Trinidad James recently got on stage at a New York venue and said, "I remember when New York ran this sh*t, dog ... What the f*ck happened, dog? Us in the South, us bammas, we just did our own thing. But now we run y’all, musically. That's crazy!"
But is it true? His audience responded with a mixed bag of awkward silence and groaning, and once a video of the rant hit the 'Nets, rap nerds went in a tizzy on Twitter. For New York, though, the city with the highest rapper-per-capita rate in the free world has long been a tempting target for rappers looking to stir things up. Read on for a look at other rappers who took a bite out of the Rotten Apple. —Alex Gale.
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