BET Awards

At FYF Fest and elsewhere, hip-hop embraces middle age

At FYF Fest and elsewhere, hip-hop embraces middle age

At last month’s BET Awards, rapper and Internet talk-show host Joe Budden got into a highly publicized tiff with the members of Migos after he walked out of his own red-carpet interview with that Atlanta hip-hop trio.

What exactly had so irritated Budden, a blustering East Coast traditionalist best known for his 2003 hit “Pump It Up,” isn’t clear; he later said the Migos MCs are poor interviewees, though he also seems to dislike their music.

Whatever the case, the incident was the 36-year-old Budden’s second scrape in recent months with a much younger hip-hop act, following a combative interview with Lil Yachty on Budden’s popular Web series, “Everyday Struggle.” In both...

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