50 Cent & Rick Ross: Giving Season

It’s not for Killaz, just Hundred Dollar Billaz.

As this magnificently unavoidable 50 Cent vs. Rick Ross spat gets super-uglier by the Clear Channel radio shift, I can’t help but ponder the true battery in the back of this now full-blown media circus. Anyone who’s paid attention to hip-hop over the past forever should be intelligent enough to know that this shit is generally pro-wrestling.

[Blogger's Note: Unfortunately, at times the script takes on a life of its own at the hands of overanxious and delusional fans.]

From the onset of the dispute, which apparently begins with Rawse speaking loosely about Fitty’s potential Left Eye situation at the crib, the critical thinker should be left to ponder a few things. First, why would a nigga with Ricky’s bedazzling good looks and impeccably thorough track record be taking shots at anyone after notching the #1 All-Time Smoking Gun Moment in Hip-Hop History? (TSG didn’t cover Chi-Ali, did they?) Second, why bring up the one thing 50 Cent would be least likely to joke about? Finally, of all the excitable niggas in wide wide world of rap entertainment, why attack the one nigga who openly loves the medium of battle more than anything else?

50 Cent has built and sustained his career on lampooning his enemies on record. Goading Marlo Stanfield in this scenario makes little sense for a weakened cocaine kingpin, right?

Answer: Both niggas need this.

In a failing record industry, Ross and 50 likely may have signed off on their own bailout plans. While Ross still makes a fair amount of noise with his singles, C.O. of the Century has suffered too great a blow to his image and reputation to proceed as per usual when album time comes. 50 Cent, on the other hand, hasn’t had a single worth a squirrel fart in a while. He’s been trying to bait Lil’ Wayne into the proverbial black van since Dedication 3. Of course a Rick Ross prodding is like an unexpected half-a-hundred mysteriously showing up in your commissary at Sing Sing.

We’s havin’ hot bologna and cheese tonight, my nigga. It’s Chef Boyardee-block.

I wouldn’t go as far as to say they’re sharing a blunt and brainstorming marketing schemes at Mike Tyson’s house, but don’t be fooled into thinking this isn’t very much a mutually-beneficial situation for both artists. When Ross can suggest that he endorsed his baby mama Tia’s pawn and pwnage in 50 Cent’s latest vlog (and potentially sex tape), the situation begins to reek of a mutual flop insurance policy.

That’s right. Floppenheimer Funds, nigga.

For those who suggest that such a move may be inadvertent career suicide for Rawse a la Ja Rule’s ouster from relevance and memory, know that Rule wasn’t beaten into submission by 50′s incessant torment alone. He also failed to deliver quality music. Dare I say he was targeted because he didn’t make the caliber of music he once did. The Murder Incwell [hey, nowww] had already run dry, resorting to publicity stunts such as Bobby & Whitney cameos a fake Nas signing to promote a remix that no one cared about.

[Blogger's Note: I pledge to always give you bitches the best of me.]

In Officer Ricky’s case, his best [fraudulent] work may still be ahead. If this holds true–as likely evidenced by his new banger with John Legends–all that’s occurred is an expansion of stage and scope for both artists. If neither can deliver with a quality product, this whole shit show has been for naught.

–Except for the mink coronation and the sex tape. That shit will still be funny.

Questions? Comments? Requests? Isn’t this lovely? ron@ronmexicocity.com

  • tommy gunz

    rawse lawst

  • sealsaa

    I still don’t see what the big deal is. She’s not Rawws’ WIFE, she’s his BABY MOMMA. I don’t see why everyone thinks that this was such a power move on Curtis’ part. The shit talking was one thing, but he lost when he took that beeyotch and her friend shopping. If I was Officer Rawws, I would’ve turnded that shit around on him, and clowned him for spending money on the bitch, because its clear that Rawws is smart enough not to blow his money on her. So you took his baby momma shopping, i’m not impressed. Just makes you look like a fool for spending money on her. Didn’t hear Jay bragging about lighting Carmen Bryant’s wrist.

    • DV8

      because Ross started this one….he said something about 50′s BM on Mafia Music and then in a interview he said he was gonna manage her. 50 just beat him to the punch and got Ross BM first. Now 50 signed her to a book deal and the book is dropping the same day as Rick Ross’ album. 50 is a fool with it.

