Naughty By Nature’s Treach Goes On Anti-Police Rant After Cops Shut-Down NYC Show
Last night (Jan. 20), Hot 97 hosted yet another "Who's Next" showcase. This is where the radio station shows off up-and-coming talent in the hip-hop industry. This time, 'Hot crafted up a themed version of the show, featuring bubbling New Jersey rappers. The New York neighbor state more than packed out downtown NYC's SOB's, eventually causing such a scene outside, that the cops shut it down mid-way. The legendary NJ native rap duo, Naughty By Nature was in the building, and to much surprise, amidst exiting, Treach fired off on an emotion filled tirade accusing the venue of slighting his home-state, as well as mentions of police brutality.
"Jersey gets shut down all the f*ckin' time because we're not from New York," said Treach to a "beyond capacity" filled crowd at SOB's. "Y'all are not going to do that sh*t to us." Authorities cut off the show around 10pm EST. Shortly after the announcement, Treach walked on stage, grabbed the mic and began his self-deemed long-overdue rant. The normally mum rapper spoke of lack of appreciation for NJ talent and encouraged the crowd keep working so that the state can overcome what he believes is slight. Treach also attempted to get the rowdy crowd under control by telling them not to attack nearing authorities. "Walk out of here safely, cause these cops are looking for a reason to shoot us," he said.
The show's headliners didn't even get the opportunity to perform, as the showcase wrapped after the first few acts. Rising rap-singer Fetty Wap, whose "Trap Queen" single is slowly taking over the airwaves, was not even let inside the venue due to the disorderly mob in front. Other talent that did not get to perform includes Newark bred rapper Kazzie, and "Back Up On It" spitter Dougie F.
The show was hosted by Hot 97's DJ Drewski and included performances from NJ's Fun Lyfe, Chad B, Signature, KC Bandz, DJ Frosty, DJ Naim and DJ Lil Man.