It's not just the old heads who are unhappy with what's going on in rap these days.
Joey Bada$$ is only 23. Yet he thinks rap is in a "trash state" and has singled out a particular sub-genre for why it's that way.
Rap is in a very trash state rn with very few exceptions that don’t even get the love and attention that they deserve.— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) January 24, 2018
Like where’s y’all niggas souls at???— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) January 24, 2018
Music is the most influential force in the world. Pay attention to what’s being over saturated. It says something about the generation. Sound is vibration.— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) January 24, 2018
Ok goodnight I’m gonna go make a trap record.— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) January 24, 2018
Joey's 2017 album All-Amerikkan Badass posted mediocre numbers despite very strong reviews.
So perhaps that's coloring his view of the game.
On the other hand, he was likely paid handsomely as a ghostwriter on the Post Malone smash hit "Rock Star", which fits in the trap genre he seems to be railing against.
Joey's motivation aside, do you agree with his Tweets?