Talib Kweli took to Twitter this past Friday to vent his frustration with the business practices of New York's Babygrande Records. “Chuck [Wilson] from BabyGrande is a schmuck. He puts out an album called Reflection Eternal 6 days after we drop with old HiTek tracks. Scumbag,” tweeted the emcee.
The Black Star/Reflection Eternal emcee’s anger stems from Babygrande’s May release of a cobbled together album of Hi-Tek produced songs under the Reflection Eternal mantle that was issued just a week after the Rap duo’s official sophomore album, Revolutions Per Minute.
Babygrande Records has previously come under fire with rappers Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks and Kweli's Blacksmith artist Jean Grae for alleged shady dealings. As of yet, the label has not publicly responded to Kweli’s complaints. Recently, Babygrande released Group Home's G.U.R.U. (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal) and has plans to release Killarmy member 9th Prince's third album this month.
Fuck Baby Grande. I dont even say that in public usually, but fuck them and everybody who got anything to do with them. Thanks, I'm done.
People like this guy Chuck are the reason why the business is fucked up. Please dont support snakes and make sure you cop the real.
Chuck from BabyGrande is a schmuck. He puts out an album called Reflection Eternal 6 days after we drop with old HiTek tracks. Scumbag.