Whew! The trade vets are persevering with to high school DJ Akademiks in terms of the pioneers of Hip-Hop! On Thursday, LL Cool J mentioned his piece after Ak referred to as the founding fathers of Hip-Hop “dusty.” Michael Rapaport and co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, Russell Simmons, have additionally spoken out. Michael didn’t take the great strategy like LL and went straight for Ak’s neck. In a video, he referred to as Ak, a bum a*s clown with no expertise. “You’re not a DJ. You don’t minimize, you don’t scratch, you don’t produce. You’re not a DJ, so cease calling your self DJ,” he mentioned.
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He continued, “For him to disrespect the those that constructed this s**t, that constructed Hip-Hop, that modified each single factor. Shut this dude down.” Uncle Rush added his two cents. Nevertheless, he took a milder strategy. In a five-minute lengthy video on Thursday, he addressed Ak, though he mentioned he didn’t know who he was. Whereas exterior his residence in Bali, he reminisced on the founding fathers of Hip-Hop, Kool Herc, DJ Busy B, Grandmaster Flash, Grand Wizard Theodore, and others for paving the way in which.
“I used to be there earlier than there have been things like data. These are those that performed the events that Rush Productions promoted. So they’re the founding fathers, and so they created hip-hop,” he mentioned. Rush acknowledged that many rappers didn’t get a lot cash however elaborated on how they helped Hip-Hop turn into an outlet that created 1000’s of jobs and allowed individuals to supply for his or her households.
Earlier than ending the video, he addressed Ak, saying, “Pause and be grateful for many who got here earlier than you who constructed your life. I don’t know the way rich you might be or what number of boats you float on. What number of vehicles do you personal? How many individuals have you ever made wealthy? How many individuals have you ever made profitable which have made their households profitable? What have you ever accomplished for the tradition,” he mentioned.
“I do know Kanye’s songs. I do know Drake’s songs. I don’t know you. I sound like Stacy Sprint. I don’t know you, n***a, in any respect. I don’t know what you made, however I want you properly.”
Roommates, what ya’ll take into consideration this?