XXcLusive: Rick Ross Responds To iTunes Sales Battle With Lloyd Banks, “Well, I Don’t Know Anyone Who Buys It”

With Lloyd Banks’ diss track “Officer Rickey” charting above his lead single “Magnificent” on the iTunes Top Songs Chart last week, Rick Ross spoke to XXLMag.com on Monday night (March 23) to discuss his lukewarm sales reception, despite the glowing reviews for his upcoming album, Deeper Than Rap, at a recent listening party.

“I don’t really go by iTunes,” said Ross, dismissing the value of the retailers figures, though it tracks purchases as opposed to just spins. ”They just can’t really judge the streets—you gotta judge a combination.”

Of Banks’ relative success, Ross countered, “Well, I don’t know anyone who buys it,” adding, “My record is a Top 10 record on Billboard” — a reference to “Magnificent” holding down the #9 spot on Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart.

The news of Ross’ struggling sales seemed to compound his problems, coming on the heels of rival 50 Cent releasing the now-infamous sex clip starring the mother of one of Ross’ children. In discussing the video, the Miami rapper hit back, “I don’t think they should release another Lloyd Banks gay tape.”

Although the “gay tape” in question stars adult actor Brian Pumper, who bears a striking resemblance to the G-Unit rapper, Ross went on to say, “Google it when you get time. I know if you like me, you don’t watch gay tapes. Millions of people wanted to confirm it with him and that’s what they’ve done.”

“Other than that,” Ross added, “I’m focusing on the people that’s focusing on the music. If you watching the business, you can work for me. And don’t argue about working for free—maybe I can pay you one day. I make music for the fans.”

Deeper Than Rap is scheduled for release on April 21st. – Devin Chanda

Stay tuned for more from Ross as he will be gracing the cover of the upcoming XXL magazine, hitting newsstands on April 7th.

  • og bobby j

    lloyd banks gay tape- fake
    your wifey getting ramrod’d for reala – pure

    fail

    • G-UNOT KILLA

      Ole Gay Booy J,

      Shut the fucc up! 50 Pays the Grape St, Duce 9 Allie, Kelly Park, Avalon, Spooktown, & Fronthood Crips to watch his ass out here and I’ll promise I’ll have ur head boy! Banks is a OG. Who the fucc u think had OG Mac on the run in the Bronx yrs ago?

      • og bobby j

        your mother forget your to give you your meds today?

        Your gayer than a pink tasnktop on your father….ease off my dick flunkie…

        • JCITYHUSTLA617

          WTF THIS AINT OFFICER RICKY LOCKIN UP CHOPPER SUIT FOR JAYWALKIN

      • DETROIT

        “Ole Gay Booy J,”

        LOL…PRICELESS!

    • JAY STONE

      Go whitey LOL.
      Get g-unit dildo out of your ass no homo

    • mo

      50 cent is the mc gusto and the vanilla ice of this rap shit combined nigga…and throw in some ja rule for all the singing that bitch does now

  • JORDAN

    lloyd banks gay tape- fake
    your wifey getting ramrod’d for reala – pure

    fail

    CO-SIGN BOBBY J. ROSS IS A FOOL.

  • nwa

    I like Ross music, but dude is corny and gets no respect as a person. Ross is Mc Gusto!!
    How u gonna promote a lifestyle you not only didnt live, BUT YOU LIVED THE EXACT OPPOSITE?!!??
    You name yourself after a kingpin, but you workd for LAW ENFORCEMENT?? That shit is extremely ironic.
    You cant even get a job like that if you got criminal history, lol. And if he was crooked, they would eventually bring up charges, cause law enforcement and the niggas in jail would love to snitch on him.
    Imagine if Jeezy used to be a highway patrolman…Beanie Sigel used to be a Parole officer, wtf. Ross’s best move is to STOP thinking he’s a g, and make more of “here i am” and “magnificent” type songs.

    • mo

      Ross was a c.o. at 18 yrs old for one year, dude is 32 now, how do you know what he was doing in the meantime?

  • whats CraCCin

    lol officer down officer down its a loss ross

  • FLOSS

    Officer Ross catches another L maybe Def Jam was right in puttin a Gag on this dude , everytime he talks he diggin himself another hole. Dude says all we go buy is the streets well i bet it aint commercial shoppers buying diss records on itunes nigga, is a bunch of mutha fuckas who see you gettin ya ass exposed. This is worse than what 50 did to Ja this dude 50 makin it extra personal and this is what you come back with homes, billboard spots ????

    Yo tell the Pig, to go see the Wizard and ask for some fuckin guts.

