I have alway’s listened to different music than what my friends were all into. Not that I didn’t like their music, I actually loved their music! I just always preferred to listen to different artists. However they never felt that way about my music. To them it was “Wack” but what they didn’t understand was that my “Wack” music inspired their rappers. For instance like this song right here. Lykke li’s “Little Bit” covered by the rapper Drake. This one I have up is sung by both artist, and I think it is absolutely amazing.
What I guess I am trying to say is that to be a good artist you have to allow yourself to like other genres of music, and allow yourself to get inspired by something different.