Wu-Tang Clan Affiliate Joe Young speaks with So Nicki in London in this WorldWide Entertainment TV United Kingdom Throwback. Promoting his Max B, Method Man, and Dave East collaboration. Defining there is a difference between a rapper and an emcee, Young states “rappers do what record labels want them to do and emcees do what they need to do.”
When talking about the subgenre of mumble rap, he believes it’s just kids that are on “too much lean and pills” and “the feminization of the black youth.” The style of rap “destroys the black community” says Young. Referring to fellow rapper Young Joc wearing a dress is an example of the feminization of hip hop.
The interview took place when Donald Trump was in power as the President of the United States. Joe Young told So Nicki that “Donald Trump is not in power” as he’s just the “most accessible puppet that is being used.”
He says he always believed he would be affiliated with the pioneers of hip hop because “you can speak things into existence.” Young uses the example of Trump being president proves you can do whatever you want to do. His album he believes is anti-Trump and talks about working with Wiz Khalifa, clothing line for Wu-Wear, a Netflix movie that was hosted by Angela Yee in New York for the premier and a comedy movie with DMX.