That’s another Twitter rant category for you. So the newbie, Roscoe Dash went in on Kanye West and Wale on Twitter yesterday. Roscoe claims that he was involved in production of Kanye’s “To The World” and Wale’s “Lotus Flower Bomb,” but neither of the rappers gave him any credit for that.
“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,” rants Roscoe. “Can’t do favors for n-ggas bcuz no matter how humble and generous u r to ppl n-ggas will take everything u have. Even n-ggas u look up to. The most talented ppl get the least credit for everything and the crazy part is they put in the MOST work. Same shyt with @wale lotus flower bomb I wrote that for him b4 he even signed to Ross & it went #1..but nobody would kno that cuz I’m not in the credits. But EVERYTHING must eventually come to the light & I’m only speaking on this publicly bcuz there are so many ppl who wanna be apart of the industry but dnt Kno half of the sh-t that goes on.
After getting off the phone with @wale I feel like I need to clarify I WROTE THE HOOK for “lotus flowerbomb” not his verses. However the record went #1 & I wasnt credited. & as far as @KanyeWest “To The World” if u listen close my adlibs are STILL in the song.”
This is not the end of the story, because Miguel got involved in it too. Complex Magazine reached out to him to clarify everything and this is what Miguel had to say about “Lotus Flower Bomb”:
“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 of the chorus…I’m not going to explain myself, this is retarded. 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. He was kind of like an alternative artist.
I think anyone that wants to know who wrote the song can check the credits. I don’t know, I don’t really care. If he did write part of it, then he should get credit for it. All I know is that I didn’t write my portion of the song with Wale in the room-he was in Atlanta, I was in New York. If anyone had any involvement prior to me being involved, that’s really unbeknownst to me. 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 per say. If he wanted to get that rectified, he would have his lawyer contact the proper people”
Roscoe Dash, who wrote the post on Complex, immediately went in on Miguel on Twitter, basically saying that Miguel met him before and even said he was a huge fan of Roscoe. But since then the tweet was deleted.
I don’t know who’s right or wrong in this situation, but one thing I know is that the industry is full of ghost and uncredited writers and a lot of them like it like that. But if you are the one who wants to get credit for the work you do, then you should put it all on paper before you give any of your material away. Point,Blank and the Period *in Tamar’s voice*