The music vet thinks today's music is all about "jewelry and cars."
Growing up around and being one of the rappers to make rap about the issues, Ice T is disappointed with the direction most hip hoppers are taking their music.
In a recent interview, he vented:
I want to see some little motherf**kers get together like a Public Enemy and give these fools a wake up call like, "F**k this jewelry and cars bulls**t,' and bring it back to Armageddon! Don't get it twisted - the people that are making music now, I'm not mad at them. People think I'm mad at pop music [but] I'm not. I'm just saying the conscious music is lacking.There's no roots…
Where are those kids that are gonna come out and really push the envelope? N.W.A did F**k tha Police, we were going hard, we were getting arrested. Now everybody is trying to stay in their nice little safe bubble and I miss the edgy music. That's all I'm saying. Saying you sell drugs, that's not edgy to me, let's talk about some issues.
Lupe Fiasco. Lupe Fiasco does it. I've listened to some of his stuff. He's not afraid…
Ice T might have a point, guys! What do U think? Any other rappers today talking about real issues?
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