Boosie Badazz Questions Jay-Z’s Musical Relevance

Boosie Badazz has opinions about Nas and Jay-Z’s place in the music industry.

This week, the rapper from Baton Rouge made headlines when he responded to 21 Savage’s divisive remarks regarding Nas. When 21 took part in a Clubhouse discussion debating whether Nasir was the greatest rapper of all time, the controversy got underway.

The Queens native is a great MC, but the Savage Mode rapper doesn’t think the younger generation still finds him relevant. During an interview with VladTV, Boosie commented on the remarks and said he understood 21’s perspective.

“[Nas] just won a Grammy at that age, last year. His records are still doing great,” Boosie explained, saying he believed 21 was measuring relevance by social media presence. “He’s definitely relevant to his fanbase. He’s still making music, he’s still doing that, then he’s still relevant. I think [21] was looking at it on a young n***a’s perspective.”

DJ Vlad concurred Nas was a legend, but it has been noted that he doesn’t rule the charts and hasn’t been able to compete with more popular musicians like 21, Drake, and Taylor Swift. Vlad continued by saying that it’s challenging for a rapper to be successful after age 50, but he thinks 52-year-old Jay-Z is one of the few exceptions.

Boosie objected. He went on to remark that Jay’s present influence is more a result of his financial success than of his musical accomplishments. 2017’s well-received 4:44 was Hov’s most recent studio album. The next year, he released the Beyoncé-collaboration hit album, Everything Is Love, and he contributed to much of Jay Electronica’s 2020 full-length debut Written Testimony.

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