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Jack White says Nicki Minaj is brilliant and Hip-Hop is the new Punk Rock

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Jack White says Nicki Minaj is brilliant and Hip-Hop is the new Punk Rock

Jack White revealed to Clash Magazine that he has been listening to Kanye West, Nick Minaj, A Tribe Called Quest and “’80s and ’90s hip-hop”.


Read what he said:

“In a lot of ways, it is the new punk rock. They’re doing the dangerous things – whether it’s Trippie Redd or Tekashi69; these are a very punk, dangerous side of music.

Jay Z and Jack White

“If you listen to Nicki Minaj’s ‘Only.’ I mean, some of those lyrics are like, ‘Holy shit!’ I, as an adult, listening to that by myself, am shocked at some of the words that I’m hearing.

“But it’s brilliant! It’s brilliant to be able to say that, to be able to say whatever you want. I couldn’t get away with saying half of those things that Nicki Minaj says in that song. It’s just brilliant to see how far things have gone in that sense, and how cool it is for people to talk about these moments and say, ‘Wow, check this out.’

“I want someone to blow my mind right now, like a brand new band to come out and be like, ‘I can’t wait to hear that next song…’ That’s that moment that we don’t get enough of nowadays.”

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