In an interview with the Rolling Stones, he had this to say:
Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... op-762117/What’s the number-one sport on the planet? Soccer, because anyone can play it. The problem with hip-hop is everybody could do it. It doesn’t take much fucking skill right now to make hip-hop. It’s become the lowest-hanging fruit. It’s no longer about Rakim-level, Nas-level, not the deep, metaphorical simile shit. Out of respect for the Nases of the world, let’s not call it hip-hop. Let’s say that’s rap. But instrumental music is going to be the next biggest shit.
I never thought of it like this but I have to agree with him. They really just allow anything to be labeled as hip hop these days and it removes the real skill, raw energy, and talent behind it.