Wayne Barrow, former manager of the Notorious BIG sat down with HipHopDX to talk about how hip hop had evolved since the 90s at Biggie’s tribute in Austin Texas.
“It’s evolved in its own right. I can’t knock what these kids are doing today. A lot of them weren’t even born in the 90s where we come from. I think that these kids are a lot more. . . they see things from a different lens. At the end of the day, for me, I’m a purist when it comes to Hip Hop. It’s about lyricism. It’s about style. It’s about pizzazz. It’s a lifestyle. I think that the lifestyle that we created for them, gave them the opportunity to do what they’re doing today. It’s different, it’s very different. But you gotta respect what they’re doing.”
When asked about Remy Man and Nicki Minaj’s beef, he said there is none:
“That ain’t beef. That’s not beef.
It’s not humorous. I think that there’s a lot of egos out here that’s been existing forever. Given to what happened to Pac and Big alone, just their deaths and what it meant to the culture, I think that people need to pay attention to the fact that there’s more out here than just beefing about petty shit. That don’t fucking matter. People losing their lives over dumb shit like this every day. If we’re going to move the culture forward, we gotta do so in a positive way.”