Can Waka Flock Ban Lil Xan from HipHop?

  

Can Waka Flock Ban Lil Xan from HipHop?

We've been here before, not that long ago actually: in late 2016, Lil Yachty appeared on Ebro Darden's Beats 1 show, and showed an indifference towards hip-hop greats like Tupac and the Notorious BIG. Ebro and old guard hip-hop fans were cross because to them, it felt like a show of disrespect to the genre's rich history. To Yachty, much younger, it was no big deal. Such is the reality of the rap fan generation gap.
Essentially a similar thing has happened again: Lil Xan was interviewed by Revolt for their "On Clout 9" segment, where he called Tupac's music "boring." Waka Flocka thus tweeted "LiL Xan banned from hip hop," citing his lack of knowledge of his predecessors. Obviously this goes both ways: it's important to understand the history of a genre-especially one rooted in struggle, like hip-hop-but also, it's probably true that "cancelling" or "banning" people is less good than educating them or encouraging them to educate themselves, especially when they're people with working internet connections like Xan (for his part, Lil Xan filmed an Instagram story saying good-naturedly, "Lil Xan's not going anywhere. Sorry! You gotta look at this ugly face for a lot longer guys.") Mostly though, it's beautiful to imagine being able to ban someone entirely on, like, one quote but its just a fantasy. 


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