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With his studio debut LongLiveA$AP already earning rave reviews from critics, A$AP Rocky is carving what looks to be a less-than-temporary niche in Hip Hop. Now, in a recent interview with MTV, the Harlem upstart discusses his goal for his music.

While discussing the similarities between the Wu-Tang Clan and his own A$AP Mob, Rocky explained that his sole goal is to make music that best represents Hip Hop culture. He continued, saying that he considers himself an “anti-bandwagon” rapper and wants to bring more to the table with his music than his peers.

“I thought I had [the baton from the older generation]. I thought I was running with it. I thought we all were,” he explained. “We gotta hold it down for the young cats man. My thing is, I just want to make everybody who enjoys music and art and Hip Hop music proud,” he said of his artistic and cultural mission. That’s all I want to do. I don’t want y’all to say this guy is misrepresenting us or he’s giving it a bad name. I just want to represent Hip Hop well and I want to show you guys my aspect on what I think Hip Hop should be.”


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