Keith Richards is one cranky old man and his crotchety disposition has lead him to diss Hip-Hop again.
In an interview with the New York Daily News, the aging rocker said that rap music was so many words, so little said.”
Richards continued, “What rap did that was impressive was to show there are so many tone-deaf people out there. All they need is a drum beat and somebody yelling over it and they’re happy. There’s an enormous market for people who can’t tell one note from another.”
In 2007 Richards really put his ignorance on full display when he talked to Rolling Stone magazine.
“Hip-hop leaves me cold. But there are some people out there who think it’s the meaning of life… I don’t wanna be yelled at; I wanna be sung to. I never really understood why somebody would want to have some gangster from L.A. poking his fingers in your face,” he said. “As I say, it don’t grab me. I mean, the rhythms are boring; they’re all done on computers.”
Journalist Jim Farber said that the famed guitarist winked every time he dissed somebody in this most recent interview. Perhaps this is his way of staying relevant as Hip-Hop continues to be the dominant genre in these modern days.