While out in Cali for the Paid Dues Festival, Scarface continues his sitdown with HardknockTV to speak on the current state of hip hop (saying he loves Kendrick Lamar but hates the older execs that are controlling the industry while being completely out of touch with the streets/culture), gives advice to upcoming artists, his relationship with Tupac Shakur, the last time he spent with him (in which they recorded “Smile”) and more.
In part 2 Facemob talks to Nick Huff Barili about the current state of Hip Hop saying that he loves Kendrick Lamar but that older white executives that are in control of Hip Hop are not in touch with the streets and don’t care about the culture. Scarface goes on to say that he thinks its a conspiracy to make black people look stupid and brainwash a generation of hip hoppers with “this crud”. Scarface’s advice to upcoming artists is to uphold the integrity of the craft and not to let the executives dictate our culture. Scarface references how Chuck Berry and Robert Johnson helped found rock and roll and blues but how now both those genres are predominately white and have forgotten their black roots. He goes on to point out that its hard to name many all black rock bands making music today.