(AllHipHop News) In today’s world, it’s almost easier to get on as an entertainer by saying or doing something outlandish on social media than it is to focus on talent. Florida newcomers Smokepurpp and Lil Pump got attention early on for tweeting about established emcees.
“Me & Lil pump vs. J Cole & Kendrick Lamar. Tag team death match,” tweeted Smokepurpp a year ago. That post came after a 2015 tweet where the Deadstar mixtape creator suggested Young Thug was more talented than Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Nas, Jay-Z, and Immortal Technique.
Purpp’s “Ok” collaborator Lil Pump has his own online history of taking shots at the Dreamville Records boss. Pump tweeted in 2016, “B-tch I’m better than j Cole. F-ck all that lyrical sh-t.”
During an interview with Montreality, Smokepurpp was asked about the perceived disrespect directed at artists like Kendrick and Cole. The 20-year-old rhymer played down the darts thrown on Twitter as just jokes.
“Nowadays everything is kind of a troll. So people do know it’s trolling, but if you don’t, we don’t care. Pump doesn’t care,” expressed Purpp.
In the same conversation, Smokepurpp stated the “OGs” in Hip Hop need to “let that sh-t rock” when it comes to current rap music. The Travis Scott protégé added, “If [a rapper] wants to mumble rap, he can mumble rap.”