Should Kanye Respond To 50?

It’s been a while since I’ve had any music from 50 Cent on repeat.

I know he’d hate for people to call any joint he releases a comeback. After all, “Ryder Pt.2″ only dropped last summer and “I Get Money” the year before. [Blogger's Note: come to think about it, we are pretty tough on Fif] I mention these two records in particular, because they’re the last two Fif records I really loved. Well, I did like G-Unit’s Terminate On Sight. I even purchased it. But I finally got around to hearing “Play This On The Radio” and it’s been on repeat for the last half hour. The joint is just fire.

I’ve been rooting for Fif since the Power Of A Dollar days. Not only did I like his music, but he was always cool to me when coming by my job (Red Lobster) back in the days. We’re talking late 90s here. I even remember him coming in with Shaniqua Tompkins a few times. But that’s besides the point. I haven’t liked too much of Fif’s material since the Get Rich Or Die Trying soundtrack. Like, it got to the point where I’d pop something in and expect the worst. But “This Play This On The Radio” is just what the doctor ordered. I’m hoping it’s just one of many more heaters to come.

As you all know now, the song’s quickly garnering a deafening buzz for its opening lines: “First they think that faggot hot, then they let that junkie shine/give ‘em all them fucking trophies, tell me where the fuck is mine.” Now, I doubt Wayne’ll give two farts about being called a junkie, but Ye hasn’t taken too well to being called a fa’nook in the past. Plus, how many times are you gonna let a man jab without jabbing back. While Fif was clowning the hell out of “Stronger”-calling it a “robot song” back in ’07, ‘Ye was out there telling people “I Get Money” was his favorite song. Come on, dude! I don’t think slobbing Fif down was a good idea, but refraining from retaliating was at the time. It served him well. He ended up outselling Fif by nearly 300k in their now legendary Soundscan duel. But there’s but so much any man can take. Weezy apparently took the silent route when 50 initially baited him, but as we later found out, he recorded a diss song and later punked out- perhaps cause he knew it didn’t contain enough ether. I’m hoping Ye finally responds and gives us hip-hop’s next great battle- the hipster-ish Louis Vutton backpacker Vs. the super thug. It could potentially shift hip-hop’s direction once again. Should Yeezy prevail, it’d put another nail in gangsta rap’s coffin. But if Fif Ja Ruled him, it could be the premature end of tight jeans.

I say it’s time for Yeezy to man up. Are you really gonna let dude call you a “faggot?” Not that there’s anything wrong with that. -Jackpot

  • Mean Greene

    Ye’ gains zero from responding.

    More fans? Nope.
    More money? Uh-uh
    Street cred? lol.

    Based on his previous comments in various places, Kanye has dealt with ninjas calling him a punk damn near half his life. I doubt he wants to get in a rap battle with 50 Cent when he hardly even raps anymore. He is truly on some other shit in every sense of the phrase.

    Now Weezy vs 50 would be a major showdown but again you have to remember a battle does nothing for Wayne in that scenario. He’s already the top selling rapper. Beef with 50 can do nothing but give 50 an opportunity to peel away from Wayne’s fanbase. If it dont make dollars it dont make sense.

    • Silky Johnson

      Can using an auto-tune and yelling young money at a man who sips vitamin water call screams G-Unit really be considered a rap battle?

      • Silky Johnson

        “a man who sips vitamin water and screams…” Excuse the typo.

        • amar

          plus the only time fif won one of these “battles” was against ja rule, who’s record label, talent and career was heading in the shit anyway…

          think about it, he went up against the game, nas, lil wayne, kanye, all these guys before. Are you gonna tell me fif is doing better than any 4 of these? 50 is about to get ja ruled.

        • SBeezzy

          For real. All 50 does is try and start beef to get attention and sales, but he fails…everytime. And Wayne and Kanye don’t really start these fights, but damn they’re gonna finish em.

    • FlapJack

      I stopped fucking with fif after Fat Joe Ja Ruled him

      • Bone

        When the fuck that happen lmao.

      • LEO

        “I stopped fucking with fif after Fat Joe Ja Ruled him”

        WHAT THE FUCK ARE U TALKING ABOUT?

        • FlapJack

          Numerous diss tracks that went hard. + when he was offering 10 000 for a picture of 50 in a club in NY

          Dude startet singing after that, and didn’t respond

          Joey crack won that one

  • Mark_Man

    got dayum lol, dude wrote this blog at 4 in the morn lol, mad early. but i don’t think kangay should even put up an effort, why? he’s on some fuck hip-hop shit right now.

