There's always gonna be some old head who's salty about the state of the rap game.
However, there seems to be more of these complaints than usual these days, as rappers with fancy hair and poor enunciation increasingly dominate the charts.
You can count Cardi B in that much-maligned new school, and she's sick of the criticism that's been fired her way.
Cardi B speaks on ppl hating the new generation of hip hop pic.twitter.com/i74IWRKwVF— DJ Akademiks (@IamAkademiks) November 29, 2017
"You know what I hate about people? Like, they always wanna talk about how Hip Hop is dead, that these new artists, this new generation of artists is fucking up Hip Hop and how they want hip-hop to be back how it used to be," she says, "You know, if you really love these rappers and if you really want Hip Hop to be back to how it used to be, then why don’t you make those rappers that you like hot? You know, you make the artists, you make these people get their songs played on the radio because they get a lot of streams and a lot of sales first and then they hit the radio."
Cardi initially posted that video on IG, but took it down. Is Cardi's logic about the sales justifying the means solid?
And do you think there really is more old head saltiness in 2017 than there has been in the past?
[Related: 21 Savage fires back at OG rappers who criticize the new school's drug use.]