Game Says New York Rap Needs That “Number One Guy”
The Game recently offered his opinion on the New York rap scene, which ruled airwaves more than a decade ago, with artists like Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Jay Z and Wu-Tang.
According to the Compton rapper, NYC hip-hop is "a little too safe," compared to Los Angeles hip-hop.
"I think that the number one reason that LA Rap has flourished is because from the beginning, we never had filters. We never gave a f*ck about what was politically correct," Game tells HotNewHipHop. "Snoop taught the world how to Crip Walk. I taught them how to Blood Bounce. We never gave a f*ck who didn't like it. New York is of course the Mecca of hip-hop, but you guys were a little too safe."
Game goes on to explain that New York currently has no influential rapper representing the city, and the entire industry is rooting for an NYC comeback, with an East Coast artist to the stature of a Jay Z.
"New York's been slow as far as the Hip Hop scene on the mainstream level," he says. "With French Montana being from New York, but he seems like he's in the mix of the new generation and could be from Atlanta or Florida or riding that wave 'cause French is just wild like that and not that of a lyricist, a Jay Z or a Nas. We just waiting on your new God, man. Where's he at? The world wants a new New York number one guy."