Nun wo Fitty durch seinen Billboardflop eine große Angriffsfläche für alte Feinde bietet, melden die sich natürglich gerne zu Wort. Ein Irv Gotti lässt sich da nicht zweimal bitten und hat sich zu seinem Intimfeind geäußert. So bemängelt er, dass 50 Cent zum Popheini mutiert ist:
"As far as his whole tough guy image and him always frontin' like he's the toughest guy, we seen firsthand that he's not the toughest guy. Ya understand? As far as music goes it's crazy to me because everything that he put Ja down for, he's become. Everything. I remember when (50 Cent) first came out he did an interview and he said Ja Rule's a pop artist and he should just make records with Christina Aguilera, yo look at this nigga's new album. Yo. Justin Timberlake. Akon. He's a black artist but he's a pop artist. Ya understand. He's getting' beats from will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas. Who else is on his album? Robin Thicke. You doing records with white boys and they sound better than you on the record. Like ya know they bodyin' you on the record. Like that's a Justin Timberlake record, that ain't even ya record homie. It should be Timberlake featuring 50."
Weiterhin hat Gotti aber auch Tipps für Fitty:
"Duck, that's my advice.When it comes, duck. Run. When it comes, run. That's the only advice. As far as advice for him and the business? There's no love there so why would I want to give him any advice. I could, but fuck him."
Ich glaube der einzige Weg zu einer Versöhnung der Streithähne wäre ein schnuckliges R&B Duett von Ja und Fitty.
"I still haven?t spoken to Jim. But Jim ran with me for over 10 yrs, he worked hard, and I wish him the best of luck. Everybody thinks I?m mad at Jim. Why am I mad? I told people for years that Jimmy was gonna be a star. So its better on my resume?I wish him the best. The only thing is, him being with 50, I can?t really run with that. Hang out with who you want to hang out?but me, I can?t really do nothing like that."
Gillie Da Kid geht wieder mal auf Cassidy. Der Typ scheint ein Experte in Sachen Beef zu sein, was seine Attacken gegen Lil Wayne und Cassidy beweisen. Damit passt er eigentlich gut in den Haters Club namens G-Unit.
"Wayne never stopped.He take it like a professional; he never stop working and that?s why he where he is. And besides that, the lil nigga supergifted, extra-smart, talented like a mothafucka. You know it?s possible that they can have another Wayne come out, but what he ?bout to do is a miracle for us to see. We was fortunate to grow up on Tupac, but he died young. This shit Wayne got bigger that. Bigger than Tupac, bigger than Biggie and Jay Z. It?s crazy."
Ein sehr besonnener LL Cool J spricht über Jay Z und sein neues Album. LL wirkt sehr aufgeräumt und beweist, dass man Rapper kritisieren kann, ohne unnötigen Beef zu starten. Da will man glatt mal wieder einen LL Cool J Track hören.
Wie bereits berichtet plant Cam'ron am 7. November ein kostenloses Mixtape mit dem Titel "Public Enemy No.1" zu veröffentlichten. Nun hat auch Dipset "Kollege" Jim Jones ein kostenloses Mixtape angekündigt.... und zwar für den 6. November. Das Mixtape trägt den Titel "Harlem?s American Gangsta" und spielt auf Jay Z's Album "American Gangster" an, das am selben Tag erscheint. Um das ganze abzurunden, soll angeblich Damon Dash das Tape hosten. Na dann...
"He's a liar. Tell him to make a hit record. Tell him to do me the biggest favor ? tell him I said this, tell him I said it in big letters ? stop making excuses and make a hit record. Tell him he's garbage. I don't have time for the negative stuff. That's not even my style. I hate when somebody makes an excuse when their music doesn't get played. You think I'm not playing it? The whole country isn't playing it. Put that in the interview. Tell me: Is he on 'TRL'? Is he on the MTV countdown? OK, so that's one other [outlet] that's not playing him. Radio stations aren't playing him right now because he doesn't have a hit record. You can't stop a hit record. If I don't make a hit record, I'm not gonna get played. 50 Cent don't make a hit record, he's not gonna get played. Same for Nas; it's just the game. I'll pray for [Young Buck], but tell him to stop worrying about me. And tell him this: You can't stop a brother that's loved, and I'm loved."
Viele trauten ihren Augen nicht, als sie sahen, dass Lil Wayne auf dem neuen Jay Z Album gefeaturet ist. Nun haben beide Statements zu dem Track abgeliefert. Jigga betrachtet das Ganze ziemlich nüchtern, während Lil Wayne Jay's King Status akzeptiert. Klingt irgendwie nicht nach einer Traumkollabo.
"[Wayne's camp] sent the record and it was done. So it wasn't like a collaboration thing. It was done already. Gee [Roberson] and [Kyambo] 'Hip Hop' [Joshua], who came from Roc-A-Fella and went on to do great things ? I'm very proud of them ? manage Wayne. That whole thing came through them. It's more of a great record than a lyrical slugfest. It's more a creative, great record than two guys spitting. 'Success' [another American Gangster track] is more of what people wanna look at when you judge that type of [collaborative] stuff. It's me and Nas going at it."
"It was produced by my homeboy Big D a long time ago. Jay heard the song some type of way, and when he heard it, he said, 'Ask the homie if I can get this.' When I was asked the question, I told them it wasn't even a question -- he's got it. Everybody in the world knows how I feel about Jay. ... He's the king, utmost respect."