      • SQUADWILDIN

        I cant co-sign this bull shit right here….Ja rule made the same dam music he’s been making. To say that Ja Rule wasnt ethered by 50 is a ridiculous statement and needs to be reevaluated.

        the only reason you made that comment mexico, was to prove a point. that my friend is a serious fallacy…stating untrue facts just to get a point across.

        if that statement were true, then this argument you are presenting might have some validity. Unfortunately for you, it doesnt and your whole argument therefore is bullshit. NO body i know goes to the chopping block hoping to gain life. If that were the case, Ross would have never made it into the game with that mindset

        THe rap industry isnt for the weak hearted. Its for the strong minded.

        Secondly, you fail to realize, WWF wrestling has ups and downs to the point where you dont know who’s going to come out on top. In this battle, 50 CENT has been on top straight out of the gate.

        Its a massacre; not a competition–as any good wrestling match would seem. To continually reference WWE wrestling in the likes of all RAP beef is ignorant. Some are wrestling matches, some are like boxing matches where the REAL Championship belt is on the line and having too many losses SERIOUSLY fucks with your PAY FOR THE NEXT FIGHT, even if you do win that next fight. with wrestling, you can continually lose and not have to worry about less money or a pay cut

        Rappers get paid to win, not lose; just like boxers. and i will end it on that note.

    • Hate Hate and more Hate

      @ sealsaa

      You have a point, but isn’t Officer Ross one of them niggas that promotes tricking in his music? so if he was to come at 50 like that he loses for being a hypocrite . . .twice. Plus he already looks stupid for staring a petty ass beef

  • http://dronkmunk.com dronkmunk

    That’s why one has to wonder if this wasn’t all a front in the first place. If so, genius. If not, this shit will most likely spill into the streets

    • 1hunid

      I cant see it spilling into the streets cause if you notice, these things rarely go there with (artist*which is the keyword in this)at their level in this (business*another keyword).I got caught up in it, and i dont usually follow beef.Sad to say that i was caught off guard by the powers that be on this one.We should all know better Like Mex said “…this shit is generally pro-wrestling.”

  • chitchat

    Just curious Seal, how old are you? Bringing someone’s baby mama to your side during an argument IS a big deal. Unfortunately for Ross, until this kid is at least 18 he and this woman are inextricably linked…like family. This is no better than if Fifty was hanging out with Ross’ lil brother who hates him (Ross). And the lil brother was all talking shit about Ross for what amounts to (for Fif, probably) chump change. The baby mama is too stupid to know it, but the implicit message here is that Fif can buy his whole damn, trifling ass family for a pretty paltry sum. Which makes Ross look like..well, not a boss.

  • Pierzy

    What can Ross possibly say about 50 that could hurt him? Just because you look like a black version of “Kingpen,” the Spider-man villain, doesn’t make you a real kingpin or villain.

    • BIGNAT

      HOLD ON MAN KINPIN HAD SOME MUSCLES THAT NIGGA ROSS IS ALL JELLY HAHAHAH

    • BIGNAT

      RICK ROSS IS MORE LIKE THE BLOB HAHAHHA

  • 1hunid

    Glad i wasnt the only one thinking that a taped 3 some went down and is somewhere on stand by.

  • $ykotic

    What got me is when she said Ross’ whole stunt uniform(crib,jewels,cars) is all rented.

    How dude got 2 mil for goons but dont have a stack a month for the seed?

    Big boy done lost his noodle trying to be something he ain’t.

  • geico lizard

    “why would a nigga with Ricky’s bedazzling good looks” I just spit out my taco bell ron you need a warning label on this shit when its that funny.

  • these posts are racist

    I disagree my brother. Quality of music has nothing to do with it. Ja Rule was putting out great party music at the time 50 smashed him. 50 was able to smash him because called into question Ja’s street cred…and the white kids who buy these albums only want to pretend to be real gangsters in the mirror of their suburban bedrooms…not pretend to be pretend gangsters…capeech?

