Fat Joe has labeled Will Smith son Jaden Smith a hip hop pioneer and here is his reasoning.
So Fat Joe, who is a legend in hip hop in his own right, but this statement is not sitting well with some hip hop fans. There maybe some truth to his argument in terms of Jaden Smith being one of only a few successful hip hop artists offspring carrying on their parents legacy and being able to make a name for themselves. But to place him among the greats like DJ Kool Herc, the Jamaican who founded hip hop, and Run-D.M.C., Grandmaster Flash, Slick Rick, and Doug E. Fresh, is a far stretch.
The Terror Squad legend was in Los Angeles recently where he stopped by Power 106 for an interview. During the lengthy discussion, he opened up about Will Smith’s talented son Jaden Smith and his impact on hip hop.
“I told him he is a pioneer in hip hop and what I mean by that is it’s so hard because so many rappers sons tried to rap,” Fat Joe said. “The people immediately will say you’re not Ice Cube you didn’t grow up in Compton, your not Fat Joe you’re not from the Bronx, you’re not Run D.M.C. you’re not from Queens. So no matter how talented the kid is they will just shoot him down.”
Like I said before, I am not taking away anything from Jaden Smith because his last album Syre was magical, but no Fat Joe, he is not a pioneer in hip hop.