Trinidad Jame$ channeled his inner-Yeezus during a performance at the Converse Rubber Track Studios in Brooklyn last night. The “All Gold Everything” rapper — who’s signed to New York powerhouse Def Jam, let’s not forget — gave a speech about how the South is running NYC right now. Trinidad assured that he wasn’t “trying to start nothing,” but observed that most rappers who are popping in New York are (or may as well be) from Atlanta.

You can’t tell me, or anybody here that’s a real f*cking hip-hop fan, that Kendrick Lamar was supposed to go platinum just this year. He’s been that f*cking good! But now, the n*gga that we been knew [was good] is coming and saying shit like he the king of New York. What is that? I remember when New York ran this sh*t, dog. When Dipset was f*cking turned the f*ck up! We were in Atlanta like, “Oh my God, I have to wear my bandana on tilt like Juelz.” 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!

I’m not trying to start nothing, but if you want to do something we can do something because I don’t give a f*ck. I’m just being honest with you. I looked up to New York music. But now every n*gga that’s really popping out of New York, you might as well say he’s from Atlanta. He’s from Atlanta. Y’all got n*ggas that interview that are more popping than n*ggas that are rapping.

He later took to Instagram to elaborate:

I said a lot tonight in NY and people are prolly gonna take the negative and run with it but my main purpose in life only is to take care of my mama and keep my shoe game on “30 million” . Other than that if I can inspire a young person to be the best person they wanna be along the way….then cool. Nothing else matters. #CrazyDeacon #BlackBatman

Watch the footage after the jump…

UPDATE: Trinidad Jame$ elaborated further on Twitter.




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