ED Lover Confronts Akademiks about His Snarky Rapper Remarks “I’m the reason your ass is on TV”
Ed Lover, who is known for never holding his mouth, responded, with some harsh words, to DJ Akademiks’ comments about older rappers being “dusty,”
Ed explained how there wouldn’t be an Ak without the greats that came before him in an interview with VladTV that was released on Friday (November 25).
“We all stand on the shoulders of giants,” Ed Lover said. “We all stand on the shoulders of people that have done it before us. You are not the first Black man to sit behind a mic and interview people, nor will you be the last Black man. And after you, there’s gonna be somebody else.”
Ed reminded Ak that there were no endorsements, festivals, or other such opportunities for Hip Hop artists when they first started. He continued to demonstrate how the genre’s innovators are never the ones that profit the most from it. He said that the former host of “Everyday Struggles” should apologize, in his opinion.
“You owe all of these guys an apology. Don’t get so high up on your horse, bro. Somebody did it before you! … You are looking at the reason your ass is on television. Me, Big Tigger, everybody that came before you is the reason why you have an opportunity.
“The reason why I had the opportunity is dudes like Don Cornelius. The reason why I had the opportunity to do radio is because of dudes like Frankie Crocker, and Bugsy [Buggs]. That’s the reason why I had the opp to do what I do and now you do what you do because of cats like me.”
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