Kodak Black has blasted 21 Savage for questioning Nas’ relevancy in today’s hip hop. The Florida rapper released a lengthy message on his Instagram story, Tuesday targeting 21 and his tweet shading his album sales.
“21 do his thing I give him credit where its due, but don’t come for me [talking] ’bout my album sales homie that ain’t gangsta!” he wrote, referencing a Nov. 10 tweet from 21 seemingly dissing his album sales. “You n-ggas know what I been thru in this shit. And you n-ggas had a whole consistent run with no hiccups [for real] and y’all 30 years old plus! I’m a yung n-gga doin this sh– since I came in the game.”
“But let’s see how this shit go now that I been home and I’m consistent with this shit,” he concluded.
Kodak Black, who saw commercial success with his album Back for Everything, which featured the platinum-selling song “Super Gremlin,” also addressed 21 Savage’s recent comments about Nas on Clubhouse, where he questioned the veteran New York rapper’s relevance.
“This muthafucka talking about Nas irrelevant,” Kodak said on Instagram Live. “How the f-ck Nas ain’t relevant, homie? N-gga smoking d-ck because of Drake. We from the projects. We from the trenches. We don’t give a f-ck about no…you did a Drake. We salute Drake. We love Drake. OK, whatever. Fam, folks smoking d-ck. Nas that n-gga.”
While promoting his chart-topping album with Drake on Clubhouse, 21 Savage spoke about Nas’ position in today’s music scene.
“He’s not relevant,” 21 can be heard saying in the clip below. “He just has a loyal ass fanbase. He just has a loyal fanbase and he still makes good ass music.”
After facing backlash from Social Media users, the Atalanta rapper denied that he was taking a shot at Esco. “I would never disrespect nas or any legend who paved the way for me y’all be tryna take stuff and run with it,” he tweeted.
Kodak Black and 21 Savage’s exchange appears to stem from 21’s comment that no one from his 2016 XXL Freshman year can compete with him in a Verzuz battle.
“I’m smoking Kodak,” he said on Twitch before reciting his stats. “Before all this Drake sh-t, I been having hits. I been having diamond songs. I’m probably the only n-gga of this generation to go platinum with no features.”
As for Nas, King’s Disease III is expected to sell around 27,500 copies in its first week. While 21 Savage’s joint album with Drake ‘Her Loss’ is already certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) over the weekend, having sold over 500,000 units.