[After recently releasing his new “Ballads of a Massacre” album, hip-hop veteran Fong Sai U gives SOHH his thoughts on today’s rap game.]
Kids today need to go back and listen to Gang Starr. You need to go listen to Poor Righteous Teachers. There’s so many elements of the 90’s they should listen to.
Hip-hop’s f*cked up right now because people think because of your money, that makes you a better artist. I don’t care how much money you got or how big your studio is, that doesn’t make your sh*t dope. Back then, you had to prove yourself in hip-hop.
Guru had the voice. Now, everyone has these high voices now. Redman had his own voice. Method Man had his own voice. Guru had his own voice. Nobody’s voice sounded the same.
People were like, “I know who this is,” because they had their own voice.