Soulja Boy has hit hard at new dad A$AP Rocky for saying he made rap immature.
Recall that A$AP spoke to Jerrod Carmichael where he made certain pronouncements after the host asked about his perspective on growing older in rap.
Without hesitation, he went in hard by signalling out Soulja Boy for shrouding the culture with immaturity while also noting that has been no growth in recent years.
“Rap is in its adolescence and it’s been stuck here since Soulja Boy,” he explained. “Before, everybody looked 35 and up. When Lil Wayne and Jay-Z and T.I. and Jeezy and Ross was on, rappers looked old. Like, we had Lil’ Bow Wow and that was it.
That all changed with the internet and self-releasing. Now, rap is stuck in this braggadocious, adolescent space. It’s not as mature,” he said.
A$AP Rocky also added that the genre needs unity to go forward.
“But the thing is, being a rapper now, you don’t want to exclude anybody or neglect any demographics. As somebody that people look up to, there’s a responsibility to put people on the right path,” he said.
“Come on man…stop listening to people bro,” Soulja Boy said. “N****s don’t know what the fk they talking about. On gang, that’s what I found out, bro. These n**(s don’t be knowing what the fk they talking about bro. N****s be on my Instagram, n****s be on Twitter, n*****s be in-person, talking, talking, talking, talking, talking about nothing. Bro, what is you talking about, bro? What is you talking about? N****s be talking about everything but how to get some money…”
Come to think of it, A$AP Rocky has praised Soulja Boy in the past as the first rapper to use the internet to go viral, and that has set the stage for how many artists operate in the industry.