Chuck D Discusses Today's Hip-Hop Culture In New Song Featuring Mavis Staples [LISTEN]
As of late, Chuck D has been very vocal with his opinion of the current state of hip-hop.
After Peter Rosenberg waved the white flag last month following his harsh comments on the legendary emcee, it appeared the dust had settled but apparently not.
Last week, Chuck released a new song criticizing today's rap culture, according to TheGrio. The song features legendary soul singer Mavis Staples.
On the track, Chuck blasts hip-hop for demoralizing the black community and putting too much emphasis on material things.
"I be seeing old folks applaud nonsense that we cannot afford, flashback now ruining some box with sex and teen pop people's hip-hop stop," he raps.
Back in June, the "Fight The Power" rapper criticized Hot 97's annual Summer Jam festival for the crowd's liberal, and predominantly white, usage of the N word.
"The look on my face once I heard what a sloppy fiasco @hot97 in NYC has made of Hip Hop. #culturalcrime," he tweeted.
Rosenberg fired back with a video response saying, "Chuck, what are you doing to support this culture besides Tweeting confusing messages in 140 characters or less. Are you going out to shows? 'Cause we're all at shows booking new artists every single day. Working with them. Getting them on the festival stage, getting them on the main stage, and building artists. What are you doing? 'Cause if all you're doing is trolling on Twitter, you ain't doing that much."
Check out Chuck D's new track "Give WE The Pride" featuring Mavis Staples below.
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