Outside the Lines With Rap Genius – Meyhem Lauren Excerpt #3 - Pitchfork Lyrics
SameOldShawn: Talk about that other site for a second, I was just curious -- I don't want to spend a million years on it..
Meyhem Lauren: No, that's cool. We can talk about it. I did a record about them, so let's talk about them
SOS: Well, that's the thing. What was your reaction when you saw the two reviews, and what made you take that step from [thinking], "Oh man, I can't believe they gave me that review" to "I'm going to make a record about this"? What pushed you to that point?
ML: The fact that, when I read the reviews..The first review, I took the criticism. I said, you know what, I'm a public figure. Everyone's not gonna like everything. I swear, I can't stress it enough -- I'm not the rapper who thinks he's the best rapper in the world. I don't think everyone's gonna like my music. I actually think my music isn't for everybody. But the fact that they didn't seem to understand my music is what I had the issue with. If they said, I don't like your music because it's this, this, and that, and that's true, I would have said, fine. That's their opinion. I get it
But if you're gonna write things like..To go back to the "Kelly Kapowski" song, that the whole song is a metaphor for cocaine. To say that it was a generic love song and it was poorly written, you obviously didn't understand it. You can't bash my product when you don't get it
So when I did the record, it wasn't really -- I mean, it was a dis record to an extent, in terms of me being disrespectful towards them because I felt they were disrespectful towards me in their writing. And it wasn't just about the music. It seemed kind of sideways. I almost think it was personal, to an extent. But it was more about clearing up the facts -- like, you didn't understand that this meant this. I'm this guy and I'm this guy, and explaining about my life about why I could be on both sides of the spectrum
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