Maybe work your way up to Jay, Kodak
It’s a bit of a cliche for older generations of rappers to hate on whatever comes after them. The standard complaint, regardless of which generation it is doing the talking, is that the old heads rapped about “real sh-t” and had lyrics about actual issues while the new kids on the block only care about money, clothes, Xanax, etc. Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, old heads hating new.
But Kodak Black has flipped that old argument on its head. Rather than wait around for one of his forebears to attack him, he went after a lyrical legend and Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee in a post to his Instagram.
The side-by-side comparison pulls lyrics from his own song “Can I” and compares it to the chorus of Jay-Z’s “Money, Cash, Hoes.”
He compared Jigga’s lines to a playground chant in his caption, clearly a prod to older rap listeners and the man himself.
“Real Sh-t B Goin On .. None Of Dat Hopscotch Sh-t,” he wrote.
Of course, like all of these comparisons, it cherry-picks the worst of an artist and compares it to the best from whoever they’re trying to make look good. Remember that one that compared the chorus of Beyonce’s “Girls” to a verse from “Bohemian Rhapsody?” Never mind that “Rhapsody” is gibberish, it’s still apples to oranges.
It’s not the first time that Kodak has gone after a member of the old guard. He famously beefed with Master P after alleging that the No Limit General tried to sell him advice. Black took offense at the idea that anyone would try to offer help to a young rapper for a fee and lambasted Master P on social media over it.
“I guess Master P thought I was a fool. I still f–k with Master P the long way. But I ain’t no motherf–king fool,” he said, adding that he wouldn’t ask his friends to pay him for his help. “I give my n–gas whatever game I got, I give it to them for free. Ain’t charging ’em. I ain’t gon’ buy no game from no n–ga.”
Percy responded saying that Kodak misunderstood him and he “never asked for a dime” from the young rapper.
“I met Kodak Black through Charlamagne. I did not look for him for any business endeavors. Kodak reached out to me directly for help,” he said. “A lot of people told me not to get involved with him but I’m about helping the next generation and I looked at him as just misunderstood. I treated him like a son. I never asked him for a dime, I never took any money from him.”
“My intention was to help him build a positive image from the perception that he had out there already,” he continued. “I realized that his entertainment lawyers do not want him to learn the music business. They would rather keep him ignorant so that they can keep taking advantage of him.”
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Before you go thinking that Kodak just has a fatwa against all old rappers, you should know that he’s close to Jeezy and is allowing the Thug Motivation rapper to mentor him. Jeezy shared how he checks in on Kodak in a recent interview with Billboard.
Check out his post up top. What do you think? Is Kodak right to be mad? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.