Kool G Rap Explains How The South Took Over Hip-Hop On MONTREALITY
The foundational Juice Crew member Kool G Rap sat down with the good folks at MONTREALITY to discuss a few things the other day. Surprisingly omitting most of the Juice Crew tales a lot of us were hoping for, Kool G rapped a bit on some of the harder hitting cultural commentary we knew he had in him. G speaks to the “New York sound” and how the South’s 808s and twangs took over the game; in some ways for the better, in others for the worst.
He attributes it to the birth of Southern struggle rap, which developed during that period where Run DMC, Rakim, KRS and himself were enjoying the fruits of success in the music industry, and then in turn infiltrated a game that was once dominated by NYC’s grit and earnestness. He also spoke to the issue of respect between generations, not just in music or hip-hop, but at large. G spoke to how the crack epidemic of the 80’s destroyed generational ties, building a wall between the youth and their parents and systemically destroying families and any inclination to respect the OGs. To hear the legend get all philosophical and explain why MLK and Gandhi were true Gs, watch him get real with MONTREALITY below.