The disrespect knows no bounds on Troy Ave’s new record “Badass,” which takes aim at Pro Era captain Joey Badass. Troy and Joey had been taking little swipes at each other in interviews, but Joey recently took it on wax last week with the Statik Selektah produced “Ready.”
60K first week for the Bada$$
200K to this day I know you niggass mad
With the 80-20 split my n**** do the math
My nigga Kirk just outsold Troy Ave
For his retort, Troy Ave gets personal in bringing up Joey’s close friend Capital Steez, who committed suicide in 2012.
Don’t get suicidal like your friend
It’s a casket
Steez burning in hell
My burners on my belt
I’m really killing sh*t
You n*ggas killing yourself
Off the roof, ‘Steer clear yo!
This n*gga tryna fly, he think he a superhero’
F*ck you and that man
And all three labels you signed to, they wack man
Did Troy go too far? Hip-Hop’s history is well documented with battle bars that exceed most definitions of basic decency and respect. The problem here is Troy’s mission to humiliate his rival has him belittling a topic that’s affected many people in suicide. That alone might cause a backlash he didn’t factor in.
Joey had the below response on Twitter. Should he respond on wax, or has this now gone beyond Hip-Hop battle records?