Danny Brown and A$AP Rocky

Last week, Harlem’s A$AP Mob debuted a new track called “Hella Hoes,” and all four of the rappers who appeared on that song (Rocky, Ferg, Nast, Twelvyy), had the A$AP prefix in their names. Apparently, though, one prominent non-A$AP rapper was on a previous version of the song, and the A$AP guys decided to ditch his verse without first informing him. Danny Brown has a history with the Mob; he and Rocky have done songs together, and Rocky co-directed his “Blunt After Blunt” video. (Kathy Griffin also interviewed them both together; hence that ridiculous photo.) But Brown is not especially pleased with this turn of events, and he went to Twitter to air out his grievances. Here’s what he wrote:

If u took time out your busy ass schedule to do a feature for somebody and they cut u off the song without telling you .. would u be hot?? Or does that mean my verse was wack? Or maybe niggas just don’t fuck wit me no more .. fuck it all this rap shit fake anyway you worry about whats in your bank account .. I worry about my metacritic score … u can’t die wit ya money but album reviews are forever.

He later confirmed, in a reply to a fan, that “Hella Hoes” was the track that had originally had his verse, and that the Mob deleted it without telling Brown first. And you know who else is pissed that “Hella Hoes” doesn’t have a Danny Brown verse? Me! Brown would’ve sounded great on that song! And in removing his verse, the A$AP guys are pretty much building a giant billboard that says “Danny Brown murdered us on our own track and we didn’t want anyone to hear him upstage us.” Maybe that’s not what happened, but that’s how it looks.

In any case, it’s nice to see someone other than a music critic saying that album reviews are forever.

Comments (10)
  1. Something about an artist saying they worry about their metacritic score makes me cringe. Also, I watched an episode of the X-Files yesterday that had Kathy Griffin in it and it sucked so bad. Terrible ep.

  2. Well, yeah, forever until the robots take over and delete everything.

    • The MetaCritic Funding Bill is passed. The system goes online January 4th, 1999. Human decisions are removed from music and movie review scores. MetaCritic begins to learn at a geometric rate, comparing anything and everything to Radiohead. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th when someone gave a Brian Wilson album a kind of crappy review. In a panic, they tried to pull the plug…

  3. Music reviews aren’t forever seeing as how critical opinion on some records or even entire genres can sometimes change quite easily.


  4. You think there’s any chance they respond to this by releasing a version with his verse on it? That’d be super cool.

  5. 10 years ago we had A$AP Hope, A$AP Jobs, and A$AP Cash. Now…

  6. track would have been better with just Rocky, Ferg, and Danny…. Nast and Twelvy should have chilled on the bench for this one…

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