JA RULE BEEFS INFO
Ja Rule/Murder Inc Vs 50 Cent/G-Unit 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 Ja Rule and 50 cent'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 2003: “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.”
Ja Rule Vs DMX This beef is similar to the beef that was the most fatal of all, the 2pac and Biggie Smalls beef, in the way thta these two rappers are former friends, and were both, at one point, at the top of the rap game. But still the two artists seem to be cowering in the shadow that is 2pac and Biggies shadow over the rap game, even after their tragic deaths! The DMX vs Ja Rule beef began just after Irv Gotti signed both artists to Def Jam in the late ’90s. When their deep, growl-based vocals drew numerous comparisons, sparks quickly began to fly. That nigga D, claims that Ja stole his style in which he delivers, a sort of gravely/growl raps, and Ja feels like D's just hatin'
cuz he's a success and DMX aint yet! However their is another theory, this is that it all popped of in a club, basically Ja was told X was in the club, and he sent one of his men to ask DMX to go talk to him and shake his hand, DMX been the cocky person he is responded to this along the lines of, "WHAT??, who the fuck does he think he is, he wana meet me, he comes to me!". This has never been confirmed though so i dont know if their is any truth in this theory!
On August 2002 Irv Gotti sounded off on the news that DMX is upset at Ja Rule. Irv said in an interview on a San Franscisco radio station, "What's going on is DMX is totally 100% in the wrong." Irv pointed out several Ja songs that DMX never would have made and asked, "What the heck is he talkin' about?" Irv let DMX get his digs in to "dig his own grave." He does admit that 'Holla Holla' "does sound like DMX, but the rest of his whole career, none of his records sound nothing like you dog." He's sayin' DMX is jealous 'cause his last album, 'The Great Depression' didn't sell well. Gotti also took shots at X and Jay-Z for doin' nothing for him even though he's done a lot for both of them. DMX has growled back to the New York Daily News following Irv Gotti's comments on San Francisco's KMEL-FM saying that X was doing his Ja Rule diss track because he was "a tad jealous". "Gotti could have had the balls to talk to me," DMX fumed. "He's my friend. That's fu**ed up. I've been trying to holla at him for a minute and he hasn't called back. Oh sh**. That's crazy." DMX says he's already recorded the 'Ruled Out' single, but isn't sure when he'll release it. On Power 105, DMX claimed that Ja was not only his hype man, but that Alicia Keys could “bust his ass,”. Both artists, Ja and DMX, repeatedly have a war of words on various radio stations, resulting in various comments which make us presume the rappers may take matters into their own hands, which may contain guns!
On 23rd August 2002 JA Rule dissed DMX... again; this time during a early morning phone interview with radio personality Big Boy at Los Angeles radio station Power 106 The Beat. When questioned about his former friend DMX, JA maintained that the only reason DMX was trying to battle was because he had nothing better to do. He said when DMX started making some hit records he might pay attention, but right now battle rapping is "beneath" him. Ja Rule called to New York's Hot 97 to answer to DMX's recent interview on DJ Kay Slay's radio show. DMX has called Ja, his former "hypeman" on the late night mix show, which was hosted by Foxy Brown. "The Crack man is calling up talking sh*t. I was really enraged," Ja said alluding to speculation that DMX spent time in a rehab for crack cocaine. "This n*gga right here is out of line - Crack man X." Ja said the X's jealously was a byproduct of his multi-platinum success and that his label mate's stock appeared to be dwindling. "He can't f*ck with me and its hurting him right now that I am bigger than him. I'm bigger than him and he's mad." "The reason [for his jealous] is he is a b*tch and that's what b*tches do," Ja said getting increasingly upset. The rapper then suggested that the beef could escalate beyond mere words and lyrical exchanges. "I'm a give him what he wants. However you wanna do it - don't close the street option," he said. He continued saying that he would battle DMX in any way, shape and form - including street warfare or lyrical.
At the end of the brief interview, he said he was tired of all the comparisons between him, DMX and the late Tupac. "Ya'll wanna see Pac come back? Well, here it is n*ggas," Ja said and then hung up. Later in the afternoon, Irv Gotti weighed in on Ja's on-air rant from Cleveland. Below are excerpts from that conversation with Sunny of Hot 97.
