Trinidad James Says The South Runs NY

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Fool’s Gold.

Trinidad Jame$ ruffled some feathers during his performance last night at the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in New York. In the clip above, he claims that New York has fallen off and that the South is running this rap shit. Below, he responds to his fans’ reactions via IG.

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”

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  • upt

    S/O To Elliott Wilson

    • yorapper

      Who is he? Prince?

  • T

    Well….. its the truth isn’t it?

    • choco-prince

      yup

    • Johnnie Rawker

      can’t even front, YN is more poppin in these streets that NY rap artists…shit done changed

      • SpencerS

        YN is great, were on his website, but the internet is not “The Streets”. Also thats just a stupid pov, do people say Jimmy Fallon “is more poppin than Robert Redford” bc he comes on his show for an interview once ever decade and Fallon is on every night, and does capital one commercials? I mean I follow C Tha God on twitter , but Flex’s albums used to go Gold, and Angie was a rapper for god sake, how can people say personalities are NOW more poppin than the people they cover? This is just lazy non logical thinking.

        • Johnnie Rawker

          M comment is based off my experience. Most of my people are not part of the blogosphere. I’ll ask them about ny rappers and they have no clue but they know who YN is. These are people still connected to the blocks we grew up on.

  • room2roam

    that was true for a min, not use if its true now considering the ppl at the top of the rap game right now arent all from the south. NY did fall off tho

  • room2roam

    *sure

  • DialTone

    AND NY ant gonna do shit about it…..??? What the hell has the world come too i know things are bad but WOW. I’m not suprised… cats think Dj Envys opinion on hiphop means something so this clown can get away with anything. Dam NEW YORK the fucking Mecca city of this shit as a fellow East Coaster i’m so Blown by this. Let someone come to DC s shitting on GoGo…the Bama might not see the light of day and NY Niggaz know what i’m talking about…Ive seen it happin to some of the best.

    • http://m.youtube.com/channel/UCzLqz4miocXZhG1CwtyLVRQ Guthavizion

      What r u waiting on then do something talking about what nobody else is going to do lol shut up

    • Johnnie Rawker

      there’s no real new yorkers at most of these shows. mostly transplants, bridge and tunnel crowd, and the folks who relocated from where the artist is from. let an artist go to the South Bronx, Brownsville, South Side Jamaica, or the Heights to perform and I bet he won’t run his mouth in that fashion

  • Darrell Cabey

    …since Snoop came through and crushed the buildings.

    • Brodie

      ^^^^

      True shit

  • SOuth

    Trinidad gotta point..i’m just sayin

  • brollya

    now i jus cant wait til niggaz come out and start lettin dis bum ass nigga have it on a track…….. now this is wen i wanna see papoose tear dis one hit wonder ass nigga up….. hopefully somebody do a hit em up track and tear his ass up

  • NiggalosCage

    smh how NY gonna leta wack rapper like trinidad james say the south runs NY

    • Sean Power

      its the truth

  • http://sonative.tumblr.com/ SONative

    That “new York” sound and influence is no more. From fashion to hip-hop nobody cares about that NY tag anymore.

    • condgds

      so wale, j cole, or even kendrick aren’t influenced by NY hip hop. Drake is influenced by Ja Rule who set the standards for singing/rapping. Wale is inspired by Nas and Cole is inspired by Hov and I’m just mentioning a few. and with out NY fashion in the hip hop game won’t exist how many niggas you know was where timbs or even new era fitted caps on a regular. like hov said “i made the yankee hat more famous than a yankee can”

      • http://sonative.tumblr.com/ SONative

        I’m talking about new influences. All those people who you named are also influenced by southern SEASONED artist. This is about NY and it’s lack of impact on the culture in the last 8 years. 10 years ago you could hear dipset, or a styles p record playing everywhere on the radio. Even with the times changing and with music’s evolution why can’t NY hip-hop have that same impact today? Because NY artist aren’t evolving there following.

  • Joe

    Smh he’s tripping, the South is even popping anymore… Right now it’s all about the Midwest and West Coast

    • vanruddy

      u kidding? most of the top rap songs this year were eihter made by southern artists or by a southern style. UOENO, Type Of Way, Versace, Bugatti – all made by southern artists.

      • t.o.s

        how many of those songs are actually good? none

        • vanruddy

          yet they get WAYYY more radio play than new york artistrs. thus, Trinidad James’s opinion is vindicated.

