Pete Rock Slams Waka Flocka Flame Over “Old Head” Hip-Hop Rant
The Chocolate Boy Wonder, Pete Rock, had every right to school Waka Flocka Flame about his Sway in the Morning comments about old school rap.
America, hip-hop fans, and everyone in between, let’s say it together: the old head hip-hop rant is old.
Yes, today’s music is not the boom-bap from year’s yonder, but in the words of Kendrick Lamar, you must do the knowledge and know your hip-hop history. It seems as if a certain “non-black” rapper by the name of Waka Flocka Flame hasn’t taken that advice to heart. Last month on Sway in the Morning, the ATL rapper had some choice words for the hip-hop legends, saying that they don’t “acknowledge the level of genius” of the likes of Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert and others.
Despite what side of the fence you are when it comes to “old school vs. new school,” Pete Rock had the right words for anyone who was listening. “I’m gonna defend my older heads and tell you you’re not equal. Be as disrespectful as you want,” the Chocolate Boy Wonder said. “You’re not doing what we did, haven’t accomplished what we accomplished.” Unimpressed with Flocka’s preferred brand of “genius,” he leveled the crunk MC with some hard truths.
“You been quiet until you started running your mouth about old school ni***s. That’s corny, bro. Just make better music and spit like an MC. Yeah, y’all different, but nothing of what Nas, KRS-One, [Big Daddy] Kane, Jay-Z or any official rapper has ever taught you. We saying something about your generation ‘cause you’re simply not making heart-and-soul felt music, young ni***! The old head rant is corny.”
Interestingly enough, Waka is a featured guest on Talib Kweli’s Radio Silence album, which dropped this past Friday. Maybe he knows what Pete Rock says is true, but is just putting on for the relevancy? Either way, Pete Rock has killed the old head vs. young head discussion, and you all should do your Googles and check the receipts on the real.