  • Chris S

    Play This On The Radio is fire? do you have down syndrome by any chance?

  • geico lizard

    Common won agsinst ice cube so maybe kanye would win against 50 cent. I also thought my titans would win on saturday so what do i know.

    fire jeff fisher

    • geico lizard

      “against”

  • murK

    Nobody is gonna respond to 50 because everybody knows he does it for buzz. everybody has figured that out already. so if u respond, u might just fall into his trap & he’s gonna have something to talk shit about before whatever project drops.

    *i’m a 50 fan*

    *panthers lost!*

  • droopey

    50 is destined for epic failure.

    • that nigga

      Destined? Shit, he already done.

  • Noway

    50 doesn’t have the music to push his cd’s so he goes for publicity its like he doesn’t think he’s good enough to do it on his own. People bought Get Rich or Die Trying cause the music bumped not because of the beef with JaRule he needs to understand this

  • DV8

    all this is going to do is drive Kanye to make another album better then 50 again.

    Kanye may just start wildin on rappers instead of poparazzi now.

  • TonyStackz

    Hell yeah both them dudes should respond to Curtis Ratson’s Lameass but should do it in a smart way…meaning after Five O’s album flopps
    I mean Drops than Ye’ & Wayne are going to have
    more shit to diss with!!!

  • sealsaa

    Cosign murK’s post. The best way to beat 50 Cent it to ingore him. Don’t even aknowledge him. Take a lesson from Jay-Z. If Jay responded to all of the Jim Jones’ and Cam’ron’s out there, he’d be giving them credibility, which is EXACTLY what they want. 50′s career is crumbling, and he needs to take shots at those on top in order to get back in the lime light. It’s his attempt at convincing people of his relevance. Don’t let dude eat off of you.

  • b-more

    Like I said, who said that was a Kanye diss when Wayne is a damn homo. 50 never said he was talkin about him

    People need to let Kanye go on his dream world. Since his moms passed, dude lost his mind. Did you hear the latest stuff he saying. Talkin about posing naked and shit. Dude really lost it. Not creating hip hop anymore

    Let dude fade away, real talk

  • b-more

    You also lose some credibility when people continuing to call you out, but never respond. And Jay-Z has responded to Jim Jones. And sublims to Camron. He didn’t gain nor lose anything. Jay is continually to sell 400k first week, 1.2 max. A lot of people dont even know 50 sold 5 mil worldwide. http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/081013/lam105.html?.v=101. check the link. 50 gonna do numbers regardless whether you may think his career falling or not. with or without the beef

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  • dark vanilla

    Flap Jack, Fat Joe did nothing to 50. It was basically Game who Ja Ruled 50 cent. But this Weezy vs. 50 shouldn hardly be considered a battle at all. They’re both worthless these days.

  • macdatruest

    Musical Beef works the opposite way now: The peron who starts beefing looks like an ass, and even more so if you don’t get the person’s attention your “baiting.” Because if they don’t say anything back-being that you’re a studio gangter you have to just give up. If I’m Kanye west and I’m a functioning household name and International Superstar-do I really care that a nigga with a closet filled with 50 identical Wife Beaters got “Outfit Beef” with me? Fiddy lookin real soft on this one. I don’t think that the soundscan “battle” was legendary either, sorry. I actually think that was a historic low point in hip hop, but it marks an era-which along with Fiddy and just about every major Label are finished. I hope somebody “takes the bait at Fiddy’s jabs”(SmH@Lameness) like this journalist is hoping-so this cocksucker can make his little jokes and get his little disrespectful comments in a few magazines-then he can fade away. Fiddy’s jabs nowadays got no power in them. Fiddy lookin like Glass Joe. And yeah The Game Ja Ruled Fiddy. And why nobody ever discuss his Police Academy photo?

  • yoprince

    my sister agrees that kanye is a faggot.. and that wayne is a junkie.. but the key point is that she also does not like 50′s music.. and this is the problem he runs into with this particular beef. the same ppl who don’t like kanye and wayne aren’t trying to give 50 another chance either. he has no ground to stand on anymore. sure he’s trying to sound more gritty again right now, but if we put our faith back into that 50, we don’t know that he won’t start making ‘candy shop’ and ‘amusement park’ records again if he gets back on top. i really don’t think he’s in a position to “ja rule” someone again.

    with that said.. i do like the track, and the gritty 50, but he should leave well enough alone.