"[DMX] keeps smacking him in the face and the guy is being gracious, because [Ja] has somebody like me saying, "Just leave it alone. [But] he keeps getting smacked in the face over a period of time, its going to be one smack that he can't take."
"I am DMX," Gotti said citing his instrumental role in getting DMX his deal with Def Jam, a role in the movie "Belly," and national media exposure. "The guy was a great friend of mine."
"We all making money here so I don't think money is a question here," Gotti said, "The question is, [there is] a dude being a scumbag and a dude being a good dude. The truth of the matter is he is out of line."
"X, if you are listening, check yourself. Look around you, X, and you are going to see something around you that's real eerie. Everybody that came up with you, none of these n*ggas is around you right now. You just got a bunch of yes men. Its nothing real around you. Where's Uncle Ray, dog, you done fired Uncle Ray? You done fired your real n*ggas and let them go. Check yourself dog. Look in the mirror. Don't even look at Ja. Look at the man in the mirror and get your sh*t together first.
"Murder Inc is a peaceful label. We don't want a problem with anybody, but if you guys want a problem 'OK now you's can't leave now," Irv Gotti concluded alluding to a scene in the gangster flick, "A Bronx Tale."
Again in 2002 DMX released a freestyle on a Kay Slay mixtape the song titled, "They Want War", is just a straight diss of Ja, this is the track were X says even alicia keys could beat tha shit out of Ja, LOL, see below for the lyrics for this diss track and Ja's replies! DMX alleged that Ja Rule got ex'ed up and had sex with his a hairdresser/make up artist, which lead to the infamous skit on 50 Cent's Back Down, basically he claimed Ja was homosexual. He related to this in his lyrics in "Where Da Hood At?", these lyrics are below!
Ja-Rule addressed the issue of this and all previous comments on his cd "The Last Temptation" by responding with an interview over the phone which was placed as the intro on his cd. Ja Rule called him the biggest pussy in the game today !!!!
TALE OF THE MIXTAPES: An oral history of Ja Rule and DMX’s lyrical feud
DMX, They Want War: “Ya'll remember the first time we rocked soundstage
When the world was ready to let the dog out the cage
Covered the whole crowd rocking from here to there
All you said was throw your hands in the air!!!
You was a hype man nigga...(What) I started you dude
You have bitches part of your crew that's harder than you.
Let me tell you what niggaz in jail say across that table
that you are the cutest bitch on your label
Only records you got are the ones you signing on (la la la la)
Never been to jail, never had a block you were slanging on
we all rode with killers just think
but you comeon dawg the only thing you murder was inc
You gots to watch the shit you say to niggaz
sitting over there smiling but pussy I don't play with niggaz
I'm about to make you a fukking believer
Next time send a man in your place because I don't battle divas
Times up what the fuck, that's the verdict
cat spit some weak shit, dog done heard it
thats the best you can come up with, fukking faggot
I'ma bout to run up quick, run up (kay slay's loud voice)
All niggas think you trash (Can't really make out it because of kay)
but I got 50 that says Alicia Keys will bust your ass
what you about a buck 5, buck 6
I'm coming right for you nigga, can't duck this
Me jealous for what? You don't even know...
The way you be running around dancing in bitches videos”
DMX, They Want War: “Used to be my dog, you was in my left titty. Screamed ryde or die thought you would die with me, Found out you a bitch, you can't even ryde with me, Now there's a war and you ain't on the side with me ”
DMX, Where Da Hood At?: “Man, cats don't know what it's gonna be
Fuckin with a nigga like me,
Last I heard, y'all niggaz was havin sex, with the SAME sex
I show no love, to homo thugs
Empty out, reloaded and throw more slugs
How you gonna explain fuckin a man?
