album, Barter 6.
“I’m gonna be honest with you, I haven’t heard it,” he says. “I have no desire to hear it. I have nothing against Young Thug. [I] don’t know the young man. I’m just not interested in his music. I don’t know what the fuck he’s saying. It’s just not for me. I’m 34-years old, I like rappers that I can actually understand [and] rappers that can articulate very well. The shit he’s on, I ain’t on it.”
Charlamagne then went on to offer some advice for the Rich Gang rapper.
“You’re playing yourself,” he says. “You’re setting yourself up for failure, Young Thug and I’ma tell you why. Be the best Young Thug you can be because people fuck with Young Thug. People like Young Thug. He only sold 18,000 records [in] his first week, so whatever fan base you do have, keep capitalizing off of that and keep being the best Young Thug you can be. You can’t be that young man Lil Wayne.”
Later in the conversation, Charlamagne suggested that in two years time people won’t even be talking about Young Thug.
“Two years from, now it’s a great chance we won’t even be talking about Young Thug,” he says. “It’s a great chance. Let me give you a great example: LL Cool J [and] Canibus. LL, OG, legend, mad equity. Here comes this new guy named Canibus. He comes out, gets at him, second round knockout, goes right after him, puts the mic on his arm — where is Canibus now?”
Elsewhere, while discussing the Birdman-led Rich Gang, Charlamagne admitted to liking Rich Homie Quan more so than Young Thug.
“I like Rich Homie Quan better than Young Thug,” he says. “I think Rich Homie Quan is actually dope. I like Rich Homie Quan. I hate that dance he be doing. I don’t know what the fuck is going on with that dance, that shit look silly to me, but Rich Homie Quan makes good records. He makes other people’s records sound good when he’s on there doing hooks and stuff. I personally like Rich Homie Quan more than Young Thug. I think Rich Homie Quan is gon’ be around longer than Young Thug.”
Back in January, Charlamagne opened up about his thoughts on the situation between Lil Wayne and Cash Money Records, declaring that Lil Wayne was the one “who made Cash Money what it is” today.
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