  • DADE COUNTY 305

    Ross is so fake. He’s watching the GAY shit! This fat fuck trying to fall back now that a fuckin mixtape song out selling his shit. Trick Daddy is Mr. 305!!!! Ross,,, we DONT believe U!!!!

  • ASHEM48

    officer down (watch your girls rickyyyyyyyy)

  • drox

    what the fuck this man b talkin bout??? someone plz tell him he aint makin sense and he should jus quit tryin 2 respond 2 50 or anything related to that matter. what streets he be represeting??? I live in tampa and I aint heard a ross show/concert since I’m hustlin was the national anthem once upon a friday….

  • axl rain

    ross jack himself watchin gay tape with guy lookin like lloyd banks

  • markusss

    we don t believe u , u need more people

  • focus 187

    and the winner is………….50 cent and g-unit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ross is a fool

    ross carreer is over.

  • untouchablepuertorocNYC

    EXCLUSIVE:

    50 Cent will release video footage of 34 inmates that recieved “TICKET” by Corrections Officer Rick Ross…for those of you that are not aware of a “TICKET”, a ticket is when a Corrections Officers brings you up on jail infractions!

    Is this how a real G moves? And he’s always talking about G-unit being gay, but this dude was a correction officer!!!! He was strip searching men and have them squat and spread ass cheeks! That’s some straight suspect shit!

    • mo

      Not as bad as Boo Boo getting butt raped at that youth prison camp he was sent to as a teen. Does a g move by putting restraining orders on other rap niggas like 50 did? It’s murda!

  • Foothill Will

    Ross can’t keep brushin hits off like that, he needs to leave cuz 50 is fuckin up ross’s life and ross tries to make it look like it don’t affect him but i bet ross was cryin n shit when he seen brooke n dat flick, he prolly was kissin on her when she was done, xxl needs to stop kissin rickys ass n let him go, eminem shoulda been the may issued, or the three headed monster together ya digg, hoodee hoo!!!

    • El Tico Loco

      You right man,
      Em, 50 and Dre never get to be on XXL covers, never! They always got Cam, and Rick Ross while Lil Wayne, T.I. and the 3 headed monster never get their shine on this magazine. You should boycott breathin for that one. FOH

  • m tizzy

    This dude still talkin bout that “Banks” tape….That shit has been disproved homey..Even xxl had to put a side par dismissing it.

    Your record might be getting spins but Banks is selling…..

    I live 30 ins outta miami and have only heard his single on the radio once….

  • http://www.xxlmag.com southboy

    THIS IS HOW YOU KNOW YOU CAREER IS OVER WHEN A LEAKED DISS TRACKS OUTSELLS YOUR ALBUM SINGLE. THIS IS JUST HORRIBLE. THE WHOLE NEW YORK IS NOT GOING TO BUY ROSS ALBUM, ESPECIALLY HOW HE TRIED TO FRONT LIKE HE GOT A PASS IN THE BRONX. LOL. THIS FAT ASS DUDE JUST MADE THE BOOTLEGGERS ALOT OF MONEY, CAUSE I DONT KNOW ONE PERSON THATS BUYING THE ALBUM.

    • illdc.88

      Yeah, no ones buying Ross’s album, but you think there gonna buy 50′s? Lol fuck outta here, how the fuck you gonna talk about albums selling in New York and you’re calling yoursef southboy… You don’t know shit, I actually know WAY more people that are coppin’ Ross’s album than 50′s. Seems like people are more concerned with artists looks than the actual music they make these days… it’s not a beauty contest fuckin’ faggots.

  • polo brown

    I live in Miami and I wanted Ross to win cuzz I dont like 50cent,but even I see defeat 4 him..50 comes out with all this stuff and all Ross could say is he’s a monkey..Ross cant battle I see that now and he lies about everything..Maybe he’s rap career is over the fans will let us know when his album comes out.And like the dude said the more he talks the the deeper the hole..

  • untouchpuertorocNYC

    EXCLUSIVE:

    There are rumors circulating 50 Cent will release video footage of 34 inmates who were housed in a jail unit where Officer Rick Ross use to work as a corrections Officer…these inmates recieved “TICKETS” by Corrections Officer Rick Ross…for those of you that are not aware of a “TICKET”, a ticket is when a Corrections Officers brings an imate up on jail infractions! They will show you physical copies of these infractions slips w/Officer Rick Ross’s name signed to it.

    Is this how a real G moves? And he’s always talking about G-unit being gay, but this dude was a correction officer!!!! He was strip searching men and having them squat and spreading their cheeks! That’s some straight suspect stuff!

  • RWord

    Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson

    1. Stole Name from real 50 cent

    2.Raps about Guns, Killing & Robbery things the Real 50 cent actually did.

    3. Got shot 3 times lied and said it was 9 (respect the shooter, not the victim)

    4. Has threaten almost every artist life in new york but yet every single one of them are very much alive & breathing (Not even so much as a scratch on them)

    5. was stabbed by black child of murder inc but yet has not retaliated to this day smh!

    6. Ran with his real muscle from southside bangem smurf who gave 50 credibility in the streets but shitted on him once he turned rich. (let’s not even speak on how them SBG boys threw chairs at 50 (google it) while he was on stage and where was the guns or shooters 50 pays for? why weren’t they green lighted to wait out side for them dudes?

    7. Why is 50 of all people talking about Ross Baby mother while his own was getting her back blown out by her new boyfriend in the house 50 pay’s for? top it off she asked for more money and the house mysteriously burns down? f.o.h.

    8. why was young Buck the only real stand up nigga to defend Dr. Dre at the Vibe awards and take the Knife Charge but yet made to look like he Soft due to a taped Phone Convo by 50 which is someone he thought to be his brother.

    Anwser some of those questions and statements before you fix your fingers to type about Who’s real or fake.

    • DETROIT

      what does that have to do with this nigga not makin any waves with his new single? he said that this was gonna be “history”, and he’s gettin out sold by lloyd banks!

      also, dude is delusional…you can say what you want, but at least 50 was actually from the streets. most of the shit that you listed was street shit…can you do the same for rick ross? who was his muscle? what hood is he from? 50 was beefin wit one of the biggest gangsters in the history of his hood, how are you tryin to act like he was some kind of soft nigga? bangem smurf be doin skid bids…that nigga is a shooter, not a killer! 50 couldn’t survive off the strength of him alone… the fact that you think he can says alot about where you’re from!

      but at the end of the day, no one has said that 50 is a stand up guy, or the toughest nigga alive. BUT HE IS FROM THE STREETS….WHICH IS MORE THAN WE CAN SAY FOR OFFICER ROSS!

      also, 50 don’t rap all that fake ass bird talk either….quit foolin yourself!

    • dutch

      50 is real,like it or not. he gotten shot more than 3 times he showed the bullet wounds on his face,his hand and both of his legs then he said the rest hit him on his upper legs and shit.what you want him to do take his pants off and show you?gay shit. 50 real cuz he did bidness wit supreme and idk why niggaz said he snitched on him cuz preme wanted 50 to testify for him so… and even if he did get shot 3 times,thats 3 times more than officer ricky.Dick False(rick ross)is fake,he’s been exposed and he’s gon flop.

      • RWord

        @ DETROIT & dutch

        You guys are right, a dude got shot three time and according to you we should respect the man you got shot and not the one who shot him (who is still alive in NY in the club).

        What was i thinking?!?! It all make sense now, to be a 50cent fan, you have to:

        1. Post article lying about lloyd bank diss track sells (since anyone can see if you llok at iTunes RIGHT NOW, Ross single is MUCH HIGHER the banks song). Open iTunes right now if you doubt me.

        2. Think being shot instead of shooting is cool.

        3. Consider exposing your boys in your crew as cool even after they physical ride and defense you (Vibe award w/ Dre)

        4. Think wearing wigs and hold dildos are cool and funny for a “gangsta” to do

        It all make sense now! Man, the streetz had it ALL wrong.

        • DETROIT

          “but at the end of the day, no one has said that 50 is a stand up guy, or the toughest nigga alive. BUT HE IS FROM THE STREETS….WHICH IS MORE THAN WE CAN SAY FOR OFFICER ROSS!”

          CAN YOU READ NIGGA!

        • RWord

          Yes, i can read. that statement is clear. It cool to be shot INSTEAD of shooting. I get it.

  • xlDude

    man, if this is bias. EVERYONE, please look at iTunes right NOW, Ross single ranks MUCH HIGHER the Lloyd Banks diss track. This article is WRONG! Why didnt Devin Chanda mention that?!?!

  • keith

    C.O. RICKY ROSS DID A SHOW IN ALABAMA WITH T.I. AND WHEN T.I. LEFT THE STAGE, C.O. RICKY ROSS CAME ON, AND A SHOW-OUT SHOW CLEAR THE FUCK OUT WHEN C.O. RICKY ROSS GOT ON! GO BACK TO CORRECTIONS C.O. RICKY ROSS!!!

