Okay we're gonna sound so biased given that we're a hip-hop and RnB radio station, but it's very hard to deny how prominent hip-hop is in todays music scene. It is commonly recognised as the biggest genre in the world, and looking at the charts, you'd have to agree.
Maroon 5's Adam Levine has always shown love to the rap game, calling on numerous big names in hip hop to feature on his tracks. But now he's taken that respect a step further in a new interview with Variety, where he expresses his views on the current state of hip-hop.
He says that both he and his bandmates have always been influenced by rap music, and also stated that rock music has hit a rough patch:
"I don’t know where [rock music] is. If it’s around, no one’s invited me to the party," said Levine. He continued by praising all the talented individuals who work within the hip-hop genre, saying, "All of the innovation and the incredible things happening in music are in hip-hop. It’s better than everything else. Hip-hop is weird and avant-garde and flawed and real, and that’s why people love it."
Read the full interview here: