Buckshot Says Some NYC Rappers Overdo Representing New York


(AllHipHop News) Brooklyn’s own Buckshot has always put on for his hometown, but the Duck Down Music co-founder feels some of today’s NYC based rappers are taking the idea repping your city to the extreme.

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In a recent interview with AllHipHop.com, Buck was asked for his take on Brooklyn Hip Hop at the moment. He did not call out any particular emcee, but the Black Moon member did express some homegrown acts from NYC should calm down with all the New York talk.

AllHipHop.com: There are a lot of acts from Brooklyn buzzing right now like Troy Ave. What’s your take on the current state of Brooklyn Hip Hop?

Buckshot: I’ll just say some people deserve to be in that position of acknowledgement, and some people really don’t. I give props to the people that deserve it. I don’t really mention any names.

Some people say they represent New York. Okay you represent New York, but when certain people keep saying “New York, New York, New York” all the time that just becomes a little bit aggravating after a while. You don’t gotta keep saying it all the time. Some people just overdo it.

There is one BK crew that Buck strongly endorses. He connected with Pro Era’s Joey Bada$$ and CJ Fly for the track “Flute” which is featured on Buckshot & P-Money’s new joint album BackPack Travels. According to Buck, Pro Era’s appreciation for the generation of Hip Hop stars that came before them set the collective apart from other new acts.

Buckshot: When we got that opportunity to work with Pro Era it was only a pleasure. There’s certain things you’re just amazed at, because they are so dope as individuals. And those are the type of people that give props to artists of the 90’s. To me, that’s special because I’ve always given props to the artists before me like the Big Daddy Kanes, the Slick Ricks, and the KRS-Ones. I like people that’s like that. Some people just don’t care, and they’ll tell you.

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Watch the video for Buckshot & P-Money’s “Flute” featuring Joey Bada$$ and CJ Fly below.