50 Cent Turns Attention to Nas, Ignores Own Sinking Ship

It’s so cold in the Queens.

“Man, Nas is cold as ice. Nas is the block of ice that sunk the Titanic… I think he’s at one of those points to where his career’s finished, to be honest. He’s had some great moments and made good music in the past, but he no longer has the interest of the general public or myself.” -50 Cent, XXL Magazine

Well if that ain’t the pot calling the kettle “Nigger,” Curtis.

While Nas may be at the tail end of a long and storied career–with albums in the middle we’ll pretend didn’t happen (like Jay)–50′s Congo mystique has already clearly run out. Terminate Our Shit is the hands down winner of the 2008 Grammy in the “Most Violently Ignored” category. As per the repeated delays in Before I Embarrass Myself’s release, market projections clearly indicate that Cincuenta Centavo is going to have some trouble moving his frisbees this go ’round.

“Get Up” sits “In Da Club” bitches down faster than explosive diarrhea. I seent it. Throw on that new 50 and it’s like every chick at the party instantaneously has to take a “Jim” at the same time.

[Blogger's Note: Thank you, eddiesixes!]

I remember a certain hasenfeffer-toothed primate once having advised not to “throw stones if you live in a glass house.” Now may be the time for Amy Good Gorilla to take her own sign-language advice. For one, we can all see 50′s ass right now. Secondly, a nice-sized rock would be better used keeping the wobbly Lazy Boy Tony Yayo sleeps in from toppling over… that being, if he doesn’t try to sell it first.

Yayo would probably try to push the shit right out front of the Danbury mansion. That institutionalized-ass nigga don’t know where he is half the time anyway.

As far as the interest of the non-crack-purchasing public goes, if 50 has their interest, it’s clearly not for musical reasons. I heard dude’s supposed to be getting DeNiro’s coffee in a few upcoming crime dramas. That’s cool. I’m also aware that 50 has been named Val Kilmer’s official Bagger Vance.

“I’m right here witcha, Cap’n Boss. Been here all along.”

We at Ron Mexico City congratulate Mr. Jackson on the promotion.

The Legend of Nigger Curtis. Hmmm. I like it.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with making sure that your money’s nice and long in preparation for life after rapstering. Sometimes niggas just need reminders of where they’re headed. Make no mistake. Before I Self-Destruct is the aptly-titled swan song of a rapper who stirred up shit with the best of them for a strong 5-year mainstream run.

I just don’t think bleeding on the prison shower floor is really the place from which to make fun of another nigga’s status.

Time to get that end-game money. I hear retired players do well as analysts sometimes.

Questions? Comments? Requests? Cover your eyes. This blog will self-destruct. ron@ronmexicocity.com

  • Silky Johnson

    Fifty Cent hasn’t been RELEVANT in my opinion since Get Rich or Die Tryin’. At least Nas stays with some originality.

    Fitty needs to stick to selling vitamin water and promoting his Donald Trump imitating TV show.

    • shade45

      400 million!! Yo Ron i cant wait til Trick beats yo ass and shuts u the fuck up stupid ebonics writer…OOOOO and by the way has anybody seen any esco clothes lately,hhhmmm didnt think so…Hated it!

  • What a Bitch, Still Lyin

    cosign Silky Jay

  • Pierzy

    This dude is crazy. “N—er” was a much better album than “Terminate Our Selves” and everyone but the most brainwashed G(ay)-Unit fan will agree. 50 has had hits but Nas has classics that will live in hip-hop forever.

    “Verbal Intercourse”
    “I Gave You Power”
    and of course “Ether”

    NaS is top 5 ALL TIME, 50 was only top 5 CURRENTLY for about 2 years from ’02 – ’04 and then that wall hit him harder than Vivica A.

    Also, let’s not forget who first helped put Fifty on (after Onyx). This is the same dude who once said, “Nastradamus predicted it, 50′s the future.” You can’t call dude a prophet and then turn around and call him over without getting clowned for it. Sit down, Curtissssssssssssssss.

