G-UNIT BEEFS INFO
50 Cent Vs Ja Rule/Murder Inc. Like a hip-hop Hatfield and McCoy, Ja Rule and 50 Cent may hate each other so much because they have so much in common—they were born five months apart in 1976 in neighboring Hollis and South Jamaica. “Hollis was about heroin dealing and numbers running,” remembers a man who grew up in the neighborhood, “while South Jamaica was into organized cocaine dealing.” In South Jamaica, crack addicts lined up along 150th Street for their fix.
Both Ja Rule and 50 Cent dropped out of high school (50 made it to the tenth grade; Ja to the eleventh). Though 50 Cent was arrested several times, he was a low-level crack dealer and hustler rather than a McGriff-level drug kingpin. Ja Rule is best known for his association with another drug: ecstasy. He rapped about its raptures so convincingly that he became known as a “love thug.” When hip-hop took a darker turn, Ja talked up hustling in interviews. But his adolescence was more sober than he likes to let on: He was raised a Jehovah’s Witness and spent much of his young adulthood performing “field service” (door-to-door proselytizing) for the faith.
There are many theories about why 50 cent (Curtis Jackson) and Ja Rule(Jeffrey Atkins) have beef. According to Ja Rule, when 50 first came out, Ja Rule was shooting a video on Jamaica Ave., Queens. This is where Ja Rule grew up, and he had everyone that he knew in the video. 50 used to live on this street too, and the director said he should also be in the video. 50 and Ja met and 50 said something he shouldn’t really have said. He told Ja Rule the way he’s going to make it to the top is that he was going to diss the biggest hip-hop artist to make his way to fame. Ja Rule didn’t say anything to this and just let it go. 50's first album, “Power of a Dollar”, had a track named “How to Rob”, and it is about how he is going to rob all the artists in the hip-hop industry and dissed them during the song.
Now according to 50 Cent, the beef started in 2000 when a friend robbed Ja Rule for some jewellery. After the robbery Ja informed Irv Gotti (Ja Rule’s manager) and then he informed Mcgriff, a drug kingpin, used violence toward the robber. "For McGriff’s 'Supreme Team', a couple of days receipts brought in $150,000," a former Queens narcotics detective told me. Turf wars abounded. “The dealers in South Jamaica were particularly territorial,” a southeast-Queens source says used violence toward the robber.
In March of 2000, 50 cent was attacked by a Murder Inc. posse. The Lorenzo’s (drug gang) punched and held 50 down while Gill stabbed him in the chest. 50 was treated for lacerations and he had a partially collapsed lung at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt hospital and later received an order of protection against the trio of men—which he denies he sought. In the tougher-than-thou world of hip-hop, the order of protection was interpreted by some as an admission of weakness. The Source published its contents in its February 2003 issue, and a Website called Getsmedia.com posted the order with the message: “Real street ni99as don’t snitch. 50 Cent does not rep the street. He is a coward and a liar . . . you can’t deny court documents!”
Two months after the Hit Factory incident, 50 Cent was shot nine times while sitting in a car outside his grandmother’s southeast-Queens home. “I know who shot me. He got killed a few weeks after I got shot,” 50 Cent says. “Same situation, somebody waiting on him.” 50 Cent refused to reveal the identity of the shooter or who might have put him up to it. But in the affidavit filed in connection with the investigation into Murder Inc., McGriff is named as a suspect: “McGriff was involved with the shooting of another rap artist, ‘50 Cent,’ who wrote a song exposing McGriff’s criminal activities.” (The song in question is 50 Cent’s “Ghetto Qur’an.”)
It seems to me that 50 Cent would obviously win this battle if it ever came to violence because of how much back-up and respect he has from everyone. Ja Rule on the other hand is a known as a sell-out and he thinks that he is still hardcore. 50 cent has the respect from Eminem and Dr. Dre, which are the two biggest “bodyguards” in the hip-hop industry today. Also, 50's personal friends known as G-Unit (which consist of many rappers and are all close friends), and Obie Trice are rappers that are new to tha game. Right now 50 has more then 50% of hip-hop artist covering his back meanwhile Ja Rule has Murder Inc. Which are about 15 close friends, but they have contacts you may not wana fuck with!
In the end, this beef will end up one way or the other. It could end up like Tupac and Biggie’s beef did by being shot for making records dissing each other. On the other hand they could drop the beef and make records with each other and make it a #1 hit and all is well. No one wants to see another two big-time artists disappear because of beef between each other, like Tupac and Biggie had less then a decade ago. R.I.P. to both, we've shed so many tearz.
TALE OF THE MIXTAPES: An oral history of 50 Cent and Ja’s lyrical feud
50 Cent, Till I Collapse: “I got this rap shit locked / I’ve never heard of you / You’ve heard of me, I’ll murder you / Spit shells at your convertible / . . . Rich or poor, hollows still go through ya door / This is war.”
