Did Eric B. and Rakim speak too soon?
Well, whoever controls their Twitter page thought it was necessary to delete the Tweets that was sent out from the duo’s verified account earlier this week.
There were some very controversial tweets ent out concerning the current state of Hip Hop and how this generation has contributed to the devolution of its music in particular.
A tweet went out the next day saying, “You need to look real close at this previous tweet that’s reached almost 1 million people already and see what you read. It says ‘rap’ not ‘hip hop.’ If you don’t know the difference, you can’t make a difference. #KNOWtheLEDGE”
What made this so monumental is that Rakim is arguably the best to ever touch the mic in Hip Hop culture, so whatever he says weighs heavy on the scales of public opinion as well as cultural relevance.
Both of the controversial tweets were deleted, but according to Rakim’s manager, Eric B. and Rakim’s feelings are mutual in regards to sentiments tweeted from the account.
Eric B. is in control, but for the first time in a long time, these two agree on something.