In an interview with AllHipHop, Maco tells how he found out about Miller’s work on If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. “Quen was working with me way before any of that s**t, and when the opportunity came, I said, ‘Bro, go do what you do,’” he said. “We didn’t know the extent of how much he was putting in until we actually heard the album. I didn’t even need to see the credits or him to tell me anything. I know how my n***a raps. I know his style.
“As soon as I heard ’10 Bands,’ I was like, ‘Yo, this is all you. What the f**k?'” He wouldn’t confirm or deny it. It was just like, ‘Yeah, I’m doing something.’ I didn’t say nothing because that’s how he was eating, he was getting his money.”
When Maco jumped in the Twitter fracas, he had already drifted away from Drizzy as a fan. Still, the “U Guessed It” rapper clarified that he was only referencing the IYRTITL mixtape, and not all of Drake's music. “Before I found out months ago about what was going on with the writing situation, I was a huge Drake fan. I found myself listening to him less and less, knowing that he wasn’t the one behind the biggest songs that were being circulated.
“You hear ‘6PM in New York.’ That was clearly Drake. It’s amazing. It’s lyrically profound, but ‘6PM in New York’ is not what’s being played every f**king day. It’s ’10 Bands,’ and that’s Quentin Miller. I wasn’t like ‘f**k Drake.’ I was trying to show it’s these underground n****s — that y’all keep trying to discredit — that’s really out here boosting artists.”
Maco has talked with Miller since everything came out, and he wishes his friend would speak up. “I’m highly f**king disappointed in Quen. He doesn’t want to say nothing.”
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