21 Savage defends his generation, calling out “OG rappers” in a recent rant on social media.
The Atlanta rapper took to Twitter on Tuesday (Nov. 21) with a lenghty statement about the generational gap in hip-hop.
— Saint Laurent Don (@21savage) November 21, 2017
“Why do so many of these ‘Og Rappers’ judge the new generation?” 21 Savage asked. “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 non 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,” he continued. “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 what’s going on in our community and all we doing is using our talent to escape that community.”
It’s unclear what prompted 21 Savage to express his feelings on the matter, but legendary producer Pete Rock recently attacked Waka Flocka Flame on Instagram after comments Waka made in a recent interview.
“Our generation didnt experiment with pills or syrup or anything synthetic,” Pete Rock wrote.
Pete Rock’s comments followed Waka’s, who addressed the “older generation” an interview with ThisIs50. “That’s not our generation’s fault,” he said. “That’s the older generation’s fault for not informing us and keeping us up to date. So it’s a lot of sh*t I be seeing the older generation saying like, ‘Y’all n*ggas killing hip-hop.’ But y’all niggas ain’t save it.’ Y’all was supposed to save it, all these old n*ggas that’s poppin’ like they legends… If we getting f*cked by labels, y’all let us get f*cked. Y’all was doing this before us. We drinking Henny putting money in our ears. Y’all was doing that. Y’all had pistols in videos and all that.”