9 Disgruntled Rapper Fallouts – Who’s Better Off as a Solo Artist?

5) J HOOD (D-BLOCK)
In 2007, a video surfaced of J Hood dragging his D-Block chain on the ground and talking greasy about Styles, Sheek, and Jada. As a result, the trio kicked the young’n out of crew. The following year, Hood apologized, issuing a statement saying, “I will eternally be appreciative to The L.O.X. for giving me an opportunity to be heard period point blank but I just couldn’t keep living with the fact of knowing I’m representing something false, on top of not even being compensated well for it.”

After the Fact: J Hood has released some projects in the time since his departure from D-Block, but nothing that has gained him the recognition that he got when he was riding with The L.O.X.

6) U-GOD (WU-TANG/RZA)
The Wu member wasn’t shy about voicing his problems with the group and, specifically, RZA. He made claims that Wu didn’t want him to come out as a solo artist and as a result held him up. He also griped about a lack of creative control when it came to beats. He also sued Wu Music in 2008, alleging that they owed him $170,000.

After the Fact: Although U-God was on the last Wu-Tang album, 8 Diagrams, he didn’t appear on Raekwon’s 2009 Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Pt. II.

  • mB

    Game is definitely tha most successful

    • G-UNOT KILLA

      I VOTED FOR SLO DOWN LMAO!!!!

  • BeerGangsta

    Fuck G-Unot!! Game doing good by hisself. Hot mixtape!! Buck need help. He is on the that shit. Stop hating yourself!! Stop crying like a bitch!! You are a man stand on your own 2 feet. IRS got that azz know. Buck is shoot to the curve. I still remember when he call 50 cent crying like a bitch. The shit was embrassing!!

    • YoMomma

      Still with that G-unot Ha ???

      Shit is getting old bro… let it go

  • Hussle’s Way

    Definitely Game. That nigga was smart..cuz he just sold 5 millions fuckin records. Even if he lost lets say 1-2 millions fans (G-Unit fans) after the beef, he still had some fans, so his career was straight

    Buck is definitely the dumbest. 50 owns your fuckin paperworks nigga. SMH (I still fuckz with Buck)

  • Curtis75Black

    How can you go back to P.E. and Griff and not mention ICE CUBE and NWA ? Just wondering…..

    • http://jamal7mile.blogspot.com Jamal7Mile

      That was the biggest, most controversal split in Hip-Hop!! Hell yeah, I’d vote for Cube if it was up there.

  • AO

    Curtis75Black makes a good point?

  • W. J. Rice

    Your post on U God makes it seem like he’s beefing with Wu-Tang/RZA. U God didn’t appear on CL2 because he was “killed” on the first record according to Raekwon. U God did appear on Wu-Tang Clan’s Chamber Music, 8 Diagrams, RZA’s Digi Snacks on a remix, and Raekwon, GZA, and Method all appeared on his recent record Dopium.

    He’s kind of an oddity on the list given the fact that unlike all the others, he has never parted ways.

    • http://www.myspace.com/slotchmusic ms_spittuh

      Exactly. And his last cd, Dopium, if he would of taken the remixes off (i saw no point to them), the album would of been a little bit more hard body! But as far as the most success, that would be Game. But i don’t think U-God should of really been in that listing.

  • gaddic

    easily
    The Game
    he is a bi-polar faggot to some but he can rap and has considerable talent

  • Q461

    Def Game…but there ain’t much comp on this list..Bucks going nowhere fast…Professor Griff is not relevant…Cuban Link like the rest of Terror Squad ain’t doin nada…U-God is still Wutang… J- Hood shoulda stayed with D-Block he’s a nobody…Bishop Lamont wasn’t never gonna drop with Dre anyways..Beans aint really leave anyone the Roc just split up…And Juve has had a long career… I don’t think leaving Cash Money has anything to do with him fallin off a bit in popularity, its the nature of hip-hop.

    All in all, the homey Game has had the most success since leaving/getting kicked out the Unit…

  • Q!thaGreat!

    honestly … really …. this list does not tell the tale. There is one person that broke up with a group and became a force in hip-hop, one of the greatest MC’s of all time, influences all the music that is heard today ….. ICE CUBE! the dude is the most successfull person to part ways with a group and surpass anyones expectations. dude is double decades in the game. Still penning some of the best lyrics, producing, acting and directing movies, TV shows! dude made himself a household name and your favorite rapper’s rapper will tell u Ice Cube is a certified music Icon.

  • ladidadida

    he may have been with the label but juve and cmb split ties personally a while ago he dropped rodeo in like 06 or 07 and that was a hit without cash money…….. and that game questions lame bcuz hes made his career from that split, he should be held in the same light of a u-god, cl, or j-hood situation

  • cardinalsinner

    this list is bulshit & da xxl staff that wrote this shit must have come into rap around da time dre was dropping 2001 because they dont know history…how u leave off cube & nwa? u fuckin hack of a staff at xxl u ever hear of EPMD & their split? so yall gots to chill with ur bulshit surveys

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    Another big one that got left off that list was 2pac, he was in Digital Underground and left to start a career as a solo artist and became a legend. I agree totally on the ICE CUBE tip.

  • Anonymous

    Though Pac wasnt actually disgruntled.

  • 3263

    B.G. split from Cash Money>>>>Juvie’s split from Cash Money…I’m just saying!!

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    U-God didn’t split with Wu-Tang. The reason he wasn’t on OB4CL2 was that it continued the “story” of the first album and U-God’s character was killed off at the start of the Purple Tape. It’d be like Sonny Corleone being in Godfather III.

  • peats

    wouldnt it be kind of obvious who would win the better solo artist, if Ice Cube was on that list, no?

  • El Tico Loco

    You already dropped the ball with Cube but, yo where’s Busta? Amil? Everybody that used to be on Three 6? Diamond from Crime Mob? Crime Mob? lol.

  • pap-game

    Game Is The Best Naw

    BRake Lights!!!!! Is dope

    • General

      That Brake Lights is ridiculous…

  • tommy gunz

    game is an on again off again bipolar faggot but he can spit and is image conscious enough to still sell records on par w/ a rickycop.

    btw that brake lights is not ridiculous

    but its above average

    red room>>>>

  • Kenny D

    I think the reason why Cube isn’t on the list is cuz of the list of artist that followed Cube, not to mention NWA doesn’t exist at all anymore. I guess you would put Cube at #1 if NWA still existed, but almost all the artist went their separate ways. That’s why I debate putting Beanie on the list. Anyways, I agree that Game is the most successful artist to break up from a group.

  • Young Grind

    Na Kenny D, Cube ranks #1 my g.

  • Anonymous

    i know im late to the party but it seems like everybody forgot about pete rock and c.l. smooth

  • crim6rapp

    what about JEEZY leaving BOYZ N DA HOOD?