One of the most significant figures in popular culture, singer and Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan has some praise for the monumental figures in Hip-Hop.
81-year-old musician Bob Dylan was interviewed for the latest piece titled “20 Odd Questions” in Wall Street Journal where the living legend said he’s a fan of the Detroit icon Eminem and New York-based Hip-Hop supergroup originated in the early 1990s Wu-Tang Clan which consists of GZA, O.D.B., Ghostface Killah, RZA, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, Raekwon among others.
Praising both remarkable Hip-Hop acts “feel for words and language” Bob Dylan says he enjoys anybody “whose vision parallels mine”.
Almost 20 years ago Bob Dylan has said this about Eminem while the Rapper was at his controversial and commercial peak “I almost feel like if anything’s controversial, then the guy’s gotta be doing something right”
In the latest WSJ interview, Bob Dylan has this to say about different genres of music in modern times “Who is going to write standards today? A rap artist? A hip-hop or rock star? A raver, a sampling expert, a pop singer? That’s music for the establishment. It’s easy listening. It just parodies real life, goes through the motions, puts on an act. A standard is on another level. It’s a role model for other songs, one in a thousand.”