Why Fiddy should dis him

I know 50 Cent is trying to resuscitate Lloyd Banks career, but he has to handle this burgeoning beef with Shyne by himself. He just has to.

I saw just now where Lloyd Banks did an interview to discuss some shit Shyne said about Fiddy in one of his awful new freestyles, and while I was glad to see that Shyne is now desperate enough to be baiting Fiddy, I was disappointed that Fiddy himself couldn’t address the issue. I hope this was more of a matter of Lloyd Banks just happening to be at a radio station than it is Fiddy trying to sic Lloyd Banks on Shyne, Pokemon-style.

Which is not to say that I don’t think Lloyd Banks is perfectly capably of ethering Shyne by himself. I’m gonna have to agree with Banks that something in the shit on a shingle he ate for pretty much the entire aughts must have ruined his ability to rhyme. Or could it be that he was never any good in the first place? I never bought into Shyne the first time around. As far as I’m concerned, he was always someone that Diddy signed as a sort of stunt, because he sounded so much like Biggie. In that sense, he shouldn’t be taken any more seriously than Gorilla Black, who at least kinda looked the part. I know some people genuinely enjoyed Shyne’s music, but I think it may have been one of those provincial New York things, like people who actually mention Jadakiss in discussions of the greatest rappers of all time. Oddly, that puts him in more or less the same category as his new nemesis, Lloyd Banks.

Lloyd Banks is supposedly undergoing something of a late career resurgence. I heard he got dropped from Interscope like a bad habit, when it was determined that the economy is no longer strong enough to support artists who got their start holding the bag with the drugs in it, at the airport – but I know he’s got a song out that was burning up Black People Twitter a few weeks ago, as if it was that damn Kush and Orange Juice mixtape. Word on the street was that Interscope might have to re-sign. I don’t if there was any truth to that, or if he just floated that rumor himself, to see if he could bring it to fruition through the power of positive thinking, via one of the wealth strategies laid out in Soulja Boy’s new book, Teenage Millionaire. If Lloyd Banks really does put out another album on a major label, I might have to float a rumor about myself having sex with the video ho Shakur.

What’s that dude Carl have that I don’t?

At any rate, I could see why Lloyd Banks would be in a position to benefit from a beef with Shyne. He’s got as much joementum as he’s ever had, and he’s about as desperate as he’s ever been. A beef with someone like Shyne, who’s such an easy target, who’s duped the TIs into spending so much money on him, would work wonders for getting his name in the paper. And it would spare 50 from working on his abs, or whatever it is he does, when he doesn’t have a big project in the pipeline, which seems more and more often these days. The old 50 would have been all over this – but that was back before he realized that he’d never be nearly as popular as he once was, even if you adjust for the recession, the decline in album sales and what have you. His last big beef was with Rawse, leading up to the release of Before I Self Destruct. Rawse has since put out a weed carriers album and is about to put out another album of his own. I wonder if Fiddy has even considered putting out another album.

If he ever wants to put out another album, he should consider conducting a campaign of hate against Shyne similar to his attacks on Rawse last year. Not that he has to, but it couldn’t possibly hurt his career, and who knows if there’s ever gonna be an opportunity for lulz this ripe ever again. This attempted resurrection of Shyne’s career has been arguably the saddest thing that’s ever happened in hip-hop. It’s possible that Fiddy could even outrap him at this point.

  • Worley

    “Or could it be that he was never any good in the first place?”

    That is the absolute truth of the matter. Shyne’s first album had about 3 hot joints at the most. 50 is probably going to let Shyne’s wack rhymes finish himself and LA Reid. No need to respond. Just let Shyne keep rapping.

  • A MONEY

    yeaa i havee 22 agree that shyne doesnt soundd tha samee but 22 say hiz 1st album iz whack iz an OUTRAGE.. i have my physical copy still.. WHY?? cuz itz suppa duppa CRACKK and i’ve herdd sum say it iz classic.. mayb itz juss BROOKLYN in mee but ima give shyne a chance and WAIT till i hear an album or mixtape or wuteva

    • Josj

      That’s 22 2s for ya’ll…

    • biggamike

      The only thing thats “suppa duppa CRACKK” is what you been puttin in that glass pipe of yours.

