Troy Ave To Testify Against Taxstone; Casanova Is Not Happy
(AllHipHop News) Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave raised some eyebrows with the release of the video for his song "2 Legit 2 Quit."
On the explosive 2: 54-minute track, Troy Ave directly addresses a deadly encounter inside of Irving Plaza in May of 2016.
Troy was involved in a confrontation with podcaster Taxstone, which led to a shootout in the middle of the concert venue.
When the gunsmoke cleared, Troy's bodyguard Ronald "Banga" McPhatter was dead, and three other people were seriously wounded, including Troy Ave.
Troy, born Roland Collins, maintained he took the gun from Taxstone and turned it on him, while steadily denying he would have gunned down his own bodyguard and friend.
Police eventually recovered evidence linking Taxstone to the gun that was used to murder McPhatter, resulting in Taxstone being indicted for the murder in July of 2017.
On "2 Legit 2 Quit," Troy Ave asserts that he will be taking the stand against Tax and it's underscored by the visuals accompanying the lyrics.https://www.google.com/sorry/index?continue=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTn9bFREUF0%26feature=youtu.be&q=EgQ2uICCGI6Rg_kFIhkA8aeDSykml40GqAtO1hpv07iVzDGc0ggfMgFy
"I do murder without a sound/I do murders and don't get found/I'm only loyal to my fam/middle finger from the stands/I was in and out of hell/When you see me out of jail/Ain't no rules when you ruthless, nothing/Since this ni##as too fake/Leave em toothless."
The lyric is accompanied by an animated laughing Troy Ave on the stand, while a man presumed to be Taxstone is led off in handcuffs.
The video did not sit well with Taxstone's close affiliate, Casanova, who brought Tax to Irving Plaza as his guest.
Casanova, who is signed to Memphis Bleek's record label Warehouse Music Group, continued to rep for Tax in a series of tweets after seeing "2 Legit 2 Quit."
ATTENTION:IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ME PLEASE LEAVE ME ALONE I DONT WONT NO TROUBLE LIKE IM REALLY DONE WITH THIS STREET SHIT.AND IF YOU FORCE MY HAND PLEASE DONT TELL ON ME KILL ME CAUSE I DONT WANNA GO TO JAIL BY A GANGSTER TAKING THE STAND😔
Take a look at Casanova's Instagram messages to Troy Ave, and listen to "2 Legit 2 Quit."