Legendary Hip Hop producer Pete Rock has vowed to abandon Twitter following the release of King’s Disease III, the third installment of Nas and Hit-Boy’s ongoing King’s Disease album series. Boasting 16 tracks, as well as one bonus cut called “Til My Last Breath,” the project had social media buzzing—but not just because of Nas’ top-tier rhyming and Hit-Boy’s beats.
On the song “30,” Nasty Nas take a friendly jab at his former rival JAY-Z and also goes after Pete Rock, who sued Nas over Illmatic royalties earlier this year. (Rock, of course, produced “The World Is Yours” for the 1994 classic.)
“Superhero material, rap star status,” he raps. “Premier album still might happen/I wonder why Pete Rock would act like that/That type of behavior makes me give rap right back.”
The mention was enough to get “Pete Rock” trending on the social media platform. On Friday (November 11), as his name continued to make the rounds, Rock fired off a tweet that read, “Will be deactivating my twitter sooner than soon so whatever I’m trending about I DO NOT CARE.
“Y’all have a good evening. To all my real fans that genuinely love ya boy get ready for a barrage of the dopest music you’re gonna hear in hip hop. Peace!! Strong Producer.”
Rock’s lawsuit against Nas was filed in January. He and his attorneys claimed Nas granted Rock a share of the proceeds for “The World Is Yours” through a contract. The song—the only single from Illmatic to receive a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)—is now worth millions of dollars and features a writing credit and vocals from Rock. Speaking to AllHipHop, Rock confirmed the lawsuit is ongoing and said he wouldn’t be able to comment further until it’s settled.