Genres like rock ‘n’ roll, punk and R&B all have so much respect for the innovators who originally made them group. Why do you think that hip-hop has so little respect for its elder statesmen?

Because right now hip-hop is violent, and people don’t respect each other no more. They don’t give a fuck about what came before and they not worried about tomorrow; they just worried about right now. If a nigga don’t respect himself, how’s he gonna have respect for the pioneers who were doin’ it back then? Motherfuckas don’t give a fuck about this group or that group, because that group ain’t here no more. They tryin’ to go for what’s new right now. They don’t even give a fuck about the future.