As the hip-hop competition gets thicker, hip-hop circles get tighter.
Newly-evolving rap artist Jaden Smith realized this once his music began occupying music chart seats next to his companions-turned-competition like Drake, Kanye West and Donald Glover.
In a new interview with Complex, Jaden explained his transformative position among his rap peers after the release of his eponymously-titled debut album, Syre. The 19-year-old’s relationship with hip-hop influentials such as the aforementioned, otherwise known as his big homies, has changed significantly since breaking out with his music career. Unfortunately, that change has been for the worse.
“I always felt like Little Homie before and that allowed me in all of their circles,” he said. “But now that I’m on the charts next to them, I’m not really Little Homie anymore.”
He further clarified this point, admitting that the odd chemistry has excluded him from their circles.
“…It’s more like, ‘You can’t hang out with us anymore,’” he described. “’We didn’t know you were making an album this whole time. We thought you were just Little Homie giving us free water and sh**. You’re not really cool with us anymore.’”
Read his full conversation with Complex here.
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