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On Thursday, September 20th, Roscoe Dash turned to Twitter to get some things off his chest. Upon release of the Kanye West Presents Good Music Cruel Summer album, he was surprised to see his name not included in the credits. He states via his twitter account “everybody go get the G.O.O.D. album and listen to #1 then watch @kaynewest interview… and tell me y I’m not on the credits”. The “#1” Roscoe Dash is referring to is Cruel Summer’s opening track “To The World” which features Kanye West and R. Kelly. Roscoe does not make clear what his contributions to the song were.
The interview that seemingly sparked his comments is a Cruel Summer promotional video where Kayne sheds light on the creative process behind the album. He states “one track might have thirty people’s opinions on it… it’s about the communal style of work”. The video closes with a number of names flashing across the screen; some of who can be heard on the album and some who contributed. Roscoe Dash’s name is not included in this listing. Roscoe’s government name, Jeffrey Johnson Jr., is also not listed inside the album credits. “Can’t do favors for n—– bcuz no matter how humble and generous you are to ppl n—– will take everything you have” Roscoe states.
Roscoe Dash goes on to claim that he wrote the hook for Wale’s single “Lotus Flower Bomb”. Again, he says he did not receive credit for his contributions. Later, he says if you listen close to “To The World” his adlibs are still on the song. He concluded by saying “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 s— that goes on”.