Here comes the latest beef in hip-hop. Waka Flocka Flame has some not so kind words for Rick Ross. Waka is pissed that the Miami-based rapper ripped off elements of his sound and has co-claimed it himself as one of its originators.
“That’s crazy,” Waka said in an interview with Complex Magazine. “But what you gonna say? This nigga out here making 30 fucking sounds with your sound. He watering it down, just putting words together that sounded good. Shit would be harder if it was the truth.”
If that weren’t enough, he continued to spit venom at those ripping off his trademark sound. “That shit made me tight,” he continued. “Niggas built labels off our sound—like, literally. You know how many niggas sound like Lex Luger and Southside? I go in niggas’ studios, all their beats sound like my producers. I be like, What the fuck?”
A note to Waka: if people are digging a particular sound, then there are going to be many imitators. Consider it a form of flattery.