It all started when the Atlanta rapper/producer fired off a tweet claiming he wasn’t properly credited as a writer on G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer , LP which was released in stores on Tuesday. “Everybody go get the G.O.O.D album and listen to #1… & tell me y I’m not on the credits,” he wrote.
— Roscoe Dash 2.0(@Roscoedash) September 20, 2012
“To the World,” the album opener to which Roscoe was referring, features Kanye West and R. Kelly. Both Kelly and West’s names appear in the credits as well as the track’s producer Pop Wansel, but Dash, whose real name is Jeffery Johnson Jr., does not. Though he doesn’t specifically say what his contribution to Cruel Summer was, Dash alludes that he did some writing for the song and says you can actually hear him on the track. “& as far as @KanyeWest ’To The World’ if u listen close my adlibs are STILL in the song,” he tweeted before sending out an Instagram pic of his iTunes library with the track’s reference file appearing on his screen.
Seems like this isn’t the first time Dash has been short-changed either. After airing his grievance with Yeezy, he then focused on Wale, claiming that he wrote the hook for the Maybach Music rapper’s #1 single “Lotus Flower Bomb,” even though it was Miguel who actually appeared on the chorus. “the record went #1 & I wasnt credited,” he wrote.
Dash seemed about done, until Miguel interviewed with Complex.com in which he called the situation “retarded.” Roscoe then retweeted a link to Miguel’s interview with the hashtag “#cornball.”
All of hip-hop seemingly took notice, and that’s when Meek Mill chimed in by tweeting: “Yo @Roscoedash u must not b getting no money b! Lol.”
Meek and Dash have gotten into it over the social networking site before. After the Philadelphia MC tossed his barb, Roscoe responded with an Instagram picture of Meek apologizing to him after their last tiff.
It was quite the spectacle, but at the end of the day, all Roscoe Dash wants is his just due. “Can’t do favors for n—as bcuz no matter how humble and generous u r to ppl n—as will take everything u have … Even n—as u look up to,” he wrote. “The most talented ppl get the least credit for everything and the crazy part is they put in the MOST work…”
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