Roger Daltrey says ‘hip-hop music hasn’t evolved at all’ and calls Kanye West’s stuff “kind of meaningless”
Kanye West is hoping to kickstart a career in politics as he reveals plans to run for U.S. President in 2024.
Earlier this year, the rapper’s wife Kim Kardashian announced she was training to become a lawyer, and is looking to sit the state bar exam in California in 2024.
It seems the reality TV star’s shift in career path has inspired her husband Kanye, as he too is plotting a new venture for that year – to become President of the United States.
During his appearance at the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York on Thursday, Kanye said: “When I run for president in 2024, we’re going to definitely – yo whatchu all laughing at?
The Who frontman weighs in on today’s charts ( Source NME) Roger Daltrey doesn’t think hip-hop has evolved since its beginnings, while also calling Kanye West‘s music “kind of meaningless.”
Daltrey released his tenth solo album ‘As Long As I Have You’ on the same day as West dropped his lastest LP ‘ye’ (June 1) and had some thoughts on the rapper.
When asked if he knew West’s music, Daltry told Rolling Stone: “I do because he did a big festival in England a few years ago,” seemingly recalling West’s Glastonbury set in 2015.
He continued: “It’s kind of meaningless to me, to be honest with you. I like some of the rhythms of rap. But [it]hasn’t gone anywhere from the first record [that]ever came out with those kind of rhythms, has it?”
When asked to clarify his comments on the genre, Daltrey said: “Has hip-hop evolved? I don’t think it has at all.” However, he did sing the praises of one rapper. “I do think Eminem is still one of the most creative people in that whole arena. He’s fabulous. I love him.” But early before Roeger arguing that rock is “dead” and that rappers are the “only people saying things that matter”.
One of rock’s veterans has claimed that the gig is over: only rappers have anything to say now. Roger Daltrey, 72, the singer with the groundbreaking British band the Who, said he was saddened that rock had “reached a dead end”.In an interview with The Times Magazine, conducted as the band played the Desert Trip “festival to end all festivals” in California, Daltrey suggested that because of his band’s innate aggression they still had a tang of danger.
The singer was known in his younger days for using his fists. He once punched his guitarist Pete Townshend so hard…Daltrey, 72, spoke to The Times recently at Desert Trip festival in California, a two-weekend event held at the same site as Coachella and headlined by The Who, as well as Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Neil Young and Roger Waters.Reflecting on the genre shift in the current musical climate, Daltrey said: “The sadness for me is that rock has reached a dead end… the only people saying things that matter are the rappers and most pop is meaningless and forgettable.”
Daltrey added: “You watch these [new pop stars]and you can’t remember a bloody thing.”
This follows previous comments Daltrey made in 2014, when he bemoaned the current generation of music artists for lacking “angst and purpose“.
Daltrey will also hold a signing at the 2018 London Literature Festival at the Southbank Centre on October 18 to mark the book’s release, while fans who pre-order the memoir will also be entered into a prize draw to win an exclusive personalised and signed print.
The book will reportedly contain all of Daltrey’s experiences over the decades with The Who but also his solo career. It will focus particularly on how Britain has changed since he was born in 1944.Roger explained to the Mail on Sunday: “The scariest thing about the memoir is that I have had four serious concussions in my life. There are huge gaps and I wonder why. But there is no wonder why.”