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?



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