    • TonyStackz

      CO-SIGN MY DUDE ANYTHING THIS NIGGA CURTIS
      HAS TO SAY DON’T EVEN MATTER ANYMORE IT HASN’T IN THE LAST 4 YEARS DUDE’S JUST TALKING OUT HIS ASS LOL TALKING BOUT NAS’S CAREER IS OVER THAT’S WHAT MANY SAID IN ’00
      AND DUDE’S STILL AROUND DROPPING REAL HIP-HOP
      GEMS HASN’T HE NOTICED HIS & HIS LAMEASS
      CREW’S CAREERS GOING DOWN THE DRAIN SINCE
      3000 BARS N RUNNIN’!!!

  • G2

    I guess I’m just a Nas stan ’cause I thought his last few albums have been tight. The only Fif album I own is GRODT and I haven’t played it in at least a year or so, altho I bump Nas every day.

  • DV8

    50 thinks hes still hot because his website tells him so. I think his reason for not engaging Nas is bogus. He knows who to fuck with and who not to fuck with. Nas threw the bait and 50 didnt bite. I say he scared to go at it on wax with Nas. I dont blame him, the last dude who tried got ethered.

  • REAL SPIT

    1st of all, i live in queens and i know for a FACT that we still fuk wit 50..if u heard a car bumpn some shit it was 50′s latest mixtapes..as for the untitled album..i aint heard NOBODY BUMPIN NAS IN QUEENS. get ya head out ya asses u bloggin asswipes..o yeah DV8, fukin CAMRON ethered nas..”take ya daughter, rkelly, have my way with her face”..did that homo nas respond? nope. he went and signed wit the dude who he supposedly ethered. wake up nerds.nas lost.

    • valdez

      ^^Co-sign!! All I have to say is this…

      “Take 27 emcees, put em in a line & they out of alignment, my assignment since he said retirement, hiding behind 8 Mile & The Chronic, get rich, but dodge rhymin. This is high science… Now take 23 more from Queens to B-more, I’m over they heads like a bulemic on a see-saw. Now that’s 50 porch monkeys ate up at the same time, Nasty Nasdaq, you gone bow holmes…”

      Those bars alone was worth my $10 on 7/15/08. 50 knew not to fuck around when he heard that…

      http://www.myspace.com/valdezent
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      http://www.myspace.com/valdezent

      • valdez

        I’m co-signing DV8!!

        on the other hand, what the fuck is REAL SPIT talkin bout??

        • DV8

          *shrugs shoulders*

          I guess he thinks making threats to peoples children counts as lyrics or something. That was the best Camron could do because Cam isnt that bright lyrically. By the way Jay-Z did SuperUgly which was some weak shit like Cam did because ether put a hurting on Jay. Nas took it easy with ether he did a different verse that never got released because FatJoe asked Nas not to put it out.

  • http://hiphopisread.blogspot.com/ Ivan

    Who’s 50 Cent?

  • http://hiphoponmymind.blogspot.com/ DJ Daddy Mack

    Today is “Ether” day. I cannot believe you did not mention it, Ron. Click my name to celebrate.

    NaS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>50

    50 once had a bark, but now he does not even have a spark.

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      you know, i didn’t know that.

      between the anniversary of the pimp’s passing and jay-z’s 50th birthday, i’m anniversaried out.

      • http://hiphoponmymind.blogspot.com/ DJ Daddy Mack

        lol I know what you mean.

    • Worley

      “Ether” and the rise of 50 Cent definitely set Jay’s “retirement” in motion. I ain’t even realize “Ether” dropped on December 4th, Jay’s birthday. Nas is one “cold” motherf*cker for sure. Jay was all choked up and later apologizing after dropping that “Super Ugly” garbage.

      This n*gga 50 knows he don’t want it with Nas. His best bet is to downplay Nas just like Jay. That’s the only way to let that elephant stay asleep ’cause when he awakes ain’t no tellin’ what might happen.

