News: Tyler, The Creator Says Stop Whining, "This Is Not '94 N*gga, Grow Up. It's 2012"

Saturday, Apr 7, 2012 10:48AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator is reminding rappers of what time it is, dishing out his issues with hip-hop artists who have a problem with the current wave of rap.

Taking to his Twitter page, Tyler made stern statements about rappers still stuck in a 1990's state of mind.

"I Genuinely Hate The People Who Would Ever Say 'Hip Hop Died' Or Some Corny Sh*t Like That. "If This Is Considered Hip Hop, We A...." STFU," he tweeted Saturday (April 7).
"This Is Not 94 Nigga, Grow Up, It Is 2012, Not Everybody Wanna Hear That Sh*t You Been Playing Since N*ggas Was Born. Its New Stuff My Guy" (Tyler, the Creator's Twitter)

Coincidentally Nas, the rap veteran who dropped Hip Hop Is Dead six years ago, recently gave his take on the genre's state.

"We died to get where we at," he continued. "This generation of hip-hop, we're making a stance; we're saying what we gotta say. We didn't graduate Harvard, we didn't graduate Princeton--nothing against them, they good schools. We're setting trends. N*ggas is tastemakers, whatever the f*ck that means. We're that, and then some. Because we're all one, it don't matter [if you're] Black, White, Asian, Saudi." (XXL Mag)

Last January, West Coast rapper Lil B said he felt hip-hop lost its essence.

"I've [taken] rap one hundred percent seriously for so long, that I see it now, it's a joke to me now because with a lot of the rap artists that are in it, they're not truly authentic," Lil B reasoned in an interview. "How I feel about authentic is that my whole past is there. Anything that I talk about, you can just check up -- Do I think rap's a joke and I'm having fun? I'm not going to lie. Right now, it is a joke because my life has been so real. Life is so real, bro. I almost lost my life numerous times, like in the streets and everything." (107.5 WGCI)

Recentlly, hip-hop veteran DJ Prince Paul told SOHH he thought hip-hop was hurting from a lack of passion.

"I think hip-hop is lacking genuine love," Paul told SOHH. "I can't even say we because the real hip-hop pioneers are like DJ Kool Herc even though people look at me and say, 'Oh, you're old school.' But when I came in, we really fought for the respectiability of the art. People who are researching the genre always forget this part. A while ago, people did not respect hip-hop or rap music as a viable source of music. We weren't allowed in awards shows and then once we were allowed in, it wasn't televised. I remember when I went off to college and being one of the few black people. I remember mentioning hip-hop and people saying, 'Ugh. That music?' We fought for the music, we fought for the love of the music. It seems like back then we fought to get considered as artists and now it's almost exploited. People are not like, 'I love hip-hop and I'll fight for it.' Now the idea is, 'I make money.' It's very little about the music and what can you 'get' from it. I think the love for the music is what's been missing from hip-hop." (SOHH)

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