(AllHipHop News) Once again the culture is engaged in a discussion about old school Hip Hop versus new school Hip Hop. "RockStar" rapper 21 Savage jumped into the conversation by uploading an open letter about the topic on Twitter.
The 25-year-old rhymer posted:
T.I. backed up his fellow Atlanta native with an Instagram post. The Hustle Gang leader wrote:
[21 Savage] 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 n-ggaz 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.
This latest example of the generational gap in Hip Hop follows the recent back-and-forth between veteran producer Pete Rock and 2010 era rapper Waka Flocka. There have also been people of all ages, including 25-year-old Russ, questioning the current popularity of rapping about drug use, specifically after Lil Peep's death on November 15 from a suspected overdose.