In a new interview, Vic talked about the recent epidemic of “drug rap” continuing to take over the music biz.
“To be honest, it’s like, on one hand I almost don’t even feel that I have a right to chastise anybody because I’ve f*cking done it. I’ve rapped about Xanax. I regret it. I don’t rap about it anymore, but I have some lines about taking Xanax. I just think that we’re in such a dangerous place now because it’s been normalized and the drug abuse has been reduced to like a marketing tactic. You got Future talking about “I just rap about drugs because I know that’s what sells, that’s what people want to hear.” While people are overdosing left and right. It’s really representative of the state of the nation, but it’s also horribly irresponsible because you got kids that idolize these people and will do anything they do. They’re being misled but their f*cking heroes and getting addicted to Xans or Percocets and dying from them. So, it’s pretty f*cked.” (Billboard)
Recently, Atlanta rappers T.I. and 21 Savage talked about how drug raps have been around for decades.
@21savage lil bro speaking real truth tho. The fact of the matter is… There's been good,bad, great,mediocre artists,&otherwise in EVERY generation …. Even ours(2000s) , The Founding era (80s) & the golden era of the 90s. They're not the only generation to make "user music" either. Can anyone remember a Lil album called "The Chronic"? Or hit Recs like "Sippin on some Sizzurp"…. Regardless of the subject matter…This is THEY TIME. Couldn't nobody tell us how to run ours,or make us sound how they thought we should… Live ya life & do ya stuff young'n. Just bare with us,&try to understand …. y'all niggaz kinda different & take some getting used to. As the elders gotta understand they're SUCCESS JUSTIFIES the CHANGE. The Numbers DONT LIE!!! Can't hate on that.🤷🏽♂️
Coincidentally, Waka Flocka Flame recently questioned hip-hop veteran Pete Rock for publicly slamming him for not putting respect on older generations.
A few days prior, Rock publicly let loose on Waka and gave him a hip-hop history lesson.
Im gonna defend my older heads and tell you your not equal. Be as disrespectful as you want. Your not doing what we did,havent accomplished what we accomplished. Our generation didnt experiment with pills or syrup or anything synthetic. Its already written in history. Rock n Roll hall of fame,hip hop hall of fame and museums. Where are you at in any of that? The problem is yall never had respect from the jump. WE ARE THE REASON YOUR WHO YOU ARE AND DO WHATEVER IT IS YOUR DOING! Pay homage to who was before you. Problem is also yall want us to accept music that dont move nothing but the young,when you making music its to inspire everyone not just your era. Only time my pockets on pause is when im streaming yall album. I listen to it and made a decision not to buy yo shit cuz in my opinion being a music maker,there is no substance to the music or lyrics so dont get mad cuz you not cut from the cloth of hip hop pioneers. Lets see how long you can last in this business doing what you doing. You been quiet until you startED running your mouth about old school niccas. Thats corny bro. Just make better music and spit like an MC. Yeah yall different but nothing of what nas krs kane jay z or any official rapper has ever taught you. We saying something about your generation cuz your simply not making heart & soul felt music young nicca! The old head rant is corny. Old heads are special 😎 and i just think yall cant do what we did. 🤷🏾♂️ Salute! @wakaflocka