Hustle Gang’s B.o.B. recently offered a take on the controversy fellow Atlanta rapper Trinidad James made by singling out the New York rap scene and explained why someone else should have made those remarks.
In Bobby Ray’s opinion, the dicey remarks would have been better received from a New York artist instead of someone like James.
“I think that whole thing was the wrong person delivering the wrong [message]. [Who could have delivered the message?] Somebody from New York. [laughs] I mean, I wouldn’t advise it. It’s kinda like you know how like in your family like an outsider or stranger may come up and say something about you. Like ‘Nah, don’t you say that about my family. Only I can say that.’ It’s like that. So, you know how it is.” (Power 99 FM)
Recently, B.o.B’s Grand Hustle boss T.I. said James’ comments did not represent the entire city of Atlanta.
“Trinidad is authorized to speak on Trinidad. That’s one, and this is not a derogatory statement towards Trinidad, but he can’t speak for me. He can’t speak. And since I am a part of Atlanta, I don’t think it’s adequate that he speak for the entire population of Atlanta. So, I just don’t think that, with all due respect, I don’t think he’s come that far and walked that walk enough yet to where that will be accepted without ridicule.” (This Is 50)
Fellow ATL rapper Waka Flock Flame said he did not agree with Trinidad’s remarks but did claim the South rules the entire music industry earlier this month.
“Hell nah,” Waka said when asked for a take on James’ comments. “What we talking about, reality or music? The South run music. Period. We dont’ just run one region, one state, one genre. The South run music. That’s just what it is. Kendrick Lamar made [peope] look West but the South still winning. Like, that’s what it is. It’s just friendly competition. Some people just get carried away.” (VLAD TV)
Recently, rapper A$AP Ferg said Trinidad really used the opportunity during a Brooklyn concert to spark attention for 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)
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