Posted in RAP NEWSAugust 19, 2013
After Kendrick Lamar went after all his peers, a look back at the craziest, funniest and most serious hip-hop feuds ever. Kendrick’s verse is technically more of a healthy competitive challenge between friends than an actual threat. But it got us thinking about the greatest rap beefs ever, from the deeply silly to the all-too-serious. Here’s our definitive countdown:
Posted in RAP NEWSMay 22, 2013
50 Cent reflected on the past recently. Speaking to HardKnockTV, the G-Unit captain spoke candidly about his role in the crew, and the mistakes he felt he had made. 50 explained that he was responsible for keeping the fans and public aware of the other members of G-unit, despite his own career taking off in such a successful way. “A lot of people here may not know every member of D-12 by name or every member of the St. Lunatics,” he continued.
Posted in RAP NEWSNovember 30, 2012
Rapper/entrepreneur 50 Cent has promised to put an end to French Montana’s career. “I’ll put him completely out of business,” 50 said of Montana. In an interview with Peter Parker, 50 Cent said that French Montana was the “new Ja Rule” for “running his mouth prematurely” and trying to “compete” with him. “He’s really not ready to compete on any level with me,” 50 said. Earlier in his career, 50 had a notable feud with Ja Rule. The dispute seemed to have a negative impact on Ja Rule’s career while actually helping 50 Cent’s career.
Posted in RAP NEWSNovember 19, 2012
What a match up bringing 50 Cent and ‘Nashville’ star Hayden Panettiere together to announce Nicki Minaj as the winner of the Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Artist category at the 2012 American Music Awards. It’s pretty awesome to see the size difference between the two, but what’s head scratching is the fact that Panettiere stars as an uber famous country singer on her show, and would’ve been a shoe in to announce the winner of a country artist category or country performer — but hey, we don’t set up the show, despite our best efforts.
Posted in RAP NEWSAugust 31, 2012
Chris Lighty, a hip-hop mogul who helped the likes of Sean “Diddy” Combs, 50 Cent and Mariah Carey attain not only hit records, but also lucrative careers outside music, was found dead in his New York City apartment Thursday in an apparent suicide. He was 44. He was found at his home in the Bronx with a gunshot to the head and was pronounced dead there, police said. No note was recovered, but a 9 mm handgun was found and there was no sign of forced entry, said Paul Browne, New York police spokesman. The shooting appears to be self-inflicted, authorities said.
Posted in RAP NEWSAugust 27, 2012
Snoop Dogg has rapped in songs where gay slurs have been tossed about. He’s even said them, part of a long list of rappers who have freely fuck and fag in a rhyme.For years, anti-gay epithets and sentiments in rap have largely been accepted, along with its frequent misogyny and violence, as part of the hip-hop culture — a culture that has been slow to change, even as gays enjoy more mainstream acceptance, particularly in entertainment.