Ja Rule, Guess Who Shot Ya: “Your heart ain’t cut for the code of the streets / You’re wondering, ‘Is it Murder who shot me?’ ”
50 Cent, Heat: “The drama really means nothin’ / To me I’ll ride by and blow ya brains out / . . . The D.A. can play this motherfuckin’ tape in court / I’ll kill you—I ain’t playin’.”
Ja Rule, The Wrap: “This nigga runnin’ around talkin’ about / ‘I got shot nine times, I got shot’ / Want everybody to be motherfuckin’ sympathetic / A yo 50, pull your skirt down B / A yo, niggaz get shot everyday B, you tough? Hahaha.”
50 Cent, Hail Mary (Ja Rule Diss): “Lil’ nigga named Ja think he live like me / Talkin’ about he left the hospital took nine like me / You livin’ fantasies nigga, I reject your deposit / When your lil’ sweet ass gon come out of the closet?”
Ja Rule, Clap Back: “We’ll still proceed you with a gun in your face / When you got one in your waist, let’s cock back nigga ample space.”
G-Unit, I Smell Pussy: “[sniff sniff] You smell that? What’s that? / I smell pussy! (Is that you Irv?) / I smell pussy! (Is that you Ja?) . . . Y’all niggas get so emotional / You remind me of my bitch.”
50 Cent Vs Bang'em Smurf (formerly of G-Unit) Queens, New York has bred some of da finest rap artists, but at da same time, da borough has produced some of da biggest beefs in hip-hop, know what I'm sayin'? Forma G-Unit memba Bang'em Smurf came to national recognition when tha dude went on record 'n had some unfavorable things to say about one of hip-hop's biggest star, 50 Cent. But da beef be quite deepa than simple talk - a fact revealed afta talkin' to Smurf.
The infighting is something that Bang 'Em Smurf says won't interfere with his latest aspiration, GF Records and The Silverback Guerrillaz [with Fredro Starr and Domination]. Smurf and his new clique appear to be climbing the exact ladder that 50 Cent used to rise to prominence in 2002 and 2003. Recently, Smurf charges that 50 showed up at a GF Records video shoot and allegedly hurled violent threats. There are rumors that 50 waved a hand gun or made some kind of threat.
Bang 'Em Smurf says he did not wave no handgun. His hands were outside his pockets, beside his waist the whole time. He had police with him. He had two vans of police with him. All he did was jump out. I had my dudes over there. I was in the trailer [when he came] and somebody told me 'I think 50 rode by but I wasn't sure. I think because he had tint [on his windows].'" I got hype like, 'What? Son is coming through my sh*t?' I though he was trying to shut my sh*t down. So, I went outside and me and  made eye contact as he was turning the corner. I guess that's what made him jump out. So I started going crazy. I'm like, 'Son, how you gonna come through here with police.' When he jumped out the police jumped out with him. So, I'm thinking, 'What does this dude think he is - George Bush or something?' I'm like, 'Son, you not the president. Why are you coming through here with police?' All he said was, 'What are you thinking about?' I'm like, 'What? Bitch ass nigga.'It was like 500 people out there for my video shoot. Everybody out there shouting 'Guerilla Gang.'  took his loss like a man. He turned around, jumped in his van and left. Police left with him, jumped in their van and left.
G-Unit Vs The Game (formerly of G-Unit) The beef between the pair of Aftermath artists went public when both rappers made radio appearances on 'Hot 97' at the end of February 2005. On Funkmaster Flex's show on February 26, Game said he would not get involved in 50's beefs with rappers including Fat Joe and Nas. Two days later, 50 appeared on the same show to denounce The Game and announce that the rapper was being kicked out of G-Unit.
On the radio Monday night, 50 — accompanied by G-Unit members Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks and Olivia — told Funkmaster Flex that the Game was being excommunicated from the G-Unit because he felt the West Coast MC was disloyal. 50 told Flex he was disappointed with comments Game made on the station Saturday night, when Game revealed he would not be getting involved in the beefs 50 is stirring up with "Piggy Bank".
According to Flex, Game even said he was going to do a song with Nas. "He's gone," 50 scoffed. "He might as well make the record." 50 also said Game should stop saying "G-Unit." "He thinks he's doing me a favor when he says that," said 50. During his conversation with Flex, 50 claimed Interscope was going to drop The Game until 50 stepped in and got involved with Game's album 'The Documentary'. 50 also insisted that he's making more money off 'The Documentary' than Game is, and that he wrote more choruses than he's credited for. A rep for Interscope had no comment on the implosion.
