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- Posted on Mar 21st 2011 1:15PM by Tom Davenport
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With collaboration credits stacking up after work with the likes of Eminem and RZA, Barker has decided he has more in common with rappers than "fools that are in rock music," and branded his critics "Nazi b------s."
Speaking to Complex (via NME), Barker reflected on his welcome into the hip-hop scene.
"It was always natural for me. And I'm a huge fan. Whenever I get an offer or hear a guy like [Lil] Wayne shout me out on a mixtape, it's like, 'What the f--k!' I'm always flattered."
"I got people who were mad when I played the Grammys with Wayne, Drake, and Eminem. That's one of the biggest highlights of my life, and they'll be like, 'Stop playing this rap s---!' You know what I mean? It's like, 'F--- you, man!'
"Open up your eyes. Open up your ears, you Nazi b------. Don't be so closed-minded."
His final comment, perhaps reassuringly, suggests his head and heart still function with a punk attitude. "I've always been a confused kid and I've never grown up out of that. I listened to all types of music and no one judged me for it, and if they did, I told them to go f--- themselves."
His new solo album 'Give the Drummer Some,' with guest spots from several rappers including Snoop Dog, is released on March 21.