Radio personality Ebro Darden and producer Mike WiLL Made-It got into a spat on twitter today over Darden's claims that Rae Sremmurd don't write their own raps.
In a year in which hip-hop fans grappled with the place of ghostwriting in the culture (thanks to a controversy over Drake's alleged use of a lyric writer), Ebro casually accused the brothers of not writing their own rhymes, saying, "They didn't write that shit. Any of it. Maybe some of it. Mike WiLL-Made It—you know that his name is Mike WiLL-Made It? He made that album. They're Kriss Kross. It was a fabricated thing that we all liked."
Mike WiLL isn't having it. The prolific Atlanta producer took to Twitter tonight and wondered, "if Sremm didn't write they raps who tf did."
Complex's "Best Albums of 2015" feature sparked the debate when a trio of Complex's music staff visited Hot 97 and spoke with Ebro, Peter Rosenburg, and Laura Stylez about the list. The radio team's biggest gripe was that Rae Sremmurd's acclaimed debut featured at #3, ahead of releases from Drake and Future, Meek Mill, and more.
Check out the tweets above and the original Hot 97 conversation below: