King L:“I love what’s going on in the Chicago music scene right now. This is the shit that was supposed to been happened, but I think right now is the perfect time. Everyone is different. There’s a lot of variety coming out of one city right now.
There’s a lot of variety coming out of one city right now. You’ve got YP, King Louie, Rockie Fresh, Lil Durk, Chief Keef, Spenzo, and Chance The Rapper. Everybody different—none of those people sound the same.
“Back in the day, Bump J was kinda out there by himself. Everybody was trying to rap like Bump back then—he influenced everyone, so there was a bunch of Bump clones. But now it’s like a different variety. Salute to Bump because he went hard and he inspired us. He was a boss, for real.
“But as far as the new class, there’s always competition, but it’s a good competition. We all respect each other. It’s a positive competition, and we’re all rooting for one another. We all work together—at least I try to work with everyone. Everything with me is on the positive tip. I want us all to win.”