Pete Rock is none too happy with Waka Flocka's Jay-Z and Nas remark.
When it comes to younger rappers supposedly not paying proper respect to the generation of greats that came before them, Pete Rock isn't having it.
The record producer/DJ/rapper took Waka Flocka to task yesterday via his Instagram page, calling him out for his comments about the genre's elder statesmen not passing history down to the next ones in line for musical popularity. "That's not our generation's fault," said Waka in that interview. "That's the older generation's for not informing us and keeping us up to date. It's a lot of s**t I be seeing the older generation [say] 'This ain't hip-hop' 'Y'all n****s killin' hip-hop.' But y'all n****s ain't save it! Y'all was supposed to save it!" He also went on to compare his standing in rap's current crop of emcees to that of figures from the 1990's who have attained legendary status.
"All these old n****s that's poppin' like they legends," he continued. "F**k it—Imma go right at your jugular. Cuz y'all at my generation. N****, I feel like I'm the Jay, the Nas, of my generation. F**k it. I can't rap better, but my credibility in my generation is just as good as you was in your generation." Strong words from Flocka, and ones that certainly didn't go unnoticed by Rock, who promptly put the younger artist in his place with a long Instagram caption.
Im gonna defend my older heads and tell you your not equal. Be as disrespectful as you want. Your not doing what we did,havent accomplished what we accomplished. Our generation didnt experiment with pills or syrup or anything synthetic. Its already written in history. Rock n Roll hall of fame,hip hop hall of fame and museums. Where are you at in any of that? The problem is yall never had respect from the jump. WE ARE THE REASON YOUR WHO YOU ARE AND DO WHATEVER IT IS YOUR DOING! Pay homage to who was before you. Problem is also yall want us to accept music that dont move nothing but the young,when you making music its to inspire everyone not just your era. Only time my pockets on pause is when im streaming yall album. I listen to it and made a decision not to buy yo shit cuz in my opinion being a music maker,there is no substance to the music or lyrics so dont get mad cuz you not cut from the cloth of hip hop pioneers. Lets see how long you can last in this business doing what you doing. You been quiet until you startED running your mouth about old school niccas. Thats corny bro. Just make better music and spit like an MC. Yeah yall different but nothing of what nas krs kane jay z or any official rapper has ever taught you. We saying something about your generation cuz your simply not making heart & soul felt music young nicca! The old head rant is corny. Old heads are special 😎 and i just think yall cant do what we did. 🤷🏾♂️ Salute! @wakaflocka
"Im gonna defend my older heads and tell you your(sic) not equal," Rock responeded. "Be as disrespectful as you want. Your not doing what we did,havent accomplished what we accomplished." He later questioned how long Waka Flocka's shelf life would be if he continued to make those kinds of comments. "Lets see how long you can last in this business doing what you doing. You been quiet until you startED running your mouth about old school n****s. Thats corny bro. Just make better music and spit like an MC."
Upon seeing this Instagram post, Waka responded to Pete Rock, stating that the reaction was "uncalled for" and that he ought to "slap the s**t" out of the old-school hip-hop figure.
Damn P this post was lame and uncalled for. I should slap the shit outta you. pic.twitter.com/nqbfHjUvvE— Waka Flocka (@WakaFlocka) November 19, 2017
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