Pete Rock Fires Shots At Waka Flocka: 'You’re Not Equal

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Pete Rock Fires Shots At Waka Flocka: 'You’re Not Equal

"I’m gonna defend my older heads..."

Published November 20, 2017

Waka Flocka Flame and Pete Rock are the latest artists to hop in the mumble rap debate, and it looks like they are bumping heads on the subject. After Waka Flocka suggested old school hip-hop was to blame for the current state of rap during an interview with ThisIs50, Pete Rock threw some mean jabs at the ATL artist in defense of other “old heads” in the game.

In a post on Instagram on Nov. 18, Pete Rock posted an image of Waka Flocka with a lengthy caption. "I’m gonna defend my older heads and tell you you’re not equal. Be as disrespectful as you want. You’re not doing what we did, haven’t accomplished what we accomplished,” he wrote.  

 

He also attacked the new generation’s abusive use of prescription drugs and other substances. “Our generation didn’t experiment with pills or syrup or anything synthetic. Its already written in history,” he continued. “Rock n Roll hall of fame,hip hop hall of fame and museums. Where are you at in any of that? The problem is yall never had respect from the jump. WE ARE THE REASON YOUR WHO YOU ARE AND DO WHATEVER IT IS YOUR DOING!” 

He concluded by demanding that Waka Flocka and others give respect where it’s due. “Pay homage to who was before you. Problem is also yall want us to accept music that dont move nothing but the young,when you making music its to inspire everyone not just your era,” he added.

 

After reading Pete Rock’s post, Waka responded on Twitter. "Damn P this post was lame and uncalled for. I should slap the shit outta you” he tweeted. "You stuck in the past. Krazy shit is my real blood family was always around you smh .. and I don’t do none of those wack drugs you talking."

This isn’t the first time Pete has had issues with the new school. In the past, the vet has called out Young Dolph and Lil Yachty for disrespecting the culture. The debate regarding the new school vs. the old school has been gaining a lot of momentum within the last year, and it will likely continue as new artists come into the mix. But as Kendrick Lamar said in his recent cover story with Forbes Magazine, rap should “continue to evolve.” 

Im gonna defend my older heads and tell you your not equal. Be as disrespectful as you want. Your not doing what we did,havent accomplished what we accomplished. Our generation didnt experiment with pills or syrup or anything synthetic. Its already written in history. Rock n Roll hall of fame,hip hop hall of fame and museums. Where are you at in any of that? The problem is yall never had respect from the jump. WE ARE THE REASON YOUR WHO YOU ARE AND DO WHATEVER IT IS YOUR DOING! Pay homage to who was before you. Problem is also yall want us to accept music that dont move nothing but the young,when you making music its to inspire everyone not just your era. Only time my pockets on pause is when im streaming yall album. I listen to it and made a decision not to buy yo shit cuz in my opinion being a music maker,there is no substance to the music or lyrics so dont get mad cuz you not cut from the cloth of hip hop pioneers. Lets see how long you can last in this business doing what you doing. You been quiet until you startED running your mouth about old school niccas. Thats corny bro. Just make better music and spit like an MC. Yeah yall different but nothing of what nas krs kane jay z or any official rapper has ever taught you. We saying something about your generation cuz your simply not making heart & soul felt music young nicca! The old head rant is corny. Old heads are special 😎 and i just think yall cant do what we did. 🤷🏾‍♂️ Salute! @wakaflocka

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Written by Jessica McKinney

(Photos from Left: Ray Tamarra/Getty Images, Estevan Oriol/Getty Images)

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