Most rappers don’t like being told what to do and the same goes for Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill. During a recent interview with The Breakfast Club, Meek responded to comments made by fellow artist Kid Cudi about rap during an appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show” weeks ago.
Back in March, Kid Cudi made an appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show” , Cudi stated that “the braggadocio, money, cash, hoes” raps in Hip Hop is holding back the culture.
Addressing Cudi’s comment, Meek says rappers shouldn’t be told what they should or shouldn’t rap about.
“The game be like trying to bounce the street rappers out,” he said. “It’s like bad right now. It’s kinda coming back. Boosie just came home. Hov just jumped on a real street record. Meek Mill back in effect. About to come with this new, second album…I come from DMX, Jay Z, Ja Rule, 50 Cent, Nas, all that era right there…I seen Kid Cudi say ‘Yeah, they rap about money, cars, and hoes, and all this stuff.’ And I’m like ‘Bro, we don’t tell y’all what to rap about.’ If he choose to rap about sniffing coke I ain’t gonna say nothing about him rapping about that. J. Cole wanna rap about college. I might wanna hear the experience of college. I never been to college. You know what I’m saying? Rap is rap, man. It’s about how you putting them words together. How you making them flows sound on that beat. And how you making good music. You can’t say Tupac your favorite rapper if you ain’t trying to hear nobody talk about the streets.”