  • yoprince

    and neither kanye or wayne will respond in any way beyond something very obscure..

  • macdatruest

    Maybe Fiddy should pay Kanye or Wayne for their time if he really wants to make diss records back and forth that bad. Who knows what projects Wayne and Kanye might be busy or finishing working on. “If your so rich and you want to beef so bad give me some money-then I diss you back- then you can have a career” thats what Wayne should say. Why should either one of them let Fiddy eat off them for free? Maybe Fiddy should go back and do something about Game

    • that nigga

      “If your so rich and you want to beef so bad give me some money-then I diss you back- then you can have a career” thats what Wayne should say.
      :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

      Thats one of the smartest comments I heard In a long time and some shit I would mos def Ether 50 wit In a diss record…..Fuck it..

  • sealsaa

    And notice how he only does disses on the subliminal level as opposed to when he used to do them directly. It started when he pussed-out on that diss against T.I. where he called him a snitch. He’s desperate now. I expect nothing less from the bafoon that claimed that Nas’ career is done, AFTER Nas’ UNTITLED did bigger numbers than T(oss).O(our).S(alads)

  • dark vanilla

    I think the only that can save 50 now is if he went back and did something bout the Game. That may be either ending the beef or actually going at Game, cuz lets face it, Game is the reason 50′s rap cred is dying and his G-Unit is RIP.

  • blacknight

    you know i read all these comments i am surprise no really hate towards kanye or lil wayne but any ways 50cent needs to focus on his career becasue he last two albums was garbage. 50cent can not ja rule no one but himslef and who ever say 50cent diss song is hot your and ass it suck real bad

  • http://www.incilin.blogspot.com Incilin

    “I’m hoping Ye finally responds and gives us hip-hop’s next great battle- the hipster-ish Louis Vutton backpacker Vs. the super thug. It could potentially shift hip-hop’s direction once again. Should Yeezy prevail, it’d put another nail in gangsta rap’s coffin.”

    Dude, this already happened. Ye already won the Soundscan battle. End of discussion. Gangsta rap is already dead (you guys even ran an article about how dead it is). Ye’s win just further legitimized hispter type acts and hurt hardcore acts all the more. There’s no reason for Ye or Weezy to go after 50. His whole brand is in danger of falling apart and them acknowledging the beef on wax would only help 50.

    • El Tico Loco

      This is kinda like what grunge did to heavy metal, but heavy metal kinda coming back little by little so the story might be parallel.

  • kt0nes

    u guys r stupid when it comes to music 50cent sold 7millon on his last album n num 1 around the world but number2 here that brings him to close to 40 millon

  • tony grand$

    Ye basically already responded in this months issue of Vibe (w/ him on cover).

    He said he’s not going to comment on any of his competition unless he feels there music, & then he said he’s gonna get his body in shape over the next couple of years & pose nude in a magazine or somethin.

    Hmmph.

    *$*

  • Chimpy

    50 says it best in the aforementioned song when he says “im waitin” (for dudes to respond) The best revenge is for the wait to be agonising for 50. Fucken douche.

  • Mika

    their music you mean ….. SMH

    • tony grand$

      Yes, “their” music I mean.

      I appreciate the comcentration applied to my minor mistake. Its good to know that somebody is proofreading my grammar, bcuz sometimes I get busy with real life.

      Again, kudos, & good look.

      *$*

  • HALF-PINT XIV

    I personally have to agree with that fifties music hasn’t been the same since Get Rich Or Die Trying however this new shit is hot… I think that lyrically fifty has what it takes to battle anyone as for kanye I think his shit for children under 12 and lil Wayne well his shit is just to get drunk and reminisce… fifty has both qualities

  • FlapJack

    Kanye could easily end 50s carreer. He can just get the SLU boys + Jeezy to destroy him for a few free tracks.. But Kanye likes fif.
    And that would just be all kinds of mean, no matter how sick we are of this generic steroid cokehead

  • http://xxl All Dae

    previous monster battles exploded out of real beef or a real point to be proved.

    The BDP vs. Broolyn and Queens battles spawned out of making the point of who started hip hop. Hot song “The Bridge is Over”

    The Canibus vs. LL battles came out pride and misunderstanding that led to one of the best dis records evar. David vs. Goliath at it best. Hot song “2nd round knockout”

    The Nas vs. Jay-Z war came out of personal beef and a clash to take the King of New York title. hot songs “Takeover” and “Ether”

    The 50 Cent vs. Ja Rule/Muda Inc came out of a new artist trying to shine and an established artist trying to shut him down. hot songs “Lifes on the Line” “Back Down”

    Does 50s so called “Beef” have any merit. I think not. calling out someone over cloths and drug use is petty. What can you say for 3 minutes that will prove a point or destroy someones rep?

