So some of you may have already heard about the latest beef in hip hop. Ice T recently took a shot at Soulja Boy while making a mixed tape, accusing the the youngster of single-handedly killing hip hop. Be that as it may, Soulja Boy responded with his own video.
He might seem like a joker, but he knows that Ice T is trying to stir up some attention for himself, create buzz for his new mixtape and the project he worked on recently. Of course, Soulja blames the veteran's age for his opinions, calling Ice T old, offers a few jokes and solemnly pointed out that it's inappropriate for someone like Ice T - whom he respects - to tell him to "eat a dick."
Ice T humbled himself (ever so slightly) and responded, apologizing for his inappropriate remarks made in anger. He did however, reiterated other things, standing on a soapbox about how there are kids who actually go into the studio and write. He also wanted to make sure people understand that it's not about new school vs old school, or east vs west; it's about quality and Soulja Boy's music is not quality. Ice T may be on a soapbox but his message is very salient and representative of what many hip hop lovers are feeling.
I wanna reply to all this internet drama goin' down. I said something about this cat Soulja Boy while I was making a mixed tape...The cats took it...you know they basically was askin' me how I feel about it...you know, the state of hip hop and Soulja Boy, and I went on one. So I appologize Soulja Boy for telling you to eat a dick.
Truthfully, a brotha of my caliber should not be talking down to a youngster of your age. But as far as your music goes, it's garbage...and I'm sayin' that for all of hip hop. Hip hop has gotta last forever and it can't with you doin' that "Superman" bullshit. That shit is wack...And you may feel like "well Ice T you shouldn't have said that," well you shouldn't have responded pimpin'...You was supposed to take that. See, sometimes when old school brothas try to tell you something, you supposed to just accept it and keep it movin'.
Back in the days, these two would settle all this with a battle to see who had the better flows. In this case it's probably a good thing that these two aren't battling. If they were though, my money would be on Ice T. Freestyling ain't got nothing to do with old school or new school; it's all about the flow.
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