Flavor Flav loves the new music coming from all the new rap artists, but doesn’t feel like it’s Hip Hop. According to Flav, Rap music has lost “the element of Hip Hop.”
“I think the element of Hip Hop left when Rap music started being created on a slow tempo,” said Flavor Flav. “It’s just stayed there for years. Right now, a lot of Rap music today is being created at very low tempos. There’s no more of that, ‘Wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care,’ you know? Something that makes you want to get out there and breakdance. Rap music has lost that element right now, mainly over in America. There’s not too many great Hip Hop records out there, but there are some great Rap records. Lil Wayne is making some great Rap records, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Ludacris, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Snoop…everybody is making great Rap records, but it’s not Hip Hop.”
Maybe the sound of hip hop has evolved Flav. There are quite a few rap records out right now that make you want to dance….maybe not breakdance because it is 2013, but we definitely dance.
Flav is old school.