Waka Flocka joined the new school vs. old school debate this weekend when he commented on a meme that featured Lil Uzi Vert and Nas. The image had the words “Your Hip Hop” and “My Hip Hop” written above the artists, respectively; however, it appears Waka had an issue with Uzi’s description.
As pointed out by HotNewHipHop, the 30-year-old rapper claimed Uzi doesn’t fit in the genre, and that his style is more rock and roll than anything else.
“This post ain’t bool @liluzivert is Rock not HipHop!,” Waka wrote in the now-deleted message. “This generation has #Logic #Jcole #Meek #KDot etc. let my era just be great!!!! Side note rock artist always been edge. #ImJustTakeUp4HipHop & #TheseStreets #TheseYoungNiggasUp Big old Facts #BigHomieFlock #BigDawgBigDawg.”
We’re not sure if the “Money Longer” artist would be insulted by Waka’s comments; after all, he is a self-proclaimed rock star who’s had plenty of rock star moments, so he might embrace the comparison. But is he OK with being excluded from the hip-hop realm?
Uzi and many other new school rappers like Lil Yachty and Kodak Black have been frequently called out for failing to adhere to the more traditional sounds and styles of hip-hop. Uzi doesn’t seem too fazed by the criticism, and has attempted to lift up his fellow new-school rappers by reminding them “the old must die.”