      • amar

        LOL ether dropped on jay-z’s birthday? was that planned? that’s amazing hahahahha

        • Pierzy

          Definitely planned. People don’t realize that NaS carefully calculates everything he does (except for the Nastradamus album or deciding to change I Am… after all the bootlegging)

  • BIGNAT

    Well if that ain’t the pot calling the kettle “Nigger,” Curtis. LMAO THAM I ALMOST FELL OUT THE CHAIR WHEN I READ THAT U A FOOL WITH IT RON. ALSO 50 NEED TO CALM DOWN HE HAS STRIPPED HIS BODY OF HIS TATS. DON’T LET NAS WHIP UP A ETHER TO STRIP HIS ASS OF HIS CAREER. NAS IS ON THE WAY OUT OF THE GAME A LEGEND 50 NEEDS TO GIVE US SOMETHING ON PAR TO GRODT OR BETTER JUST TO BE CONSIDERED GREAT.

    LET ME GET SOME OF THE POWER OF THE DOLLAR 50 SOME OF THAT GUESS WHO’S BACK 50. THE LAST THING 50 DID I MESSED WITH ALOT. WAS THAT SINCERELY YOURS SOUTHSIDE YOU CAN’T HATE ON THAT I STILL LISTEN TO THAT ON THE REGULAR.

    • amar

      50 did what with his tats? I’m learning all sorts of shit today in this comments section

      • BIGNAT

        HE WANNA GO HOLLYWOOD BUT TO GET ROLES WITH A BIG ASS 50 ON YOUR BACK IS KINDA HARD. THAT MAKES HIM NOT FIT FOR MOST ROLES HE SAID THATS WHY HE GETTING RID OF THEM. HE WANNA BE YOUR NEXT WILL SMITH MIXED WITH SAMUEL L JACKSON. MOST OF HIS TATOOS ARE GONE I SAY LIKE 80 PERCENT. I SEE THAT SHIT AS A WASTE OF MONEY

  • KLETEWOOD

    Ron MeXIco
    ARE you 50-centing your self? First Trick Trick….now 50. You might as well talk shit to Em too.

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      i have. 50′s no stranger to the love either.

      • Silky Johnson

        Trick Trick might come get you backdoor raped, you know his friends are into that shit.

        50 Cent is too busy trying to be a rich white man, because we all know that’s whats good in the streets these days.

    • Dub Sac

      The difference is Trick Trick might be crazy enough to do something.

      50′s big claim is that he’s ferocious with words. But so is Mex, so it sounds like the playing field is a bit more level on this one. Plus 50 seems to have a better sense of humor than Trick Trick.

  • prophecy_projectz

    Good post Ron.

    I gotta say though, even though Nas isnt as “hot in the streets” as we was in the 90′s or even as recently as 2001-2003, I would argue he’s doiung pretty well for a dude who “fell off”. Untitled did get critical praise, debut top of the charts and somehow manage to sneak gold with no Def Jam push and publicity that was doing more harm than good.
    Plus dude just got another couple of Grammy nods (yeah I know Grammys dont mean shit), a Fila endorsment deal, a world tour on his own and headlining Rock the Bells and joined Kanye on the Australian leg of the Glow in the Dark tour (which according to press there he stole the show), he really seems to be pretty well off for a dude 17 years into a rap career.

    Can we agree that Nas is in a somewhat good space compared to other East Coast vets and even current young rappers in general? I think so.

  • booboo james

    fam you are falling off someting surrrrious. get back to being funny. NOW!

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    Cincuenta Centavo, hahaha!!!

    For real, Nas, drop an “Ether” to 50 Cent.

  • Dat Nigga Mad

    Saw NaS On Monday On The New Zealand Leg Of The glow in The Dark Tour. Stole The Show From Kanye Which Is Saying SomethingAs Kanye Was Crazy. Had The Whole Crowd Chanting Braveheart During Made U Look. Awesome! Oh Yeah And The 50 Concert This Year Sucked Balls!

  • http://Www.myspace.com/onemanprod Oneman Beats

    not sure of the single 50 has but. it dont stand out. to a person that just listens to musik only when they go out they gonna think it sounds like another song he did already.
    Nas is lyrikal but his beats are garbage. at least you will listen to his albums 10 years from now and say oh shit thats what he meant in that line????

