Brooklyn's lyrical titans and XXL Freshman alum Joey Bada$$ and Troy Ave can't seem to play nice and have fired off a few rounds of subliminal disses at each other. It all stems over the crown of being the indie king. Taking note of Troy's claim for the throne after moving less than eight thousand units of Major Without a Deal during its first week, Joey hit up Twitter with, "Reminder: Joey Bada$$ sold 57,000+ albums in his first week, INDEPENDENTLY... At 20 years old... $10/album... 85% of shares, do the math.... That makes me the #1 Independent Hip Hop artist/brand in the world...."
Not willing to let the jab go unanswered, Troy fired back, tweeting, "NO single, NO party hosting's NO real endorsements Reminder: NObody cares + u WORK for Sony Red / Cinematic Records #FakeIndependent."
Did we mention that both have distribution deals? Joey with Sony Red and Troy with Empire — and that Tech N9ne out-trumps them both. As two of BK's finest battle it out, check out several more occasions when XXL Freshmen couldn't get along.
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