There will always be a gap between the old and new in Hip Hop. Generations have their opinions on certain things, and most of the time, both sides can’t agree on anything Hip Hop related.
Boosie Badazz recently stirred the pot with the generations during a recent conversation with VladTV. The infamous show host went on a tangent about showing love to the platforms that came after him, which led Boosie to say he enjoys seeing the new generation prosper in their own way despite some older folks not agreeing with their methods.
“I don’t see how people can’t be happy for ’em unless you not happy in life,” Boosie said.
Vlad continued to explain the older generation must be hating on the amount of money the youngsters are getting, and Boosie wasted no time agreeing with that sentiment.
“N-ggas just gotta stop hating, everybody gets their time to shine,” Boosie said. “Just like they fucked up, most of ’em gonna fuck up the same way. When people do that, I think they should just stand up and say, ‘I fucked up.’ I think it be more on the older guy not having right now to shit on the younger artist.”
The conversation then switched to a JAY-Z feature holding weight these days because of how he embraces the new generation. Vlad claimed Hov’s verses still ring bells, but Boosie had someone else in mind who may hold more value with the current generation.
“A Jay-Z feature is still considered one of the most important features you could get,” Vlad said which caused Boosie to reply, “Drake.” It’s no secret what a feature from the 6 God can do for an artist as fans have seen with people such as Jack Harlow, Yung Bleu, Blocboy JB and more.
When he’s not dishing out head-turning lyrics, Hov is sharing stories about some of his old friends that fans wanna hear, such as the late Notorious B.I.G. giving him an idea to move to Atlanta, Georgia.
“You know Big in like 96, I wanna say, 96, 95, Big was talking about ‘Yo let’s go to Atlanta get two big houses next to each other,’ and I’m looking like Atlanta,” JAY-Z said during a Twitter Spaces conversation. “I’m like, ‘We’re the hottest guys in New York City, like in the world, in the mecca. Why are we going to Atlanta?’”
He added, “If you think about Atlanta and how it is today and how influential Atlanta is, you just see how much of a visionary this guy was, and he was doing Brooklyn Mint clothing line back then, so all the things he was talking about was way ahead of his time.”