Always an interesting read for his candor, the rapper and fashionista spoke to the publication about his style influencing people in Hip-Hop including Kanye West. When asked if he feels he inspired him, the rapper answered frankly.
“Of course. That’s obvious. [Laughs.] We’re all in the same circle. He’s way richer than me, but of course he’s influenced by me. C’mon, bro,” says Rocky. “I made waxed denim cool in hip-hop. F**king waxed denim and rips in jeans. Nobody else did that. I don’t give a f**k. I didn’t know what I was doing. These jeans are Balmain, and I wear them with a Supreme jacket. Of course I’m influencing.”
A$AP also spoke on the changing of Hip-Hop culture, including Wayne’s foray into serious skateboarding. “I put Wayne in Jay-Z and Kanye’s bracket, in terms of success. Wayne is still fun. Are we forgetting that Wayne made everybody switch their flow up and start using the E’s and R’s, and “I’m ir-regul-ar, seg-ular”?” he asks.
“Like, c’mon, are we forgetting that Wayne changed hip-hop, too? Are we forgetting that he made all these motherf**kers want to have tattoos? Are we forgetting that? It wasn’t Wiz, it was Wayne. Wiz did it, too, but I’m just stating facts. This is a guy who f**king went from being the youngest underdog in his crew to saving his company, and saving his “Daddy.” I’m not a f**king Lil Wayne d**krider—I’m just speaking facts.”
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