Last night, New York City gained an unexpected adversary in Trinidad Jame$, who ruffled a few feathers during a rant at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn.
The “All Gold Everything” rapper began by boasting about his forthcoming Def Jam debut and paying homage to Kendrick Lamar’s talents, but things went south — no pun intended — soon after when he said artists from below the Mason-Dixon are dominating those in the Big Apple. Yes, he had the gall to say that… in NYC.
“I remember when New York rap was the sh*t. And to us in the south, us ‘Bamas, we was like what the f**k; we just did our own thing. But now, we run y’all musically,” said Jame$.
In the same breath, he cleared up his statements or dug a bigger hole depending on who you ask. “I looked up to New York, musically. And now every n***a that’s really popping out of New York, you might as well tell he’s from Atlanta.”
Needless to say that those in attendance and the Internets didn’t react very well to the Jame$’ words. See footage from the show below.