  • TimeChange

    it’s true,the game is fucked up nowadays,hiphop is dead. the music i love aint coming back except in a few sprinkles here and there. i dont really blame ny,i blame the industry heads that dictate the direction of hiphop. you know shits fucked up when you see drake and wutang making a song together. shit’s all fucked up now,what we supposed to do now?! shit’s all fucked up now

    • Samsohn

      preach

  • NiggalosCage

    nas is the King of NY enough said

    • Sean Power

      Nas is soldier his never really rule new york

      his never lead any kind of movement out new york like jay z did the roca fella days

      biggie the bad boy jr mafia days

    • Top5iveAlive

      Nas agrees with Trinidad James

  • Matt

    Thanks alot Radio , you Killing NYC HipHop , the sad thing is this Guy is telling DaTruthhhh

  • a realest

    Sad but true

  • Sean Power

    Everything TJ said of facts, if KAnye had this rant we would call the greatest rant ever in hiphop, but because it TJ we will play it off

    YEAH thank great marketing YN is hotter than all these new rappers

    his on the radio more the podcast I’m surprise he doesn’t have Show on Revolt yet

  • Gonzalo

    Infinte Elite (Radio & Blog Diss)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8Txcp2cVYQ

  • Honesty is the best policy

    New York is a victim of their own karma for being bias unaccepted and unresponsive to other regions since the beginning. Its like that stuck up snobby bitch in high school that was too good to holla at a dudes one nigga came along turned her out dogged her and now shes the average burnt out bitch nobody wants. The west is going be dominate as they are now because they have an understanding of hip hop like ny and they are the only ones beside ny that can control it because they made the playing field even w/ny. The south will always be relevant because they know how to make radio hits better than any other region!

    • Selorm Amuzu

      it’s funny seeing NY in a humble state right now lool

    • SpencerS

      This would actually make sense if “New York” was a person/indiviual, or if there was some kind of pact that New York artitst’s all subscribd to. NY rappers being unresponsive to other regions is an overblown concept, its something that 10 yrs ago maybe you could convince me of. It’s not like Atlanta really runs shit anymore, the top new guys now are from Compon, Toronto, Fayetville, Seattle, etc, its just a matter of the world of music spreading out bc of the interent. People who subscribe to this type of thinking are really just looking to create drama and rivalry. IE TRINDIDAD NO TALENT MUTHAT FU*&ING JAME$. Stop giving this guy any creedence, he is a cancer, and untalented semi calculated cancer.

      • http://twitter.com/troybrowntv TroyBrownTV

        Nah b. People remember when you bring your record to the DJ and you get sh*tted on. And you bring your record to the fans and they call you country and disrespect you. NY doesn’t have to take a pact. If it happens enough to enough people eventually the attitude is “well f*ck yall then” and innocent people get caught in the crossfire.

  • brza

    “how can I recreate a buzz?!” – Trinidad James aka “My 15 Minutes Are Up”

  • Truth Or Die

    Trinidad James career is already finished, buzz at ZERO, record sales at ZERO, a one-hit wonder so I think he should be more concerned about his own situation than the state of Hip Hop in N.Y. And if N.Y. fell off name me one city (ATL included, cause you sure can’t compare no fucking Trinidad James, Migos and Future to the days of Outkast, Goodie Mob, early T.I., Young Jeezy) that HAS NOT fell off compared to the past eras. Is the Houston rap scene better now than in their golden era? L.A. ? The Bay Area? Exactly

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/ViLLyViLLz?feature=mhee $pruce Yee

    NY we gotta do something mannn

  • NativeKing

    the truth

  • Dan Karlin

    I detest Trinidad James and anyone with his sound and image. The man is a walking minstrel show and a prime example of how any fourth grade dropout with a double digit IQ and a rhyming dictionary can land a record deal. Fuck him.

    That all being said, he’s right on the money with that comment. And I think the reason that so many people – rappers and fans alike – have been up in arms about it is because 1.) the statement is as undeniably correct as it is sad to think about and 2.) TJ, the personification of the “problem” was the one to bring it up.

  • smh

    oh no…

  • LOL

    can these NY heavyweights like Jay, 50, Diddy, Nas please shut these fucking clown up already? see how much power these radio stations give them? NY shouldn’t be playing these guys records in the first place. people need to really stop giving these stations ratings, let them fizzle out along with record labels who dictate these artist’s fate.

