Despite some well-deserved backlash from Twitter, Troy Ave is still convinced he is this generation’s Tupac. And to prove that he is all about that Thug Life, the rapper dropped a new diss track aimed at Taxstone, Casanova, Trife Gangsta, and a handful of others, sampling Pac’s 1996 track, “I Ain’t Mad At Cha.”
In the first verse, Troy comes in aggressively with bars calling out fake friends and discussing beef between him and his former crew. “Even fake friends left Troy when I was shot… Why these n****s leaving me to take on all these glocks,” he raps over Tupac’s chopped up single. The rapper also refers to Casanova as “Assanova” several times on the song. And to top off the record, Ave seems to air out dirty laundry in regards to past court cases and incidents in relation to the Irving Plaza shooting that left his best friend Banga dead.
It should be no surprise that this diss track was coming. Casanova has consistently lashed out against Troy since Taxstone was arrested in conjunction with the Irving Plaza incident. Likewise, in addition to likening himself to the second coming of Tupac in his interview with The Breakfast Club earlier this month, Troy also confirmed there was beef between the parties.
The new diss comes from his recently released mixtape, Nupac, which is streaming now. In the project’s trailer, which he released on Twitter on April 11, Ave explains how his life compares to Pac’s, although he is not actually trying to be like him. Nupac also features appearances from Jamila Woods, Trilogy, and more. Listen to “I Ain’t Mad At Cha” and the rest of the album below.