In a recent interview with Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning crew–Ebro Darden, Peter Rosenberg, Laura Stylez–members of Complex Magazine’s music took their place in the hot seat(s) to answer questions about their oft-debated year-end music lists, comprised of the 50 best songs and albums of the year. This year, Rae Sremmurd was ranked #3 on the album list–which, incidentally, mirrors the sentiment of several critics (famed pop critic Sasha Frere-Jones actually has it at #1 on his list)–and Ebro took issue with the ranking, claiming albums like the most recent opus from Alabama Shakes (Sound & Color) should’ve been ranked higher than the Tupelo duo’s debut.

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When pressed about his disapproval, Ebro claimed that the boys of Rae Sremmurd, Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy, don’t write “any of that sh*t,” insinuating that their label head, super producer Mike Will Made It, had a lot more to do with the songwriting than they did. It’s a pretty serious accusation, especially considering the album in question, SremmLife, churned out more than a few Top 40 hits over the past couple years.

Mike Will caught wind of Ebro’s comments last night, and went on a mini Twitter rant explaining that Ebro’s comments weren’t accurate, and defending the high ranking of the duo whose popularity he’s largely responsible for.


We’re pretty sure we haven’t seen the end of this debate, especially considering Sremmurd’s sophomore effort, SremmLife 2, is due out sooner than later.