Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music compilation ‘Cruel Summer’ has been in stores for only a few days and already it’s stirring up controversy. Atlanta rapper Roscoe Dash recently jumped on Twitter to blast Yeezy for not giving him songwriting credit on the album.
Apparently, Dash wrote the song ‘To the World,’ the kick-off track on ‘Cruel Summer’ LP. The irate rapper tweeted, “Everybody go get the G.O.O.D album and listen to #1 then watch @kanyewest interview…& tell me y I’m not on the credits.”
“Can’t do favors for n—-s bcuz no matter how humble and generous u r to ppl n—-s will take everything u have … Even n—-s u look up to,” he adds.
The ‘Turnt Up’ rapper continued his Twitter rant and tweeted another claim that he penned the hook on Wale‘s No. 1 hit song ‘Lotus Flower Bomb’ (featuring Miguel). “Same shyt with @Wale lotus flower bomb I wrote that for him b4 he even signed to Ross & it went #1,” he wrote. “But nobody would kno that cuz I’m not in the credits.”
If this is all true, then Mr. Dash needs to speak up and demand his due credit. You know the old saying, “Closed mouths don’t get fed.”
After hearing about Dash’s allegations, singer Miguel quickly issued a statement (via Complex) denying the rapper’s claims and insisting that everyone was properly credited on the song.
“As far as I know, Wale and another artist that I recently met penned the original ‘Lotus Flower Bomb’ chorus and I came in and added the second half or the end part … I’m not going to explain myself, this is retarded,” he states. ”I don’t know anything about Roscoe Dash. At the end of the day, I know my involvement in the song and as far as I know, Wale and I, and this other guy, wrote the chorus. The other guy was an alternative artist.”
“If anyone had any involvement prior to me being involved, that’s unbeknownst to me,” he continues. “Definitely if he wrote a part of it, he should get credit for it but as far as I know, the people who deserve credit on the song are listed. Twitter is definitely not the place to handle business.”
As for Dash’s ‘Cruel Summer’ songwriting claims, no one from the G.O.O.D. Music camp has responded yet. Hopefully, Dash can get this situation rectified and he can get his proper credit.