The debate concerning the new generation of rap is getting more intense. Following remarks by a number of new and veteran artists, Bronx rookie, Cardi B is jumping into the conversation. The “Bodak Yellow” artist recently recorded (and then deleted) a video on Instagram, telling haters to stop criticizing the new generation and the sub-genre, mumble rap.
Cardi deleted the video from her own Instagram account, but you can still view the original recording, here. In the video, she blasts people who claim hip-hop is dead. “You know what I hate about people? Like, they always wanna talk about how hip-hop is dead, that these new artists, this new generation of artists is f*cking up hip-hop and how they want hip-hop to be back how it used to be,” she said. “But it’s like, these new artists, alright, but you guys, you guys are a big part of it. You know, if you really love these rappers and if you really want hip-hop to be back to how it used to be, then why don’t you make those rappers that you like hot?”
She added: “You know, you make the artists, you make the, you make these people get their songs played on the radio because they get a lot of streams and a lot of sales first and then they hit the radio. So stop fronting on how you hate this new hip-hop, how you hate mumble rap, how you hate this, how you hate that. You love it. You love it.”
Cardi’s comments come shortly after Post Malone said that people shouldn’t listen to hip-hop anymore if they wanted to hear music with substance. Waka Flocka and Pete Rock also engaged in a war of words on social media concerning the state of the genre.
While the “Motor Sport” rapper add her two cents on the topic, she is likely more focused on her recent Grammy nominations. The artist nabbed nominations for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for “Bodak Yellow.”