J Cole x Lil Pump Sit Down
After J. Cole dropped his latest album, KOD, many speculated that the last song on the album was a diss towards Lil Pump. To be fair, the wording of "diss" is kindaaa inaccurate- it was more of a big brother/OG lesson on how not to navigate his newfound stardom.
Lil Pump is young, and so you can expect to hear that in his music. There's a conversation that exists around the idea that this new generation of rap embraces drugs from the perspective of users as opposed to the that older generations of rap that embraced drugs from the perspective of the sellers. Neither one is a pro-life scenario, lets keep it a buck, but the problem of glorifying popping pills, sipping lean, etc. is an obvious one. It's every artists right to go the Charles Barkley route and proclaim that they're no role model- but with great power...you know...comes great responsibility and whatnot.
The last way for you to inspire change in someone is to critique them. You also can't turn people into projects, or your approach will come off entirely unauthentic. That's why J. Cole is that guy. Instead of bringing this young dude on camera and starting to bash his lifestyle, he gets to know him. Figures out his story so he can build on the mans perspective, you know? Catch the full discussion below. There's some language so don't play this too loud at your local coffee shop.