Purrp: Okay, so Rocky copped your line about college girls writing names on toes from “My Enemy” for “Goldie.”
Dude. It’s hip-hop. It’s a genre built on re-purposing other peoples’ material. And seriously, “Enemy” is pretty dope, but “Goldie” is one of the biggest bangers of the year:You made it a hot line/He made it a hot song.
And Rocky: you know you copped more than just the toes line from Rvidxr Klvn. They were on that black metal kvlt shit way before you guys. Just admit it: The Klvn is cooler than the Mob. Purrp doesn’t have the commercial potential that you do, but he’s on another level conceptually. You’re a great synthesizer. He’s a pioneer.
It’s on Rocky to bury this one. Purrp’s cordial attitude in interviews indicates that he sees the wisdom in reconnecting with the hottest rapper who’s name doesn’t rhyme with Shmendrick. Rocky’s got producers lining up around the block to produce for him, so he probably doesn’t sweat having one crew pissed off at him.
But Rocky’s new record is sinking fast in the quagmire of major label debut slippage. And that only increases the pressure for A$AP to not only have a hit, but also to stay true to what made him great in the first place.
And who’s going to help you hold on to your cred like the producer of “Pretty Flacko”? It’s arguably the best thing Rocky’s ever rapped over. No disrespect to “Peso” - which is probably a better song - but the beat for “Flacko” is historic, and it’s grimy as hell.
So, Rocky, if you wanna make sure the Harlem, um, folks keep feeling it, keep at least one not-at-all-commercial producer on your roster. You may be that pretty motherfucker, but Purrp’s the only one who can keep bringing the phonk.