    I agree 50s using these disses to spark sales and attention. He should know better seeing how he didn’t like that he was hated on when he came into the game.

    Besides lyrically Kanye and Wayne can hold there own and 50 don’t want Lil Wayne to get high and murda his azz on wax. Kanye West is to creative to just let 50 win a battle. I can’t front on Kanye’s rap skills.

    ignoring this guy is the best course of action. who knows a classic may spawn out of this.
    Kanyea and Lil Wanye are just as successful if not more than 50.

    • giantstepp

      you forgot Pac and BIG. True or not Pac believed them dudes set him up in NY which fueled the east/west coast beef.

  • Cinsere

    Kanye should leave it alone. 50′s an attention whore. Problem is, everybody’s always been coaxed by 50 into engaging in battle, and he always knows how to spin things in his favor. Kanye should be smarter about it. He’ll probably be interviewed about it, and knowing Kanye, he’ll make some little smart-ass comment and keep it moving, which is probably as far as he should go with it. But as far as going to war…what the hell for? Just keep letting 50 look like a bitter hater.

  • http://xxl ryan

    both of these artist think they r lyrical gods. but 2 tell the truth they both r average. even their best albums didnt display mad lyrics. they r both jus bac by good production.

  • macdatruest

    Gotta pay to play…

    I still think Fiddy should pay them niggas to respond. He sellin’ vitamin water, but I know he put a lot of money into this rap shit, and I know Eminem and Dre is seeing the losses in they profit and credibility based on G-Unit’s weak product. I understand Fiddy wanting to do whatever it takes to please his bosses, but money talks Fiddy. You a smart businessman and you know yo career is based on Beef not quality music. His fans showed him that by not supporting his efforts that weren’t beef orientated. He pretty much stalled out after GRODT. So what he should do since he likes being so crafty, is call a secret meeting with Wayne and Kanye and offer them points on Before I Self Explode if they diss him back. and therefore allow him to make diss songs and have a career. Because face it, ignoring Fiddy is the new “in” thing right now and it got dude selling his mansion nigga already knocked off four million somebody help dat boy Fiddy help himself.

  • macdatruest

    Gotta pay to play…

    I still think Fiddy should pay them niggas to respond. He sellin’ vitamin water, but I know he put a lot of money into this rap shit, and I know Eminem and Dre is seeing the losses in they profit and credibility based on G-Unit’s weak product. I understand Fiddy wanting to do whatever it takes to please his bosses, but money talks Fiddy. You a smart businessman and you know yo career is based on Beef not quality music. His fans showed him that by not supporting his efforts that weren’t beef orientated. He pretty much stalled out after GRODT. So what he should do since he likes being so crafty, is call a secret meeting with Wayne and Kanye and offer them points on Before I Self Explode if they diss him back. and therefore allow him to make diss songs and have a career. Because face it, ignoring Fiddy is the new “in” thing right now and it got dude selling his mansion nigga already knocked off four million somebody help dat boy Fiddy help himself. Suck ass dude

  • joe blow

    yayo!!!

  • http://xxl All Dae

    Good call @ giantstepp how could I forget the Biggie/2 Pac war.
    That was a real war that sparked two entire coast to go at it on wax and in some cases the streets. Which eventually lead to the death of both. hot songs “Who Shot Ya?” and “Hit em Up”

    that exosed more that this so called “Beef” 50s on is just marketing. He had a real prob w/ Fat Joe and Jada compared to his nit picking on West and Wheezy F. Baby

  • Shawty J

    Ye shouldn’t respond. Looking at 50 Cent is just sad. 50′s pretty much followed the same formula is whole damn career. Diss a nigga, put out an album. That worked on Get Rich or Die Tryin because he was a new dude and attacking the biggest star in Hip-Hop at the time was a bold move.
    But after 50 made it to the top of the mountain and kept doing the same thing it became sad. By instigating a beef it makes you look weak, it seems like a cry for an attention. Doing that around the time of your first album is acceptable, because as I mentioned you’re nobody. By 50 continuing to diss other rappers he’s making himself look weak and desperate.

    Please 50, for all of us stop. If you can’t sell records without dissing niggaz it might be time to put down the mic for good.