T.I. responded to 21 Savage’s viral post about old-school rappers criticizing new school rappers.
21 told the older heads to stop complaining about the new generation's music and how much they rap about drugs. He reminded the O.G.'s that they weren't perfect either.
“Why do so many of these OG rappers judge the new generation?,” he wrote. “They say we make drug user music, like making drug selling music is better. What’s the difference? What about the fact that rap is the number one genre of music right now? None of y’all acknowledge that. Artists been snorting cocaine and smoking crack since the 70s and 80s. Did y’all forget that? Instead of judging how about y’all make a change.”
Tip seemed to agree with what 21 said but admitted that it’ll take the older heads some time to adjust.
@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.🤷🏽♂️
Wiz Khalifa, Master P, Pete Rock, Russ, Daz Dillinger, and RZA are among those who have criticized the youngsters in the game for overly promoting drugs like lean and Xanax.