According to Houston’s own Scarface, 1/3rd of the Geto Boys, modern rap music doesn’t come close to the quality of music put out by other genres. He elaborates in an interview with XXL magazine after the jump.

“The Rap shit [is] sounding stupider and stupider, and Country music is sounding more brilliant. Rock music is sounding more brilliant and Alternative music is sounding way more brilliant. Shit sound good as fuck. Everybody [in Hip Hop] wants to turn up now, even in R&B. Who stole the soul? The soul is gone. Twenty-five years ago it was called soul. Thirty years ago it was called soul. Then they turned it into rhythm and blues, R&B. What is it now? Is R&B gone, too? … I think that the music that I listened to turned me into the artist that I am,” he says. “I grew up listening to great music that molded my character and my artistry, that helped me. You got to look at it. Look at the music that came out 25 years ago. Now match it up to the music that came out today. There’s no comparison to it. I go back to the same question that I always ask. Who stole the soul?”

This has the potential to be another call for some artists to step up.

Jamaal Fisher