Meek Mill has nothing but positive things to say about his rap peers, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar. However, when it comes to artists that inspire him, Meek said in a recent interview with Angie Martinez, that Cole and Kendrick do not make the cut. “They’re dope lyricists, great rappers…but they don’t inspire me. They don’t seem like they’re talking to me. And that ain’t no hate,” Meek said when speaking on Kendrick and Cole.
When it comes to the artist that Meek listens to he listed the likes of Future, Dej Loaf, Young Thug and Jay-Z. No disrespect intended from Meek, but it will be interesting to see if Kendrick or Cole give the rapper a friendly reminder of why they should inspire him. After all, they put out two of the best rap albums in the past year (and it isn’t even debtable).
Watch Meek Mill’s full interview with Power 105.1‘s Angie Martinez below.
Kid Cudi doesn’t forget. In 2009, Cudi stopped by Hot 97 and instead of being asked about the message of his new album, or something with a bit of substance, Angie Martinez (who was then with Hot 97) and DJ Enuff instead spent a big bulk of the interview talking about Kid Cudi’s skinny jeans. Even though skinny jeans are more accepted now in rap (maybe not when it’s Drake at Governor’s Ball though), Kid Cudi was a bit ahead of his time.
While Kid Cudi kept his cool during the interview, six years later (today) he decided to speak up as he shared the interview on social media with the caption “Look at these two fucks tryna play me back in the day. This was 2009. Angie Martinez and DJ Enuff. Fuckin clueless.” Kid Cudi for the win.
Watch Kid Cudi’s 2009 interview with Hot 97 below.
For years, there has been a battle between popular New York radio stations Hot 97 and Power 105, as they battle for the top spot in ratings and relevancy. This has only been heightened by the exposure given through social media. Now, the interviews held by The Breakfast Club and the personalities on Ebro in the Morning are not only available for New Yorkers on their way to work, but everyone with access to YouTube. Specifically, Charlamagne Tha God and Peter Rosenberg have been bumping heads a lot lately. Let’s get into what’s been going on.