Offset is about to start a generational beef among rappers and Hip-Hop fans in general. In a recent interview (With Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning), Offset said older rappers should bow down to the younger performers for making Hip-Hop music more mainstream. Offset said, “If you’re an older artist, you should be thanking us, kissing our feet. Not just the Migos… Hip-hop has never been the No. 1 genre ever. Right now when you go to Spotify, you’re not seeing the other genres [like] pop, country.”
He continued, “Because of how streams is, people are listening to hip-hop more than any other time. So you should salute us, we made this bigger than it ever was. You fought for it, you set the tone, your style is just different.”
Apparently responding to Offset, Lupe Fiasco said in part, “The metrics of industry don’t successfully define the essence of hip-hop nor do they replace its legacy or the efforts of its pioneers who achieved great things with little to nothing in terms of materials, and from that poverty of capital created a Culture, not a business.”
Who’s right? Both of them? Where do you lean?
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