Melle Mel criticizes Jay-Z and calls him overrated

One of the Hip-Hop pioneers Melle Mel was a guest in DJ Vlad’s podcast, as usual Vlad is sharing  the interview clip by clip. Previously a clip of the Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five member went viral in which he claims that he can easily beat Detroit legend Eminem in a rap battle.

On the latest clip posted Mel has went at another legend this time from his own city Jay-Z. 59 year old Bronx icon Melle Mel questions Jay-Z’s street cred and explains why he thinks Jay is overrated.

The main problem that I got with a lot of these dudes, when you made it, you made it. Now you out, forget the street guy act. You’re not street like that. I’m not even a street guy. I’m a hood n*gga. I’m not a street n*gga ’cause I know I’m not going to be on the street like that. And then, to take it a step further, these dudes live in the big houses and they live in the best neighborhoods and there ain’t no street dudes around, but you gonna have this street dude think that being on the street is the right thing to do and the right person to be. You gotta give the people that’s left in the hood something to hold on to to make it out of the hood. What a lot of this Hip Hop sh*t did is make the ghetto permanent. You ain’t supposed to stay there like that. That’s why I say a lot of them are overrated. What they doin’ is they selling a product and then after the product is done and sold, now they’re still thinking they got product to sell… and they don’t. You live a nice life” tells Grandmaster Melle Mel