The generational gap in Hip Hop is perfectly displayed in one conversational setting.
Lil Yachty joined Complex’s ‘Everyday Struggle’ this week to sit with DJ Akademiks, Joe Budden and Nadeska Alexis discuss a handful of topics. They spoke about Yachty’s new controversial album cover for his upcoming project Teenage Emotions. On the cover, Yachty is seated in a movie theater, surrounded by several social “outcasts” – two gay men, an albino, an overweight girl and some others. Budden asked the 19-year-old rapper who he was trying to reach and Yacthy responded by saying he wanted his fans to be themselves. Yachty says he is promoting self-love and positivity, identifying with being an outcast in the Hip Hop world and in that moment, Joe Budden became agitated and called his claim “bullsh*t.
Yachty made a comment on his happiness and Joe Budden immediately shut him down. Budden goes on to say that no one is happy all the time, telling him that he was “media trained”. During the interview the Hip Hop veteran kept cutting off the young MC as he was trying to explain where he was coming from. Watch the full episode from Complex’s new talk show below.
Teenage Emotions is set to be released on May 26.