Future's "I'm not from this planet, I was abandoned" is an all-time line. In fact, Future's entire verse on Travis Scott's 2015 single "3500" is arguably one of his best. On Snapchat Thursday, Vince Staples touted the verse as the perfect example of hip-hop's vast supply of emotional introspection and advised Post Malone to put it to the crying test.
"Somebody go tell Post Malone to listen to Future's verse on 3500," Staples said, shortly after delivering an awesome "Fuck the pilgrims" message on Snapchat. "If he can't cry to that I don't know what to tell him."
Staples' recommendation is a response to a recent interview with Newonce during which Post Malone revealed Bob Dylan as his go-to cry music. It was Malone's comments about emotion and meaning in today's hip-hop, however, that angered some listeners and fellow artists.
"If you're looking to cry, if you're looking to think about life, don't listen to hip-hop," Post said during the interview. "There's great hip-hop songs where they talk about life and they really spit that real shit, but right now, you know, there's not a lot of people talking about shit. Whenever I wanna cry, whenever I wanna sit down and have a nice cry, I'll listen to some, like, Bob Dylan."
Post also said hip-hop was important "because it brings people together in a happy way."
As controversy surrounding the comments started to gain traction, Post clarified his intentions in a tweeted video statement Wednesday. "I'm 22 years old," Post said. "I have not had all the life experience in the world to talk about the most meaningful shit. I just sing about what I have gone through, what's going on in my life, and what I wanna sing about. Never once did I say that I don't appreciate hip-hop, and you know, I'm just trying to keep living and make the music that I love."