A$AP Rocky has taken issue with MTV’s hottest emcees list. According to the rapper he feels that he should be at the top of the list for a number of reasons. He feels that he has made a massive impact as far as trend setting, reinventing and introducing old trends (i.e. braids, gold teeth, gold jewelry, etc.).
The rapper was so upset about the issue that contact the LA Leakers to state his case, and state it he did, in detail.
“All my videos are shitting on any Hip Hop video out there. Let’s be honest. The reason why everybody is wearing gold again is because of your boy. Everybody’s wearing diamonds. I’m the one who made the John Lennon shades with the glasses—everybody wearing it now, you see what’s going on now. Come on, who brought gold teeth back? Let’s be honest…Honestly, I brought it back in a dramatic way. I made braids hot. Let’s get off trends.”
He then moved to his diversity in style and flow.
“I’m the first artist who grew enough balls to say, ‘I listen to Geto Boys, Three 6 Mafia, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, N.W.A. and Wu-Tang at the same damn time, and what?’ And I’m influenced by all of them…But moving aside from the fact that I broke boundaries with not only that, but what other rapper is on the cover of Vogue?”
He elaborated further on his musical contributions.
“Forget trends, let’s get off trends. Let’s get back to the music. Who brought double time back? Who was rapping like Bone? Nobody. Who brought that flow out? I don’t even use it no more. Everybody using this. Everybody rapping like that now.
He concluded, “It’s frustrating when I’m number eight. Don’t put me at all. I need to be number one.”
Rocky is the latest on a growing list of emcees that feel that they should be at the top of the list.