  • RedBallz

    man, if this is bias. EVERYONE, please look at iTunes right NOW, Ross single ranks MUCH HIGHER the Lloyd Banks diss track. This article is WRONG! Why didnt Devin Chanda mention that?!?!

  • yaBoy.

    Everyone, go to iTunes right now. Ross single RANKS much HIGHER than Banks diss track by 10. Is it me, but isn’t xxlmag riding 50cent dick?

  • RWord

    I’m a fagget

    • RWord

      LOL….and DETROIT suck my dick every night.

      @ DETROIT
      You know your internship at thisis50.com is unpaid internship right? You dont get pay to post comment using my name and stuff.

      BTW, thisis50.com sucks!

  • ReByd

    i love xxlmag

  • http://XXL GSIDE

    Do this dude know were laughing at him not with him . Man 50 done fuck his world up and he don’t know it’s just like with Game he got to talking about 50 all the time and he suffer from it but the difference from game and ross is waaaaaaay more faker than game and game’s a fake motherfucker . Than ross want’s to go toe to toe with a motherfucker who came in the game destroy rapper careers and been doing it consistently Dum move ross fat ass can’t bounce back from that he was already a dead man walking !

  • IndyKid

    This dude sounds like a little kid on a playground that just got beat up. He’s trying to play stupid like if he doesn’t know about it then it’s not true. “itunes what? who’s itunes? I don’t know anybody that uses the #1 music distributor ever. It definitely doesn’t exist.” I used to like him but he’s just an idiot now. I guess 50′s plan is working…

    Indy

  • Tariq

    I can see the THISIS50. interns and dickriders have arrived. Let me continue on.

    • DETROIT

      what up my nig:

      so you’re still ridin wit ross? can you admit that ross has no savy? everything that he says is a lie! and he sounds so stupid when he’s lying… a banks sex tape?
      come on man, is that the best he can do? YOU GOTTA ADMIT THAT THIS DUDE IS A CLOWN, BEEF WIT 50 ASIDE, ROSS IS A DUMB NIGGA. that nigga went to war with 50, and didn’t even have a game plan…lol!

  • d.c.

    officer ricky went plat. on his first single and that it. he stole the name of a true gangsta and called the person a rat. everytime the officer do a interview his lying or beat around the bush check the facts before you start to type.

  • cadillac

    I really dont get into the beef thing but this one (like Ja Rule) is totally one sided. In other words 50 has proven his case about Rick Ross. No matter if you like 50 or not, he has exposed facts about Rick Ross being a C.O., and he has his baby momma on tape doin what she does best, while he has footage with the other baby mama and himself shopping together.

    This Rick Ross cat does not rep MIA as far as I’m concerned. The real MIA cats aint former C.O.’s.

    Much love to Uncle Luke and Trick Daddy! Real MIA G’s!!

  • valdez

    i just wanna say that i am absolutely amazed at how many ppl on here are dickriding 50.

    this is exactly whats wrong with hip hop. everyone is soooooooooo impressed with all these bullshit antics 50 has pulled.

    let me also say that i am in no way a 50 hater. i could honestly care less about either of these motherfuckers cause at the end of the day, they both rich and we all just on here typing about these niggas like some damn idiots.

    that being said, i thought it was supposed to be all about the music. all that other shit is just a DISTRACTION FROM WHAT REALLY MATTERS, WHICH IS THE MUSIC.

    regardless of the fact that ross was a CO, HE MAKES WAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY BETTER MUSIC THAN 50, PERIOD… END OF STORY!!!

    • DETROIT

      they both have 3 albums….ross CANNOT go song for song with 50, real talk. i’m not a 50 fan either, but let’s be real here! MANY MEN > ROSS CARRER!

      • VALDEZ

        we all know that “get rich…” was an absolute classic. and the massacre was a pretty good follow up. but how long does 50 get a pass for those albums?? how many years ago was many men?? what the fuck has 50 done recently??

        face it, as far as good music 50 is finished and gunit is finished.

        ross on the other hand is making great songs, which is what i thought hip hop was supposed to be about.

        ross is abviously a liar, but he makes good songs…

        maybach music, cigar music, mafia music, magnificent are all great songs imo.

        50 can’t compete musically anymore so he does all the sex tape and take bm’s shopping bullshit.

        but real talk, at the end of the day fuck ross AND 50, for real.

        • DETROIT

          “ross on the other hand is making great songs, which is what i thought hip hop was supposed to be about.”

          YOU USE THE WORD GREAT VERY LOOSELY! if magnificent is great, how would you rank “the world is yours” by nas, for example?

          I like maybach music, simply because it shows the difference between jay, a real emcee, and ross!

          ” maybach music, cigar music, mafia music, magnificent are all great songs imo.”

          ALL OF THESE SONGS ARE THE SAME…THE TITLES ARE EVEN SIMILAR!

          at the end of the day, you can’t compare ross’ album cuts to 50′s shit, cuz we haven’t heard it yet! but ross is one of the most basic rappers in the game.

          50 is wack too, but at least he’s not a fat, lying lame.

        • DETROIT

          “we all know that “get rich…” was an absolute classic. and the massacre was a pretty good follow up. but how long does 50 get a pass for those albums?? how many years ago was many men?? what the fuck has 50 done recently??”

          saying that is like saying, “i know jordan has six rings, but take that away and kobe is waaaay better!”

  • Tariq

    Detroit:

    What’s Good family. It’s been a minute. I hope that all is well.

    I never rode with ross although I like what he has dropped lately. I just can’t believe the 50 elevation in here. I figure that he must have sent his interns to this blog. 50 is wak. However after I read this thread and I had to check my calendar to make sure that it is 2009 and not 2003.

    I can understand the Ross hate but like Buck I am confused about the 50 love. 50 is doo-doo but dudes are repping him like he is the goat. Like Buck said “A Nigga get confused” lol.

  • Tariq

    Co sign Valdez

    Even if Ross wasn’t a CO I think you would still have most of the people on here riding with 50. XXLmag.com is clearly a pro 50 site.

  • OFFICER RICKY!!!!!

    WELL NOW DAT PIGGY ROSS IS GOING DOWN DA DRAIN LIKE DA SKUM DAT HE IS . I WONDER WHOS NEXT?…OH YEA ITS WEEZY “F”AGGOT BAAABY.

    DAT LIL COWARD ASS MIDGET BETTER LIST TO PIMP C. DATS WHAT LIL WEENIE KNOWS BEST. RUN FROM 50 LIKE U RAN FROM 40 GLOCC U PUSSY ASS HOMO.

  • corlione39

    DAMM I THINK 2 QUARTERZ GOT HIM HE 8NT TALKN TUFF NO MO!!! N IF HE TALK BOOT MAKN MUZICC 4 THA PEOPLE N WORKN 4 HIM 4 FREE THEN NAPPY BEARDED NICCUH HOW BOOT U DONATE ALL THA MUNEY 2 CHARTIEZ OR UR COMMUNITY TALKN ALL THAT NOIZE!!!

  • Biggz

    HAHAHAHAHA, HATE IS THE NEW LOVE LOL HOW THE HELL SOME OF YALL DISMISSING 50 LIKE HE AINT ISHHHHH, WHEN HIS OLD ALBUM SOLD 691K FIRST WEEK AND 7 MILLS WORLDWIDE TILL DATE

    “Curtis sold approximately 691,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, which was the fourth highest sales week for an album in 2007[16] (originally topping Linkin Park’s Minutes to Midnight which sold 625,000, but later being outsold by the Eagle’s Long Road Out of Eden, which moved 711,000 units[17] and later Alicia Keys’ As I Am bringing in 742,000 copies[18]). However, Curtis brought in the lowest first week sales of 50 Cent’s career, with Get Rich or Die Tryin’ selling 872,000[19] and The Massacre moving 1.1 million copies.[20] [21]As of feburary 17th, Curtis goes on to sell 7 million copies worlwide.”

    HERES THE LINK:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtis_(50_Cent_album)

    SO THE ARGUMENT THAT 50 GOT INTERNS OM HERE WRITING COMMENTS FAVORING HIM IS ABSURD!

    SO YALL DONT THINK OUT OF 7 MILLION THE MAN DOESNT HAVE 30 FANS TO LEAVE COMMENT ON XXL WOW.

    I LIVE IN AVENTURA WHICH IS UMMMMMMM A MIAMI SUBURB AND THE ONLY DUDE SPINNING ROSS IS KHALED AND THE GARBAGE STATION HE WORKS FOR 99 JAMZ AFTER THAT HE PROBABLY GET 5 SPINS TOTAL THE WHOLE WEEK FROM THE OTHER STATIONS, SO THERES A POSSIBILITY OFFICER DOWN IS WHOOPING THAT ASS ON ITUNES AND YALL LOVE THE WAY HES DISMISSING ITUNES LOL I WISH HE WAS AS BIG AS 50 CAUSE ITUNES WOULD BOYCOTT HIS ASS

    “I don’t really go by iTunes,” said Ross, dismissing the value of the retailers figures, though it tracks purchases as opposed to just spins. ”They just can’t really judge the streets”

    WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT?

