In a teaser for the May 8th special, 50 reflects on why his 2005 rap beef with the LOX never manifested into a major dispute.
“You know what happens, some of it is hip-hop,” 50 explained in an interview with Funkmaster Flex when discussing beefs. “It’s just the competitive nature, the art form. You look at, like, with Jadakiss‘ [and LOX’s] situation, that was just rap. I don’t have a reason. When you look back and two years go by, you say, ‘Why don’t I like them?’ And you can’t really remember why, then you know it’s rap.” (“Full Throttle”)
In early 2009, Jadakiss spoke on reconciling his issues with 50.
“You gotta give [DJ] Rob E Rob the credit, he got me and big homie on the phone,” Jada explained. “It wasn’t no real beef anyway. That was just one of his musical tools on that Massacrealbum to make sure he did those numbers outta the gate, he had to come holla at the kid. I made a lot of money too from shows and what not, but it was good for a minute. I’m sure in the future you will see Jada and 50, LOX and G-Unit. Anything that can make money as long as it’s beneficial for both parties and it’s good for the hood, we’ll do it.” (This Is 50)
The Yonkers, New York-bred emcee called out the G-Unit leader in 2005.
“He’s not lyrical,” Jadakiss said of 50 in a March 2005 interview. “He makes good songs but he’s not a better lyricist than me. Put all the money, the units, put everything behind us, plus the good old-fashioned lyrics and an instrumental, and I’ll wear him out. You know that. The whole world knows that. I know and I’m humble.” (MTV)
Jada also went head-to-head with 50 responding to The Massacre‘s “Piggy Bank” with his own diss, “Checkmate.”
“Picture ‘Kiss not come out swingin’/It’s like going to see 50 at a show and he don’t come out singin’/Yeah, you got a felony, but you ain’t a predicate/Never the King of New York, you live in Connecticut/You don’t be in the hood, you be in the woods/F*ckin with me, is where you really gon’ be for good/I hold the 4-5 myself, and hop out the Range on 1-4-5 myself/This is a true fact/Since when has it become cool to get shot and not shoot back.” (YouTube)
Check out 50 Cent’s interview below: