T-Pain believes 2Pac in 2022 if he were alive, would not be as respected by fans due to the modern technologies afforded to platforms like TikTok, Youtube, and Instagram. He states that the rap legend would get “ate the fuck up lyrically.” This discussion took place on DJ Akademiks’ Twitch channel.“‘Pac would’ve gotten killed sooner [if social media existed] and he would’ve gotten his ass ate the fuck up lyrically,” T-Pain said, to Akademiks’ surprise.2pac

“Lyricism-wise, ‘Pac would’ve got ridiculously murdered. Bro, ‘Pac was a crazy lyricist in our time because ain’t nobody else have no platform,” he went on. “If the platforms would’ve been what they are now, ‘Pac would’ve been ate the fuck up […] I’m just saying what we look at as ‘Pac’s greatest lyrics right is peanuts to what we hear today.”

Akademiks was taken aback with the comment as T-Pain did believe he was one of the greats of his time, Pain agreed that he considers Pac to be a poet and one of the greatest of all time, but reaffirmed that if social media was around at the time, things would be different.

“‘Pac is a full fucking poet,” he said. “Pac was — if not the — one of the greatest lyricist at the time, but if we would’ve had social media back then and everybody would’ve been able to have their opinion, there would’ve been way the fuck more disrespectful n****s at the time. They would’ve been dying to be more disrespectful to ‘Pac.”

He also discussed how Pac’s career would’ve continued had he not been killed in the tragic 1996 shooting: “If ‘Pac was alive right now, they would’ve discredited everything he said just because he was old. That’s it. He would’ve been saying the same thing as the young n****s, but it would’ve been less credit ’cause he’s old.”

Ironically enough, T-Pain’s thoughts on social media has given him some disrespectful comments in the comment section of The Art of Dialogue Instagram page.

Check out Pain’s sit-down with Akademiks below.


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Ironically, Lord Jamar stated a few years ago that he believed that Tupac Shakur would be even a bigger presence with the social media platforms. Lord Jamar shared personal stories about his time around 2Pac during an interview with VladTV, and the Brand Nubian rapper revealed that he saw the late rapper spit in a police officer’s face. Jamar explained that officers came to check on a disturbance that he and 2Pac were attending, and when they came shoving in, 2Pac got annoyed and spat in the cop’s face with no consequences.