    HIP HOP IS TRASH RIGHT NOW. im bored

  • tony grand$

    Fifty doesn’t want nutn to do with Nasty. I’ve noticed that Curtis is quick to “attack” when he smells weakness. Nasir doesn’t now, nor ever has had, that odor on him. 50′s from the streets, per se, so I’m sure he’s aware of the “watch the quiet niggas” mantra. & letthe record show that the Nas/jigga feud was basically set in motion behind a female, not that Jay felt like he had to topple Nas’ queen piece (no pun intended) & declare a lyrical war. He didn’t expect Nas’ bite to be so bad, since his bark aint too loud to begin with. Jay got slaughtered in one fuckin song, then tried repeatedly lke a drowning infant to get to the shallow end. He didn’t neccesarily drown, but he hasn’t jumped into the deep end again ether (get it?).
    & Curtis is an intelligent man, damn sho smart enuf to know that Nas aint bleedin, he aint weak, & anything but interview slick talkin my be the retirement party that he really didn’t want. Name 5 MC’s that came @ Nas in 17 yrs?
    Fuck it, ill say it straight out. Nasir Jones is hip hop all day. Fif is a corporate whoremonger. Longevity & true talent translates into legendary status. Fifty is full of Jim.

    • eddiesixes

      all you Jones’s need to quit bitin my swagg hahahaha good look on the shout out mexico

      • tony grand$

        Its called modesty. Look it up, then appreciate when someone is paying u a compliment, youngster.

        • anutha_level

          word.

        • eddiesixes

          it’s called humor, used as a way for someone to show gratitude for a compliment.

          it’s all love (exit only)

    • capcobra

      tony….that’s 3 now….taco bell..nas..weezy…..and buck is a strong possible….lmao….keep count.

      • tony grand$

        Lmao! There u go!!!

    • Moi

      2pac
      Jay-Z
      Camron
      50 Cent
      Nature

      • Moi

        oh, and Biggie too.

      • tony grand$

        Okay, that’s five, lol. I didn’t think of a couple. U got me, but I aint eatin no fuckin keyboard. Ill give Killa and Nature that nod. But with them, then it kinda became the whole fif situ, bcuz Nas was the more notable of the battles, altho Nature did kinda get @ him. Cam just had that Rkelly line, which would be fightin words, I gotta daughter, fuck that rap shit at that point.

        • Moi

          nas is hip hop, i’m with it, just the facts. shout out to Lost Tapes, the seldom mentioned classic. pure Nas at its best. (street’s disciple–pure Nas at its worst, but we forgive him, lol).

  • TEZZY

    Everybody entitled to a few bad albums man stop with the bullshit people act like the man just went in on him the dude asked him what he feel about the lyric and he stated what he feel
    bitches sit down to GET UP and them same bitches sit down to HERO so what are you trying to say
    people saying 50 need to stick to his tv show like thats something bad or something NAS was trying to do a show to it was just to boring so he didnt put it out NAS did a few low budget wack ass movies ya’ll probably never heard about poit is everybody trying to get they hustle on cause it aint that much money in the music no more so i dont understand how a nigga can discredit somebody for finding different hustles in this game

  • Shawty J

    50′s relevance in the world of hip-hop has faded like jeans that have been washed too many times. I can’t believe he has to say that Nas is finished. Nas may not be selling high as 50 but creatively and sell wise he remains consistent while 50 and his G-Unit empire’s relevance drops like a bird turd on a newly washed car. The real reason 50 didn’t go after Nas after Nas took a cheap shot at him is because he don’t want it with Nas.

  • Escobar9300

    Man I love watching 50 just fall deeper and deeper into the quicksand. Dude needs to realize he will NEVER be on Nas’ level. Was 50 a powerhouse in the game? Hell yeah he was, nobody can deny that. But that was 4 years ago money, and the fact is he hasnt dropped anything truly original since Get Rich or Die Trying. Nas is the epitome of what a rapper should be. Intelligent, well spoken, someone who has respect for the people who laid the groundwork for hip hop and a true “mastermind” of the game. 50 even said it himself, “This is chess, not checkers”. Motherfucker take your own advice and step your rap game up, or step the fuck out the rap game. Because a dude like Nas will turn your ass into hamburger meat before you can even get a “Go shawty, Its ya birfday!” out your fuckin mouth. PERIOD.

