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Talib Kweli Discusses New York Radio : “Trinidad James Is Right…”

Posted By on December 13, 2013

A few weeks ago, Atlanta rapper Trinidad James had a few choice words for his New York crowd about the current situation with radio and southern artists being the ones who dominate NY’s airwaves.

New York native Talib Kweli has recently made some comments about the situation, and actually agrees with James:

“I think that with the Trinidad James thing, more than anything, it was a misunderstanding,” said Talib. “I think he was trying to make a point and he didn’t quite make it successfully. I got in trouble on Twitter a little while ago for saying damn near the same point and I’m from New York. Trinidad James is right, when you listen to New York radio, New York radio does not support New York music. That’s what he was speaking to.”


To refresh your memory, here’s what Trinidad said at his show:

“I remember when New York ran this shit, dog,” said Trinidad. “When Dipset was fuckin turned the fuck up. Oh my God. I gotta wear my bandana on tilt like Juelz. What the fuck happened, dog? What happened? I remember when New York rap was the shit. And us in the South, us bammas, we was like ‘what the fuck’ and we just did our own thing. But now we run y’all musically…And now every nigga that’s really poppin’ out of New York, you might as well tell they from Atlanta.”


So the question remains….is Trinidad James right? Is New York turning their backs on their own artist?