The stalwarts of the South were overwhelmingly defended on Twitter.
Bubba Sparxxx and Paul Wall have earned their spot in Hip-anthology.
However, one Twitter user questioned if Wall and Sparxxx’s legacy as white rappers in the pantheon of Southern Hip-Hop would have the same effect and acceptability in today’s society on Tuesday (July 27th).
What seemed to fuel the now-deleted tweet in the first place was a veiled reference to today’s cancel culture and a perceived lack of authenticity from the rappers from the user’s perspective, and what followed was, for the most part, a resounding defense of both men (especially Paul Wall) and their catalogs and contributions to Hip-Hop.
Naturally, the tweet drew similarities to today’s renowned white rappers, such as Jack Harlow, Post Malone, the late Mac Miller, and, in some cases, Bhad Babie.
Many cited Paul Wall’s credibility in Houston and throughout Texas as proof that he has long been rooted in Hip-Hop and Black culture. Of course, their views were mostly supported by a slew of catalog selections. “Ms. New Booty” was plenty for Bubba Sparxxx. Wall’s lines on Kanye West’s “Drive Slow,” Mike Jones’ “Still Tippin,” and Nelly’s “Grillz” were among the selections. Who could forget his role in popularizing the same-named accessory?
“In Texas, Paul Wall is well-liked. In Texas, Paul Wall is a legend. In Texas, Paul Wall will always be respected “According to one user.
“I don’t think it’s the social atmosphere,” another person defended Wall. “Paul Wall was a great artist whose music touched a lot of people. I am unable to comment on Bubba Sparxxx. Black people will approve of you if you’re white and don’t try to fake the funk in your music. That is one of the reasons why Mac Miller is so popular.”
Is it feasible that Paul Wall’s image might be harmed by today’s “social environment,” as compared to the 1990s and 2000s, when social media was less prevalent and viewpoints were more diverse? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.