Big Hutch Releases Statement Responding To Shyne, Decries "Twitter Beef"

Exclusive: Big Hutch (a/k/a Cold 187um) declares he has not beef but respect for Shyne and encourages this generation of Hip Hop to handle disagreements with the mic, not the keyboard.

Earlier this week, Above The Law co-founder Big Hutch appeared in an interview with Yahoo Music. There, he was asked his opinion of rapper Shyne's Twitter remarks concerning Kendrick Lamar's recent good kid, m.A.A.d. city album, which Shyne dismissed as "trash" last week on Twitter and in an interview following. Hutch, who just released an album of his own, The Only Solution, called Shyne's remarks "cowardly." Within a day, Shyne had approached the former Ruthless and Death Row Records artist on Twitter, confronting the situation and clarifying his reasoning. 

Today (November 2), Big Hutch responded to the latest story with an exclusive statement to HipHopDX. "First, I would like to say I have no beef with Shyne whatsoever. And unlike some of the comments that have been expressed on the HipHopDX post regarding this matter, this is not about because Kendrick Lamar is a West Coast rapper and I'm sticking up for him because Shyne if from the East Coast. Kendrick could of been from any coast and I would of had expressed myself in my interview with Yahoo! Music the same. I was asked to express my opinion regarding three current, hot topics going on in music entertainment, one being about the Kendrick Lamar/Shyne situation, and I expressed how I felt about the matter. Period." 

"I have much respect for Shyne as being one of the elite players in the game, but don't bash another potential up and coming elite player...that's not Hip-Hop. There is a difference between the classic Rap battles, we all know and respect in Hip Hop, and personally bashing someone's artistic work. Hip Hop is how artists like Kendrick and I eat. So, for all those making all these comments trying to add fuel to the fire, stirring the pot, it's not about that. If you're wack you're wack. If you're dope, you're dope. But don't cloud the next man vision on what is potentially wack or dope."  

"If you really know Hip Hop and have been rolling with the elite class of real emcees, then you now we don't do that no matter what coast you're on. We didn't do that back in my day, and it shouldn't be tolerated in Hip Hop now. If we are going to have any unity in Hip Hop, we need to stop all this 'Twitter Beefing' and 'Twitter Banging''s soft. Everyone wants to say how soft R&B is, but you won't see or hear elite players such as Mariah Carey going in on Twitter about Beyonce and how wack she might think her album is. It's not something we do if you are a real player in this game. Everyone needs to step back and look at Hip Hop now on a whole. The culture is turning into a bunch of 'Twitter Beefing' gossipers who now has the power to say whatever they want to say if you have a keyboard and a computer. Leave all the artist bashing to the real critics and we, as a Hip Hop community united, will rise to our emcees defense like we use to do."

RELATED: Big Hutch Says Shyne's Kendrick Lamar Diss Is "Cowardly," Shyne Responds


  • hhh

    he is absolutely right love it

  • Anonymous

    Fuck Shyne. I want to see some dayum music Shyne. Shut the fuck up on Twitter and Interviews. If you can't make good music then get a day job! Nuff said!



  • Anonymous

    I agree with Hutch on everything except Shyne being an Elite player in the game, lol. But I guess that's kind of the point he's making. I'm sure Hutch knows how Wack Shyne has been since coming out of prison but you don't see him sitting on twitter giving out his unsolicited opinion and being disrespectful for no reason. People like Shyne need to mind their own business. Nobody asked you what you thought about Kendricks album, That kid never did nothing to you so quit trying to stir up negative energy.

    • Anonymous

      ^^^^ Blah Blah Blah Who asked him, one of his twitter followers??...... How many questions a day you think he gets asked by folks on twitter that he never responds to, probably a lot. He should have kept his opinion to himself. Now he gettin mad because people are giving out their opinions on him. Shyne blocks people on twitter for telling him how wack he is nowadays, a few months ago he was on twitter crying bout Puffy, someone retweeted it into my timeline and I responded "12 years and you still crying, just let it go" and he blocked me for that. He can't handle opinions on himself so he should keep his mouth shut.

    • Anonymous

      actually shyne WAS responding to a question asked about kendricks album... just because he thought it was trash and you didnt, that makes him a bad person?? he cant have an opinon, on a question that he was ASKED, and not just him issuing a statement?? you fuckin fan boys are wack as hell...


    Big Hutch is an OG on the West. He won't come out with that young immature beef shit. He's seen his fair share of war being on Ruthless Records when Eazy was alive. Hip Hop was realer back then with appreciation for culture and unity. Twitter has created a community of bitch ass niggas.


    And unlike some of the comments that have been expressed on the HipHopDX post regarding this matter, this is not about because Kendrick Lamar is a West Coast rapper and I'm sticking up for him +++++++++ PROOF 2 U FCUK NUGGETS THAT THEY READ DA COMMENTS @ BIG HUTCH THEY MOSTLY SUBURBAN WHITEBOYS ON HERE 13 & UP RUNNIN WIT A HEADLINE NOT VERSED ON PROTOCOL THEM TYPIN N!GGA DON'T MEAN THEY N!GGAS U GOTTA READ 2 C WHO'S WHO NEVA 4GET THAT OG #SALUTE 2 Y'ALL & SHYNE FCUK THESE SOCIAL MEDIA GOSSIP WHORE FCUKBOIS

  • IDK

    "If we are going to have any unity in Hip Hop, we need to stop all this 'Twitter Beefing' and 'Twitter Banging''s soft." Truer word have never been spoken before.

  • camplo195

    Amen to that, Big Hutch. End of discussion.

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