Should he, though?
In the studio, rappers have time to think about every line and play it back over and over before anyone outside the room has a chance to hear it. They can weigh everything about what they’ve said and how they said it. They can restructure lines to hit the ear in the exact way that they want them to. But in a radio interview, they have no such luxury… and sometimes rappers get ahead of themselves. That seems to be what happened to Offset when he said that Migos was the best rap group in the history of music. Now, one-time Hot Boy Turk is giving him a mulligan.
Offset said they were the biggest group to ever do it because of the way their sound has spread.
“We the biggest group ever. Ever. In pop, hip-hop all that because every genre in music right now is structured off us,” he told Big Boy.
But the member of the collective that helped launch Juvenile and Lil Wayne says that Offset’s claims are disrespectful to the past and he should know.
“For a n**ga to say they the best group ever, not the best group right now doin’ they thing, but the best group ever?” Turk said, “Man, that’s some disrespectful-a**, foul-a** s**t, you dig? I wouldn’t be right, me being in a group that was big, that n**gas emulate to this day – including the Migos… The Migos the new Hot Boys, they doin’ they thing.”
Turk went on to list several examples of groups who might have a problem with Migos claim to being the best ever.
“You had too many other groups that were doin’ they thing – OuKast, Goodie Mob, NWA, The Fugees, f**kin’ Wu-Tang, The Lox… The Black Eyed Peas, mothaf**kin’ UGK… Mobb Deep,” he said.
He even had some unconventional choices that might not make everyone else’s lists.
“You got too many great groups,” he said. I’m go so far as to say the mothaf**kin’ St Lunatics!”
He closed his rant by giving Offset the chance to come back from his absolutist claim.
“Yeah Offset, you my n**ga and all, but come on man,” he said. “Retract your words about that, man.”
“Maybe I heard it wrong, but y’all are not the biggest group ever,” he continued. “I think y’all are great, and ya’ll are the culture, but y’all are not the biggest group ever.”
See Turk’s Interview
Offset’s been eating his words a lot lately. After saying “I cannot vibe with queers” on a new song, fans pushed the rapper to apologize. Kind of.
“My passion for fashion has lead me to a lot of gay people around me who I have mad respect for and we are very cool so I’m not in a place where I’m hating like that,” he wrote. “When I wrote that I was thinking of words that could rhyme with the others (here, lear, solitaire, bear) and I saw this definition about her having a queer feeling she was being watched and it fit what I was thinking about a stalker creepy paparazzi situation.”
Check out Turk’s interview up top. What do you think? Should Offset have to apologize again? Shouldn’t every rapper think they’re the best? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to SHARE this article.