T.I. has spoken up to say that older rappers should quit criticizing the younger generation.
His statement followed a social media message by 21 Savage, who posted:
— Saint Laurent Don (@21savage) November 21, 2017
37-year-old Atlanta rapper, T.I. showed his support for the post, saying that Savage was speaking “real truth.”
He went on:
We’re not sure we buy all of this argument – like the idea that the ignorance of promoting drug selling is a pass for the ignorance of promoting drug using. However, we agree that each generation had bad as well as good artists.
But, that said, back in the day, A&Rs and record labels were able to act as ‘gate-keepers’ to quality – in short, if you were wack, you weren’t getting signed / heard. However, with the Internet putting the power back into the hands of the artists, the way is open for more bad music to get heard than ever before.
Oh yeah, we also thought hip-hop was supposed to be competitive?
What do you think?
Photo Credit: Instagram
Join our list
Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.