  • yoprince

    the second paragraph is the truth. it really must have been a NY thing. i always thought Shyne owed his career to Barrington Levy and hip-hop’s need to rebound from the abrupt breakup with BIG.

    and i thought the exact same thing when I heard that interview. This is 50′s chance… but then he’s prolly scared Shyne is pulling the old bait and switch.

  • sealsaa

    They’re both irrelevant(Shyne more so, but still). Not looking forward to this one at all. Shyne’s trash, and 50 couldn’t write a diss song to save his life(that “Officer Ricky” shit was wack, and you damn well know it), but you’ll get these stans on here with Whoo-kid-esque dedication that will tell you otherwise.

  • Sha

    Why are you continuing to discuss 50. He is done! There are no other words. If Shyne can be gone and come out of the bing and spit fire at dude, what does that tell you about what the streets are saying? And there isn’t a place more gully than Prison. He felt bold enough to take 50 because that’s what the vibe is on the street. Now lyrically? I can’t judge. 50 and Shyne both suck when it comes to holding it down against a Nas or Jay Electronica. But dead this dude. 50 is done.

  • Giantstepp

    Banks and Yayo are too eFFin old now to keep jumping at anyone that says anything about 50. Seven or 8 years ago, cool and you got a pass for that shit. But they should both be in a space/place in their “careers” where that ish is behind them. And Yayo is a shameless 50 dick rider! I understand that thats your man and all, and he held you (Yayo) down, but he is a grown ass man, let him defend himself. That shit is for the youngstas.

  • sealsaa

    I always thought Shyne would go at Diddy when he got out. Not only for letting him take the blame for the entire situation, but for lying about contacting him in prison. He’d have gotten more publicity that way.

  • Tafigga

    Proof read your sh!t dawg.

    Or get you Little Brother* to do it…

    {*see what I did there?}

  • The Decatur Dictator

    Shyne, 50, Lloyd Banks and almost every rapper in the rotten apple blows! Shyne has never sound any good, he had that one song with that Jamaican in the background (*see, I can’t even remember the title) and after that his songs we gabage…meanwhile, 50 got murked by “Game”, then Rawse, and Lloyd Banks got systematically drudged by “Game”. So what does that tell us?…..(the class is quietly waiting on the answer), New York Sucks!

  • The Decatur Dictator

    Oh Bol, you could have kept this post. Mondays always blows for you huh? XXL should have a “Monday Morning Blog” about how you have nothing to write about on Monday mornings….

  • The Decatur Dictator

    Oh Bol, you could have kept this post. Mondays always blows for you huh? XXL should have a “Monday Morning Blog” about how you have nothing to write about on Monday mornings….

    Geesh-This sucks, maybe I should go to Vibe.com.-nah.

    • onmyNYshit

      @Decatur Dicktaker

      WTF u smoikin? U need to focus on ur fuckin state, u only got like 4 rappers in atlanta that can actually rap shawty (tip, luda & kast, bigga). We rap up up here, u niggas dance okay damn bur burr okaay.

      • The Decatur Dictator

        ummm buddy, let’s live in the “hear and now”-true you “Ran” rap,hip hop..whatever, but NOW, you run nothing. Nothing is coming out of NY except…….um…..hmmm…I’m sorry, it escapes me at the moment. I give NY the props, you got good Pizza, you get a “frankfurter” from any corner stand in Manhattan and you can still catch the E train to Jamaica ave from the city, but that changes nothing when it comes to rap. NY sucks right now, FLAT OUT. It’s silent up there dude. At the very least the “A” is making moves, doing things in the industry even if some of the music is suspect (which it is…I can never get with Gucci Mane and OJ the wackman), but atleast we are putting the hustle down. You dudes are up there sleep.

      • THE Decatur Dictator

        ummm buddy, let’s live in the “hear and now”-true you “Ran” rap,hip hop..whatever, but NOW, you run nothing. Nothing is coming out of NY except…….um…..hmmm…I’m sorry, it escapes me at the moment. I give NY the props, you got good Pizza, you get a “frankfurter” from any corner stand in Manhattan and you can still catch the E train to Jamaica ave from the city, but that changes nothing when it comes to rap. NY sucks right now, FLAT OUT. It’s silent up there dude. At the very least the “A” is making moves, doing things in the industry even if some of the music is suspect (which it is…I can never get with Gucci Mane and OJ the wackman), but atleast we are putting the hustle down. You dudes are up there sleep.

