This Wale-Marky “beef”. Woah. Off the bat, let’s be real, neither of our two signed artists have really hit it big just yet. They both have the tools and backing to make it, and if you think about it they’re hitting different markets. Wale: Older, lyrical, fuckin’ weird, dope. Marky: Younger, radio-friendly, fresh, dope. So they have some bad blood. Ok, we’re still good. But now everybody acting like they’re in that West VA primary vid, and although they’re all democrats they still feel like Barack-Hillary is Apollo-Rocky. Nah, of course this isn’t as serious as Apollo-Rocky, but it should be addressed.
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The imeem story, as told by the Imeem people themselves, goes as such: Wale was contacted to kind of guest-edit a segment that they were starting up. He was asked to provide a couple artists from the DMV off the top of his head that he liked. NOT included in that list was Marky. At the same time, the imeem people contacted illroots to get a DMV playlist put together. Marky WAS included in this list. So at this point, in order to keep the promo the same as the list given by Wale, the IMEEM people had to cut off some tracks from the illroots list, and so Marky was taken off. Nobody can say for sure why it was that Wale didn’t mention Marky to begin with. It could be that he didn’t feel like mentioning an artist that is getting attention on his own, or maybe he just didn’t even think of mentioning him. Dunno, speculate away.
The bigger issue though isn’t the beef itself — if you can call it that; it’s that fact that everybody feels like they gotta jump on some side of the fence because of it. Now people saying “Wale wack, Marky the real DMV cat.” or “Marky a bitch on some fake-ass milli shit”.