You Have To Know Young Homie To Understand Him. Its All Entertainment. Go Back To The Ice-T Beef. SB Really Ain't Ignorant. He Just Young And Don't Really Know Any Better Yet. He Was Basically An Overnight Success. Nobody Saw It Coming Including Himself. Fame Is A Hard Thing To Adjust To. Especially When You're Young
Here's what Wikipedia has to say about the whole Ice-T situation:
In June 2008, on DJ Cisco’s Urban Legend mixtape, Ice-T criticized Way for "killing hip-hop" and his song "Crank That" for being "garbage" compared to the works of other hip-hop artists such as Rakim, Das EFX, Big Daddy Kane and Ice Cube. Way then responded in a YouTube video by mocking Ice-T's age saying "we Wikipedia-ed this n*gga, this n*gga was born in 1958...you was born before the Internet was created; how the f**k you even find me?" Way, who seemed to be reading the Wikipedia article about Ice-T as he spoke, frequently punctuated his comments with laughter.
This kid was born in f**king 1990, he's not even old enough to drink, and yet somehow he has something negative to say about Ice-T? Music is an art form, you're supposed to learn, and part of learning involves being able to take criticism from people who know more than you. When Ice-T made those comments, SB should have backed the f**k off and shut his mouth, or at the very least been diplomatic. Instead, he's blinded by his own swagger.
And in all honesty, SB's music to date is garbage. Yes, he's made money doing it, but so what? What can you say about him other than that? What has he really accomplished, as a musician? What has he contributed to the genre? What SB's doing doesn't add anything to a decades-old art form. Rather, he's erasing years of musical progress by doing away with hip-hop's nuances and social conscience, and reducing it to a few catchy sound bytes, in order to be more palatable to young (mostly white) teenage girls.
If SB wants to be taken seriously by anyone, he needs to give them a reason; simply making money won't cut it. Most hip-hop vets haven't been as outspoken as Ice-T, but that's likely out of politeness more than anything. Ask yourself, in all honesty, what artists like Nas and Rakim must think of the state of hip-hop when someone like SB is selling records?