        Oh, I will ignore your “Dicktaker” jab and chalk it up as to your ignorance. It’s not your fault, it’s your mother’s. Is she home?

        • El Tico Loco

          I’m pretty sure they making moves but somebody gotta support the moves first NY does a bad job in supporting non Jay Z rappers. In Atlanta the people support their artist no matter how much they may suck in fact the more they suck the more support they get.

        • schamsed

          A fucking men

  • latino heat

    Banks and Shyne both stand to benefit from this beef. neither one has been hot since 2004. even though i don’t care what anybody says Rotten Apple was fire to me. before all of you get all up in arms though keep in mind that is my opinion and i am entitled to it. but being that both of them are coming off of 5 – 6 years of obscurity to the main stream public how could this not benefit them?

  • The Decatur Dictator

    Re:”Latino Heat”- Because no one cares about those bums. If Banks and Shyne get into a beef or even 50 for that matter and do a mixtape diss or something, outside of the XXL loyalist, who is really going to care? Lloyd has no buzz man…Bol was incorrect in saying that, Lloyd is buzzing off of something but he ain’t got no buzz. Dude is gabage with those nursery rhymes.

    • Cam Jones

      You repping the ATL with rappers such as Gucci Mane, OJ the Juiceman and Souilja Boy and you wanna complain about Banks having nursery rhymes. Check your own hourse before you throw bricks at someone else my dude

      • The Decatur Dictator

        Now this fool wanna jump in huh? 1st off buddy, if you would have read my post response at the top where I said I don’t listen…matter fact here is the quote fool-and I quote- “At the very least the “A” is making moves, doing things in the industry even if some of the music is suspect (which it is…I can never get with Gucci Mane and OJ the wackman)” I don’t mention soulja boy because he’s not a rapper.So, I admit that they are garbage, BUT they are atleast make waves dude. No matter how suspect the music is, you can’t deny the movement down here. There is nothing going on there but the Holland Tunnel and Verrazano (sp) up outta there.

  • sleep

    Thing is Shyne put in years and 50 and Banks are some snitches. Even if he can’t rap anymore Shyne wins the streets. 50 stick to easy targets like Ja Rule and Rawse. If you jaywalked once your more credible than them.

  • geico lizard

    50 owes interscope one more album to complete his contract so he will wait until his album is ready to be released before he disses Shyne.

    • The Decatur Dictator

      Right, then he will get murked as always.

  • simmy

    The Decatur Dictator – Should be put to sleep. Obviously he knows nothing about Hip-Hop. Banks nursery rhymes? Get fuck out of here.

    If Banks rhymes are nursery, name another Lyrical Rapper putting out hot shit right now in Hip-hop? And don’t say no fab or jada, cuz banks use far more words and unpredictable than them.

  • The Decatur Dictator

    I will answer your question with Luda and Big Boi, T.I. (Stat Quo’s CD is dropping this summer but I will not include him until he proves something) but you have to name me one rapper from NY that’s doing something mane. Anything other than putting out mixtapes and talking about what they are gonna do. Gimmie one. Are you sticking with Lloyd?

  • The Decatur Dictator

    I’ll sic Game on Lloyd, I know you remember 300 bars right. Murdered ya boy, he ain’t been the same since. Here check this….
    You wanna rhyme like Lloyd Banks repeat after me
    I’m a G-Unit toy soldier
    On Sesame street doing voice overs
    Bi*ch azz ni$$a need a rhyme dictionary, to rehearse his lines
    Sound like Oscar the Grouch, with them nursery rhymes
    We was in the studio, when I first got signed
    He got stuck, he called 50 tryna borrow some lines
    That’s the wrong ni$$a, when you need help with your rhymes
    All he gon’ tell you is say G-Unit one more time
    Got mad cuz I ain’t wanna make your beef mine
    You got lucky with Ja, why you ain’t go at Shyne?
    He freestyled from the pen, that’s just the fact
    Said he’d put you with your mom, and you ain’t *ucked with that
    Then you lied about your pops, he ain’t never bust no cap
    Like Father, Like Son, go ask Busta that
    I knew from the beginning I couldn’t trust those cats

    Case closed. See ya.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=76798 pgh412

    i dont get why people say the eastcoast fell off bc they have always put out quality music yea the south they got some good artist but some of that music has no lyrical content at all its all just some bullshit you hear every day.

