Roscoe Dash has been very vocal in the last couple of weeks about not getting his proper writing credit on the song “To the World,” which appears on the G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Summer.
R. Kelly, Kanye West and the track’s producer Pop Wansel, appear in the credits but Dash doesn’t.
The rapper/songwriter vented on Twitter last month about the omission.
“Everybody go get the G.O.O.D album and listen to #1… & tell me y I’m not on the credits,” he wrote. “& as far as @KanyeWest ‘To The World’ if u listen close my adlibs are STILL in the song.”
He also claimed to have written the chorus for Wale’s***t “Lotus Flower Bomb,” which features Miguel.
Roscoe sat down with Sway in the Morning recently to speak on both situations.
“When I said something about it wasn’t for the attention. It wasn’t for any type of publicity. It wasn’t because of anything like that,” Roscoe said, speaking on not getting credit on Cruel Summer. “It was really because I feel like there’s so many people who wanna do what we do, and feel like they can do what we do, and that it’s easy. And they don’t really know half of the things that we go through. So I just wanted to put that out there for them so see that.”
He went on to explain that things have since been cleared up and there’s no bad blood between him and Kanye.
The conversation then switched gears to the “Lotus Flower Bomb” confusion.
“Honestly to keep it real Wale is a really good friend of mine still to this day despite what’s going on,” Roscoe said. “So whenever he was going through what he was going through when he was in between [record deal] situations I wanted to make sure that I could do whatever it is that I could do to help him in any way he needed to be helped. We went in at my spot and did a couple of records. ‘Lotus Flower Bomb’ was one of those records that we wrote. He had another vocalist come in and lay the record. I believe his name was Sam. And whenever I talked to Wale the other day… we hadn’t talked about it since then because I don’t bring up stuff like that,” Roscoe explained. “So when we finally talked about it he was like, ‘I don’t know, I didn’t know you wrote it. If you wrote it then I’mma make sure you get what you need to get for it.’ And that’s pretty much what it was.”
I guess the lesson to be learned from this is that in the music business you better make sure you have your paperwork in order to ensure you don’t get jerked.