    “They smile in the light, hate in the dark,
    you call it beef, to me its’s just a fuckin’ walk in the park.
    Because you are who you are when nobodys looking
    That’s who you are so when the cash and cars is gone, the day after tomorrow
    Don’t be askin’ to borrow, ski mask get hard, like the way you rap in your bars
    I could ride on you and whoever, devise new endeavors
    I’m as live as hive full of preditors” – Nas

  • Ace the Asshole

    Curtis put his own foot in his mouth. Aint nobody force him to be so sideways in his response (in that article). That funny little remark sounded like his feelings were hurt, but he knew that he can’t compete with Nas on Nas’ level. If somebody can point out where Nas was speaking foul against Fiftys business ventures, then I’ll eat my keyboard. But that didn’t happen. 50′s been pokin subliminals at Nas for a while, now all of the sudden he wonts to try and discredit him because he wishes he was as well respected as him. My man said earlier every mans entitiled to a few off albums, including Nas, so in that case nobody’s perfect. I’m a Nas fan since “Live at the BBQ”, and I’ve seen him play defense when he had to, but Curtis is always rushing to the goal, if only to draw the foul and get a couple freebee shots. A man wouldve said at the most, “I’m not here to talk about Nas”, or some arrogant, not worth my time remark, instead of comment on that mans personal situation. He knows that far as dollars and sells, he got Nas fa sholy, but respect in the game itself, 50 isn’t prepared for his last battle to be with a giant. His arms are way too fucking short to box with god. And saying that 50′s days are limited isn’t a jab at the man, its a realistic assesment of his career. That’s what happens when your best album is your first (GRODT), and the hunger dies immediately. Nas may not be the richest, or most popular, but I bet 50 wouldn’t battle him live, for $ or for free. He shouldve learned that its easy for his mouth to write checks his ass can’t cash when he challenged Kanye to first week sales, then tried to downplay the onslaught with that retard ass giggle and a snide remark. This aint what 50 was put here for, so let him go on to the boardroom where he wants to be, but as far as the artistic facet of the culture, that goon isn’t fucking with Nas.

  • TEZZY

    Ok i respect what some of ya’ll niggas got to say but some of ya’ll niggas is such die hard fans of nas that he could never do wrong say if 50 cent dropped a good diss record to nas ya’ll niggas would STILL say nas killed him even if he did some half ass shit (I know i just set myself up for the ol “cause his half best is better than 50′s best” cause some of ya’ll niggas so predictable)
    NAS wouldnt battle him live shit he wouldnt even battle JAY-Z live
    How come niggas wasnt saying nothing about nas when CAM was getting at him and nas never did a song about him but when they asked a question about cam he would say the SAME THING

    I call it the tupac factor niggas was such a die hard fan of pac that they would never admit to pac not being a better MC than biggie

    Or better yet the OBAMA factor that if one nigga would say i dont like his stance on some of the issues and niggas would just turn they back on him cause niggas just such die hard supperters that he cant do no wrong

    Me personally i dont think fifty fell of its just what niggas do they like then they hate you niggas was saying nas only had one hit album and that was his first untill he dropped stillmatic which was like what 3 albums later if you gonna compare nas to fifty you got to split it up in different catagorys there club songs and street songs

  • macdatruest

    Nas “ethered” Jay-Z

    Fiddy Cent ran Ja out the “mainstream pop/rap/gangster king” spot and took over his gangsta singing career

