21 Savage pens message about ‘OG rappers’ judging the new generation of hip-hop
The rapper had some thoughts to get off his chest.
21 Savage has joined in on a conversation that has been picking up steam for quite some time now in hip-hop, with the debate regarding the generational differences in rap further igniting over the weekend.
Over the weekend, Waka Flocka and Pete Rock got into it over social media, with 21 Savage the latest to chime in and add his own thoughts on the matter.
“Why do so many of these ‘Og Rappers’ judge the new generation?” 21 wrote in a screenshotted note posted on Twitter. “They say we make drug user music like making drug selling music is better what’s the difference?”
He then went on to pose a series of questions for the older generation, particularly wondering when the older heads will embrace how “rap is the number one genre of music right now” and acknowledge that drugs have been a factor since the 1970s.
“Artists been snorting cocaine and smoking crack since the 70s and 80s did y’all forget that?” he continued. “Instead of judging how about y’all make a change.”
21 Savage ended the message on a reflective note, adding, “If the message in the previous generation of rap was so good why did so many of our parents abandon us for crack? Why we still killing each other? Don’t use us as the scape goat! Our music is a reflection of what’s going on in our community and all we doing is using our talent to escape that community.”
Take a look at 21 Savage’s recent open letter to the hip-hop community in the tweet below.