New York rapper A$AP Ferg recently offered his thoughts on what really inspired Trinidad James to put himself on blast by criticizing his hometown’s hip-hop scene a few weeks ago.
In Ferg’s opinion, Trinidad really used the opportunity during a Brooklyn concert to spark attention toward his music career.
Speaking of friction, Trinidad James made people hot with his recent comments about New York, sparking a few angry reactions. Ferg touched on the situation saying he thinks there may have been a motive behind the “All Gold Everything” rappers comments. “I just feel like he has an album coming out and he don’t have a single,” said Ferg agreeing with Peter Rosenberg that the Atlanta rapper may have been trolling. “That’s still the homie. You gotta make some type of noise. Everybody does it.” (XXL Mag)
Last week, New York rapper Papoose went directly at James’ neck with this “Jive A** Turkey” diss record.
“Last artist to diss New York City suffered from low ticket sales,” Pap raps. “That show canceled, I rocked his bells LL/After that I caused his man out to prevail, I substracted the Big from Sean and his album failed/The next New York hater, looking like Jerome Rome, trying to diss the hip-hop home, this my throne/You ain’t no real Trinidadian boy, you hilarious/You ugly bride of Frankenstein, who you marrying?/You the dumbest out the South, it don’t get dumber/Don’t you know my gun spits thunder/You’re a one-hit wonder/Halloween mascot, you wore you costume early/I see you in your video with all that costume jewelry” (“Jive A** Turkey”)
Recently, fellow Big Apple emcee N.O.R.E. said James simply took note of how much attention Kendrick Lamar received from his “Control” verse last summer and wanted to enjoy the same buzz.
“I think he’s a smart idiot,” N.O. said in an interview referring to James. “His comments were actually brilliant but his actions were idiotic. I get the fact that you want to be Suge Knight and say something about someone’s city while you’re in their city but you actually was aggressive. If he would have said those same comments [calmly, it would have been different.] … I don’t compare it all because I believe that he piggybacked off of what Kendrick did. I believe that he sat back. He seen how much response Kendrick was getting and he said he’s gonna do the same thing. Not to diss him or anything, but he had one of the biggest records of last year or maybe this year. I don’t remember. And pretty much his heat has boiled down. I’ve done it. I’ve been there. It’s no problem. I’m not dissing nobody and I think that he did that–I think I actually forgive Kendrick more.” (“Montreality”)
In late November, audio of Brooklyn rapper Maino and Trinidad discussing jabs he made about the New York rap scene bubbled online.
“What you saying now is different from what you was saying on stage. I studied that whole thing loud and clear, my n*gga. When you said ‘Yo, we run y’all musically and I ain’t trying to start nothing, but if you want to do something we can do it because I don’t give a f*ck.’ You took away from whatever your opinion was. Whatever your opinion was, you unvalidated it right there in that spot. You started talking some gangsta sh*t. You understand what I’m saying? Never in the history of my city has a n*gga step foot on a New York City stage and disrespected our city like you did. Like this ain’t about me trying to be a bully or me trying to punk you or none of that. It’s about right and wrong.” (YouTube)
Check out A$AP Ferg’s interview: