(AllHipHop Rumors) DJ Akademiks is guy that people love or hate ol’ boy. And Complex went from a magazine to a media monolith. But, what is the result?
Nipsey Hussle is one of the realest in the music game and didn’t mince words when it was time to call Akademiks and Complex out. In a recent interview, the West Coast lyricist shared his opinion on both.
21 Savage has opted to stop wearing jewelry and invest that money, to which Akademiks took exception to the evolutionary notion. And then Nipsey lambasted Akademiks and, later came back around to drive-by Complex too.
“They said recently that 21 Savage said that he stopped buying jewelry and he gonna spend his money on investing. You know, that’s a powerful message,” Nip said. He disagreed strongly with Akademiks after that. “Akademiks criticized him and said, ‘I don’t want to hear nothin’ but killin’ and I’m about to kill the opps.’ and he like ‘I don’t want to hear that from 21 Savage.’ That sh#t right there get you f#cked up. And we supposed to f### n#ggas up for that. Period. It ain’t supposed to be understanding. We supposed to catch you at ComplexCon or where ever you at and we supposed to spank you for that. And you supposed to learn ‘I was wrong.'”
Nipsey put the ownership on such irresponsible messages on Complex media who profits heavily as web traffic increases.
“You got companies that add gas to them sparks for their own interest and then they sell advertising space and I don’t like that sh#t. I’m clear on what that motto is,” Nipsey said, “You playin’ wit n#ggas. You coonin, like you said. You taking something that’s serious and that people doin’ with integrity and you spinnin’ it for some f#ck sh#t and I don’t agree with that.”
Nipsey took it a step farther and said that Akademiks and Complex are creating tension and friction in the same way VIBE and other outlets helped fuel the “East Coast vs. West Coast beef.”
What do you think? Are these alleged “culture vultures” destroying Hip-Hop and making beef when its really broccoli?
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