News: Stat Quo Speaks On "Syllables" Leak, "I Had Nothing To Do With It"
Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 12:30PM
Former Shady Records artist Stat Quo has addressed last night's unauthorized release of Eminem, 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Dr. Dre's "Syllables" collaboration and denied leaking it to the public.
Writing via his Twitter account, Stat discussed the song's aftermath and the impact it will have on his lifestyle.
"That song wit me jay z,dre, 50,& cashis leaked. Let me say off top I had nothing to do with it...however; I am gonna get some p*ssy off it.," Stat tweeted Wednesday (December 29).
"I'm finally a trending topic on twitter, it only took the biggest artist ever to help me, lol!!! Everybody was on that damn song but Mj" (Stat Quo's Twitter)
The track began circulating online Tuesday (December 28) evening.
Seems like 2010 was the year of the posse cut. Kanye West served them best with his weekly G.O.O.D. Music tracks. But just in time to end the year off right, Eminem drops a previously unreleased track called "Syllables," a slow-riding banger featuring Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent. But don't expect this to be a radio-friendly joint. "Syllables" blasts just that. "It is not about lyrics anymore. It's about a hot beat and a catchy hook," Em says before going into his verse about having to "dumb down" today's music for the kids who control the market. Jay and Dre both echo Em's sentiment in equally acid-tongued fashion. (Neon Limelight)
There are different ideas that speculate when the verses were originally recorded.
The Dre-produced track takes shot after shot at bland lyricism and dumbed-down rap, condemning MCs who only focus on a "hot beat and a catchy hook" and ultimately mocking pop-rappers by inserting their own cheeky "R&B" hook. You Heard That New dates parts of the song back to 2007, and with 50 referencing "In Da Club" and Em's less-than-timely blast on Ashley Simpson ("And how do we adapt and get TRL votes when 13-year olds control the remote and Ashley's got a brand new nose") it'd be hard to figure this as an entirely fresh cut. (Culture Bully)
Rumors of the track's existence buzzed online yesterday morning.
Big Mike says Eminem featuring Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, and Jay-Z's "Syllables" will be leaking soon! He tweeted the following message on his Twitter page. "eminem feat dr dre 50 cent and jay z-syllables(prod by dr dre) guess we gotta start the new year off rite huh?," Mike tweeted Tuesday (December 27). DJ Big Mike is allegedly responsible for leaking Eminem's Crack A Bottle track. Instead of 3-Headed Monster... can you imagine the 4-Headed Monster!? (Hip Hop Stan)
Check out "Syllables" below:
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