DJ Paul Hip-Hop's Gonna Die Thanks to Young Rappers

6/25/2018 5:07 PM PDT

DJ Paul Says Hip-Hop's Gonna Die with These Young Rappers

EXCLUSIVE

DJ Paul's convinced -- today's young rappers are going to drive the genre right into the ground -- and he says it's all because they lack any originality. 

We talked to the Three 6 Mafia co-founder after he fired off a series of tweets directing his frustration at rappers for being straight-up lazy. 

Paul didn't name any names but, as you know, there have been PLENTY of artists whose songs have piggybacked off Three 6 Mafia family beats -- Rae Sremmurd's "Powerglide," J. Cole's "No Role Modelz," Cardi B's "Bickenhead" and G-Eazy's "No Limit" ... just to name a few.

The Memphis rapper doesn't mince words ... he says this is the worst state hip-hop's been in since he can remember. But, check it out ... he does tip his hat to 1 particular rapper.