Floyd Mayweather is among hip-hop’s most popular athletes, but he’s not exactly feeling where the direction of the genre had gone.
During a recent interview on DJ Whoo Kid’s Whoolywood Shuffle radio show, the boxing star offered his opinion on the content of today’s hip-hop, particularly taking issue with the glorification of prescription drug use.
“The music game has changed drastically and as we get older, we don’t change with the music,” Mayweather said. “You have to understand, rap has taken a heavy turn.”
“This is crazy that it’s OK to O.D. on drugs. It’s OK to take any drugs now, it’s OK to be a junkie,” he added.
Mayweather went on to point out that while hip-hop of the past was more focused on beats and the lyrics, it’s changed, to which Whoo Kid interjected, adding: “It’s all about a vibe now… they’ve introduced fashion and swag.”
“When you go back to listen to the legendary rappers… this is timeless music,” Floyd said, referencing artists like Tupac, Biggie, and even 50 Cent.