A few hours ago, STONESHIP founder Ddolbae revealed a statement. He said it was his name that Don Malik censored in the diss track ‘old Wave’.
Via his social media accounts, Ddolbae (real name: Chanwoo Seok) has stepped forward and revealed that it was his name Don Malik has censored in the diss track ‘old Wave‘.
In an interview with HiphopLE, Don Malik explained the reason why he censored the name: “There was quite a long period between writing the track and releasing it. My feelings toward that person cooled off after those five months. Everyone whose name I mentioned I still feel angry and disappointed at, but in the case of this person those feelings just disappeared.”
Yet, in ‘DazeAllLie‘, Deepflow accused Don Malik of censoring the name for a different reason: “I know the person whose name you hid behind a beep / Malik was afraid he wouldn’t be able to release his album without that person”
Earlier today, all of this made sense as Ddolbae published his statement. The Buckwilds member has founded STONESHIP, the agency that has helped distribute and market the albums of Don Malik’s label daze alive and Deepflow’s VMC. Ddolbae writes:
“[censored] is just an afreeca BJ. You should do your work properly, your hyung isn’t Gaeko but ChulGu” [Don Malik – old Wave].
“I know the person whose name you hid behind a beep
Malik was afraid he wouldn’t be able to release his album without that person” [Deepflow – DazeAllLie].
– The person whose name was beeped is me. After Don Malik published ‘old wave’, he personally told me this on the phone.
“And VMC, damn it, stop acting like y’all belong to the underground scene
Thinking we once lived under the same roof makes me want to throw up” [Don Malik – old Wave].
“I don’t remember ever living with you under the same roof, if you felt like we had a tie because Ddolbae sometimes let you tag along to the events we scored, then sorry.” [Deepflow – 신관예우].
– VMC, daze alive, and STONESHIP are each different businesses. Thus, they do not count as “one family under the same roof.” Also, the events were not scored by VMC but scored or hosted by STONESHIP. As the exclusive agency for the labels we sent the artists there [to the events] and so there happened to be overlaps, that is all. Also, for nearly three years, STONESHIP has been in charge of VMC and daze alive’s management (in terms of album production and capital investments), which amounts to about 108,000,000 [won] in total. Currently, the two labels are both in charge of those things on their own. And this year we have ended most of our work as VMC’s agency.
I’ve founded STONESHIP according to the global music business market, not to become a typical Korean entertainment business, but as an alternative [to that]. However, as a result I’ve found out that this is a system that failed. It is close to impossible in Korea. I am originally a businessman. So in order to advance to an advantageous position I will soon clear things up for the best.