21 Savage has something to say to anyone who spends their time criticizing younger artists. In a note shared to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, 21 wondered aloud why "OG rappers" are judging the new wave and its subject matter instead of celebrating the fact that rap is now widely recognized as the music industry's dominant genre.
"Why do so many of these 'Og Rappers' judge the new generation?" 21 said. "They say we make drug user music like making drug selling music is better what's the difference? What about the fact that rap is the number one genre of music right now none of y'all acknowledge that [sic]."
21 also urged these critics to stop using younger artists as "the scapegoat," as their music is merely "a reflection of what's going in our community."
Read 21's full note below.
Though Savage didn't name anyone in particular, his words may have in part been a response to veteran rapper Skillz, who shared this on Twitter a few days ago:
Or, it could be a response to Pete Rock recently calling out Waka Flocka Flame in an Instagram post.
Understandable, Waka wasn't happy.