Even if we squashed the beef, I ain't touchin ya hand
I don't buck with chumps, for those to been to jail
That's the cat with the Kool-Aid on his lips and pumps
I don't fuck with niggaz that think they broads
Only know how to be ONE WAY, that's the dog
I know how to get down, know how to BITE
Bark very little, but I know HOW TO FIGHT
I know how to chase a cat up in the tree
MAN, I GIVE Y'ALL NIGGAZ THE B'INESS FOR FUCKIN WIT ME, IS YOU CRAZY?!?.”
Ja Rule Vs Eminem Beef between 50 Cent and Ja Rule has been brewing for a good few years now. Some of you may have heard about the physical squabbles, one involving 50 punching Ja and another with Ja's crew stabbing 50 and a friend of his. Ever since 50 Cent has served Ja Rule on wax, with such songs as "Your Life is on the Line" where 50 imitates Ja's yelling of "Murdaaaa" in the hook and "Get Out the Club" which specifically mentions the incident at the club..."You come 15 niggas, 10 knives, and I leave with 4 stitches, that ain't assault, that's an insult".
Now that 50 signed with Shady/Aftermath Records, Ja Rule and Irv Gotti seem to have a problem with Dr. Dre and Eminem for signing an artist that they have beef with. On Tuesday, November 19, both Ja Rule and Irv Gotti were special guests on Star and Bucwild's morning show on Hot 97 NYC. Irv Gotti had some 'legal documents' stating the order of protection 50 'has on him'. Ja Rule yelled out "gay gay gay gay u - nit" mimicking the way 50 did "g-g-g-g-u-nit" in the beginning of the "Till I Collapse" freestyle (On the 8 Mile soundtracks bonus disk titled "Aftermath Sampler").
Ja Rule then threatened Eminem and Dre, that if they allowed 50 Cent to release a diss track towards him or Muder Inc. that Ja would take action against Eminem and Dre.
Busta Rhymes then joined in on the beef by appearing on the track 'Hail Mary' with 50 and Eminem, which basically describes how Ja is a fake of 2Pac. The beef even extended to artists such as Nas who when asked who he was backing in the beef, he chose Ja, who in turn dissed Nas leaving Nas screwed on both sides of the beef.
The Shady Records crew then released "Body Guard" a.k.a "Shit Hits the Fan" which was put on Obie Trice's debut album, Cheers and in return, Ja released the diss "Loose Change" which includes the lyrics: "Em you claim your motha's a crack head, Kim's a known slut, so whats Hailie gonna be when she grow's up?".
This line, as you will know yourself is well below the belt, and there is no reason to bring peoples children into a diss track, especially when they are under the age of 8, thats just irresponsible and desprate on Ja's behalf! Eminem took this line badly, and now doesnt refer to Ja by name in his music but we know who he is taking about when he says its gone to far when his baby's name is brought into a rap diss song!And lemme tell ya, as Ja found out the hard way, you do NOT wanna go up against Em. He’s got Dr. Dre, 50, G-Unit, D-12, The Game and a slew of other talented rapper on his side, plus the backing of White America. Plus, quite frankly, love him or hate him, any fool will tell you, he can out rap just about every human in the solar system. Ja calling out Em was kind of like Lenny Kravitz calling out Eddie Van Halen for a guitar playing contest. The result? Has anyone heard a peep out of Ja Rule since? No! Has Ja accepted the fans perseptino of him as been nothing put a disgraced fake thug, and 2pac inpersantor?
Ja Rule Vs Common Common even took time out from adoring Erykah Badu to take a quick swing at him on "Soul Power" (from the Electric Circus), accusing Ja of being a 2Pac impersonator, that most heinous of all hip-hop crimes. Common raps:
"You made a hit, and came up on a few dollars,
I'd rather listen to silence than you "Holla",
Why is your persona from the late great that made "Dear Mama"?
My realness is the armour that I wear up in this sport for truth,
You a decoy,Common Sense is like the future of the b-boy"
Ja, ever the Wildean razor edged wit, quipped back "I heard that little subliminal shit. This nigga got a crusty beard with shit flakes stuck in it. He in a Smurf hat, you feel me? How is that real hip hop?". Hardly a subliminal, Ja, you silly bitch. Everyone knows it’s you!! Ja disgraced again, case closed.
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