Maybe I’m just that oblivious, but I’m always surprised when someone is known for making crazy statements about people, and then that person actually turns out to be an insane asshole.
Case in point, this guy Prolyfic.
Earlier this year, I brought you the story of how him and Lupe Fiasco had gotten into it on the message boards over at okayhater.
Lupe had entered the legendary den of haterdom in order to troll for new artists. He was looking for the next Phonte or whatever – even though there’s hardly a business case for doing so. Shit, he could probably have the real Phonte for hardly any money at all these days.
In this post of his, Lupe was going on and on about how his tax write-off vanity imprint, 1st and 15th (named for the days when he’d sell an especially large amount of heroin), is such a great label for its artists, and how he goes out of his way to make sure they’re taken care of.
But this guy Prolyfic begged to differ. In a response to Lupe’s post, he wondered aloud if Lupe was even reading the contracts he has his artists sign; and complained that his children are now starving, because his contract with 1st and 15th sucks balls and he couldn’t get any of his beats placed on The Cool.
Prolyfic had produced four joints on the first Lupe album, Food and Liquor. But the album ended up being heavily bootlegged a while before it’s release date, and the music wasn’t very good anyway, so the album ended up doing Little Brother numbers. But, between Food and Liquor and Lupe’s most recent album, The Cool, Prolyfic and Lupe had some sort of falling out.
At the time, I wasn’t sure what had gone on between the two of them. I figured Lupe may have let his success, so to speak, go to his head a little bit; and now that he’s kicking it with the likes of Kanye and Pharrell, he figured he wouldn’t bother with this guy Prolyfic anymore – since he’s not a very good producer anyway.
But it could just be that the guy’s a fucking insane asshole.
The other day, I had come across an interview Prolyfic did with the Chicago hip-hop blog Fake Shore Drive, in which he went in even further with regard to his beef with Lupe. He went so far as to call Lupe the most disloyal person he’s ever met in his life; and he described in vivid detail how Lupe gave him a fucked up contract to sign, and then wouldn’t even return his phone calls once Food and Liquor came out.
No sooner than I could excerpt a couple of bits from it on my site did this clearly disturbed sack of shit show up in the comments section, projecting all of his personal issues onto me, and making all kinds of thinly veiled threats against me.
Like the following, which I present to you in full, just because I’m at a loss for how to excerpt it in a way that fully conveys just how far gone this guy is:
I’m Mad Cuz My children are starving??? oh word??? aye homie, I suggest you chill out. Like straight up dawg. Chill da fuck out. You seem to take amuse to constantly making mock of people’s situations. All of whom you don’t even personally know. Never really steppin back and taking a look at how the world works. See there’s a lil somethin called karma and everything comes 360. So put out to the world the type of energy that you want back in return. You seem to be mad at how you was bullied or outcast as a adolescent. However your vendetta esq’ approach and abuse of “position” (so to speak) might wind up gettin’ you into a turbine that my be rather hard for you to “Type” your way out of. Maybe you have’nt ran across that right person yet to almost “force” you to have a different outlook, but that does’nt mean that you won’t. Just some personal advice on the way you “portray” yourself across this “shield” of a internet, as though their are no consequences for your daily actions. MY CHILD ain’t starvin’ dawg.. Watch ya Mouth… Have a pleasant day.
Caught in a turbine, eh?
He accused me of twisting his words around for maximum shock value. Meanwhile, I only posted my interpretation of the incident, along with links back to the source, so that people could view his words in their original context and draw their own conclusions.
Like, the part where he says his children are starving because he couldn’t get any beats on The Cool. Maybe he didn’t mean his children are literally at a loss for food; he just meant that they’re starving metaphorically, in the sense that their father is an insane asshole who can’t avoid lashing out at people and threatening violence against them, even if it’s gonna cost him his career, so to speak.
I can kinda see that. And if that really is the case, my bad. I was a little bit off in my interpretation. At any rate, here’s hoping his children aren’t actually at a loss for food. Hopefully, those poor bastards’ mother(s), or – more than likely – my tax dollars (who else got raped especially hard this year? nullus) are making sure that they don’t have to go hungry just because their father is so lacking in interpersonal skills.
Not to mention production skills. Ha!