Papoose says that his diss track “Jive-Ass Turkey” was fueled by more than just Trinidad Jame$’ comments about the South running New York. The rapper says that promoting New York in his interviews, Kendrick Lamar’s verse on Big Sean’s “Control” and Trinidad Jame$’ comments were the reasons he recorded the track.
In an interview with VladTV, Papoose says the first component presented itself during his promotional tour for his The Nacirema Dream album, which was released in March 2013. On the promo tour, DJs in the South asked Papoose why New York didn’t have the same influence that it used to. He says he then questioned New York-based radio hosts.
“I did my interviews on Hot 97 and Power 105,” Papoose says. “If you pull this footage up, you will see me sitting in front of them basically telling them, asking them why is it that New York has the same playlist as Atlanta? I was the first one to vocalize that in my interviews.”
Then, in August, Big Sean dropped “Control,” a song on which Kendrick Lamar claimed the title of “King of New York.” Papoose was one of the first ones to respond to the track and defend the Big Apple.
In November, Trinidad Jame$ made comments at Converse Rubber Track Studios that the popular rappers in New York were all from the South, specifically Atlanta. Papoose then made “Jive-Ass Turkey.”
“Jive-Ass Turkey” dropped last Thanksgiving. The Brooklyn-rapper called out Kendrick Lamar and then turned his attention to Jame$, calling him an “ugly bride of Frankenstein” and a “one-hit wonder.”
“I feel like all of these chain of events played a part in this happenin’,” Papoose says. “But I’ve been waving the New York flag for the longest now.”
Earlier this year, Papoose claimed on Vlad TV that he was the reason for the “King of New York” line.