Mike Dean Wonders Why Lackluster Artists Drop Disses Ahead of Their Album Release
Super producer Mike Dean took to Twitter yesterday (Dec. 5) and called out certain unnamed artists, typing, "why do artists who are lacking always make a diss song just before their LP comes out??"
Twitter users responded to the tweet immediately, speculating that Dean was referring to J. Cole's new song "False Prophets," which seems to take aim at Kanye West on verse one.
However, Dean quickly shut that speculation down, tweeting, "not anyone in particular. its just a pattern in the industry." He followed that up by typing, "Soulja Boy Quavo apex twin kanye it goes on and on 50 cent kanye i was not pointing at any one person calm down u hype beasts!"
There might be an easy answer to Dean's initial tweet: perhaps rappers spark up beef prior to an album release to get their names out there and build up a buzz, leading to better record sales. Of course, this is only speculation.
On "False Prophets," which, in fact, will not appear on Cole's 4 Your Eyez Only album, the Dreamville rapper spits, “Ego in charge of every move, he’s a star/And we can’t look away due to the days that he caught our hearts/He’s fallen apart, but we deny it/Justifying that half-ass shit he dropped, we always buy it/When he tell us he a genius but it’s clearer lately/It’s been hard for him to look into the mirror lately/There was a time when this nigga was my hero, maybe/That’s the reason why his fall from grace is hard to take.”
You can view Mike Dean's tweets below via his official account.
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