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Troy Ave Speaks On Chance The Rapper And Kendrick Lamar

Posted By on January 4, 2014

Troy Ave Speaks On Chance The Rapper And Kendrick Lamar

Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave is definitely not holding his tongue when it comes to some of his rap peers. In a recent interview with  NEHip-Hop.com, Troy cleared up a few remarks he made about Statik Selektah, Chance The Rapper, and Kendrick Lamar.

“I wasn’t feeling Statik the other day man because Complex had a list of some shit, and rookie of the year, he voted for Chance The Rapper over me,” Troy Ave said. “And I said I’m gonna tell’em when I see’em, ‘That shit you did voting for Chance The Rapper over Troy Ave was corny ‘cause I don’t see Chance The Rapper at your parties or featuring on your records, you can’t be fucking voting for drug addicts to be rookie of the year,’” 


“The game is twisted and fucked up. How is a drug addict gonna be at the forefront of rap? That shit is corny. Basically, he cleared it up, he said there wasn’t like a list of names for him to choose from. He didn’t pick him over me, they just asked him, ‘Who do you vote for?’ and they had to send out a name or whatever.”


The MC also cleared up remarks he made about Compton’s own Kendrick Lamar.

“Kendrick say he actually fuck with my music heavy,” he said. “I wasn’t dissing him or nothing, it’s like if somebody said ‘Troy Ave is a dark skin rapper,’ alright, that’s the truth. Kendrick Lamar is a weirdo rapper, you know what I mean?  That don’t mean he don’t make good music, he got a few songs that I actually happen to like, but he’s a weirdo. Weirdo meaning different, you know what a weirdo is, you know what I mean. That’s what it is, it ain’t no dissing or nothing.”


Check out the full interview below: