DJ Akademiks Sean Combs Star

DJ Akademiks, Nedaska Alexis and Star, co-hosts of Complex magazine’s web series “Everyday Struggle” called hip-hop mogul Sean “Puffy” Combs “old” after he complained that rap was being diluted.

“I just don’t want the culture to get diluted,” said Combs, 49, in a video uploaded to his Instagram account on Tuesday.

Combs also said he didn’t want hip-hop to get “so mass produced that it doesn’t mean anything.”

Combs was likely referring to rappers such as Safaree Samuels, who leaked his own nudes to promote a track which dropped on Wednesday.

“Diddy sounded old. I love Diddy, but Diddy sounded old,” said Akademiks, 36.

“Nowadays niggas just need they laptop or just their f-cking phone to record a track,” said Akademiks, who added, “Everybody is now a rapper.”

Host Star described Combs as “an older guy” who is “trying not lose his grip” among the younger rappers such as Migos and Lil Yachty, who look up to Combs as an OG.

“The average 19-year-old is not trying to hear what he’s talking about,” Star added.

Guest Wayno offered his opinion on Combs’ statement, saying he didn’t think Combs was struggling to stay relevant in his declining years.

 

  • ShelbyMoore

    Akadimiks is just a fat loser. He is a lame. He’s trying to be controversial because Joe Budden is gone. Starr can’t do what Joe did. People can barely stand Star. Aka is a dack rider.

  • ShelbyMoore

    “Nowadays niggas just need they laptop or just their f-cking phone to record a track,” said Akademiks, who added, “Everybody is now a rapper.”

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    The jackhass confirmed what Puffy was trying to say. The shat is diluted. Everybody, talented or not (Cardi) they are out here claiming to be rappers and making money and they are talentless buffoons.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    “Nowadays niggas just need they laptop or just their f-cking phone to
    record a track,” said Akademiks, who added, “Everybody is now a rapper.”
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    This is how dumb people argue..by proving the person who they are arguing with point.. If Puff said it is being diluted…and then you say everybody with a laptop is a rapper now..how are you not just saying the same shit? Todays hip hop is filled for the most part with nonsense. There are a few lyrical thinkers in the game but these two-worded “Bars” rappers are pushing out is bullshit over a tight beat.. raindrop..drop top…<—reallymydude…

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Wow! I do not like Puff but Puff was on point with his statement. Those two mumble rappers supporters, need to go have several seats.

  • Vonn

    Too late Diddles. Rap is already diluted. With all of the lil rappers. lil peep & lil creep, but most are lil sheep. Look a like & sound a like.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    They agreed with him & too young minded to even know it!

  • Vonn

    Let me slide in here with the assist, on this last day of Black History Month.
    ???????????????????????

  • Diddy is right

    36 is an older guy compared to a 19 year old. Furthermore, Diddy gave us Biggie and Lil Kim, the best male and female rappers respectively, so don’t act like he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I doubt he was referring to Migos because Migos have talent. I rocks with Migos. I’m sure he means the garbage and probably other races, hence him saying diluted. Every generation calls the next generations music garbage. That will never change. Wayne, Beyoncé, and even gangsta rap was deemed “garbage” now people are missing the days of their “real” music. But a lot of this crap on the radio now is garbage. It is what it is.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    who is dj akademiks? what credentials does he have, to make bold statements that people take serious?

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    If you watched P. Diddy in his new show “The Four” you would see that he don’t have any good tastes in real music anymore lol.. Rapping is an natural ability that every human being can do.. Now if you can do it extremely well, it’s considered “talent’. With the internet and cheaper recording/studio equipment, artists are able to produce their own records and distribute the music themselves. It’s a great thing.

  • oshh16

    This what I was going to say, it has already been diluted and polluted.

  • Vonn

    Mumble, bumble, grumble
    Imma go drink & stumble
    & always remain humble.

    This type of crap passes for rap now. Point goes to Diddy.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    I’m happy that big record labels don’t control what we Listen to anymore. We make the decision on what’s Hot and what’s not. ha… Diddy mad because Record Executives he don’t have control anymore… You can’t rape these artists, when they can release a song on soundcloud and book their own shows lol

  • You Could Never

    Diddy is about two decades late.

    And if this comment was about Safaree and his nudes…Imma need him and everyone who got issue with it…to go back their re-memory and re-examine Big Daddy Kane in Madonna’s sex book and him posing in Playgirl circa 1990.

    The medium may have changed far as the internet vs print, but what is old shall one day be new again. Ijs.

  • You Could Never

    I disagree.

  • Reina1718

    Diddy not 36 lol

  • SumthinSweeter

    ???

  • Soda
  • Yardgirl

    THIS^^^ Dead at lil sheep!! *high five*

  • Kayke

    Don’t forget the onomatopoeias….
    Ddddlat….sppllllllat… Rrrrrha… Skiiiiiirt! Ugh!

  • MJF

    huh?

  • MsPam

    What is DJ Akademiks talking about kids would consider him old just like Diddy! Not a Diddy fan but aleast he has a track record.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Exactly..smh..

  • tintin

    is this notice from this decade?

  • Vegas1989

    Go to your room and sit in a corner please until I come and get you. LOL

  • Yardgirl

    I’ma make a guess that this was from our hateful hatefilled past?

  • Rayne

    Gotta be from the 40’s or 50’s…

  • You Could Never

    Didnt his own biggest artist mama…call Biggie music trash? The intolerance and again, forgetful nature. I want these old producers and rappers from the 1990s to be more like uncle Snoop. Who said on one of the BET Awards…its NOT FOR THEM TO UNDERSTAND. Bc at one time his music was also called trash and nothing but noise by the elders who didnt understand. Who didnt “get it”. If you dont understand or dont want to, you by ALL MEANS do not have to. Its not for you. Change the station? Thumbs down. Whatever it is you need to do.

  • Dowoop

    I see a bright future in rap for you.

  • You Could Never

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/7533342/snoop-dogg-i-am-hip-hop-award-acceptance-speech-2016-bet-hip-hop-awards

    ” “Uncle Snoop” also also offered words of advice to young MCs. “I also want to say to all the young rappers that’s in the game right now, a lot of people don’t understand y’all and y’all misunderstood,” he said. “They didn’t understand me in the beginning either so you gotta keep pushing, stay who you are, be original, be diverse.” “

  • SpillyNillie

    “Nowadays niggas just need they laptop or just their f-cking phone to record a track,” said Akademiks, who added, “Everybody is now a rapper.”
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    This is what he meant, DUMMY!

  • Vonn

    You know the rose garden get VIP tickets to the shows. & a complimentary pair of gold teef.

  • Vonn

    You promise you’re gonna come to get me soon? You might start listening to lil reefer & forget I’m in the corner.

  • Vonn

    REMIX!! LMAO.

  • Ni Ni

    Ikr, his rusty tail almost 40.

  • Marlika

    I hope Diddy is also referring to the bullshit music his son is putting out as well!??

  • Alicia.Ashe

    But but Akademiks it sounds like you agreed with him, with your balloon head azz.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Diddy has a point and it sounds like Akademiks was slightly agreeing and then he pivoted to the opposite…I dont listen to any man who looks like he got his lunch money taken in high school….bye Ak you should have went with Joe when he left…

  • Alicia.Ashe

    It is what is every generation has music that the one before them doesn’t like meh.

  • You Could Never

    This. Most of the founders on the genre ain’t even wait a decade before they starting voicing their disdain of Run DMC, LL and the like. They hated it and didn’t make it a secret. I don’t get it. Encouragement goes a long way. Kinda sad to me. The trashing of our own.

  • teather

    I LOVE when young ppl call older ppl “old”. In TEN minutes, you’ll be the same age. You just don’t realize it yet. Then, you’ll feel like everyone else, like you’re not a day over 25. It’s a pure show of IMMATURITY when young ppl call out their elders. You’re so young you have no idea how old old is.

  • Diddy is right

    I think people are taking Diddy’s comments the wrong way because of ageism. Because he’s a certain age, he can’t have an opinion??? He doesn’t know rap anymore??? Nah. He is speaking on talent, I think, not content or style. Kim was criticized for her lyrical content and her image, not her talent, that’s why she’s a legend. You can still listen to her music. Say what you will about Nicki, who was also heavily criticized, but she can rap too, that’s why she’s been around for a decade. The types of artists Diddy is referring to won’t be around long. We’ve all seen them come and go, and can’t recall their names. Even someone who experienced as much success as Future, or T Pain, nobody is going to remember them twenty years from now, and certainly won’t play their music. Maybe as a throwback in a club. And Cardi, Cardi is the Latina Vanilla Ice.

  • Diddy is right

    I was talking about the other one. Lol.

  • KayCeiSoul

    His ol’ disrespectful lollipop-faced ass!
    *shakes angry fist*
    “You darn kids get off my lawn!” LMAO
    Puff is 50..Lollipop is 36…there is NOT a big difference there considering how fast those years roll past on y’all ass. Better be careful how you pop off about older people.
    Listen, the music is garbage. The End.

  • KayCeiSoul

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • KayCeiSoul

    Cause once you slide past 35?
    It’s a wrap. You are considered old.

  • Applebootay

    Star makes sense to a point…….the music (a lot of it) is a reflection of the millennials today…which is pretty Fked up….so the music sounds stoopid….however, saying he’s losing his grip doesn’t make sense…

  • Applebootay

    It wasn’t about Safaree….Auntie love starting shat….lol

  • You Could Never

    Others too. Not just Puff or Sandy lol. He dropped the nudes the week the single was released. And I read about an hour ago, his music old and new, is now surging in streams. He is not the first.

  • Meme

    You gimme jokes lol

  • Meme

    Hahah

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    Diddy doesn’t want it to be mass produced and meaningless.. DJ AK says nowaday they make a track with phone and laptop. Nowadays an idiot like Cardi BIH is famous….

  • Blah Blahhhhh

    Exactly. Your IQ is on point.

  • Tiff J

    Akademiks is 36…. so he should count himself amongst the “old” folks. And Star has GOT to be well over 45…. if he’s not 50 yrs old. And the way these young rappers are popping pills and drinking drugs, they should HOPE to make it to the ripe old age of 35.

