Being in a rap clique has its pro and cons. The pro is that if you can get the right backing, you’ll also gain momentum. But being in a clique can be frustrating, with more people and egos to deal with. There is undoubtedly a chain of command or some kind of ranking. Simply put, it’s just more mouths to feed at the dinner table. Sometimes MCs who have been waiting for their shot get frustrated and leave before things come to fruition. Here are a couple of instances where those rappers left; some peacefully, others not so much.
Louie V Gutta
Dreamchasers very own Meek Mill and Louie V Gutta are beefing. The two traded shots over Twitter after Meek told him to basically chill after Louie was tweeting about Slowbucks getting his chain snatched during 50 Cent’s performance. That sparked Louie V to go off on Meek, calling him fake, wack and threatening to beat him up when he sees him.
Pill—a member of the 2010 XXL Freshman Class—left MMG and Warner citing that the label wasn’t helping him to move forward. He went on a Twitter rant claiming that before his deal, he was on radio and TV but not anymore and compared his situation with Wiz Khalifa and Warner Bros. He would go on to say that he has no problem with Rick Ross, Wale or Meek Mill, that he never signed a deal with MMG and has nothing else to say to them.
When J-Hood parted ways with D-Block things were pretty cordial. Then video footage surfaced on YouTube of ‘Hood disrespecting LOX member Sheek Louch by referring to him as “Cheek Louch” and proceeding to drag his D-Block chain on the concrete. J-Hood then made a surprise appearance at 50 Cent’s concert in the Bronx over the weekend, confirming his beef with The LOX. After releasing several diss records, the former D-Block member apologized to Jadakiss, Sheek Louch and Styles P on the “Letter To The LOX” track.
News broke that model-turned-rapper LoLa Monroe was dropped from Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang Records back in September 2013. Monroe would go on to say that she was never signed with the label in the first place. In an interview with XXL, Monroe elaborated that the main issue is that business-wise herself and Taylor Gang couldn’t see eye to eye on things.
Gucci Mane had a complete breakdown back in September 2013. Along with the beef with Waka Flocka, Frenchie accused Gucci of stealing money he owed him after his signing with Brick Squad. He announced the release of a Gucci diss track “Sometimes,” which will be included on the Trapaholics mixtape titled Trap Music.
After seeing success with Detroit-based rap group D12, Bizarre left the group because of creative differences and decided to start his own “Weirdo Movement.”
Terror Squad was once one of the most prominent hip-hop cliques starring Big Pun, Fat Joe and the young prodigy Cuban Link. However after the death of Pun, Link and Joe butted heads about Link’s contract, preventing the release his debut album, 24K. He claimed that Joe has been using a ghost writer, is greedy and released a bunch of diss records directed at him.