(AllHipHop News) There's a perception that most of the under-30 rap stars don't really appreciate Hip Hop culture or its history. Well, Trippie Redd is making it clear he grew up listening to rap legends.
During a sit down with Montreality, Trippie was asked about one of the top emcees of this decade - J. Cole. The KOD album creator has become a trolling target for some young fans but Big 14 applauds Cole's lyrical ability.
"I just knew when he first came out... one of the GOATs. He's hard, regardless of what you think," said Trippie. "He is a rapper. He gives you nothing but bars which is amazing. And his lyrical play is distinct."
The "Dark Knight Dummo" rhymer added, "I really appreciate him and f-ck with his music because he's doing something for the culture that a lot of other people ain't really doing... I wanna hear bars sometimes."
J. Cole's debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story came out the same year as Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne. Trippie also talked about that 2011 collaborative LP.
"What made the album so special? The King Of New York and the King Of Arts do a whole project together," explained the 18-year-old Ohio native. "Beat wise, flawless. You can play every track and the beats are amazing."
Redd continued, "Wordplay - the King Of New York and the King Of Arts going at it for hours on this damn album. It's just so crazy."