This is great for New York hip hop two of the top crews going at it Fabolous and the Street Fam Vs. Jim Jones and the Byrd Gang, two great mix-tapes competing in my opinion. Dallas Penn was right and NY hip hop isn’t dead it just went underground. Fans begged for rap music to go back to its origin of battling and raw lyricism. Jim and Fab took shots at each other via twitter. Jim’s Ghost of Rich Porter and Fabolous There’s No Competition2 are suppose to be the hottest thing on the streets in there creators opinion.
I think its a good look for hip hop, what’s wrong with a little rivalry. Brooklyn Vs. Harlem is one of the oldest rivalries in NYC. I’m sure if it was more than music it would of went down already between the two camps. Who knows Fabolous did say he was burying the competition on his last mix-tape and only shots taken noticeably were the ones at Joe Budden. Maybe Jim is competition too and Jim said the music out now in NY is not reflecting the street and that Harlem goes hard.