Musiq Soulchild, aka The Husel, is finally speaking out on a large platform about his surprising new music, which is far from what his fans loved him for, and more of what he considers a modern hip-hop vibe.
Automatically receiving harsh feedback from Charlamagne, the singer/rapper got right into the issues he has with anyone who hasn’t heard the music, but has a negative opinion about it. Standing his ground that this is not a gimmick Musiq explained and expressed his various reasons for trying something new with his artistry.
“This is just the beginning, like people put out albums, I’m putting out personalities,” he revealed. “Why is it okay for people to have a diverse playlist, but it’s not okay for an artist to make diverse music…This is totally in my heart and in my soul.”
He also revealed that living in Atlanta heavily influenced his creativity and his desire to try rapping, while again strongly stating that this is all from a creative space.
“I’m not doing this as a publicity stunt, I’m not doing this as a gimmick, I’m not even doing this to get your attention, I’m doing this because this is what I wanted to do at a point in time. I’m not going through no artistic midlife crisis, I’m not selling out, I’m not part of the Illuminati, I’m not selling my soul, I’m just being creative and having fun with music.”
He also confirmed that he is not stopping Musiq Souldchild, and he is actually currently working on a new album for that side of himself as well. But, he didn’t say when that album might be coming out, because he has more “personalities” that he wants to explore.
Watch the full interview below, and let us know your thoughts!