Self appointed President of Hip-hop KRS-One has welcomed controversial "party" rapper Soulja Boy into hip-hop, antagonising people like Ice T, who claim he is "killing it". The two hooked up in some kind of staged meeting of the generations on Rap City, hosted by Q45.
"I hope I’m Hip-Hop” Soulja started Soulja Boy, sheepishly. “I’ve been number one on the Hip-Hop charts.”
Asked to define hip-hop, KRS answered, “You know I have a long, drawn out answer for that. Let’s start with the simple stuff: breakin’, MC’ing, graffiti writing, DJ’ing, and beatboxing. That’s the original elements of Hip-Hop. But the way in which you display that can be in infinite kinds. Every generation brings their own kind of presentation.”
“Hip-Hop is having fun: rapping which is basically what I do, dancing, and partying,” countered Soulja Boy. “I’m the life of the party so I think it’s all about getting it in, having fun and not thinking about the consequences.”
Soulja went on to complain that the whole industry was on his nuts, and he's only a kid, and 50 Cent is old school to him, and KRS-One is the first of his ole school detractors to speak to him personally about Hip-Hop culture.
“What most of us are expecting is a continuation of the legacy, that the work we did in the 70s, 80s, and 90s was not in vain,” said KRS. “That’s really where the hurt is coming from. That the younger generation would forget about us and the struggles. We had to fight for this, even to have a Rap City. We expect those that come after us to keep that torch lit.
“Right now we’re dealing with a generation gap with younger people and us supposedly bitter old school Hip-Hoppers. By us being here we can settle a lot of the generation gap that is out here in the community today. And let me just say this [as] KRS-One, big respect to you and welcome to Hip-Hop!”
Ice T no happy. NOT IN MY NAME! Say he.