It seems Metro Boomin and Russ aren’t seeing eye to eye when it comes to the current state of hip-hop. The 24-year-old Atlanta producer criticized the 25-year-old New Jersey rapper over the weekend after Russ attributed the plight of hip-hop to “producers making whack shit.”
Russ’s comment appeared in a VladTV interview from January 2017.
“People think that you blame the rappers for the state of hip-hop,” Russ said in the interview. “Rappers are not making the music. You gotta blame the producers. Producers are making whack shit. If a producer…If all I do is rap, I’m a vocalist. If a producer sends me a pack of 20 beats, and they’re all whack and they all sound the same, I’m just fucked. I gotta pick the best of the worst.”
Though over a year later, Metro didn’t take too kindly to those words, defending his fellow producers while denouncing Russ by posting a photo of himself holding up a “Russ is whack” sign. He then took to twitter on Saturday to elaborate.
He also retweeted Montreal producer Kizzy’s critique of Russ, stating “I lost all respect for
@russdiemon blaming producers for todays sound?… You gonna blame metro, illmind, southside, sounwav, elite, dre, etc for all this? Sure maybe a specific person but not everyone.”
Russ has yet to comment, but with his track record, he probably won’t waste much time proffering another controversial rap opinion.
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