Joe Flizzow recently shared a series of Instagram Stories putting two up-and-coming rap stars on blast over their alleged unprofessional working ethics on his account.
At first, the 42-year-old hip-hop legend detailed a story about one of the rookie rappers, who took it personal when a music producer completely “ignored” him after arriving at his studio to record his self-penned track.
“Today, I discovered the most sensitive rapper. He wrote this song, that was wack anyways, he went to the studio and was supposed to meet a big time producer. But when he got to the studio, the latter’s phone was off. So, he got sensitive with that and just left. He eventually went back home to sulk,” Joe (full name Johan Ishak) shared.
He further revealed that the artist even took to his IG Story to complaint about this producer, which infuriated the former Too Phat member. The rapper claimed that he was ignored by the composer for no specific reason. “You are the most sensitive rapper that does not want to put any form of hard work into your craft,” Joe criticised the anonymous celeb.
“The song that you wrote is wack by the way, but I just want to say this; Put in that work, make sacrifices and do not complain. Stop complaining over spoiled milk. Plus, you got ‘killed’ by your own song by your homeboy,” Mr. President remarked.
“Number 2, I got nothing against you and I don’t even know your name. But, if you want to keep this energy, keep that same energy when you see me, fam,” Joe concluded his first statement. In another post on his social media page, the husband to Marini Ramlan then clarified, “Here at ’16 Baris’ and also Def Jam, we try to cultivate the spirit of unity in the hip-hop industry, you know what I mean?”
He added, “When it comes to beef, rappers have their valid reasons to be (at odds) with each other. They would write about their disputes in a song. But for this case, the beef is about something so trivial. This message is not only for you, but also for all all the listeners and fans. The term ‘Keep it real’ is easy for people to use, but it’s difficult for them to act it out. They act like little kids in real life, grow up man.”
“Whatever happens in the scene, I normally let it slide,” the “Dua Dunia” jam-maker said in the clip. “But this incident has already occurred twice. If we let this go on, it will be like an epidemic of negativities, just like this case. So, let’s not entertain this nonsensical thing, right? To the other rapper who killed your own homeboy on his song, I respect you,” At the same time, Joe also recalled his past experience while working with renowned Malaysian music producer Roslan Aziz.
In another update on his IG Story, Joe revealed that the two rappers who went public about this issue was not the one at fault. In fact, it’s actually the producer who told the duo to rap. “These 2 kids have become the postmen,” the rapper said in his video, before shaking his head in disbelief and said, “I give up, bro.”
Many of Joe’s followers and celebrity friends alike gave the best response to his statement online. A lot of them jokingly referred to him as a teacher after he schooled the two unnamed rappers publicly. Those who reacted to his posts include model-turned-actress Alicia Amin, singer Naim Daniel and dancer Boojae Fadzil.
Check out what they said here:
Hopefully, the two rappers will take note and learn from the lesson after hearing Joe’s advice about being an entertainer in showbiz.