It appears Pete Rock has taken on the mantle calling out modern rappers he feels do not properly represent Hip Hop culture. First, it was Young Dolph, then it was Lil Yachty.
The Atlanta newcomer was hit with an Instagram video from Rock that featured a headline that read, “When A Wack Rapper Is Asked To Freestyle.“ The legendary producer added thumbs down and poop emojis in the post’s caption.
The clip featured Yachty’s highly criticized “freestyle” on Hot 97. The “Minnesota” rhymer ended his attempt at rapping f the top his head by declaring he is not a rapper.
Pete Rock is not the first music artist to publicly call out Yachty. Fellow 2016 XXL Freshman class member Anderson .Paak used his Twitter timeline to respond to Lil Boat admitting he did not know five songs by The Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac.
Yachty may have responded to Rock via his own Twitter account. He sent out a tweet that stated, “You don’t want zero problems big fella.”
You don’t want zero problems big fella.
— lil boat kot* (@lilyachty) September 5, 2016