Lil Yachty Discusses 'Destroying' Hip Hop

By HHL Editors

In a interview with MTV, Lil Yachty revealed his debut album will be called Teenage Emotion.

It's an appropriate title, given the light nature of his lyrics.

Yachty's a different kind of rapper -- in fact, he says he's not a rapper -- and some have suggested his style and sudden popularity threaten the culture.

The 19-year old addressed that in the interview:

"People say I'm destroying Hip Hop, and, I'm like, there's so much Hip Hop, and it's so popular, so I don't know why I have the power to destroy it," he says. "It's ridicolous! Also, I feel like there are genres within genres everywhere else, like in rock -- you don't hear Slipknot complaining about Paramore not being hardcore enough. But Hip Hop has to be one type of thing -- hardcore, street, storytelling, the struggle -- or it's not real. I don't get that. People bashed Drake off the fact he didn't suffer. Who cares? Do you like the music or not. "I’m not a joke. I’m not making fun of Hip Hop or being disrespectful. It’s not play rap, it’s as real as anything.”
What do you think? Is there a place for Yachty?

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