Lil Blood on growing up, his new sound, how hyphy hurt the bay & more.

posted by Taylor Gomez - 

3rd World Lil Blood stepped into the KMEL studio for the latest episode of The Street Light Series with Shay Diddy and DJ Black Marc.

Lil Blood recently dropped his album 'Ndugu' that features artists like Mozzy, Philthy Rich, Celly Ru and more. He explained that his sound has evolved and matured since the start of his rap career. While he does not speak Swahili, Lil Blood says the dialect and cultural influences have shifted his sound and message. 

"I used to think about jewelry, Jordans, syrup... like, it's bigger than that. Once you strip that sh** off you bruh, damn near you will change. [...] It's not the politics, it's just waking up bro and realizing life."

He also tells how the birth of his son and getting shot in the head influenced his personal growth.

When discussing the current state of Bay Area music, Lil Blood says he doesn't believe the Bay has it's own sound anymore and instead artists are "riding the Detroit wave". He also believes the hyphy movement hurt the progression of Bay music on a national level and that different artists "should have been the face of it".

The hyphy s*** gave us a f***** up look. People just think hyphy was just some goofy s***. Just going crazy, jumping outside of cars, popping pills."

Hear the full discussion by watching the interview below.

WARNING: Interview contains graphic language and controversial topics

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