Do rap rivalries still exist?
The media speculation over the West Coast/East Coast hip-hop feud is what many consider eventually influenced the early deaths of rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. At the time, the two artists were at the top of the “gangster rap” genre. Today, Lil Wayne insists that the rap scene is very different.
Now, arguably the biggest name in hip-hop, Weeze commented on gangster rap in the October/November issue of Vibe Magazine. ”There’s no competition (with any artists),” he said. “Music isn’t about competition no more. All the gangster rappers are happy, all the skateboard rappers are happy, all the white rappers are happy. …Everybody just happy to do music these days.”
“There are no problems. That s**t died a long time ago with them old-ass rappers. We are just making music, making money and having fun — feeding our families. Competition is for the old guys.”
In the past, Lil Wayne and Jay-Z have traded subliminals, suggesting a potential beef. Do you agree or disagree with Weezy’s comments?
dchange on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 6:33 pm
well???????? shut uppppppppppppppppppp
FastCarsAndFreedom on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 12:35 pm
hovla on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 11:34 am
they are all just fake market brands used to earn money.
freddydawg on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 10:48 am
well it all seems to be the same sh*tty music to me.
I didn’t know there was east and west coast.
mafioso27th on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 9:51 am
The last great battle was jigga vs nas. 50 recently ended Ross. Wayne is the wrong person to ask about beef in hip hop. The spirit of competition and pure battle rap is what hip hop is. Wayne and drake and them just make lolypop songs. You think beef doesn’t exist? D.O.A. and HAM. Wayne doesn’t respond cuz he’s mad buns. He knows his career would get ended easy.
Spitting_Demon on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 6:48 am
There are no mainstream battles anymore because of eminem he’s proven himself the best. The game is one of the top sellers and harder rappers and he even stated in an interview ” don’t **** with the little with dude” and when everone knows who the best is they stay in line
DARKR00 on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 3:27 am
i disagree i think there are some tensions, but not to the extent of Big and Tupac days
CaseyStellar on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 2:29 am
Competition is very much active. As far as mainstream, who’s swagger is more viscious? Louis Vuitton, Gucci. Y’all swagger the same. Underground simply is who’s the nicest. But this dude, “There is no competition” but I recall very well “Hip-Hip just aint Hip-Hop without me…” Check ya tapes. Fake nigga.
TWizzle09 on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 12:56 am
Like F_THE_WORLD said, Rap ain’t dead, it’s underground. Mainstream sucks.
shesBORED on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 11:55 pm