Pete Rock has been a leading voice in Hip Hop’s ongoing clash between the old school and new school, so it should come as no shock that he’s involved in yet another war of words on social media. This time, the legendary producer ran down Waka Flocka for comments made in a recent interview with ThisIs50.
Around the 5:30 mark of the below video, Waka blamed the previous generation for not creating a better environment for today’s artists. This did not sit well with Rock, who defended his peers and fired back at Waka’s claims in a lengthy Instagram post.
“Im gonna defend my older heads and tell you your not equal,” Rock wrote. “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.”
Rock, who’s been one of the most prominent critics of “Mumble Rap,” reiterated his disdain for new artists with a lack of substance in their music. Much like his digital dust-ups with Young Dolph and Darrell “Digga” Branch, the man behind classics like “T.R.O.Y.” and “The World Is Yours” wasn’t going to hold his tongue.
“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,” he continued. “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.”
Rock capped his message off by addressing Waka directly, challenging the trap rapper to make better music and boasting about the Golden Era.
“You been quiet until you startED running your mouth about old school niccas,” he wrote. “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.”
Waka caught wind of Rock’s tirade and responded via Twitter. The equally opinionated artist expressed disappointment and said Rock was stuck in the past.
“Damn P this post was lame and uncalled for,” he tweeted. “I should slap the shit outta you. You stuck in the past. Krazy shit is my real blood family was always around you smh .. and I don’t do none of those wack drugs you talkIng.”
Courtesy of Hiphopdx.com