Lil Wayne calls Andre 3000's remarks about rapping over 40 "depressing"

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Andre has stuff to say he just knows nobody wants to hear it just like Charleston Whit’s said :sas2:
 

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Andre's comment was real and you're confusing his point. He's asking how does an old rapper talk about his day to day life and still make it interesting. He didn't say you can't be old and rap. It's about the content and how the audience connects to it.

Nas is 50 but he still mixes in old street stories into his music. Nas ain't been in the streets in decades. That's not his day to day. Ask him to make an album only talking about the present 50 year old Nas and I bet he'd have a harder time coming up with something because there's still a need to be cool and interesting. He'd probably say his current life is too boring to make into an album.

What is Wayne saying today that shows his age? A Wayne verse at 41 is a Wayne verse at 25.

Jadakiss is still talking about coke and street shyt at 48. You can go back to Money, Power, and Respect and it's the same Kiss.

Pusha still talking about coke at 46.

That's the case for most of rappers. They're not making songs about taking their kids to soccer practice and helping with homework. Dudes will be at home at night with their wives but get in the booth and rap about hoes. None of that is real. What good is rapping into your late 40's if you still have to act like you're in your 20's? You age but your content doesn't.

Dre was talking about making his current life into an album. Sure he could mix in stories about old shyt and just write random bars but that's not what he wants to do. He's not outside. Going to the laundromat and playing his flute is a highlight of his day but that's not translating into an album.

And funny you mentioned Styles because he said he's retired as a solo artist.
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Awful take. Wayne is STILL one of the best spitters in the game and it isn't up for debate if you've listened to just his shyt from this year. I mean he washed several rappers on features this year alone, there is a reason he is still one of the most featured artist in music period.
Bro I cant even take these dudes serious anymore.
 

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This is literally the best time to be a 40+ rapper. Hov, nas, wayne, kanye all still killing it even 50 is having a resurgence in the culture. 3k is up there with all of them he will definitely have a successful album in this era
And they still rapping about the same content. Listen to the Outkast records and you'll see he had everyday raps that reflected where he was in life, not exaggerated street tales like most other rappers. He is 48 living a mundane life just raising his son and playing the flute. He seems to feel that he doesn't have a lot to pull from without not being true to himself.
 

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fukk what Dre saying. Cats like Nas showing and proving.

I agree that Nas is showing and proving. Nas is one of one though. There's artists like Eminem that even said "the fire expires at 30" and had Eminem stopped making albums at 30, his discography would probably be in better standing than it is. His albums got increasingly worse with each drop. Relapse and Music To Be Murdered By are the only good albums he's dropped in a decade and some change.
 

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It’s not necessarily what you rap about, but how you rap about it. There’s many long time vets that rap about what they rap about and still sounds nice, from recent vets like Slim Thug and Paul Wall to the further back folks like Method Man, Onyx, and MOP. The problem is when you sounds like a relic. KRS-One to me has sounded like a relic since after his 2007 album. Same thing with a lot of 80s rappers in general. Melle Mel sounded terrible on his Eminem diss. MC Hammer was brutal trying his comeback in 2001. As long as your flow sounds as close to your peak as possible, age shouldn’t matter.
 
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