Last month, New York rappers Joey Bada$$ and Troy Ave traded a few subliminals on Twitter, after Joey didn’t take too kindly to Troy‘s claims that his official first-week sales of 7,700 units as an independent artist was a huge deal. As Joey is independent as well, he tweeted the following:
“Reminder: Joey Bada$$ sold 57,000+ albums in his first week, INDEPENDENTLY… At 20 years old… $10/album… 85% of shares, do the math….That makes me the #1 Independent Hip Hop artist/brand in the world….”
Naturally, an exchange then ensued. Appearing on Hot 97‘s Ebro In The Morning this week to promote the first annual #STEEZday concert (in honor of the birthday of the late Capital STEEZ of Joey‘s Pro Era crew,) the Brooklyn emcee said the following:
“We briefly spoke about it through mutual friends. It got squashed. Real beef doesn’t even exist today in the rap game.”
And there you have it. Check out the full interview below!