Rap Needs a Savior? Statik G has arrived!
Colorado-based rapper Statik G has been seen commenting all over various platforms talking about how rap needs a savior. Before Lil Uzi Vert finally broke the dry-spell, hip hop has celebrated its 50 year anniversary without a single rap song reaching #1 on Billboard Top 200. Instead of celebrating their victory, Statik G seemingly mocked the W, asking “That’s the best we got?” “Y’all are really gonna make me have to come back and save the rap game ”
Fans of rap and Lil Uzi Vert jumped in Statik G’s comments to slam him for his comments. We caught up with self-proclaimed Rap Gesus to ask what he thinks about the state of hip hop.
Do you think rap music is falling off?
“The independent scene is thriving. People want dope, new rap music. But it’s difficult for new artists to break out with all the gate-keeping. I used to hold my own door open but nobody helps the guy who helps everyone else, so I guess I got tired and walked away too. As far as mainstream, there’s nothing good coming out right now. I think hip hop should be the biggest, most inclusive genre out there! But it’s being held back by egos, devil worshipping, misogyny, greed and all kinds of Hollywood crap like that. Bring it back to the art, celebrate the OGs, give back to the kids, break down the walls and watch rap become the music of earth.”
Would you consider yourself a guest in rap?
“Nah. I’m not a guest just because I have light skin. That’s racist as f***. I’ve done a ton of work to build the culture and sacrificed my own money and fame to do that. I still struggle sometimes because I chose to give back to the whole community rather than serve myself first. I’m okay with that because of the impact I’ve made in people’s lives! I’ve helped up-and-coming artists build their brand, given promoters better formulas, uncanceled celebrities, connected fans to their favorite artists.. and that’s barely the scratching the surface. I make hip hop dreams come true. I’m sorry if it offends anyone, but I got a room, homie.”
Do you think you’re Rap’s savior? Who are you? Didn’t you just start making country songs and rock music?
“Yeah, and I’m ready. I got you. I’m Statik Gesus baby, the King of Hearts! God is good and love will win in the end. And yes I’m exploring new realms artistically, but most of my new songs still have their roots in hip hop. It’s who I am. Personally, I love my new direction. That’s the only person who could save rap, is someone who’s multidimensional and understands all kinds of people from all kinds of places. That’s me.”
If you had to compare yourself to another artist, who would that be?
“That’s a loaded question. I feel like I’m the next Michael Jackson, Elvis, Eminem, Tech N9ne, MGK, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Taylor Swift, Jelly Roll, Snow tha Product, Jay Z, Kanye, Beyoncé, The Weeknd… I could keep going forever. But I’ma uplift the people and bring the world together. We’re all gonna make money, make love, and make the world a better place. It’s gonna be dope! Call me crazy but it’s true, and everyone knows it. It’s either that or we can all fall deeper into hell, with all the devil worshipping, narcissism, and poison.. and I’m cool on that. I wanna save souls not sell ‘em! Let’s be good people, make good music, and save the world. If y’all follow me, we can do it with hip hop, together.”
I’m not sure if I believe him, but I’m here for it.