(AllHipHop News) This week, Eric B & Rakim’s verified Twitter account felt the need to express feelings about the state of modern rap. The legendary Hip Hop group sent out two specific tweets about the “tragic” fall of the genre.
“You are now witnessing the devolution of rap music. The death of poetry and smoothness, they use this. The absence of a message. The inability to create meaningful change through words and verses, but the worse is, they don’t even know they hurt this artful purpose, it’s tragic,” posted the Paid in Full album creators.
Then on Wednesday, the account returned to the platform to add, “You need to look real close at this previous tweet that’s reached almost 1 million people already and see what you read. It says ‘rap’ not ‘hip hop.’ If you don’t know the difference, you can’t make a difference. #KNOWtheLEDGE”
However, both tweets have now been deleted from the social media site. There was no explanation given for why the posts were removed, but the message did spark lively internet debates about current rap music.