According to the source, Game, who had been a guest on the station earlier in the evening, apparently returned to Hot 97's offices accompanied by an undisclosed number of men and tried to get into the building, to get at 50. At around the same time, 50 Cent's interview was audibly interrupted, some conferring occurred on air, and the interview was ended abruptly. Game and company were not allowed into the building and subsequently began quarreling with a group of individuals who were leaving Hot 97's building.
The altercation led to a man being shot at least once in the left leg. He was rushed to St. Vincent's Hospital. Police reported that 50 himself was not involved in the dispute. The man who was shot, was a 24-year-old man who police have identified as Kevin Reed of Compton, California, and he was hospitalized after a shooting outside the offices of New York radio station Hot 97.
There were also shots fired outside the office of Violator Management — the company that manages 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Tweet and Missy Elliott — on the very same Monday night, but no one was injured, according to police. There are no suspects as of yet in either shooting, so it isnt clear if The game and company were involved in either of the shootings, but that theory seems to look very plausable at this time.
In the following weeks of the beef starting, the feud between 50 Cent and The Game has apparently been resolved, as the pair held a joint press conference in Harlem today [March 9] to announce they had made amends. Though 50 and Game maintained a safe distance from one another throughout the conference, without making eye contact, or conversing between themselves, both rappers told the media at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, that they were squashing the beef between them, and joining together to donate $253,500 to The Boys Choir of Harlem.
"Game and I need to set an example in the community," 50 said in a statement released prior to the conference, in which he also announced the launch of his G-Unity Foundation, Inc., which will "help people overcome obstacles and make a change for the better in their lives."
50 and Game each gave a short speech to the crowd that included Reverend Run and Russell Simmons, about why they opted for philanthropy instead of fighting. They presented the choir's founder with oversized checks - $150,000 from 50, and $103,500 from Game – and eventually shook hands and posed for photographers.
He also explained that both rappers decided to end their feud for the "two most important groups: ourselves and our fans."
"You can control your own destiny," Game said, "and I'm going to control my destiny in a positive way…. I want to apologize on behalf of myself and 50," Game said, "to the fans, radio stations and our labels… I'm ashamed to have participated in things that went down over the past couple weeks."
So in review of this beef, it was either a successful and very unproffessional publicity stunt, or just little boys fighting over little boys words!
50 Cent Vs Nas This is the most recent Beef that involves Nas. This started in Feb 2005, when 50 Cent released his 2nd album on Aftermath records, 'The Massacre'. A track from the album, entitled 'Piggy Bank', 50 Cent seems to pick beef with a few artists for no aparant reasons, as he seems to do more often these days. On the track he disses Fat Joe, and also ruff ryder artist, Jadakiss, who featured on 2pac's posthumus eminem produced release 'Loyal To The Game', as did 50 Cent. Fifty addresses nas in the third verse of the song, and disses nas for tattooing a picture of his wife, Kelis, on his arm! (for lyrics see below). Nas has since addressed the beef in interviews but seems not to bothered about it, saying:
"I need a good opponent to go after, then it's all good," Nas said with a smile on Friday in New York (see "Fat Joe On 50 Cent's 'Piggy Bank': 'Them Steroids Is Getting To Him' "). "The game is looking terrible. It's a lot of guys out here, 'CB4' gangstas, making the rap game look bad. Fourteen-year-olds might be believing in these guys, and a lot of these guys that are here are walking train wrecks and they're miserable. I pray for the upliftment of hip-hop, so I'm working on this next album, NASDAQ Dow Jones, coming to y'all real soon."
Where as Jadakiss on the other hand, went to the extreme by releasing a few diss tracks in reply to fifty's diss of him, and has even threatened to release a whole album of tracks dissing back at fifty!
TALE OF THE MIXTAPES: An oral history of 50 Cent and Nas’ lyrical feud
50 Cent on Nas, "Piggy Bank": "Kelis say her milkshake bring all the boys to the yard / then Nas went and tattooed the bitch on his arm / Im way out in Cali, niggas know you cuz / First thing they say about u, you's a sucka for love / This is chess, not checkers, these are warning shots / After ya next move, I'll give ya what I got. (YEEAH)"
50 Cent Vs Jadakiss Again this beef was started completely out of the blue for most, and only hit the headlines on the infamous diss track from 50 cent that is now "Piggy Bank". In the song 50 cent seems to pick random beefs with rappers for no good reason, over than to start a beef going. His hit at Jada on the song was in the form of the line: "Jada don't fuck wit me if u wanna eat, cause I'll do ya little ass like Jay did Mobb Deep. Yea homie in New York, niggas like ya vocals,
but thats only in New York dog, yo ass is local."
