On DJ Akademiks’ podcast, Foolio talks about his attempted assassination last year and his back-and-forth with Yungeen Ace.
Foolio, a rapper from Jacksonville, Florida, is one of the most well-known figures in his hometown. Foolio is well-known for his numerous diss records against ATK representative Yungeen Ace and the rapper’s crew, regularly dissing Ace’s deceased friends and family members. He has been involved in a years-long feud with Yungeen Ace and the rapper’s crew.
During a recent interview on DJ Akademiks’ Off The Record podcast, Foolio discussed his feud with Yungeen Ace and the viral video for “Who I Smoke,” which was directed at him last year. He also mentioned a shooting incident from last year, in which he came dangerously close to losing his life.
Foolio told Akademiks about everything that happened before an assassination attempt on his life: “I walk out of the studio, I’m walking to my car. Anytime I walk anywhere, I got my gun in my hand, walking wherever in Jacksonville, that’s just how you gotta be,” said Foolio. “As soon as I get to sit down a little bit, n***as get to blowin’, pop, pop, pop, pop. I just see two n***as shootin’. I had located where the shots were comin’ from, like, ‘What the f*ck going on!? I’m dead, I know I’m dead.’ These n***as blowin’. So I leaned back, upped my gun and get to shootin’ back. I shoot my whole clip and sh*t. Them n***as dropped they clip at the scene, all type of sh*t. I thought I popped one of them b*tch ass n***as. I saw the car pull off. When I hopped out the car, I had one slide on and I’m running back up to the studio. I run up to the studio like, ‘Boy, you set me up!’ He’s like, ‘Hell nah!’ He showed me his messages, like, ‘I swear to God, on my mom!'”
Foolio went on to say that at the time of the shooting, he had three guns on him: two on his person and one in the trunk of the car.
During the same interview, Foolio discussed his back-and-forth with Yungeen Ace over a diss track, describing how he felt after “Who I Smoke” and before releasing “When I See You.”
He spoke of Spinabenz and Yungeen Ace’s viral hit, “I ain’t no hater, the song went crazy!” “I’m mad as f*ck. That was going crazy! I was like, ‘Damn, what can I do?’ I go to Miami, I was already going through my comments and they were hitting me with a bunch of songs to remix. They sent Miley Cyrus ‘Party In The USA,’ imagine me rapping on that sh*t! They said Michael Jackson ‘Beat It’. They sent all types of sh*t but what stood out to me was ‘When I See You’ [by Fantasia]. Did that song, I first listened to it in the studio like, ‘Damn, these n***as finna be mad.’
When asked if he thinks he went too far, Foolio replied, “Hell nah. Once dead people get mentioned, it’s already too far.”
Below are some highlights from Foolio’s interview with DJ Akademiks, as well as the two diss tracks mentioned.