    IM A GUNIT FAN AND DIDNT GET OFFICER DOW CAUSE I DOWNLOADED IT FOR FREE ON THISIS50 ON THE DAY IT DROPPED BUT WITH ROSS COMMENT, IM GONNA GET THAT SHIT NOW CAUSE I WANT DUDE TO COMMIT SUICIDE!

    • valdez

      ummmm, is this about sales or quality music??

      • DETROIT

        ummmmm….i think he’s just illustrating that 50 still has a shit load of fans who assumably like his music, since they bought it and all!

  • Juzzy

    Shut Ur Bloodclot Mouth isnt a dope song? And its not even finished….

  • Ses

    Once them album sales arent lookin to good, he’s gonna wish he knew what itunes was!!!

  • http://XXL GSIDE

    Yo I got a question for you hiphop head that relevant to this 50 shit and him putting out some say bad music . Since I’ve been listening to rap and that’s been since “84 fheshfest shit yall youngster don’t know naw about that any way. But since that time I have not seen an Emceee stay on top past three records I don’t care who it’s been from Run DMC to BIG DADDY KANE RAKIM MC HAMMER JAY-Z NAS SCAREFACE NELLY FRESH PRINCE they all fall off the main thing is to make your mark it’s ,cause it’s how your going to be rember. Historically 50 in the mind set of the great’s ross more like Kwamzaa . So how long does the M.c. king last the answer not that long shit I thought Rakim would be the man forever but he fell off. 50 will not be rember as a snitch but ross will be rember as a clown .

    • DETROIT

      THAT’S REAL SHIT MY NIG! i always say that there are only 3 artists that put out 3 bangers in a row….NAS (illmatic, it was written, i am), LL (radio, bad, walking with panther), and spice 1 (spice 1, 187 he wrote, amerikkkas nightmare)

  • dark vanilla

    tariq is Valdez….

    and we speaking on llyod banks… not 50…

    this dude really think 50 is fanless.. like curtis didn’t sale 2 milli…

  • K.ola

    why do cats think because they hate 50 we all are suppose to hate him???

    you can tell the followers from the leaders…

  • Tariq

    Dark Vanilla:

    How lame is that? Do you have a GED. If two people have agreement about a subject then they must be the same person. Are you a special ed person with down symdrome?

    I gues all the other anti- ross people on this thread is you, you ignorant mothafucka you! Get a GED, you helmet wearing NIGGA!

    • valdez

      hey tariq, i am u!!!

      HAHAHAHAHAHA!

      • valdez

        lmmfao @ “helmet wearing.” vanilla rocking the leather helmet!

        LOL!

  • Tariq

    K.Ola

    It is not about hating 50 but the 50 dickriding on here is a bit much, don’t you think. Look at the Wigger, Dark Vanilla and his Dick Riding.

    50 had his run and it is over. This is why i can’t understand all the dickriding in here. I think these dudes are interns from thisis50.com.

    • LB

      Yea, I think most of these cats are all sittin in the same room or, are part of the same organization.

  • apollo

    I read allot of what u guys have 2 say and I respect all of ya..but that boy gunot killa is wack and annoying sorry mane ..when u said banks is an og.that’s when I lost all respect for you man…banks ain’t an og he really hasn’t done shit 2 prove that he is 50 backing him up..does that make him an g??? If that’s the case I listin to snoop so now I’m an g…right?? Think bout it

  • E-Dolaz

    its like theres only 2 type of people in this world 50 haters and 50 dick ryders lol… me myself thinks 50 is iight i mean hes pretty wack but i do respect dudes hustle and you have to admit fif is street i mean just look at dukes background… anyway one things for sure Banks>Ross and Ross career is about over & lmao at a nigga actin like he neva of itunes thats like wen they asked him y he took the real ricky ross’ name & he said he neva heard of him lol

  • $ykotic

    How you don’t know about iTunes? Come on homey.

    Ain’t that how you getting royalties?

    You went to a gunfight with sandpaper.

  • datboyfrank

    north miami stand up!! 50 cent doesnt matter in miami. real recognize real. 50 cent doesnt shoot anybody like he raps about. he’s an industry nigga now. this nigga got too much money to do anything in the streets.he should be rapping about all the moves he’s making in hollywood. he’s an actor now. and real niggas dont record their homeboys on the phone. how come nobody talks about the lost that 50 took from game with his g-unot movement. 50 cent soft. in miami we respect the shooter not the victim. r.i.p. g-unit.

