(AllHipHop News) Veteran rapper and business mogul Master P stirred up controversy this weekend when he released his new track “Brick To A Million,” which will appear on his upcoming mixtape Al Capone.
The opening lines of the song begins with the New Orleans native saying, “new n*ggas wearing dresses/f*ck it, I ain’t scared to address it/gangster n*ggas on skateboards/I’m at the house breaking mothaf*cking headboards/Real n*ggas stand up.”
Instantly, questions began to arise whether these lines were a diss toward a certain Harlem up-and-comer, a Chi-town veteran, or a fellow rapper originally from New Orleans.
Recently, rising New York rapper A$AP Rocky faced a lot of heat after appearing on 106 & Park wearing what many observers thought was a women’s dress. A$AP later explained to RapFixLive that the ensemble was actually a designer oversized tee, but this explanation didn’t do much to stop the criticism from confused fans on twitter.
It’s no surprise that after hearing the Master P’s “n*iggas wearing dresses” line many of those same rap fans viewed the dig as a subliminal attack against A$AP despite the fact that the No Limit leader and the A$AP Mob leader performed together at the Coachella Festival in 2012.
The line could have also been directed at another high fashion conscious rapper. G.O.O.D. Music head Kanye West received a lot of negative press last month after performing in a black leather Givenchy skirt at the televised 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy charity concert.
West was also seen rocking a skirt during stops at the “Watch The Throne Tour” in 2011. Mr. Miller has had critical words for Mr. West in the past.
Back in 2005, Master P questioned the intention of Kanye’s infamous “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” rant at during a Hurricane Katrina hurricane relief event.
“I hope the comments that Kanye West made is sincere and this is not a promotional thing to sell records…I know he’s got a new album out right now,” said Master P at the time. “I’ve lost people, I know how real it is. This ain’t about a promotional thing with me.”There appeared to be much less ambiguity to the second part of P’s critique in “Brick To A Million”. The line “gangster n*ggas on skateboards” can only be taken as a direct shot at self-described Blood Gang member and skateboard devotee and Cash Money/Young Money rapper Lil Wayne. No Limit Records and Cash Money Records have been rivals since their New Orleans turf wars in the early 1990’s before either label had reached national prominence. Each camp released several diss tracks aimed at the other in the past, and there were reports that the beef turned violent at one point.
Master P has yet to confirm who he was addressing in “Brick To A Million”, and as of now, no one from A$AP Rocky, Kanye West, or Lil Wayne’s team has responded to the song.