Brooklyn has been home base to many rappers, the latest Young M.A., who took to Philadelphia radio station Power 99 to show off her punch lines and flow. Yet shortly after her freestyle, the 24-year-old caught heat from Chicago rappers after mentioning Tooka, a teen slain in Chicago in her rhymes.
Over many well-known beats including Jay-Z’s “Where I’m from” and N.O.R.E.’s “Banned From TV” the Hennessy loving rapper spit a few bars, but when she said “I smoke hookah like it’s Tooka blowing jet clouds/and I only get high to bring the stress down,” many weren’t too keen on the line.
The Tooka she was believed to be referring to was a Chicago teen who was killed at a bus stop in Chi Town a couple of years ago. Tooka became a recognizable name when Chief Keef on the tracks “3Hunna” and “John Madden” called out him and his crew. After these tracks made their rounds, the windy city rapper CashOut and Cheef Keef began to have issues since CashOut was cool with Shondale “Tooka” Gregory.
This isn’t the first time an artist has been called out for using Tooka’s name. Chicago rapper King Yella made it a point to talk to Fetty Wap for mentioning a “Tooka Blunt” in a song and now he responded to Young M.A. on Instagram claiming “Ima pay a dike b**ch too whoop @hennynhoes since the lil boy girl wanna smoke a hooka like it’s tooka.”
This was followed up by Chicago rapper FBG Duck also took to Twitter to issue a warning.
I Ain’t Tryna Beef Wit No Female But Somebody Better Tell Her Watch Her Fucking Mouth And Kno Wat She Saying Before My Dike Cousin Beat Her https://t.co/RV2zj2G84L
— #?BIGCLOUT (@FBG_DUCK) December 17, 2016
Young M.A. has yet to respond to these threats or comments, but what we do know is Tooka’s name is well protected by his peers. Watch the full freestyle below.