Ski Mask The Slump God: The New Generation Of Rappers Are Like Jay-Z Times Ten
Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) Hip Hop is currently commanding the music industry and pop culture. 2018 has seen rap albums garner the most Gold/Platinum RIAA certifications, and rappers have topped the Hot 100 chart for 24 straight weeks.
Some people will argue that means this generation of artists are the most successful Hip Hop stars in history. Ironically, a 48-year-old Jay-Z is still labeled by many as the epitome of winning in the rap game.
Ski Mask the Slump God even mentioned Jay during an interview with Tim Westwood. The 2018 XXL Freshman Class member compared his peers to emcees of other eras.
"It's crazy right now. The youngest generation is really ridiculous. It's the wildest generation yet," said Ski Mask. "It's like Jay-Z times ten. Not lyrical wise, but just rapper wise."
There has also been a lot of conversation around the fact that many rappers from the 1990s rhymed about selling drugs while countless 2010s rappers focus on drug usage. Ski Mask spoke about that element of the generational gap too.
"I guess it's because it's hard to see change come. They affected the game - the older generation - and they thought that we would carry it the way that they wanted it to be carried," suggested the Beware the Book of Eli creator. "Nah... this is some new sh-t. But it's not bad, it's not bad at all. Cause it's still some of us with genuine intentions."