    • http://XXL GSIDE

      But a Boss would record his worker man it’s alot fake nigga’s on the web . Buck and 50 ain’t friends grow up it’s strictly business plus you here all this south love when it come’s to buck I like his music to but all those record label’s down there nobody fuck with him before 50 and don’t say baby cause we never would have herald of him if not for 50. That shooter shit you talking you need to shut the fuck up and that real anybody can be the shooter and anybody can get shoot . They had a story a couple a month’s ago about a 9 year old shooting his dad . IT’s easy to tell your a broke cat and always been around broke cats a ain’t never been to miami but I bet $5000.00 will get you killed probably your whole fam , you know who got 50 and you know who he get to be the shooter that 9 yr old. Man were I’m from my mom’s would do the hit for the right price and the wrong reason .p.s. don’t make know more dum ass post

  • RWord

    Oh by the way, DETROIT works for thisis50.com. Just in case you didnt know.

  • RWord

    Oh, the xxlmag.com SUCKS ass for lying to the public.

  • RWord

    oh, x x l m a g suck ass for lying to public.

    • DETROIT

      what about rick ross lying to the public! go look at the billboard top 100 rap songs….magnificent is #20…not #9…LOL!

      • RWord

        @ DETROIT

        read this carefully:

        suck

        my

        dick

        or go jerk off at thisis50.com

        only two choices.

  • Feevaleo

    It has nothing to do with Ross vs. 50…it has to do with FRONTIN’!!Period. This is hip hop..niggaz aint supposed to be faking or conforming to what they THINK is poppin..Ross knows being a CO kills his credibility and his music content..pretty much an “ether” on his career. 50 has nothing to do with that. Ross dug that hole for himself! Anybody that feels any different is a F’n clown, who probably be on the same bluffin shit in their daily lives..

    • JORDAN

      couldnt have put it better myself.

  • El Tico Loco

    Both 50 and Ricky are garbage, Ricky just picks better beats to disguise his lyrical shortcomings, and 50 is good at makin himself look superior at someone else’s expense (I guess). Is all smoke and mirrors on both sides so the 50 dickriders are caught up and so are the Ricky dickriders are too. Real cats see thru them.

  • ejae

    deeper than rap hits it right on the title. what has the game become of. officer ricky name his self after a real gangster. and the other rapper freeway has to share there rap alter ego with this nigga -damn- see look all you niggas got to be on your toes cause this is real hip hop see what niggas don’t understand is BE YOUR SELF dont potray your self as a super gangster and your really a nick a dime hustler or a 9 to 5 er the lane is so wide open right now in hip hop be your self it sells also check your background if you do decide to be super gangster make sure that ur in the trap 24-7 hagin around with nuttin but nigga’s doin the (roman move)you know how the roman army got down to be the ah la scarface really!

  • ejae

    hip hop 101: summer jam ny

    every rapper should know this all this is form summer jam jay-z and 50, nas, mobb deep this is hip hop in rare forum call a nigga out on his background

    summary: if you think your the biggest boss thus far remeber someone knows somthin fuck up about you and the right price it wll kill you

    i luv hip hop

  • Truth

    YALL NIGGAS KEEP BRINGIN UP OFFICER ROSS OFFICER ROSS THE NIGGA WAS 19 AND HAD DA JOB FOR 2 YEARS WHICH MAKES HIM 21 THE NIGGA 33 NOW THAT SHIT OLD NEWS ON TOP OF THAT IF HE SO FAKE WHERE ALL THE FLORIDA RAPPERS AT IF HE FAKE THEY WOULD BE CALLIN HIM OUT 50 SAY HE GOTTA TAPE WIT TRICK AND JACKI O WHERE ITS AT SHOW DA TAPE AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST TELL ME YALL THINK JADAKISS AND NAS IS REAL RIGHT SO Y THEY ON ROSS ALBUM IF HE SO FAKE THEY WOULDNT EVEN ASSOCIATE WIT DA NIGGA LET ALONE RECORD A SONG WITH HIM AND LET THAT NIGGA MAKE MONEY OF THEM NOW ANY NIGGA THAT CAN PROVE ME WRONG POST A COMMENT