  • Jjjjj

    Ny hiphop isn’t dead your all just stupid to realize artist like joey bada$$,action bronson,ASAP ferg, ASAP rocky ,retch & dash, the underachievers,Flatbush zombies,smoke dza,astro,fab,hov,nas,Joell n da list goes on all still contributing to da game and repping ny and oh all dese mcs will murder Trinidad In any occasion

  • That Guy

    really? some of you people are going along with this? I get it, it’s going against the grain of hip-hop and some of you want to be part of some movement that’s against something big. NY is big. It’s big for a reason. Nas, Jay, are still very active MC’s and as far as hip-hop is concerned, nobody is touching Nas until he puts the mic down and calls it his end. Don’t feed into what’s most popular (not like the south is most popular anyway) you know hip-hop is deeper than that. come on folks.

    two dudes that i have to give it to from the south: Big Krit and Yelawolf
    everybody else is from all over the states with NY still being the mecca don’t fool yourselves.

  • Sxlx Jxnes

    NYC HIP HOP.. No trap.. Just bars.

    JUDGE ME!

    https://soundcloud.com/solo-jones-2/microwavable-pizza

  • p.dom

    Said by the coon that was pictured in a miniskirt a few months back. This dude and other one hit wonders like him make hip-hop look like a fuckin’ minstrel show.

  • Mar-tian

    he’s right tho

    • iamdj123

      the south is like the UFC and NY is like boxing. everyone says boxing is dead but yet when you have floyd may weather boxing and generating 41.5 mil for one fight all of a sudden boxing is back. no one said anything about NY hip hop when MCHG dropped in July. they were excited to hear hov and he brought back that swag and shut the game down for the whole summer. and if anyone deserves to say NY hip hop is dead it isn’t trinidad james what has he down for hip hop in the last year

  • Your Father

    Maybe true but he shouldn’t be the one to speak on it. He’s definitely not responsible for the win.Y’all heard that Pound Cake Freestyle? Drake’s turning in his grave – he ain’t even dead yet.

  • titus tucker

    Elliott Wilson is the hottest artist in New York..

    Quote of the year..

  • http://Blackprestige.blogspot.com/ Black Prestige

    New York aint been the same since snoop and Kurupt came and fucked shit up

  • Viva La Raza

    still, he sound mad stupid…his “sincerity” is clouded by stupidity…

    his time been up, sorry.

  • GOD MC

    Sad but true.

  • Mad Rapper

    He’s bullshit; his album is shit. G-unit sold more mixtapes than this dude will with a major-backed album. GTFO

  • Elproblemo Djblast

    To be honest he has a point the boom bap era is over, unless we the people in NY demand that shit and vote on battle of the beats on Hot 97 to keep good music in rotation or just demand it in general we talk about how fuck up it is but we don’t do shit about we need to unite and bring hip-hop home to NY

  • eastpointvet

    its not a new statement didnt charlamagne say the same thing all the time? and its a true statement the south is running radio from the east to west coast its the dominant sound that you hear.

  • Samsohn

    Rap music is in the worst state is has EVER been, since the inception…if the South runs rap, they ruined it.

    • Shipwreckdakota

      bullllllllshit. hip hops comin back big time. tired of this hip hop is dead shit.

  • JIG-AH

    S/O to the SOUTH…I remember watchin’ RAP CITY back in the 90”s when NY niggas DOMINATE the whole RAP-Game Top to Down…
    Even WEST Coast niggas know what it is cause they had to kick them doors down too…But back in the 90′s watchin’ Rap-city you would only see 1 R 2 down south videos for the day R even for the whole week…The South is an will always be a little brother to NY but the problem is Little Brother(the south) is all grow up now…And the bitches on the block love little brother(the south) while BIG bro(NY) is all play out…NY will always be the MECCA the EMPIRE whatever it may be cause this shit started in BRONX s/o to KOOL HERC…But what I’m tryin’ to say is IF YOU A LEADER you will LEAD and IF YOU A FOLLOWER you will follow…ITZ clearly Nu York is not leading anymore…The MOTTO of the story is Don’t chase ur Own SHADOW ny…And y’all should know that too cause NY is the home of the BAD BITCHES an you know we don’t chase bitches we only chase that MULA/PAPER

  • Selorm Amuzu

    Trinidad is probably the right guy to say NY is flopping. This is a guy who everyone wants to lose so bad soo at this point he don’t give a fuck what anyone thinks. Also the fact that he knows himself and he is in fact as real as it comes makes it possible for him say some outlandish shit even tho this is a fuckin obvious situation.

