“It’s crazy because you’re critiquing some shit, where these kids are out here trying to figure their lives out. These are the same motherfuckers that’d be out here robbing your ass if they didn’t have a new album—the same people that’d be tearing up the communities and doing the real gangsta shit out here if they didn’t have their music out,” he said. “[…] I couldn’t sit here and critique nobody’s craft, because I don’t what’s going on with his mother, if she has health problems; I don’t know what’s going on with his kids […] I just know one thing: He figured out a way to get some money and get himself out of the street.”
Jeezy went on to speak about the respect he has for young rappers—not so much for their skills, but because they found a way to “make money without killing” someone. These statements caught the attention of former Flipmode Squad member Rah Digga. Though she agreed with Jeezy on some points, she doesn’t believe young rappers should be exempt from criticism.
Some Twitter users argued that hip-hop has evolved, and not all rap scenes are deeply rooted in lyricism. One follower wrote:
Rah Digga acknowledged that many young bucks are using music to deal with serious life traumas, but reminded her followers that there are other outlets for self-expression. “Take pride in the ‘rapping’ if you're going to be a ‘rapper,’” she tweeted. “Everybody is expressing real life trauma in some capacity. Don't completely dismiss the importance of the lyrics tho...is all we sayin...”
Fair enough. Btw your verse on We Could Take It Outside was fire. Have a great day lol. https://t.co/s8sAECYS5I— Love Junkie (@_GodFlow_) December 15, 2017
Thank you boo xo. Fyi lyricism isn't just punchlines and metaphors it is a culmination of original style, cadence, flow, swag, storytelling, and an actual message... but the ones that can do all of the above are who we consider the GOATS 😉 https://t.co/fDJg2C80vh— Rah Digga (@therealrahdigga) December 15, 2017
That podcast wouldn't be a bad idea, Rah.
We really havin our own everyday struggle going on right now LOL xoxo 💯 https://t.co/khRfr8knW5— Rah Digga (@therealrahdigga) December 15, 2017
Fuck it it's settled. I'm doing a podcast. My followers have spoken. I love you all. Haters too 😘— Rah Digga (@therealrahdigga) December 15, 2017
Y'all got a few more hours of Rappidy Rap Rah before I transform into Birthday girl for the weekend and spiral all the way down the rabbit hole.. #SagittariusSeason— Rah Digga (@therealrahdigga) December 16, 2017