Boosie Badazz debated Nas and Jay-Z's relevancy in Hip Hop during a new interview on VLADTV.
“I just can’t say he’s relevant as far as today’s [music]...He doesn’t have a Taylor Swift machine behind him,” Boosie said. “I’m telling you. Nas is great, but he doesn’t have the machine, or he’s not listening to the machine that can make him do more numbers.”
Vlad said that it’s difficult for a rapper to stay on top after the age of 50, but he believes Jay-Z, who is currently 52-years-old, is an exception. Boosie disagreed with his stance and said, “Jay-Z’s not relevant these days for music...If you’re gonna say Jay-Z is relevant and Nas ain’t relevant? No.”
The "Wipe Me Down" rapper continued, “When I go to these clubs in Atlanta, you know these 25 to 35 clubs, I’m not hearing Nas, I’m not hearing JAY-Z. Every club I go in, it’s not one or the other"
He added that Jay-Z's current impact has more to do with his business endeavors. “Jay-Z is respected by these people for being that boss that he is. When Jay-Z flash across that motherf**ker it’s something with a billion dollars, it's something with $500 billion, $200 billion when them young n**gas see him. It ain’t his song flashing across social media. It’s his hustle! That nigga got hustle," Boosie explained.
As previously reported by HOT 97, while having a conversation on Clubhouse, 21 Savage spoke on Nas’ relevancy and had social media in an uproar. He said, “I don’t feel like he’s relevant. I just feel like he got a loyal fan base. He still makes good music.” The U.K-born rapper was then asked what was his definition of relevance. “Mostly connected or appropriate to what’s being done to be considered,” he responsed.
Two weeks later, 21 Savage and Nas surprised fans by dropping a recording together called “One Mic One Gun."