A$AP Rocky recently spoke to MTV about his goal for his music, comparisons to Wu-Tang Clan and more.
On how he represents hip-hop, Rocky stated, “I thought I had [the baton from the older generation]. I thought I was running with it. I thought we all were. We gotta hold it down for the young cats man. My thing is, I just want to make everybody who enjoys music and art and Hip Hop music proud. That’s all I want to do. I don’t want y’all to say this guy is misrepresenting us or he’s giving it a bad name. I just want to represent Hip Hop well and I want to show you guys my aspect on what I think Hip Hop should be.”
A$AP continued, “That’s why all my videos are, I guess I want to say, different than your standard Hip Hop video. That’s why all of my lyrics and my production choices and just my rapping scheme and patterns are different than your average artist because I’m an innovator. I’m like anti-bandwagon. That’s what I’m running with for 2013 and I’m gonna show these guys how to step it up. If they gonna be competing against me, man, they’re gonna have to get it together.”
Check out the complete interview online at MTV.com.