During one of Akademiks’ live streams on Twitch, he was heard speaking on Hip Hop Pioneers and sharing his opinion on them and called most of them “dusty” due to there networth and how much money they are pulling in lately.
“Them old rappers, man. Have you seen any of these old rappers who be like ‘yo they’re the foundation of Hip Hop really living good? Them n—as be looking dusty, I kid you not. And none of y’all try to come for me, cause I don’t f— with y’all n—as either so I’m just telling y’all the truth. Every time there be like an old old n—-s talking about hip hop you be like ‘Yo bro, you sure you invented this?””
Well New York native LL Cool J was not here for his comments and has taken to his Instagram to respond to Akademiks.
“Let me explain something to you, don’t think just because somebody knows how to get money or fails to get money that they didn’t make a contribution to the culture. No one discusses Miles Davis’ bank account. We don’t talk about John Coltrane’s bank account. A lot of even rock musicians … a lot of great country artists, we don’t talk about their bank accounts.” LL states in the video.
He continues: “Approach this game with humility and be glad and be thankful that these pioneers helped create this culture. And let’s show them love, let’s elevate them, let’s celebrate them … There are people that started this thing, and I think that they deserve to be honored and respected.”
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