Bricksquad’s Waka Flocka Flame has taken a few shots at Rick Ross in a cover-story for Complex. In the article, Waka accuses Ricky Rozay of stealing his style and making a career out of it. Check out what he said below:
“This n*gga out here making 30 f*cking songs with your sound. He watering it down, just putting words together that sounded good. Sh*t would be harder if it was the truth.
“That sh*t made me tight. “N*ggas built labels off our sound—like, literally. You know how many n*ggas sound like Lex Luger and Southside? I go in n*ggas’ studios, all their beats sound like my producers. I be like, What the f*ck?” But above all he tries to maintain perspective: “You can’t be mad at something you can’t control.”
Waka also takes credit for creating the term “H.A.M.” and implies that the Watch The Throne single “H.A.M.”, which was produced by Lex Luger, was very similar to his signature sound. Check out what he said below:
“What are y’all gonna say now? Jay-Z stupid as h*ll? My sound is wack? You gonna say that? They love the sound. They can’t run away from it. That sh*t re-sparked n*ggas’ careers.
“My sound put life into a lot of people’s careers. I feel like my sound changed hip-hop. Period. It’s crazy when I came out with it everybody laughed at it, but the next year everybody’s doing it. They getting credit for the sh*t you started. You be like, Damn, how is this n*gga a genius for doing something I started?”
I guess “BMF” does sound a little like it could be a Waka song, but it was produced by Lex Luger. If anything that’s Lex Luger’s sound, and he is free to give it to whomever he wants. Right?