SOHH Whatcha Think: Prodigy Talks About G-Unit + Drake Offers Final Words To Common?!
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 8:30AM
Nelly and KRS. Luda and Big Sean. Martin and Gina. If history has taught us one thing, it's that even the most comical beefs must one day come to an end. And in the case of Dreidel Drake and Common, the end could not have come any sooner.
Drizzy recently explained why you'd never hear a true response on wax from him.
No. Because despite how it's been worded by him that situation is not a "hip hop moment" or a "battle for the sake of musical integrity"...it's a ploy for attention around the release of an album. More than anything it was just disappointing cause what kid isn't a fan of what Common has done for our genre. A guy who made such an incredible career for himself based off expressing genuine feelings about life and love is now targeting me for sharing my story.(Nah Right)
No. Things never got real in the Common vs. Drake feud and Drizzy was right to brush Common off as "just wanting attention."
I have to admit, Heartbreak Drake is right: Common was way too established and respected in the hip hop community to stoop as low as trying to garner sales through beefing with Drake. Of all people Drake: You get no points for that. That's like slapping the tray out of the quiet kid's hand at cafeteria and beating your chest like you da boss. No bueno.
Common claimed it was a genuine beef because Drake was one of the main people making rap "soft." Do you agree, or do you think he just wanted some attention?
In other news ... remember when Mobb Deep was on G-Unit for like a weekend? Yeah. So does Prodigy. In fact the rapper recently reflected on his brief stint with the Unit and explained why fans weren't feeling the movement.
After Mobb Deep signed a deal with 50 Cent's G-Unit Records in June 2005, Prodigy and Havoc faced some backlash from their fans for joining forces with Fif. During an interview with ThisIs50.com, Prodigy recalled that Mobb Deep fans hated on the group for setting themselves up under 50 when they had their own brand.(Hip Hop DX)
P said fans felt the Mobb should have stood tall on their own.
"A lot of people were hating us, a lot of the Mobb Deep fans. A lot of people in the world were hating that we did a deal with G-Unit," he said. "They be thinking that Mobb Deep is supposed to be Mobb Deep, self-contained. Why is y'all up under 50? We were looking at it like it was just business. These people out here, they should have been congratulating us for still doing deals. Some people can't do that, some people ain't relevant no more. But we're still doing deals with people. We still able to function and have a career. A lot of our fans, they're so attached to Mobb Deep, they're so serious about Mobb Deep that they didn't want to see us under anybody else's brand. A lot of people don't understand that it's business."(Hip Hop DX)
I must admit: As a fan of Mobb Deep, the G-Unit thing kinda had me scratching my head. Seemed to me, the Mobb was in the ocean at the time, careers drowning and 50 Cent basically threw them a life raft. Typically, rap fans don't like seeing older MC's sign to newer teams, just look at the Busta Rhymes situation or when people thought Nas was gonna link up with Murder Inc..
But what do YOU think: Are you opposed to vets in the game getting with newer crews -- Is it really just business or a last ditch effort to push out a few more albums?
Also, peep this Meek Mill "Stay Schemin'" freestyle and lemme know what you think. Peace.
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]