Roscoe Dash needs a good PR person….and a good lawyer STAT. He’s the perfect example of why it’s never good to do business off of a handshake or a dap versus formal contracts.
Back in 2008-2009, when he first hit the scene, he became known for a track titled, ‘All The Way Turnt Up’, but that record was originally credited to a group by the name of Travis Porter who made the song hot on Atlanta radio and Underground scene. Roscoe eventually claimed ownership of the track (which he said he wrote) and spoke out in interviews which caused a huge beef between he and the group.
Fast Forward to this Week, and Roscoe Dash has bigger fish to fry. This time, it’s with Kanye West and Wale who he claims he wrote for and wasn’t properly credited. After watching a video of Kanye West giving props to a few artists that contributed to ‘Cruel Summer’ and realizing his name wasn’t mentioned, Roscoe did what most artists who lack tact do, and he went to twitter to air out his grievances.
Watch @kanyewest interview & tell me y I’m not on the credits. 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 know 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.”
Complex magazine reached out to Miguel to get clarity on the ‘Lotus Flower Bomb’ situation, in which he sings the hook, and Miguel told them:
“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. 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. I think anyone that wants to know who wrote the song can check the credits. 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 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.
Meanwhile, Roscoe read Miguel’s interview and started popping off on him via twitter:
@Miguelunlimited So i just met u at the ASCAP awards ur first words to me were “Aww man Im a HUGE fan” but now…..u wanna go to the blogs and get in some shyt u have nttn to do with and say udk anything abt Roscoe Dash??? ur a cornball. Stay out of grown ppls business with ur 206k followers …. twitter that
Here’s the thing: When a new, less established artist comes along, a lot of times they will start writing and submitting tracks for bigger artists to get on. It sounds like this is what happened with Roscoe. [...And it has paid off somewhat .... he has appeared and made a name for himself on popular songs like 'No Hands' and 'Marvin and Chardonnay']. Obviously, he doesn’t have a proper contract in place for the tracks that he submitted that guaranteed if the artist uses his songs, that he would get the credit and a portion of the publishing or he’d be phoning up his lawyers instead. Someone needs to tell him that twitter is definitely not the place to contact those artists publicly and b-tch about it. It makes him look like a loose canon and people will not want to work with him in the future.
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