Travi$ Scott Criticizes His BET Cypher Verse
Travi$ Scott also says he was underwhelmed by the break beat used for his cypher, which came from James Brown's "Funky President."
Travi$ Scott says his performance in BET's Hip Hop Awards cypher was "ass."
Scott spoke about his appearance in the cypher via Twitter.
Scott said that his performance was "ass," explained that he freestyled the verse and added that he was underwhelmed by the beat that he was meant to rhyme over.
Scott's tweet can be viewed below.
FYI MY BET HIP HOP AWARDS CYPHER IS ASS. I ACTUALLY FREESTYLE. I WAS UNDERWHELM BY THE BEAT AND THE PRODUCTION VALUE.— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) October 15, 2013
Scott's cypher appearance was backed by a break from James Brown's 1974 selection "Funky President," a song that has been sampled by an array of Rap songs, including "Clique" by Kanye West, Big Sean and Jay Z; "New God Flow" By Kanye West and Pusha T; "Eric B. Is President" by Eric B. & Rakim; "Hip Hop Hooray" by Naughty by Nature; "Mighty Healthy" by Ghostface Killah; and "Fuck Tha Police" by N.W.A.
During his verse, Scott says, "This beat sucks."
Travi$ Scott signed with Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music as a producer in 2012. Soon after he signed with G.O.O.D. Music, Scott was criticized by his former associate Shane Morris.
"I heard this week Travis Scott signed a 360 deal with Kanye West for $870,000," Morris said. "Am I happy for him? Not at all. He might be one of the most purely talented producers and rappers in the industry, but he’s a thief, a liar, and he manipulates what he wants out of people until he’s used them all up. There’s no such thing as loyalty to [Travi$] Scott."
Travi$ Scott signed to T.I.'s Grand Hustle imprint this year in a deal that reportedly would not interfere with his G.O.O.D. Music work.
“I found him online," T.I. said in an interview with SkeeTV in April. "I actually found him and Iggy at the same time. I was just getting out of prison and I was rebuilding, and I kinda like just cast a wide net. I need the best that right now has to offer. After casting that net, I got Trae the Truth. I had the pleasure of joining forces with him, Chip…Iggy Azalea and also Travi$ Scott.”
Scott's cypher included appearances from Action Bronson, Starlife Breezy, Tiffany Foxx and Lil' Kim. The cypher can be viewed below, via YardieGoals.