Thursday, January 20, 2005

50 Falls Off

From the Associated Press:

On the soon-to-be-released "Piggybank," 50 first lets loose on Fat Joe: "You thought "Lean Back" was big in the club / My (album) did 11 mil, your (album) was a dud."

50 goes on to lambaste Interscope labelmate Jadakiss, jailed rapper Shyne and longtime foe Ja Rule before settling on newlyweds Nas and Kelis: "Kelis had her milkshake bring all the boys to the yard / Then Nas goes and tattoos the ... on his arm." (AP)
And thus the Crossfader asks, is any of that called for? Has the "crabs-in-a-barrel" mentality of hiphop gotten so crazy a grown ass man has to prance about on the better part of his album talking smack more appropriate for a 6th grader? Has the Man got hiphop's balls in that much of a vice grip? Is SoundScan the new pimp? Or is 50 simply a day late and a dollar short?

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