Roscoe Dash Says He Wrote for Kanye West, Wale, But Didn't Get Credit

The ATL rapper claims he penned Yeezy's "To the World" and Wale's "Lotus Flower Bomb."

Posted: 09/20/2012 03:41 PM EDT
Roscoe Dash Says he wrote for Kanye, Wale Without Getting Credit

Here we go again. Just a few weeks after the Nas ghostwriting accusations died down, Roscoe Dash is sparking a new controversy. In a series of tweets (naturally), the Atlanta rapper lashed out at Kanye West and Wale, alleging he helped write recent songs for them but didn't receive any credit.

Roscoe started his tirade by claiming he helped write Kanye's "To the World," the opener to the just-dropped G.O.O.D. Music compilation album, Cruel Summer, featuring R. Kelly. "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," he wrote this morning, linking to this Kanye interview posted to WorldStarHipHop.

In the interview, Kanye discusses the collaborative process behind Cruel Summer. "One track might have 30 people's opinions on it," he says. "It's not just about a tracklist and a name, it's about the communal style of work." Yeezy goes on to shout out the many artists that appear on the album, but he doesn't mention Dash.

Roscoe also pointed to Wale and Miguel's smash duet "Lotus Flower Bomb" as another example of a song he penned but didn't receive credit for. "Same s--t with @Wale lotus flower bomb," he wrote. "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."


"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," Roscoe continued. "Even n---as 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. 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 [sic] kno half of the s--t that goes on."

Later on, Roscoe tweeted that he'd talked to Wale about the matter and specified that he didn't write Wale's parts on "Lotus Flower Bomb." "After getting off the phone with @wale I feel like I need to clarify I WROTE THE HOOK for lotus flowerbomb' not his verses," he wrote.

He didn't have a similar disclaimer for Kanye's "To the World," however. "If u listen close, my adlibs are STILL in the song," Roscoe claimed.

Kanye and Wale have yet to comment on the matter publicly. However, a couple of hours after Roscoe's initial post, the latter tweeted, "N---as be wellin [sic] on twitter."

We don't know if Roscoe's claims are true, but we certainly can't argue with Wale there.


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