“I’m supposed to be on hush but lemme speak on this real quick,” he posted.
“1. I made that record and video as nothing more than an 18 year old kid who wanted to rhyme and pay homage, no other intentions.
2. Finesse and I spoke on the phone for an hour after he heard the record and cleared the air. We even planned to work on music together.
3. All I wanted to do is shed light on a generation that inspired me.
4. When I heard there was a problem, I reached out to him to try and solve it. No response.
5. Finesse never cleared the Oscar Peterson sample on the original record. I did nothing wrong. We spoke on the phone had a good conversation, he was cool with the record. It’s all love tho. I ain’t even mad at dude. He still a legend.”
Keeping it classy, Mac ended his piece with “Lord Finesse, thank you for what u did for hip hop. Thank you for bringing my favorite rapper into the game. I should just drop some new music.”
The DITC leader hopped on his Twitter handle to address the ordeal in enumerated form as well.
“1. I appreciate Mac’s kind words but his people did not handle his business correctly,
2. Basics – Mixtapes are one thing, but you can’t take someone’s else’s entire song, shoot a music video and call it your own,” he wrote.
3. Mac’s on the top of his game right now. I wish him the best in Europe and I hope to hear from him besides on Twitter.”
Check out both versions of the track below: