In 2013, Kanye West sat down with BBC Radio 1
host, Zane Lowe, to discuss culture, fashion, and his hot off the press, controversial LP Yeezus. The interview was filled with memorable gems and quotable phrases, but one concept stood out: Kanye West boldly stated, “But we culture. Rap the new rock n’ roll … We the rock stars!”*
Queens rapper Adir
has embraced this rockstar persona in his recent single ‘Big Steppa (WHOA)’. On the instrument heavy beat, the rapper flexes his rockstar jeans, new lamborghini, and jumps off the stage into the mosh pit on his rockstar shit. One can reflect on 1980’s bands such as Motley Crew or Kiss, wearing elaborate clothing, driving fancy cars, and throwing massive shows with intense mosh pits. On Big Steppa, Adir fully embraces this mentality of a 2020’s rockstar, and does so with an impeccable sound.