He’s Probably Right: Scarface Says Hip-Hop Will Be All White In 25 Years
White rappers aren’t particularly a new thing. Every few years — or decades — a hot white rapper pops up on the scene and audiences and critics go wild. There was Vanilla Ice in the ’90s, Eminem in the 2000s, and now Macklemore is becoming the hot new white kid on the block.
According to rapper Scarface, we should get used to it. The Houston, Texas, native and member of the Geto Boys recently did an interview with Vlad TV on his musical influences and when asked where he thinks hip-hop is heading, his prediction wasn’t too promising.
“It’s gone be all white kids,” he said. “It’s gonna be like rock n’ roll. To find a Geto Boys record in 25 years is gone be rare.”
Unfortunately, he’s probably right. Not that we have anything against white lyricists, but the more mainstream rap becomes, the greater the opportunity for misappropriation, and sooner or later the musical genre won’t be our thing anymore. The majority of audiences at rap concerts these days are becoming increasingly white and with record companies chasing gimmicks as opposed to talent, it wouldn’t surprising to most of us if the new face of hip-hop became a white one. But in the 25 years we have until this prediction may come true, there is still hope since the ultimate power lies with the consumer.
What do you think about Scareface’s prediction? Is he right?