Shia LaBeouf Is The Most Controversial Rapper Of 2016
He burns Drake and Lil Yachty in another new freestyle.
This has been an amazing year for hip-hop—Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, Danny Brown, and many other artists released albums in 2016. Despite the quality, there seems to be something missing. I remember a time when hip-hop was combative, dirty, and controversial. Rappers today are too nice to each other. Even the Drake vs. Meek Mill beef was more of a tickle fight rather than the earth shattering feud between Jay Z and Nas.
Then last month, noted performance artist and sometimes-actor Shia LaBeouf spun a pretty good freestyle on Sway in the Morning. In it, he calls out Drake and Lil Yachty for not writing their own rhymes.
Then today, he sent in another freestyle to Charlamagne Tha God on The Breakfast Club. He spits over JayLib's "The Heist" and again takes shots at some of hip-hop's biggest players. He says things like "faker than Drake's Jamaican accent," tells Lil Yachty he's "fucking on fire, you, unaccompanied minor," and calls Peter Rosenburg "the oldest turd, he knows he's dirt."
But, aside from those digs at Drake, Yachty, and Rosenburg, just the sheer fact that he's rapping is controversial. He's Shia LaBeouf! He's the kid from Even Stevens, the guy in those robot car movies, the one who consecutively watched all of his own movies at a theater in New York! He has no business rapping, yet here he is. Hey, it's 2016. if Donald Trump can be President, Shia LaBeouf can be a rapper. Nothing matters anymore.
From: Esquire US