    What made Fiddy seem so big was the co-signs and commercial success. I didnt see Em and Dre cosign shit after GRODT. Prolly cause the rest of that was HIS bad ideas. Who the fuck said sign Ma$e? and all the G-Unit covers and big dynasty plans was all lies, M.O.P. was even further in the dark at G-Unit than on Def Jam. They careers just fizzled out over money. Mobb Deep too. He tried to buy out veteran new york rapper’s legacies and stamp gggg-unit on them. It worked too, cause Mobb Deep was the epitome of East Coast Gangsta Rap then they got to G-Unit and start callin theyselves hollywood hav and v.i.p.!!!! Fiddt use careers as stepping stones for himself, he signed his whole roster according to who would beef for him. Hot Rod’s first G-Unit record was dissing Game for leavin’, and that nigga just walked in. Then he went at Nas, remember? Spyder Joke, G-Unot Killa’s older cousin? Olivia(Oliver after 9pm)?
    Fiddy, if you wanna make music, or be a mogul you need to take your piece out Yayo’s ass and get with the times. Nas been rockin’ and I bet he got some old and new unreleased shit thats phenomenal

  • Ace the Asshole

    @ teezy,
    Ill admit Big was better than pac, so that destroys that theory (factor). Its not a matter of if Nas would battle, even on a radio station, its the statement that I already made. Arms too short, and 50 knows it. You can only intimidate those who allow it, and only for a limited amount of time. Nas isn’t overly aggresive, with the same lame formula, gearin his song towards the mainstream. I can’t name one Curtis song that has some “oh Fuck” moment. If it wasn’t for obsessive materialism, ya boy Curt would have a very limited list of concepts. Remember, this is called “how has more what?”, its called Hip hip. I said weeks ago that I’ve never even heard 50 use that term in a sentence. That’s what all us die hard Nasir heads are hollering bout. Again, Nas will end his career with a catalogue that won’t get stale. As far as the artistry, man, have you ever even owned a Nas album? How many cats can take a song bout the same old hood shit, then tell the story backwards (Rewind)? How many dudes can make a song outta going through an old rhyme book (Book of Rhymes)? Now, how many niggas can rap about rims, $, cars, killin everybody on the planet, pussy, weed (he don’t even smoke, frontin ass)? Oh yeah, that’s all curtis rhymes about.
    There’s a reason us motherfuckers enjoy Nas’ music. Its quality poetry, simple and plain. Speaking of “simple and plain”, will see what happens when BISD hit the shelves. Its download age bruh, that nigga aint selling more than a mill, and I’m being genereous. Okay, I’m bullshitting, I don’t see gold in his future.

    • TEZZY

      I own every nas album dog are you counting albums or material period nas rhyme about the same shit you mention plus dog if you got every nas album you and i both can agree that sometimes he dont even make sense Nas raps about cars and rims and killing muthafuckas to club songs all of that they just suck i listen to nas didnt like the last album so much cause he pushed it to be something its not calling it nigger was just to make it a shock value only few songs touched on what he said the album was to be

      but anyway when 50 was saying shit about him nas wasnt saying nothing so i dont get your theroy dog how he gonna be scarred when he been going at nas and when nas made a diss to fifty nobody was feeling it remember and that shit right before the “hio hop is dead” album forgot what song it was but the nigga made one and after that 50 already said the same thing he said in the interview why he not gonna respond and he aint said nothing since

      I’m a nas fan like you i own all the albums but step outside the shit and look at it from a different perspective nas could of been went at him but decided not to i bet if they ask nas he would say it wasnt even about fifty just like he said that “put a barrel in a capo mouth” line wasnt about jim jones
      And 50 shit gonna do numbers period fact is 50 outshined all them niggas on the who i rep with song

  • Smel

    How could you expect 50 not to talk shit? This is “How to Rob” @its finest!

    Lashing out @n*ggas for no apparent reason is how 50 stays relevant.

    You can criticize a n*gga for talking shit because he’s not relevant in the industry anymore, when talking shit is his method of staying relevant.

    hmm…I just confused myself.

  • http://pastthevelvetrope.wordpress.com mimi

    I loved every fucking thing about this shit! SOOOOOOOOOOOO TRUE… Harsh when needed and everything!

  • mimi

    OH and Nas is a legend… so he’s good regardless. And he stuck to the stript and didnt jack another niggas style to get dough… (cough) Ja Rule I mean 50