Jadakiss replied suprisingly different than was expected at first, "I don't know what's wrong with 50. But I thank him for the opportunity to let me air his ass out,” Jadakiss told MTV. “When I heard 'Piggy Bank', I was happy. I felt way worse when I heard Beanie Sigel's dis record a few years back. 'Piggy Bank' was funny to me. He's gotta have something else. That can't be it, it's garbage! I guess it was just a jab. But the power punch I'm gonna give him, that wasn't the right arsenal to start off the fight with."
Jadakiss sees the “Piggy Bank” song as a way to make extra sales for his next album as well as his crew. "I just want to benefit off it," Jada said. "I need Styles' album to benefit off it. That's where the real response is gonna be, but until then, I'ma give you a whole plate of hors d'oeuvres to live with until it comes. This is right up our alley, and I got nothing to lose. I'm still gonna sell 900,000 records, I still can go in any 'hood and I still get love from the people. This is just helping me out."
And in my opinion Jada did just that, and also showed he was the better MC as he slayed 50 lyrically on the multiple diss tracks he released at 50 in quick succession, most noteably on the track 'Checkmate'. On the track Jada ridicules 50's 'claim to fame', the fact he survived nine gun shot wounds. Jada says: "This is a true fact, Since when has it become cool to get shot and not shoot back" and Jada degrades were 50 comes from saying: "Yeah, you got a felony, but you ain't a predicate, Never the King of New York, you live in Connecticut". Jada doesnt stop there either, he re-exposes the fact that 50 cent has snitched some people up to the police with the line "couple hood niggaz behind stars, I heard you put a couple good niggaz bars, I might never sell that much, But you can bet your last 2 quarters, I never tell that much".
As I said before, Jada released multiple disses at 50 in quick succession, and Jadakiss even threatened to release a whole album dedicated to dissing the ass of 50 cent and his crew. Jadakiss also did a track with fellow 50 dissed Fat Joe but 50 did reply though, on a track featuring Tony Yayo which was played on DJ Kay Slay’s "Drama Hour" on New York’s Hot 97 station. 50 says on the track: ""The walls have ears, lil’ nigga, I run New York," 50 says on the chorus of the record. "Even when I ain’t here, lil’ nigga, I run New York." And 50 goes on to say he runs Interscope Records and that Jada is nothing more than "a disgruntled employee". "Been in the game 10 years and he still ain’t rich," 50 raps. "Even his mama upset that he still ain’t shit / But he keep runnin’ his yap like I’mma take that / One more word out his mouth and I’ll push Styles’ sh-- back." During Tony Yayo’s part he raps "The LOX made more money in the shiny suits," and "Fat Joe ain’t a gangsta." The track ends with 50 saying he wants to buy Jada’s publishing from P. Diddy.
50 Cent Vs Fat Joe Fat Joe was another suprising casualty of 50's 'Piggy Bank' track along with Jadakiss and Nas among others. On the track 50 aims thses lines at Fat Joe: "that fat nigga thought 'Lean Back' was 'in the club', My shit sold 11 mill, his shit was a dud."
Fat Joe first commented on the trakc saying in an interview: "I really don't care what [50 Cent] thinks," Fat Joe told andPOP.com. "I'm not the battle rap type. I just think he's gone crazy. Ja Rule has been a friend of mine since before him and 50 got into a problem. I've been working with him, so he [targeted me] because I'm supporting him." 50 Cent and Ja Rule have been feuding since the release of 50's debut album, Get Rich Or Die Trying. Although, Joe has continued to support Ja Rule, the rapper has never felt the need to get involved in the beef between the two rivals.
"Although I'm Ja Rule's friend, Ja Rule has never told me, 'yo, let's get 'em together,'" says Joe. "I've never been involved with that, so it's really weird that [50 Cent] would be coming at me, but I guess the guy feels he needs this type of hype whenever he comes out with his album or whatever and how more credible could you be then disrespecting Fat Joe?"
Fat Joe replied with 'My Fofo' a complete track dedicated to salying 50 cent, and also teamed up on a track with Jadakiss who was also dissed by 50 in 'Piggy Bank'!
However the beef between Fat Joe and 50 cent/G-Unit reached headlines all over the world on the 'MTV Video Music Awards' show in mid 2005. After presenting an award to Missy Elliot, Fat Joe ended by saying: “I just wanna say how safe I feel in here tonight with all of this police presence courtesy of G-Unit.” A short time later after performing a medley including "Disco Inferno," Outta Control" featuring Mobb Deep, and "So Seductive" with Tony Yayo, 50 shouted several obscenities while on-air at Fat Joe, such as "Fuck Joe," "Fat Joe’s a pussy," and others which were bleeped out. Unfortunately due to the fact that MTV censored the content, except for comment aimed at Joe, its not clear who else was targeted during 50's onstage rant.
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