Joey Bada$$ Thinks 'Rap Is in a Very Trash Space'

Joey Bada$$, 2017
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Joey Bada$$ attends the Stream TIDAL X: Brooklyn Benefit Concert at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on Oct. 17, 2017 in New York.

Despite JAY-Z and Kendrick Lamar leading this year's Grammy Awards with the most nominations, some people still aren't too thrilled about the current state of rap, most notably Joey Bada$$. On Wednesday (Jan. 24), Bada$$ voiced his disappointment in the culture and explained on Twitter why he believes the genre is "trash."

"Rap is in a very trash state rn with very few exceptions that don't even get the love and attention that they deserve," tweeted Bada$$. "Like where’s y’all n---as souls at???" Later, Bada$$ returned to Twitter to continue sharing his thoughts. "Music is the most influential force in the world. Pay attention to what’s being over saturated. It says something about the generation. Sound is vibration," he wrote.

He concluded his thoughts by saying he was "gonna go make a trap record."

Last year, Bada$$ was vocal about the generation's dwindling attention span when listening to new projects. "I hate the attention span of this new generation. 2 weeks and music is already old to y'all?" he tweeted shortly after the release of his sophomore album All-Amerikkkan Bada$$. "Not talking about my shit, I'm more speaking in general. My shit str8 timeless. Every album I drop is 2 years ahead of its time anyway LOL."

Check out Bada$$'s tweets below. 


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