Mike Tyson’s Haunting Words to Upcoming Hip-Hop Artists on the Perils of Money and Fame


Recently, Tony Yayo appeared on Mike Tyson’s podcast as a guest. At one point, the conversation steered toward the repercussions of earning a lot of money. Tyson took the chance to warn young rappers about the downside of money and fame.

Mike Tyson warns young Hip-Hop artists about money and fame

The ex-member of the G-unit, Tony Yayo shared his appreciation for 50 Cent being there for him at the beginning of his career. He shared how 50 Cent guided him and made him cautious about the dangers of excessive wealth.

Furthermore, he also pointed out how many artists get into trouble as they don’t have anyone to guide them. He then presented a hypothetical scenario where someone from the ‘hood’ is given $2-3 million. He asked, “What you think n***as gonna do?”

Tyson said that he believes that the person would not be able to survive and live to see the next day. He said, “He might not make it that night. He may not finish the night”. It was then Yayo added, “The average n***a in the hood is gonna say I’mma buy guns for the team. We gotta all buy gun now. You know what I’m saying”.

Mike Tyson then added if the person does not buy guns for the team’ then they would ‘flip’ on him. Tyson portrayed a picture of the harsh reality of today’s world as he warned upcoming Hip-Hop artists about the problems that is associated with extreme wealth.


Tyson was asked to ‘check out’ artist NBA YoungBoy’s work

During another segment of the episode, Tyson shared his love for Jazz and old music. He praised artists such as Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Christopher Williams, and Ella Fitzgerald. Not only that, he even called Williams and Fitzgerald ‘animals’ of the music game.

It was then Yayo also shared the names of the artists he likes. He even brought up Floyd Mayweather’s daughter Iyanna Mayweather‘s partner NBA YoungBoy. It should be noted that Iyanna or otherwise known as Yaya has recently announced that she is pregnant with YoungBoy’s second child.

Yoyo said, “I like to listen to old school. I like the new stuff too though. You know the Dirks, the NBA YoungBoys”. Mike ‘Iron’ Tyson then said that he does not like a lot of newer artists.

Tyson surprisingly revealed the New Orleans native Lil Wayne as his favorite rapper. Yayo recommended Tyson to “check out” the artists that he pointed out so that he can widen his horizon.


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