Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine rose to hip-hop stardom last year when he released his single “GUMMO,” a modern-day approach to gangsta rap. Like any other rapper or new hip-hop craze the song will be examined and judged, and that’s exactly what happened when veteran emcee Mos Def checked out Tekashi’s music.
While appearing on A$AP Rocky’s AWGE DVD on Monday (July 23), Mos sat among a group of others who watched Tekashi’s “GUMMO” video, and as you might expect, he was fairly unimpressed.
“Why is everyone acting like this new? This is a version of the same old sh*t,” Mos said. He then name drops Brooklyn rap pillars like M.O.P. The duo consisting of Billy Danze and Lil’ Fame, who scored mainstream success with their early 00s track, “Ante Up.” After breaking down the groups’ origins stories, the snippet ends with Mos statement, “That was the most depressing sh*t I’ve ever seen in my life.” Check it out below. Mos Def’s comments can be heard around the 15:00 mark.