  • MsPam

    My point exactly! He’s acting like he’s fresh out of the womb!???

  • Applebootay

    She need to chill less her name come up in a rapper’s beef…..no pun intended…

  • The Chosen One

    She can’t even rap let alone spell. I know she doesnt write her lyrics.

  • LolaBGood

    Lmao Diddy do look old ?!!!! His butt need to worry about diluting poor lil Cassie youthful years ??

  • Mark mcharm

    Music is just bad nowadays i often wonder why fantasia is not bigger than she is but then i realize we are in the microwave music era.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    *Giggles

  • gail jones

    Thank you.

  • gail jones

    Thank you. Like I tell my daughter and others, ‘you got to get where I done been’.

  • Guesty

    Boom.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Hey that’s her choice. She’s sacrificing her child bearing years and settling for being a girlfriend for life because of their lifestyle. If he really loved her genuinely, he’d want more for her, even John Cena proposed to Nikki Bella after swearing time and time again he’d never remarry. But he wanted more for her than permanent girlfriend status. This only matters, if you want marriage, which she did and he loved her enough and proposed. Perhaps Cassie is fine with all this but I doubt it.

  • Unhappy American

    This???

  • Guesty

    A lot of young people would rather die than grow old. They are s3xing, drinking, smoking and shooting themselves to death anyway.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I was just thinking to myself yesterday after seeing a picture of young thug how old these young men look. People need to chill with the drugs and alcohol. So many of these young rappers look a mess and only in their twenties. Black men, specifically chocolate men can look like they are in their prime youth for decades if they take care of themselves but these men are already looking like they are half dead.

  • i troll it like i see it

    At 36 I’m not sure why he would call anybody old either. It’s just around the corner if your blessed to live and see 50.

  • Guesty

    Lol, dead.

  • i troll it like i see it

    And Diddy is actually pretty fit for a 50 year old man, stays active. DJ Akademiks may end up wishing he was in his condition in 14 more years.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Exactly, I had a 19 year old call me old at 30. If you are not under 24, these young people will consider you the elderly.

  • imright

    first of all Akademiks is 27

  • Dane

    I didn’t watch the video but I’m betting that’s what Diddy meant by it becoming diluted.

  • Dane

    “…be original, be diverse.”

    That’s just it. They’re not trying to be either one.

  • Dane

    Oh, I re-examine BDK every day! ?

  • Yup, I said it

    Offset writes it.. I’m sure that’s why she always mentions him in every song. How’s in stay gonna work when they break up? Will she still say “she get Offset off” etc when she with another man?

  • Yup, I said it

    Future and 2 chainz prove that theory wrong.

  • Boogie79

    Exactly, prime ex. Soulja Boy, when I saw him on LHHA I was shocked. Dude is aging in dog years. The only ones that seems to be aging well is Bow Wow, Omarion and Fizz. They boosting and bragging about Molly and Percosets, five years later looking like they should be collecting a pension.

  • Boogie79

    This is no different from when my parents used to tell me to stop listening to that trash, it isn’t going to last. I was listening to Wu-Tang, Biggie and Pac. There gonna be some one hit wonders, there are gonna be some people that stick and become legends.

    This is a time where the artist has complete control over their music, the only person they need is a good accountant. Back in Diddy’s day, he was signing artists to wack contracts, holding their music from coming out and berating them to fetch cheesecake.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    “Nowadays niggas just need they laptop or just their f-cking phone to record a track,” said Akademiks, who added, “Everybody is now a rapper.”

    This is EXACTLY why I agree with Diddy. The “hunger” for it is what made some of the best MCs. Now you have what appear to be speshul dudes that may or may not have been dropped at birth mumbling on track with an “AYY” every so often and it’s considered hot! Hip-hop has BEEN dead for the most part. There are a few underground cats still doing their thing, but not as a whole. And why is EVERY RAPPER named “Lil”?!

    /rant

  • Reina1718

    My bad my bad lol

  • Misslaydj

    Bad Boy is the BEST to EVER do it!!!! The first night of the Bad Boy show in Brooklyn gave me allll of my life and everyone elses!! No camp then or now will ever do what Bad Boy did #80sbaby90sraised me.

  • Trace da Ace

    maannn…..I feel what Puff is saying….rap nowadays is not even about the lyrical content, it is based on how many “likes” and most of the shit you can’t even understand what they are saying……and I get so sick and tired of raps talking about money, hoes and jewelry….oh and selling drugs….I need more depth and content that makes sense!

  • Michael Washington

    Why IS every rapper named “Lil” something?

    It has very feminine undertones…I have wondered for years.

  • Boogie79

    Diddy (shiny suit wearing azz) was one of the people to help dilute it. Mad cause he can’t get in these young boys pockets.Got Machine Gun Kelly and French Montana on his roster talking about “the culture getting diluted.”

  • Yetunde

    Puffy was the pioneer of diluting the culture.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Have you looked them? They are feminine undertones! Colored hair, braids, Legging and jeggins. Ladies V-neck tees, blouses, etc

  • Devonte Pierre

    Migos is hot trash. And will always be hot trash.