Some of today’s biggest rappers in the world seem to avoid outlets that are “for culture,” according to DJ Akademiks.
Cole’s recent intimate interview with Bob Myers was interesting as both the sports and hip hop world have raved over the content of J. Cole’s discussion.
He told the outlet that at “6 years old, I was smoking cigarettes, regularly, around the neighborhood.” J Cole explained to Myers that he would hang around his older brother’s friends, trying to find a way to fit in. “To them, it’s funny – they’re 10 themselves – so it’s funny for themselves. Nobody’s really worried about me. They’re 10 and smoking cigarettes,” he recalled.
DJ Akademiks is being vocal about how top rap stars avoid giving Hip Hop outlets these type of interviews.
“J. Cole and the rest of y’all big rappers,” Ak began. “No wonder y’all get sh*tted on by Hip Hop outlets. Y’all get so big in the game—they use the culture, and they use all these blogs. Not saying you need to—I don’t care if they do an interview with me. But I know a lot of journalists in the game, and they won’t speak up. And a lot of them still really hope to get an interview. I say f*ck all these n*ggas.
The Breakfast Club even took up the topic by addressing Akademiks issue with certain mainstream rappers. “I just look at n*ggas, like J. Cole. When I see you doing some sh*t on ESPN but you won’t do an interview with a n*gga in the culture, you won’t hop on Million Dollaz Worth of Game, you won’t hop on motherf*cking Drink Champs. You won’t be with Joe Budden or something like that. I look at it as some weird sh*t.” Akademiks further stated he was “speaking for all the little journalists in the game.” He also suggested many rappers don’t want to sit down with these outlets because they can’t control the narrative.