Russell Simmons took time out to address DJ Akademiks after catching some strays from the online personality who called hip hop pioneers "broke and dusty." 

Simmons called Akademiks' cultural and economic impact into question by asking how many people he's made into millionaires like he has. Throughout the five-minute scathing take-down of Akademiks, Simmons wraps up by wishing the social media giant well. 

Needless to say, Akademiks remarks have touched a soft spot for many in the hip hop space and will likely spark an on-going conversation.