  • Selorm Amuzu

    TBH if Trinidad stays in the game for a long time, I will laugh at alot of niggas now cos the although he isn’t good at rapping, he is really intelligent and honest and believe it or not knows to get hit song and kool videos aswell. Remember All Gold didn’t break cos of his mixtape, the video did. Matter of fact, he blew up just about 5 months after his mixtape released lol… there is nothing worst than a wolf in sheeps clothing with a fucked up tooth lol

  • ShitYouNeedToKnow

    NY may have borrowed the South’s style but NY started it all and we still got the best spitters bar for bar. Aside from nas and hov who are active still we got joey bad Bronson and a bunch of heads who still eating off old school NY sound. These southern dudes come and go. If you live by hits you can die by em too let’s see where Trinidad migos futureand these dudes at in 5 years

  • Sina Mailer Daemon Djavadkhani

    It’s about NEW stories guys. NEW locations. NEW personalities. The next important rock band is going to come out of asia…

  • Uncle Tom

    FUCK THE SOUTH. THE WHITE SURBAN JEWISH FAGGOTS ARE THE ONES REALLY IN CONTROL OF WHATS POPPIN

  • Uncle Tom

    REGARDLESS RAP ISNT HIP HOP THERES A DISTINCT DIFFERENCE. TRUE MUSIC HEADS KNOWS NY BEEN RUNNIN HIPHOP SINCE DAY 1. FUCK RAP MUSIC

  • Uncle Tom

    1. NAS
    2. BIG PUN
    3. KOOL G RAP
    4. BIG L
    5 MOS DEF
    ALL NY NIGGAS FUCK THE SOUTH

  • A Realist

    I blame all the powers that be at Hot 97 and 105.1 and all NY DJs…..they dont play or break any new NY artist period. They used to break artist now they just dickride whoever is hot….It took for Drake to show luv to Asap for him to break…There are alot of Hot NY rappers like Grafh and a bunch of others but until sumone big cosigns them NY radio or DJs wont support them

  • smfh

    the old days i wish em back rip new york hip hop 1990-2004

  • zack

    wally fattz garden of the gods

  • Neal

    Honestly, I cant take this pussy nigga serious and the ATL is fulla unfer cover fags and male hair dressers, STOP FUCKiN Worrying about NYC cause the real niggas kno JAY Z RUNS HIPHOP NAS TGE BEST LYRICIST AND FABOLOUS, TROY AVE , ACTION BRONSON, ASAP ROCKY IS VERY POPPIN RIGHT NOW SO STOP IT U FUCK BOY BLOGGERS WOULDN’T LAST A DAY

  • Neal

    Who cares its Trinidad James lmao

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N7blWPL-WYo

  • Shyne Tyme

    to Trinadad’s point and i know this list is about a month and half outdated but here is hot 97′s playlist from October 1…one NY artist in top 25

