Troy Ave speaks on the critique Game made of the 2014 XXL Freshman class on his new single "Bigger Than Me".
Like his former collaborator 50 Cent, Game comes from a time in rap where calling rappers out was commonplace. On his most recent single, "Bigger Than Me", the Compton rapper takes aim at the entire Freshman class, accusing them of being "soft", and not of the same caliber as emcees he came up with.
"Old lost ass niggas/ Voice crack when you talk ass niggas / Rollin' blunts for the boss ass niggas / I came in with 'Ye, Jeezy and boss ass niggas / Your Freshman cover a whole bunch of soft ass niggas / Tampon lyricists, evacuate the premises / Mute BET Cyphers, 'cause I don't wanna hear that shit," Game raps on the track.Â
Troy Ave, a rapper who-- despite being part of the Freshman Class --has a very similar outlook to Game (see his comments regarding "weirdos" like fellow cover star, Chance The Rapper), has spoken out on Game's critique, though he had admittedly not yet heard the verse.
"It was really hearsay, what I heard," said Troy in an interview with DJ Absolut. "It was something to the effect of the class is soft and theyâre not Weezy. He came in with Young Jeezy and all types of stuff like that.Â It sounds like shenanigans to me."
The New York rapper later acknowledged that he couldn't respond directly to the claims without hearing the verse. "I ain't really heard it so I cant even speak on it fully until I hear the record and see what he talking âbout," he said. "It aint affecting nothing that Iâm doing over here for this New York City and this East Coast environment that I got on fire."
Listen to the full interview below.