Former Cash Money, now Rap-A-Lot artist [twitter=juviethegreat]Juvenile[/twitter] sits down with DJ Smallz and speaks on the current state of Hip Hop.

I wish it was making more money, man. I can’t judge cats out there who doing they thing. Of course, I’m a Lil Wayne fan first, and everybody else fall behind that. But it’s a whole lot of rap that’s not good rap out there. Probably better music than my era but they not getting paid for it. I wish there was another way we could get some revenue in. The show money ain’t even like it was because street niggas ain’t eating like they used to eat.

As Juvie continued, he addresses that it’s just not the rappers who are falling short making money off the industry, it’s trickling all the way down:

“It’s ugly all the way around. “I’ll show you where it hurts us now. Of course, a lot of those cats are the cats who spend money on booking us shows and buying music. But when all that’s sold out, it kind of hurts man, especially the club owners saying they ain’t making no money because they ain’t selling no alcohol. All of that is kind of a trickledown effect for what’s going on right now.”

The New Orleans rapper recently signed with Rap-A-lot records to release his next album.