A$AP Rocky touched down with Red Bull Music Academy in Harlem back in May to dish about the music industry. Close to halfway through the talk, the conversation moved to the sounds of New York and Atlanta, who many believe are running the game right now; Rocky agrees, but seems to favor the varied sound of New York over the more samey sound coming from down South.
“I don’t understand how Future can make a song like “Shit,” then [Que] makes “OG Bobby Johnson,” Rocky mused. “He’s saying “Headshot headshot, hit ’em with it,” and it’s the same thing Future’s saying, and we allowed that…It’s okay to be inspired, but you can’t be inspired by artists in your contemporary league, because that’s technically biting.”
Those are some *strong* words coming from Rocky, who just released his latest album At.Long.Last.A$AP just over a month ago. Before taking “shots” at Atlanta, he mentioned how he loves the variety coming out of New York right now, between Joey Badass, Action Bronson, and of course A$AP Mob.
Does New York’s variety really stand tall over Atlanta’s ubiquitous modern style? Sound off below.