Top Dawg Entertainment's Reason dropped his debut album New Beginnings today, Friday October 9.
But despite being new on the scene, he's already caused plenty of controversy by calling Logic a culture vulture on his song "The Soul - Pt. 2." recently.
Now, Reason is being criticized for referencing Mac Miller on his new cut "Fall," where he talks about the pitfalls of rap stardom.
Miller died from a drug overdose in 2018 in Studio City, California.
"Look, you said you wanna be an artist / Well, we gon' turn you to an addict / Get rid of the n*ggas that you got on with / Then give you the tools to dig your own sh*t / Surround you with some wack n*ggas / Some yes men that's gon' tell you that your raps iller / A couple cars, some jewelry, make your stacks bigger / Then one day you could become the next Mac Miller / Here's your chance, n*gga, sign here."
Many tore into Reason after hearing those lyrics.
Reason could’ve said all that without disrespecting Mac Miller— Debating Hip-Hop (@DebatingHipHop_) October 9, 2020
After analyzing the Mac Miller line in Fall by Reason it actually has some disrespectful implications.— Dedee 🥀 (@thoughtfulbae) October 9, 2020
Saying “we gon turn you to an addict” and then saying “then one day you could become the next Mac Miller” is wild.
He could’ve said something else...
Reason a whole ass bitch for disrespecting Mac Miller in his verse— juan (@juaanalfonso) October 9, 2020
Reason dropped a great cautionary tale about yes men hurting people. The point would've been well received w/out mentioning Mac Miller— An Account About Hip Hop (@checktherhyme1) October 9, 2020
Now that people's attention is on "defending Mac", the yes men lesson will get lost in the dialogue
Tact is crucial, he didn't use enough of it
Do you find Reason's verse to be disrespectful to Mac Miller?