    “Everybody’s either crime-related or sexual”

  • pgh412

    if you really want to go that route by sayin new york sucks the lox would shit on 99.9% of the rappers in the south and im not hating thats just my opinion

    • The Decatur Dictator

      Clarify that statement by saying maybe “Jada” is a beast, he is…but not the Lox. T.I. would murk the whole eastcaost, Luda would rap rings around ya crew. Just the whole style and confidence of those two would murk ya boys…. When T.I. puts out an album, it’s a freaking event. It’s the Superbowl man, Game 7 of the NBA finals, everyone is dialed in. (Well almost everyone)-

  • The Decatur Dictator

    @ 9gh412:Everyone does not say that, I said that. NY has fell off, face facts. The quality and diverseness is missing. I love NY dude, I love going there, used to live there ( Jamaica Queens-199th & Murdock) but on the real, the Apple is losing ground. NY used to be the trail blazers, now NY are the reactors. Just react to whatever was just done. It’s all good though, I guess that’s the rap cycle. But Lloyd still sucks!

    • http://myspace.com/gunrugladiators mav

      i think you need to just shut up u r outnumbered…u have some valid point its easy to say ny fell off they do have absolutely no relevant new artists but ny ran shit last year only rawse wit his east coast style cracked the 5 hip hop sales 4 2009 jada and jay and fab was up there 50 was top 10 too as a
      matter of fact i think flo-ridas wack ass was the only other southern artist up there so yo argument is a little uninformed south is on the decline you see all that dance craze shit died down yall on yall way out but ny wont take shit back over midwest or west coast is gon do it i hope its midwest personally we got some of the best rappers myself included of course but yeah all the south got left is tip and wayne as far as record sales go most of these new sothern artist that r comin out and gonna go nowhere near gold so who gives a shit the flood of southern garbage cheapened hip hop and its a large part of declinin sales too

      • Justice4All

        Learn to spell dude, go back to school or something. I agree, NY is wack and Rawse does not have a “Eastcoast” Flo. Jada and Fab were small dots on the radar man, just face it, NY is not putting out strong artist.

        • http://myspace.com mav

          r u talkin to me? what did i misspell u fuckin idiot i missed a u on southern once and said declinin but i dont talk like a white boy so that was intentional u r so stupid how the fuck ross aint gotta east coast flow he tryna be the southern biggie if jada and fab were small dots on the radar then that means almost everybody else in the rap game was an even smaller dot u dummy ive been to college by the way since u care so much about my schooling and spelling instead of actually focusing on what i said….and i said new york has zero new artists who r relevant the question now is can u read or not?

        • The Decatur Dictator

          I love it!! You Rock!!!

  • Axeo

    I gotta say it terms of consistantcy and quality as of lately Raekwon is on his shit, im surprized no one has mention him yet.OBFCL 2 was one of if not the best hip-hop album of 2009.

    @The Decatur. Can’t deny the south is doing their thing.I think the east needs to be like the west and go underground. Stop trying to make a no.1 hit and copy what got made a week a month ago.Go in the underground and do shows build a strong following of loyal key word loyal fans.Look at jay rock and nipsy hu$$le. it not like they just out of nowhere got on the cover of XXL. They did their grind and paid dues. NY needs to go back to its roots. Straight up lyrics hot beats and not 2 singles with a bunch of filler.

  • q461

    the problem is Shyne came back out and the immediate buzz on him rght now is how wack he sounds and what a disappointment. 50 is off doing other things, but Banks is on the comeback trail with Beamers, Benz or Bentley. 50 baited Jay with Beans and got nowhere cause Hov doesnt beef anymore. Maybe 50 can learn from that, Shyne ain’t worth his time. He used to be hot, but just let him drop a few more freestyles/singles and you’ll see, he’ll ether himself. Would have been better off dissing Diddy, neithier of em can rap.

