Alley Boy, who just dropped his mixtape "Nigganti" last week, spoke to The Fader on it. More specifically, he addresses his song "I Want In," which may seem like a diss track towards T.I. and Young Jeezy, but he says it's not.
On "I Want In':
I’m not dissing them. I’m a street motherfucker. But we’re all rappers at the end of the day, so I’m just exercising the sport. It’s just me, freedom of speech. There’s a lot of fake shit going on in Atlanta. People put up a persona. For example, Jeezy says he’s the realest nigga in it. That slaps a lot of niggas in the face who feel like they real. Or T.I. being like, I’m the King of the South. Look at all the forefathers we had before him, like Scarface, 8Ball & MJG. That’s like a slap in their face, too. I’m just expressing how I feel and separating myself from everything else in Atlanta.
I didn’t listen to T.I.’s whole tape. I heard certain songs, a lot of cool songs. He’s got my little brother Trouble on a track [“On Purpose”], and I love that. Jeezy got a track on his album with Trick Daddy [“This One’s For You”]. I like that one, that shit crazy! “I Want In” isn’t about hating on the music. This is on some street shit. I’m not talking about the industry, I’m not talking about music. I don’t give a fuck. I might lose the support of people who don’t know me—they’ve got millions of fans. But I’m in a position where I don’t got shit to lose.