Trinidad James Clarifies, But Doesn't Apologize For "Atlanta Runs New York" Comments [Video]


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Trinidad James stirred up a hornet's nest last week during a concert in New York when he told the audience that Atlanta runs their city musically.


Several NYC rappers including Maino, Smoke DZA and Hell Rell took offense at what they perceived as disrespect being shown to their hometown.


James addresses the controversy in his new "The Truth Will Set You Free" vlog.



"I picked the wrong place to have a barbershop conversation," James said. "This is not an apology. And I'm never apologizing for the truth. But this is to let the city of New York know I wasn't trying to disrespect you. I could never do that. That's against my code as a man. Forget being a rapper. Most of y'all don't think I can rap anyway. As a man I could never disrespect that city."



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Comment by west coast on November 23, 2013 at 6:50pm
Much respect to T.JAMES
Comment by Sankofa on November 21, 2013 at 1:32am
WHO CARES..... TJ a humble dude yo Maino looks like a donkey hole
Comment by J R on November 20, 2013 at 10:37am
Trinidad James was basing his opinion on radio spins and popularity so the internet isn't in the equation. Radio is a dying source for entertainment that won't hold up against the internet. The radio may not be playing music from Action Bronson, Pro-Era, Flatbush Zombies, Phony Ppl, or The Underachievers but the internet is taking notice. French Montana and A$AP Rocky don't represent NY music. You would think that the older fans of Jadakiss, Nas, or DMX would be concerned about their favorite NY rappers not getting any radio spins since they're not familiar with the internet. They have lost faith in radio anyway. Trinidad James' comments are so 2004 anyway. No one cares about the radio.
Comment by Daphenous Reid on November 20, 2013 at 12:25am
All the new York legends don't care because Atlanta ain't s*** and new York paved the way for amateur artist like Trinidad James.
Comment by G-Unit Soldier88 on November 20, 2013 at 12:23am
Comment by Rello on November 20, 2013 at 12:05am
Comment by 1THUG aka Tha NYCHA LEGEND!! on November 20, 2013 at 12:03am
you dont even wanna see ah otis spunkmeyer oatmeal raisin cookie afta dis negga bite into it!!
Comment by 1THUG aka Tha NYCHA LEGEND!! on November 20, 2013 at 12:01am
dat negga trinidud janes breath smell like a hunned tonsil stones...dat negga breath dont even harley smell like halitosis...dat negga breath smell like HOTLY TOSSED SHET!!
Comment by 1THUG aka Tha NYCHA LEGEND!! on November 20, 2013 at 12:00am
dat negga mouf is a dentiss worse nightmare...he in need of oral health coverage thazz why he rappin...but on tha other hand when tha dentiss see his teef...dat negga seein dolla signs out tha azz!! negga needa compehensive oral evaluation wit like 17 fillins, 9 root cannals, alveoloplasty wit extractions, and plus other shet!!
Comment by 1THUG aka Tha NYCHA LEGEND!! on November 19, 2013 at 11:55pm
i dint know dis negga teef was hella fugged up like dat...his teef make my mouf hurt...shet look like iss hella painful on those gumms!! fugg he makin public service announcements for he gon flopp in his OWN city!!

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