In open letter, 21 Savage asks “OG rappers” to stop judging modern hip-hop

“Don’t use us as the scapegoat!”

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On Tuesday, 21 Savage tweeted an open letter targeting hip-hop's "OG rappers" for their sweeping criticisms of contemporary hip-hop artists.

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21 argues that the so-called golden age generation's judgement is rooted in hypocrisy. He begins: "They say we make drug user music like making drug selling music is better what's the difference?" He urges these critics to lead by example. "Don't use us as a scape goat," he writes.

The letter ends with an argument long used by rappers to defend the content of their songs, usually from attacks by a hostile media. "Our music is a reflection of what's going on in our community and all we doing is using our talent to escape that community."

Read the full letter below via Twitter.

November 21, 2017
In open letter, 21 Savage asks “OG rappers” to stop judging modern hip-hop