Charlamagne Tha God fumes over lack of diss songs
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Charlamagne Tha God fumes over lack of diss songs

On The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne Tha God has fumed about the lack of diss songs in contemporary rap.

Diss songs were previously a staple of the hip-hop scene, but in recent years, they are becoming rarer and rarer. Although rappers are still getting involved with beefs, these tend to play out through social media rather than in the recording studio, and Charlamagne wants that to change.

“I don’t understand how all these Twitter beefs don’t be turning into no music,” Charlamagne said while on the radio on Wednesday morning (via Hip Hop DX). “When everybody was going back and forth like the JT’s, the Nicki’s and the Latto’s, I’m like, ‘Damn, no records? Not one?’”

DJ Envy said: “You gotta understand too, Nas is a grown-ass man and probably reached out and said, ‘Let’s have a conversation.’ A lot of times I don’t think people reach out and have conversations.”

CTG then intervened: “Even if they don’t reach out, back in the day, you would see at least somebody do a record. Like forget all the tweets, where’s all the records toward each other? Keep it Hip Hop!”

To cement Charlamagne’s point, in a previous era, 21 Savage and Nas would be on the receiving ends of diss tracks after Savage labelled his elder as “not relevant”. However, they sorted it privately and then collaborated together on ‘One Mic, One Gun’.

“Only way we moving is with love, respect and unity,” Nas wrote on Instagram about the track. “The foundational principles of hip hop. Excited to collaborate with my young brother and I hope more artist use turbulent moments and turn them into a time to make new art. That’s what it’s about.”