  • geico lizard

    “know that Rule wasn’t beaten into submission by 50’s incessant torment alone. He also failed to deliver quality music” Thats true ron because the same thing happened to mc hammer. People were calling Hammer out for making bubble gum music and selling out and killing real hip hop because he danced and smiled so much(sound familiar). So hammer started hanging with tupac and that infamous pumps and a bump video came out.

    If ja rule had kept singing off key and mc hammer kept smiling and dancing and said ,”fuck the haters im making money” and just kept making music for their audience they may still be on top. Thats one thing you have to say about lil wayne and kanye even if you arent fans of them, they do put out albums with shit they like to do and they ignore the haters most of the time.

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

      GL & TPAR

      i could be way off-base, but i felt like ja’s magic touch was waning when 50 struck and that the inc was weakening.

      i also believe that if his music were as influential as you say, he could have withstood the attacks. much like with the streets vs. net argument, i think you need both wings to fly.

      i hear ya both, tho.

      • these posts are racist

        I hear you too. Also, as you discuss 50 came hard with that first album and I think the consumers were growing tired of the love R&B Rap combo that Ja was famous for…so perhaps you’re on to something.

      • $ykotic

        That “Hail Mary” song that 50, Eminem, and Busta Rhymes put out made Ja close up shop.

        Ja has never responded to that one.

        Busta caught a murder charge on that one.

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

          there was never a violator on a murder inc roster.

          i wonder why busta was so mad. was that just some soldier in-line shit?

        • squadwildin

          I cant co-sign this bull shit right here….Ja rule made the same dam music he’s been making. To say that Ja Rule wasnt ethered by 50 is a ridiculous statement and needs to be reevaluated.

          the only reason you made that comment mexico, was to prove a point. that my friend is a serious fallacy…stating untrue facts just to get a point across.

          if that statement were true, then this argument you are presenting might have some validity. Unfortunately for you, it doesnt and your whole argument therefore is bullshit. NO body i know goes to the chopping block hoping to gain life. If that were the case, Ross would have never made it into the game with that mindset

          THe rap industry isnt for the weak hearted. Its for the strong minded.

          Secondly, you fail to realize, WWF wrestling has ups and downs to the point where you dont know who’s going to come out on top. In this battle, 50 CENT has been on top straight out of the gate.

          Its a massacre; not a competition–as any good wrestling match would seem. To continually reference WWE wrestling in the likes of all RAP beef is ignorant. Some are wrestling matches, some are like boxing matches where the REAL Championship belt is on the line and having too many losses SERIOUSLY fucks with your PAY FOR THE NEXT FIGHT, even if you do win that next fight. with wrestling, you can continually lose and not have to worry about less money or a pay cut

          Rappers get paid to win, not lose; just like boxers. and i will end it on that note…..

  • DV8

    this shit isnt going to amount to nothing….worst case scenario is that 50′s camp and Ross camp run into each other at some industry function, push each other around then the cops break it up.

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    “We’s havin’ hot bologna and cheese tonight, my nigga. It’s Chef Boyardee-block.”

    LMAO!!! Ron you crazy dawg! You eithering both these kats!

  • Worley

    50 is a cold, calculating bastard. You know that fur and Gucci are part of her advance right? Having Floppenheimer and releasing the book gives 50 two revenue streams off the same sh*t. 50 pimps Ross and his BM. A bastard.

  • master cheef

    for me pesonally, it was dr. dre that finished off ja on that obie trice record.

    tpar, that white boy in the mirror shit had me rollin

    as for 50 and ross, i think the beef is legit, these guys’ crews really don’t like each other.

