Wiz Khalifa Gives Levelheaded Opinion On Old Vs. New Hip Hop Debate
Wiz Khalifa decided to toss his hat into the ring of the limitless debate about Hip Hop’s generation gap. The Taylor Gang boss weighed in on the clash between old and new in an Instagram video posted on Wednesday afternoon December 19.
“A lot of these G. O. A. T. S. — these legends that we all love a lot when y’all were like 19, 20, 21, your parents probably thought your music was trash as well, ” he said. “[Their parents] weren’t really trying to get in the studio and compete. The crazy thing is most of the G. O. A. T. s and legends now, they have kids that are 16, 17, all the way to 21, and this is the music that they enjoy. ”
He carried on, “And the craziest thing about it is it’s not a competition. This is art. A lot of individuals wanna discuss money, but this is art and art is progressive. Art moves forward, so a lot of individuals should just enjoy the artisticness of it as opposed to trying to compete and put money into it. And just let people move forward and have as much fun as possible and create. That’s what we really got into this for, so that’s my opinion. ”
Wiz captioned his video with “I GET HIGH AND THINK SOMETIMES. ” While it’s not clear if there was a specific situation that prompted his sermon, there certainly is plenty of material for the conversation.
The generational battle within Hip Hop has become a frequent topic of discussion in recent years. Recently, members of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Migos pressed heads over the “biggest group ever” title.
The trend has even entered over into R&B. This past weekend, Jacquees drew the ire of Keith Sweat while trying to brag about his self-proclaimed status as the Ruler of R&B.