  • Mutada Mullah Atari

    Boy Wonder? Yea we wonder when he’ll make a song worth keeping on my Ipod for longer than 24 hours I’ve said it time and time again Banks can not pick a hot beat to save his life, his voice has not changed since the year 2000 and his hooks border on 50 Cent cloneage. Pound for pound and most important to me…song for song I’d take a Yayo song over Banks any day. Does cookie monster have punches? Of course he does but so does JR Writer, Hell Rell, and a million and one other NY rappers. Does he make solid songs that have replay value? Fuck no. Who the fuck is still banging rotten apple or any of those shits? No one I know has that shit in the wip, I’d MUCH RATHER listen to HIS FATHER.. Yes HIS FATHER Fabolous whose songs, lyrics and flow are far superior to Banks. Beamer and Benzes or what ever the fuck that song is asshole leaking

  • mav

    yeah fab killed that beamer benz track too
    i gotta verse for yall though:
    on to the next one freestyle-
    smoke one blunt
    then its on to the next one/
    got me bout 2 choke
    too much smoke in my left lung/
    all my lines shine
    like the chrome on a fresh gun/
    niggas tryna clone
    should be known as stepson/
    every flow a rhyme massacre
    the prime challenger/
    on that futuristic shit
    like a time traveler /
    ghetto governor will puzzle ya
    the mind scatterer/
    run wit husslas aint one of em
    who like tattlers/
    got great grams
    at least a hundred is fair/
    cuz the crack whiter
    than the people under the stairs/
    24/7 cheefa
    keepa blunt in the air
    on to the the next scene
    my team is comin thru here
    im a hydro passer
    i hit big piff spliffs
    so gifted
    im on ya christmas wish list
    roll wit the trappers
    on that get rich quick shit
    right after
    my clique flip this zip its…
    on to the next one

  • Anonymous

    “I hope this was more of a matter of Lloyd Banks just happening to be at a radio station than it is Fiddy trying to sic Lloyd Banks on Shyne, Pokemon-style.”

    ^^^ Rolling on a carpet full of tacks, laughing my ass off.

  • T Money

    “I hope this was more of a matter of Lloyd Banks just happening to be at a radio station than it is Fiddy trying to sic Lloyd Banks on Shyne, Pokemon-style.”

    ^^^ Rolling on a carpet full of tacks, laughing my ass off.

  • New York Stay Losing

    2 much West coast *ick-lickin, and 2 many ni$$az on a mission
    Doin your best Jay-Z rendition
    2 many rough mother*uckers, I got my suspicions
    that you’re just a fish in a pool of sharks ni$$a, listen
    2 many !itches wanna be ladies, so if you a hoe
    I’ma call you a hoe, 2 many !itches are shady
    2 many ladies give these ni$$az 2 many chances
    2 many brothers wannabe lovers don’t know what romance is
    2 many !itches stuck up from 2 many sexual advances
    No question; Jay-Z got 2 many answers
    I been around this block, 2 many times
    Rocked, 2 many rhymes, cocked, 2 many nines, 2
    2 all my brothers it ain’t 2 late 2 come 2gether
    Cause 2 much black and 2 much love, equal forever
    I don’t follow any guidelines cause 2 many ni$$az ride mine
    so I change styles every 2 rhymes, hah, what the *uck
    That’s 22 too’s for y’all mother*uckers out there, yaknahmean?

  • RudNare

    “…Gorilla Black, who at least kinda looked the part.”

    “…to see if he could bring it to fruition through the power of positive thinking, via one of the wealth strategies laid out in Soulja Boy’s new book, Teenage Millionaire.”

    “If Lloyd Banks really does put out another album on a major label, I might have to float a rumor about myself having sex with the video ho Shakur.”

    HaHaHaHaHa…*out-of-breath* But on the Kiss issue though,he’s Top 5 dead or alive, no shit! :)

  • Anonymous

    so much haters

  • Anonymous

    G-Unit is comn back hater then yall gne start dickridn

  • Belizeansweety

    Shyne has been through alot and I’m quite sure has a lot to say at this point. I love his work.I wish him the best of luck and success with his carrier. I can’t wait until his next album comes out.

  • Anonymous

    Stop riding fifty’s dick. Fifty is a bitch ass nigga!

  • rollmodel88

    Shyne is ass, he had 2-3 “good” tracks. lets be serious for a second. 50′s by far “done”, and Bank$ is killing it right now. I honestly think some of you write down your opinion with out even listening to any of their music. HFM2 will be sick, V5 was crack, 4-30-09 scortched speakers, and corner cold was rap terrorism. c’mon son with all of that “shyne hot, hes from brooklyn” bullshit.