    1 HOLD ON WE’RE GOING HOME DRAKE

    2 HOLY GRAIL JAY-Z F/JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

    3 HOW MANY DRINKS? MIGUEL F/KENDRICK LAMAR

    4 GET LUCKY DAFT PUNK

    5 POWER TRIP J. COLE F/MIGUEL

    6 FINE CHINA CHRIS BROWN

    7 BLURRED LINES ROBIN THICKE F/PHARRELL & TI

    8 NO NEW FRIENDS DJ KHALED F/ DRAKE, RICK ROSS, & LIL WAYNE

    9 BAD WALE F/TIARA THOMAS

    10 B**TCH DON’T KILL MY VIBE KENDRICK LAMAR

    11 F*CKWITHMEYOUKNOWIGOTIT JAY-Z

    12 NO GAMES RICK ROSS F/FUTURE

    13 POUND CAKE/PARIS MORTON.. DRAKE

    14 CAN’T HOLD US MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS F/RAY DOLTON

    15 TREASURE BRUNO MARS

    16 LOVEHATE THING WALE F/SAM DEW

    17 SWIMMING POOLS (DRANK) KENDRICK LAMAR

    18 BOUND 2 KANYE WEST

    19 BEWARE BIG SEAN F/LIL WAYNE & JHENE AIKO

    20 STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM DRAKE

    21 LOVE MORE CHRIS BROWN F/NICKI MINAJ

    22 READY FABOLOUS F/CHRIS BROWN

    23 MY MOMENT DJ DRAMA F/2 CHAINZ

    24 TOM FORD JAY Z

    25 TAKE BACK THE NIGHT JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

    • Shyne Tyme

      i’m sorry 2…Jay and fab

      • Yacht

        True. I refuse to agree with T James or fall into his calculated move to get attention. He’s tryna get a “Control” buzz. Tell us sumthin that we don’t know… Pay em no mind. It’s definitely time too put some or most them Hot 97 playlist songs to bed. New music of all types quality comes out daily/weekly. Give people chance to learn + listen to new tracks. How much could it really affect music quality on nyc radio? Besides NY rappers music or not. NYC radio is stale…

    • E

      This list is great and all, but some of these are questionable in the category of rap and/or hip hop. Not really relevant to James’ remarks. I really DOUBT he was thinking ‘Robin Thicke’ when he said that.

  • LUNGS

    This nigga dead… He out here saying dumb shit to pump life in his career. Future & nigga who sound like future somehow equals to Atlanta running new york? Eminem , Drake & Jay z had the Biggest album this year. Who in there from Atlanta? Asap rocky Might as well be from texas not Atlanta. Dudes be waiting on Moments to hate New york. It’s really sad. Just remember the road to International super stardom runs through New york!

  • Public Hairs

    Since when does hip hop give a flying fuck about a Trinidad James opinion? An opinion that’s NOT new on a topic that’s NOW new. What credibility does he have? He’s still a one hit wonder for the moment.

    Nothing was going on for him to make these comments so fuck his publicity stunt.

  • djkage

    Detroit’s up next!

  • CASH

    Even Johannesurg,South Africa is hotter than NY right now in terms of hiphop

  • ChristianB

    Hip hop ain’t dead, NY is…

  • http://kasimp3.co.za/ Mokgethwa

    I see the death of NY Hip Hop as a positive evolution of black society, it shows we are starting to value more things over glorification of drugs and violence. We make music about killing each other while white America profits the most from it.

  • Truth Or Die

    The new rap gimmick is to put New York in your mouth

  • realmusic_ilivefor

    So since Kendrick dissed NY you new niggas wanna get outta character & put ya’ll 2 cents in too .. now I can say NY list of rapper are shitty & at the moment west coast hip hop is coming up again but NY over Atlanta any day… this nigga act like he a lyrical genius LOL

  • SO?

    who cares who runs ny into the ground more than the next. its worthless.

  • Elproblemo Djblast

    my question is did anybody leave

  • JMcL

    nobody likes trinidad anyway

  • macky9

    the south is dope when they really talk about somethin cause they flow is usual dope- like this dude

  • hyman roth

    new york still has 4 of the biggest artist in hip hop,”can your state say that”
    Nikki, Jay, French. Asap so cut the shit. when people get tired of being brain washed and want to hear lyrics again new york will have ten rappers on the charts again

  • carl grimes

    he dosnt have a clue , hes trash aswell his say is irrelevant

  • http://twitter.com/troybrowntv TroyBrownTV

    TJ said this and the first person to get upset was Maino. NY fans and DJs doesnt support Maino. Maino’s last single was Let It Fly ft Roscoe Dash (a rapper from Atlanta) over a bouncy beat with an autotune hook. His biggest song is All The Above ft T-Pain (a southern singer/rapper) with a bouncy beat and an autotune hook. Maino is the PERFECT EXAMPLE of what Trinidad is talking about. He got mad because people get mad at the truth. Trini held a mirror up in NY and some people didn’t like their reflection. And they can’t deal with their insecurities and their emotions so they’re trying to put that negativity onto TJ. Misery loves company.

  • http://www.twitter.com/izzybozay912 Izzy Bozay
  • me

    like the last bitch said is wilding….

  • http://twitter.com/troybrowntv TroyBrownTV

    Maino last single was let it fly featuring Roscoe Dash from Atlanta. Why is nobody bringing that up? Not as a diss but as reality

  • Luther Mane

    NY stay taking l’s.