ThisIs50 correspondent Young Jack Thriller caught up with Royce Da 5’9”, and Royce says after the release of Bad Meets Evil, he believes lyricism is “cool” again and artists like J. Cole, Drake and Nicki Minaj are helping bring Hip Hop back to where it was.

As Royce spoke to Young Jack, he says:

“I think with Hell The Sequel, Watch the Throne, Drake, Nicki, Wayne, they whole camp, J. Cole, they whole camp… These guys that are lyricists are making it for lyricists to be cool again. I do think there was a time in Hip Hop where it wasn’t cool to be lyrical. Even Waka Flocka made a comment, he said, ‘I ain’t got no lyrics. Lyrics don’t make me money.”

Royce added:

“I think that’s kind of changing a little bit now with the main guys being lyricists. The young guys is coming up. They’re killers.”

View Royce’s full interview with Young Jack Thriller below: