Lil Yatchy told TIDAL that his music was “just fun, it’s not serious. I hate serious rap. It’s boring. Serious rap music puts me to sleep.”
Playboi Carti points out on his song “RIP” that SoundCloud Rap has given him the means to achieve success:
“Fuck that mumblin’ shit, fuck that mumblin’ shit / Bought that crib for my mama off that mumblin’ shit / Made a mil’ off that, uh, off that mumblin’ shit”
There is a notable disconnect in the messages that these two subgenres put out. That makes Hip-hop contradictory. On the one hand, Hip-hop encourages you to get money, do drugs and have sex. At the same time, you’re told to have an informed opinion on the American socio political situation.
It could be argued, however, that the contradictory nature of Hip-hop is vital to the integrity of the genre. Without it, J Cole couldn’t have made “1985.” His album KOD also deals in large part with the issues revolving around SoundCloud rap, so the content in that album wouldn’t be viable either.