Questlove Defends Rich Homie Quan Over Biggie Verse Mistake

“A lot of you “real hip hop heads” seem to magically think that the music of our prime is gonna just translate on dopeness alone.”

July 14, 2016

Questlove has stepped in to defend Rich Homie Quan from the criticism he is currently receiving in the wake of forgetting the lyrics to the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Get Money” during a performance at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors this week. Quan was performing with Lil' Kim during the ceremony and later apologized to both her and the city of New York for his mistake.


Writing on Instagram, Questlove argued that it wasn't the Atlanta rapper's fault. “I don't blame RHQ,” he wrote. “I blame us. I don't mean shame on radio & media programmers either for these diminished returns. I literally mean you and I. If you haven't made a playlist for about 20-50 people in your lifetime then you failed hip hop culture. --not sayin you gotta be all deep making Dilla b side Japanese import levels of stuff. But something as simple as "La Di Da Di" can easily be forgotten in these days & times. YOU gotta pay it forward!" He went on to add more of his views on the diminishing nature of star quality. Read the full post above.