    • JORDAN

      ^^^ R U RETARDED? JADA & NAS FUCK WIT DAT GEEK CUZ HE PAYIN THEM FOR THEIR VERSES. CHECK THIS OUT. BIG PUN & N.O.R.E. USE TO DO SONGS WIT ALL SORTS OF LAME ASS NIGGAZ THEY DIDNT LIKE. THEY DID IT CUZ THEY WAS GETTIN PAID. N.O.R.E. SAID HIM & PUN WOULD ROLL TO THA STUDIO 20 NIGGZ DEEP, SMOKE UP ALL THA WEED, DRINK ALL THA DRINK, AND THEN BE ON THEY WAY MAKING FUN OF THA NIGGAZ THEY JUST RECORDED WITH. PAPER IS PAPER. SO JUST CUZ OFFICER RICKY BE PAYIN GUAP FOR JADA & NAS TO LAY DOWN VERSES DONT MAKE HIM REAL. MATTER OF FACT IT JUST MAKES HIM EVEN MORE FAKE. AND IF U DONT UNDERSTAND THAT, THEN U NEED TO STEP UR GAME UP NIGGA

  • F8L

    IF ROSS N FIF GOT BEEF

    PUT EM IN A FUKIN’ RING

    LET DEM GO 1 ON 1

    N SPLIT THA PROCEEDS

    MUTHAFUKAZ WOULD PAY GOOD MONEY 4 DAT!

    WHUT YA’LL RECKON???

  • Tre

    Why is niggas spelling remember all fucked up? I really dont care for either artist. So does that make me a hater? I prefer white milk over chocolate. Does that make me a race traitor? I’m not a 50 Cent fan. Nor a Rick Ross fan. I really think these niggas are starting to look ignorant as oppose to who’s the better artist. I can’t determine who is better than the other because the fucking music is being diluted by dumb shit.

    You fans(of either artist) can call it what you want( Rules of War, “G” shit, goin hard, etc.), but at the end of the day, I see more bullshit going on than I see quality music coming out

  • DETROIT

    Man, i wish i can suck RWord dick. I am sure it taste better than 50cent’s….i so gay

  • Krown Roy’al

    ITS ONLY ENTERTAINMENT!!!!!!!!!!

    YA’LL NIGGAZ NEED 2 RELAX

    OR GET A LIFE

  • zayzkidd

    “50 cent to star on Dancing With the Stars” – 3rd ward magazine

  • Aaron

    Rick Ross..We Don’T believe a word you say..You were a CO and now you want people to believe that you and 50 are on the same page financially?…..Lloyd Banks is out selling you because he is a real MC..You are a guy who wants to make money so you became a storyteller…The problem is that you told stories that people knew were not true…Your whole team is hot garbage!…GGGGGGGGGGG-Unit!

  • Radstarr

    XXL is sooooo boring now. I’ll hit snooze, and wake up when you move on from this wack rap war and terrible cover selection. This is the same reason why I cancelled the mag subscription! Whack articles, same dirt! Find some NEW TALENT!

  • mannyd

    Fuck Ross, 50, Banks, etc. These bammas dont rock in DC.

  • LB

    Well if “bammas” don’t rock in DC, then I guess it’s freakin Yankees then huh?

  • http://yahoo.com DEADGAME

    damn sum1 sticka fork in rick ross he’s done!

  • Anti-Mainstream

    All these niggas suck and are played out! Who gives a fuck about any of them? Radio, television, and magazines beat us over the head with people like these clowns, Overrated-ass weezy, TI, and Kanye. All these niggas out now claiming their the best SUCK! Start giving us articles about REAL emcees, like KRS, Slaughterhouse, Ghostface, Canibus, Talib, Nas, etc…..

  • Beast McCoy

    Why are cats acting like 50 or Ross are actually anywhere near Gangsta? Man the line between reality and “Rap REAL-ity” is thoroughly blurred to the common public. This is just entertainment… so don’t be surprised if your favorite rapper’s weekly wrap-up doesn’t include big time drug trafficing, shootouts, menages with models and killing snitches because 99.9% it doesn’t.

  • ryne rich

    RIP RICK ROSS

  • ryne rich

    lesson learned

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  • DETROIT

    i just took a look at this and reallized that you’re in some kinda internet beef wit me…lol! i didn’t post anything trying to be you…I’M A GROWN ASS MAN DOG!

    RELAX!

    and as far as being shot being cool, i haven’t ever used the word cool on any of my posts. being street isn’t even cool half of the time…i’m just stating the facts, 50 is a street nigga, ross isn’t!

    ALSO, PLEASE STOP INVITING ME TO YOUR DICK…I DON’T ROCK LIKE THAT CUZ. AND THERE’S NO WAY FOR US TO MEET SO I CAN SMACK YOUR BITCH ASS, SO JUST STOP ALL THAT FAG TALK!