Trick Trick has been known as a Hip Hop gatekeeper in Detroit either through music or literally not letting artist he feels disrespect his native city.
After J. Cole released his “Fire Squad” record, allegedly aimed at among others Eminem, Trick Trick has threatened Cole’s ability to visit the Motor City. During the track, Cole raps: “History repeats itself and that’s just how it goes,” then follows up with, “Same way that these rappers always bite each other’s flows / Same thing that my nigga Elvis did with rock ‘n’ roll / Justin Timberlake, Eminem and then Macklemore.”
On Instagram, Marv O’Neal posted a picture of a recent Facebook status he made about the situation, questioning J. Cole’s motives. Trick commented on it saying “He ain’t poppin “Shit Shit” is he????? I will lock the gate on that nigga!” He also said Cole was building “himself an ass Whippin.”