Considering the climate of music right now and the fact Lil Peep just died from alleged drug overdose, everyone has been coming out of the woodworks to talk about this generation of rap and how much drugs are glorified in today’s generation.
Pete Rock and Waka Flocka got into it online thanks to comments that Flockaveli made about the older generation of rappers not helping the new generation or saving rap the way they were supposed to. He says this caused the kids coming up to be the way they are.
Smokepurpp also called out Russ for his thoughts on drugs in today’s music and it seems like there are two sides of what’s going on right now.
21 Savage is one of the biggest artists in rap right now and he had a message for the OG’s in the game. He says drugs have been rampant in the streets since the ’70s and that the older heads are using this generation as a scapegoat for what’s happening.
Do you agree with what 21 is saying or do you think it’s the responsibility of the artists to not continue portraying that side of the coin to the kids who look up to them? Is rap just a reflection of the streets?
T.I. also had this to say on his Instagram about what Savage mentioned:
@21savage lil bro speaking real truth tho. The fact of the matter is… There’s been good,bad, great,mediocre artists,&otherwise in EVERY generation …. Even ours(2000s) , The Founding era (80s) & the golden era of the 90s. They’re not the only generation to make “user music” either. Can anyone remember a Lil album called “The Chronic”? Or hit Recs like “Sippin on some Sizzurp”…. Regardless of the subject matter…This is THEY TIME. Couldn’t nobody tell us how to run ours,or make us sound how they thought we should… Live ya life & do ya stuff young’n. Just bare with us,&try to understand …. y’all niggaz kinda different & take some getting used to. As the elders gotta understand they’re SUCCESS JUSTIFIES the CHANGE. The Numbers DONT LIE!!! Can’t hate on that.🤷🏽♂️
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