Three music industry insiders have taken notice of Roscoe Dash's recent claims that he wrote for Kanye West & Wale without getting proper credit.
Miguel responded to Roscoe's claims that he wrote "Lotus Flower Bomb" for Wale, even before Wale hit it big with MMG. Miguel, who sings the hook on the track in questions, says he's not aware that Roscoe Dash helped write the track, but if he did, he should get credit. His statement as told to Complex is as follows,
"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 tweeted a link to Miguel's statement along with "#cornball shyt @miguelunlimited said." Meek Mill responded to said tweet, "u must not b getting no money b!"
Yo @roscoedash u must not b getting no money b! Lol— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) September 21, 2012
@miguelunlimited stay out of grown ppls business with ur 206k followers .... twitter that— Roscoe Dash 2.0(@Roscoedash) September 20, 2012
On top of this, DJ Ill Will, whose Tha Alumni label is home to Kid Ink, chalks up Roscoe Dash's misfortune to karma, as he says Roscoe Dash did something similar to Kid Ink, when he stole the lyrics and song concept of Ink's "Night Shift" for his own song "Employee of the Year."
this guy Roscoe Dash crying bout not getting album credits...same guy who stole a Kid Ink demo & put it on his album w/ out paying us #karma— DJ Ill Will (@DeeJayiLLWiLL) September 20, 2012
Youtube Kid Ink "Night Shift" and Roscoe Dash "Employee of the Year" - he stole Inks concept & lyrics and just changed the beat— DJ Ill Will (@DeeJayiLLWiLL) September 20, 2012
he put the song a major label album...and we never said shit cuz we didnt wanna come out making a name dissing another artist and look corny— DJ Ill Will (@DeeJayiLLWiLL) September 20, 2012