The Grammy award-winning artist gets candid about a few of the rap industry’s biggest stars.
If you’ve ever wondered how Questlove feels about emerging talent, Genius got the Grammy award-winning musician to open up about buzzy artists. In the website’s series, “The Cosign,” artists like DaBaby, Rapsody and Young M.A to name a few.
In the start of the clip, Questlove shares that he’s into DaBaby while the clip plays his song “INTRO.” He says, “I’m a fan of DaBaby, and I’m trying to get him on the Roots Picnic.” Later in the clip when shown “Oprah” by Rapsody, he shares that he really thinks she’s drawing viewers in with the style of the video. He says, “I love how she’s turning on their heads,” referring to the fact that men are typically seen gambling with dice in rap videos in the ’90s.
When speaking of Young M.A after Genius plays her song “No Mercy,” he tells a quick story about when Alicia Key’s last album dropped and Swizz Beatz told him to pay attention to her. He went on to share that he always had his eye on her.
Take a look at the entire clip below.