''You Used To Listen--You Stopped''
1:30PM ET July 20th, 2011
Contributor : Stephen Willis
A Rocky Williform Company
Wale blasted...well, it seems like everybody..for basically not listening to hip hop the way he thinks they should. The Maybach Music artist seems to have a problem with phony hip hop fans, but it really sounds like he's just mad at anyone that doesn't think his music is great.
At least that's what it sounds like.
"These quote-unquote 'hip-hop enthusiasts' don't--they getting the game f*cked up now. Everybody's an A&R -- for the world's record label," Wale explained in an interview. "And they signing everybody. YouTube n*ggas, everybody, everything. You not listening. You stopped listening! You used to listen, you stopped. You know why you stopped? Because you became an A&R like everybody else. They stopped listening, they started--. Now everybody sizing up. Nobody want to get in the motherf*cking game, but everyone wants to call the f*cking plays now. Ya'll stop listening."
"The n*ggas that's listening is Clark Kent, who called me, say 'Man, my n*gga, you killed that". Young Guru to call me. For Fab to say 'Man, you killin that sh*t,'" he continued. "They ain't stop listening. It's the n*ggas with the computers, that sit down there and analyze everything. If you go out and see the world and enjoy the club, and see some women and see some things and read some things, and stop looking at the fact that I'm rhyming over something that might sound like something you heard before and listen to the words, like hip hop used to be -- n*ggas might see something."