Top Dawg Entertainment’s REASON has found himself at the center of another controversy after name-dropped Mac Miller on his New Beginnings debut album. The TDE rapper ruffled the feathers of Mac Miller fans when he referenced his accidental drug overdose in September of 2018 on “Fall.”
“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 shit/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,” REASON raps.
Mac fans took to Twitter to express their frustration with REASON’s jab.
“Reason dropped a great cautionary tale about yes men hurting people,” one fan pointed out. “The point would’ve been well received w/out mentioning Mac Miller 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.”
Reason dropped a great cautionary tale about yes men hurting people. The point would've been well received w/out mentioning Mac Miller
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
— An Account About Hip Hop (@checktherhyme1) October 9, 2020
Another wrote, “Reason could’ve said all that without disrespecting Mac Miller.”
Reason could’ve said all that without disrespecting Mac Miller
— Debating Hip-Hop (@DebatingHipHop_) October 9, 2020
REASON’s New Beginnings album released on Friday (October 9) via Top Dawg Entertainment with features from ScHoolboy Q, Vince Staples, Rapsody, JID, Isaiah Rashad, Mereba and Ab-Soul.
The Mac Miller outrage comes on the heels of REASON sniping the newly-retired Logic on “The Soul – Pt. 2.” Logic dismissed REASON and the knock altogether.
“Did REASON diss you on his new song?” Logic said during a Twitch stream, reading the screen. “I don’t know who that is.”
Check out more of the fan reactions defending Mac Miller below.
REASON unnecessarily dropping wack bars naming Logic, Mac Miller etc. is why he’s not respected as much as his music should.
— Talking Rap ✊🏾 (@talking_rap) October 9, 2020
After analyzing the Mac Miller line in Fall by Reason it actually has some disrespectful implications.
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…
— Dedee 🥀 (@thoughtfulbae) October 9, 2020
Reasons music could be dope but he unnecessarily name drops artists that don’t deserve it simply for some extra clout..
The Logic diss was corny but name dropping a dead man in Mac Miller where it was completely not needed is just plain wrong 🤦🏽♂️
— Hip-Hop All Day (@HHAD247) October 9, 2020
F^ck Reason for name dropping Mac Miller in a verse like this ,I know what he’s trying to say but this ??!
Fuc* him . pic.twitter.com/Opcn6sgjaR
— Hope🦋 (@rap_lab_) October 9, 2020
He’s got a good point. But keep Mac Miller out of your mouth. No reason in saying it. Kinda disrespectful in my opinion https://t.co/W3b36IcUVn
— Sam (@Eaton317) October 9, 2020
Reason a whole ass bitch for disrespecting Mac Miller in his verse
— juan (@juaanalfonso) October 9, 2020
I wanna be the next mac miller dude was a pure legend wtf is wrong with reason man he corny as shit on god
— . (@m27_010) October 9, 2020
Reason to have name drop mac miller like that is uncalled for. I love the album but some things are not meant to be said.
— Reanny (@rnyfzkm) October 9, 2020
Reason is just another reason that he's literally the least talented member of TDE, he literally mentioned Mac Miller for no good "reason" cause he lacks the "logic" and the bars to add anything of substance cause he's that ass of a rapper and only feeds off of hate https://t.co/ebphyHo417
— Starkller919 (@DonAman391) October 9, 2020
Reason better keep Mac Miller’s name out his damn mouth
— Alf (@ryanalph) October 9, 2020