Lil Yachty

Lil Yachty was on the receiving end of a lot of criticism recently, when he admitted that he couldn’t name five songs from Tupac or the Notorious B.I.G.

He justification was, “If I’m doing this my way and making all this money, why should I do it how everybody says it’s supposed to be done?”

Well, not everyone agrees.

Aftermath newcomer Anderson .Paak tweeted out what appeared to be a response, though he did not name Yachty. “Don’t be cocky in the fact that you don’t know anything about hip hop history. Real artists are students of the game first,” he wrote.

Yachty retweeted Paak’s comments with a confused emoji, and later added that he doesn’t feel he needs to copty what anyone else is doing.

What do you think? Does Yachty have a point? After all, he’s just 19 years old, and most teens do not go back and listen to the classics. Or, do you agree with Paak?