The LOX‘s Jadakiss knows the power of social media is often overlooked. The hip-hop veteran hit up Instagram this week with a statement about the harm the Internet can provoke.
Jada went to his IG page Thursday to acknowledge people rely on social media’s validation rather than their own.
— SOHH (@sohh) March 28, 2019
This week, fellow New York rapper Fabolous made a similar statement about social media.
A few years ago, Memphis rapper Yo Gotti talked to SOHH about the importance of connecting with fans on social media.
“Social media is important to me because all the vlogs and going viral go hand in hand. It’s a way to bring the fans in personally to see what you are doing, the things you are into, the things you are not into,” Gotti told SOHH. “They’ll see again that I’m just like them and I go through different things every day. Coming from the culture I come from, I feel I was kinda late getting on social media, understanding what it is and how to use it, what it’s used for and how to bring people in. I feel I pretty much get it and understand it now and I’m doing a good job of keeping the people and the fans updated.” (SOHH)
In 2013, rap star Drake shared his issues with platforms like Twitter.
“Twitter isn’t real, by the way. There’s no gauge on real life on Twitter,” Drizzy argued. “That’s a terrible medium to exist in. You can enjoy it. You can even indulge in it. Just don’t live your life by that weird code on that Internet program.” (CRWN)
West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar previously admitted seeing fellow artists fall victim to social networking had him wary of his interest in it.
“That’s why I try my best to stay away from social media as much as possible. [laughs] When you go on your Twitter or look down your Timeline and it’s all great positivity–I love that. But at the same time, it can really divert you from what your purpose is or what you’re trying to do. And I’ve seen artists get caught up in that. I’ve seen some of my friends get caught in that. Whether you’re a small celebrity or a grand celebrity, it really triggers something in your brain, seeing all that stuff . . . So I’m real aware of it.” (Interview Magazine)