  • master cheef

    Niggaz is so gangsta, Niggaz is thugs
    Niggaz’ll spend their whole life peddlin drugs
    Slanging dope in hopes of one day bein able
    To own their own label and give the game up
    Some niggaz came up, some just didn’t
    That’s just the way it is, if it ain’t meant it, it just isn’t
    Some niggaz’ll get money and pay niggaz to back em
    So they can act up, feel comfortable, and rap tough
    And that’s ass backwards, cuz them niggaz just gone keep coming back
    And that’s when extortion happens
    You struggle to get free, I know how this shit be
    You would do anything to live legitimately
    But you gone find if you do get in this industry
    It’s best to do business with me than against me
    Niggaz get behind mics and ain’t even MC’s
    Niggaz get on MTV just to diss me
    This shit don’t even piss me off
    I’m laughin all the way to the bank
    Watchin the satellite from a Bentley
    You niggaz don’t even got a car
    You’re so far under my radar
    I don’t even know who the fuck you are
    To tell you to suck my dick while I’m pissin
    I don’t even listen to your shit to know who the fuck I’m dissin
    The media just feeds into these feuds
    Tryin to add fuel to the fire. This little nigga, Ja Rule
    Talking bout he’s gonna slap me. Nigga please
    You gotta jump and swing up to hit me in the knees
    I laugh at these magazines when they interview em
    All they doin is making fake threats to us through em
    And pussy you’re not Pac, I knew em
    Pac was a real nigga, you just a fuckin insult to em
    It’s too bad we had to fallout before he passes
    If he could see this shit now, he’d be whoopin your ass
    You’re talkin to a pioneer who engineered this shit for 19 years
    Who you got in your ear? I don’t even gotta say it, the fans know
    Quit tryin to be tough, nigga, you look like a asshole
    -doc dre

  • amar

    here’s what’s gonna happen mexico,
    -50 gonna make a song about fucking foxy brown
    -foxy is gonna find out
    -foxy is gonna cut 50′s dick off, give it aids and then glue it back on
    -50 will die
    -rick raws the baws will get shot by tony yayo, who will also accidentally shoot himself cause he’s a fucking idiot. Both will die
    -foxy brown will continue to be the baws

    • FlapJack

      Is it just me or is Tony Yayo the Buster in Arrested Development of this rap game?

      I see Raws throwing 50 in the hole for a few weeks

  • macdatruest

    I predict we will keep trying to breathe life into this beef, eventually it will be made out into an east coast vs south WAR by rap magazines and propogandists-and life will go on in the real world while we keep ourselves shamed and entertained at the same time!

    • DV8

      I dont think Rick Ross really has the souths support like that. He’s only major in Florida (if that, maybe only certain spots in Miami) Ross is only a boss in his own mind. Im interested in what other points of interest 50 said he has to expose Ross some more.

  • Mika

    I JUST CANT STAND RICKROSS.

    SOMETHING IN HIM ATTRACTS HATRED.I’D TORTURE FATSO IF I WAS FISTY.LIKE PULL HIS BEARD OUT.oouucchh

  • KF UK

    Wats good Mex!

    Chef boyardee block…now thats another classic.

    Yo both these dudes are dead in the water, i mean cummon Rick rawse? Hes never gonna be taken seriously ever again?

    And 50 cent…dont even need to say anything, didnt his reality pass get revoked when he said that hed stop recording if an even lamer dude outsold him and then didnt?

    For once i was riding for kanye “im JESUS in L.V” West.

    Seriously the best thing that could happen in this shit is both of them take a L and then died from AIDS or somthing…or maybe thats just too militant to wish for.

  • http://www.MySpace.com/GrimeyHipHop Stan

    I don’t kno exactly wat Ja said, but I remember Bustas first line in the Hail Mary jumpoff was “I’ve been one of the most humble, rep the streets to the core… Hey Yo Jeffrey! Wat the fuck U involvin me for?!” …. Does make me wonder wat Ja said.. And as far as 50 doin the vid wit the BM, that’s some disrespectful shit… Where im from, dudes is big on like “Yo that’s the mother of my child… Strictly off limits”… I dn mayb its me, but I thot that shit was wild… Plus 50 was droppin lil hints that he was airin that shit out later that nite… “Well naw, I aint even gon tell u wat we bout to do later…” And I really won’t b surprised if sumhow, like sum1 else said, the medias gonna flip this into a East Vs South shit… Im kinda torn on that cuz on one hand, yal memba wat happened when that East/West shit got outta hand, but on the other hand, the East would EAT southern rappers anyday…. Word to Big Bird

    MySpace.com/GrimeyHipHop

  • louie mo

    “The Murder Incwell [hey, nowww] had already run dry”………………………………..
    damn ron………. you is killin ……….. new balance talent foe life