Troy Ave questions how a "drug addict" like Chance The Rapper is making moves in the rap game.
Chance The Rapper has been vocal about his use of acid and its influence on his latest project-- fittingly titled Acid Rap. His comments have varied, initially saying there was "a lot of acid involved" in the recording process, before hilariously backtracking with "I mean, it wasn'tÂ tooÂ much â I'd say it was about 30 to 40 percent acid."
Either way, it's pretty safe to say that while Chance has used the drug recreationally, he's not exactly addicted to it, though rising New York rapper Troy Ave tends to disagree. In a recent interview with TheNEHipHop, Troy spoke of his displeasure with Statik Selektah's choice in voting for Chance for Complex's Rookie Of The Year.
âI wasnât feeling Statik the other day man becauseÂ ComplexÂ had a list of some shit, and rookie of the year, he voted for Chance The Rapper over me,â said Troy. âAnd I said Iâm gonna tellâem when I seeâem, âThat shit you did voting for Chance The Rapper over Troy Ave was corny âcause I donât see Chance The Rapper at your parties or featuring on your records, you canât be fucking voting for drug addicts to be rookie of the year.â
The NY emcee revealed that he and Statik are still cool, but continued to refer to Chance as a drug addict. âThe game is twisted and fucked up. How is a drug addict gonna be at the forefront of rap? That shit is corny." he said. "Basically, he cleared it up, he said there wasnât like a list of names for him to choose from. He didnât pick him over me, they just asked him, âWho do you vote for?' and they had to send out a name or whatever.â
Troy later addressed the comments he made about Kendrick Lamar in which he referred to him as a "weirdo rapper".âKendrick say he actually fuck with my music heavy,â he said. âI wasnât dissing him or nothing, itâs like if somebody said âTroy Ave is a dark skin rapper,â alright, thatâs the truth. Kendrick Lamar is a weirdo rapper, you know what I mean? Â That donât mean he donât make good music, he got a few songs that I actually happen to like, but heâs a weirdo. Weirdo meaning different, you know what a weirdo is, you know what I mean. Thatâs what it is, it ainât no dissing or nothing.â
Watch the full interview below.