News: 50 Cent's Cousin To Address Disses: "I'm Just Jumping Straight Into It" [Video]
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 11:50AM
G-Unit head 50 Cent's recent comments about not liking his cousin Continental Five's music has sparked a reaction from the fellow hip-hop artist.
While a full response is slated to air later this week, a teaser clip of CF's reaction has started to circulate online.
"I'm just jumping straight into it. 50, on the real n*gga?," Continental Five says in a 25-second ForbezDVD teaser clip which is preceded by audio of 50 saying he is not a fan of his music in a separate interview. Following Continental's comments, a message reads: "CONTINENTAL FIVE RESPONDS TO 50 CENT EXCLUSIVELY ON FORBEZDVD.COM 5/15/13 @3PM EST" (Forbez DVD)
Earlier in the week, footage of Fif talking about the lack of authenticity in his cousin's music sprouted online.
"My baby cousin, I used to pick him up, carrying him around, stuff like that. He's bigger than me now, stands taller than me, writes music. I don't like his music. I don't like it and it's because he has never been through the things he's talking about. He wrote his version of my experience. And I said, 'When some of the sh*t comes that comes from that actual lifestyle to you, your mother's not gonna look to me like it's my fault.' I didn't work with him. I told his mother, 'Tell him to do his thing. Don't stop because I said stop. But tell him don't come near me. My cars are bulletproof and sh*t.' When the sh*t comes to you, you'll know why it came. Death is of the tongue." (Hard Knock TV)
Recently, New York rapper Fabolous talked about the state of rap and said older hip-hop artists had to adapt to today's changing climate.
"It's a different generation and even though it's on an upswing, it's on the upswing of this generation. I don't think it's ever going to be the 90s/2000 New York, and people might have to rationalize with that and accept it," Fab said in an interview. "It's only going to be the New York of now. It's still a staple for music, it's just that the music coming out of here hasn't been the strongest because New York music is not dictating a sound anymore. I don't mean to say that our music is wack, it's just not the number one sound right now. Right now, 'Ratchet' music is mainstream. New York's music used to be street, gangsta music. That was our ratchet music." (XXL Mag)
Last year, Young Money superstar Drake talked about how the rap game is mostly about looking fly and being young.
Staring into the fire, he tells me he's part of a new generation of rappers, one that is less defined by aggression and street credibility. "Rap now is just being young and fly and having your sh*t together," he says. "The mood of rap has changed." So has the way you get huge as a rapper. Drake launched his career via a blog and Myspace; now he's one of the biggest artists in the world. He's keenly aware of the power--and the panoptic demands--of the social networks that made him. "Some of my favorite rappers, some of my heroes"--DJ Screw, Aaliyah--"there might be like 200 pictures of them because there was no Internet," he says. "Whereas with us, it's like every moment is documented." (GQ)
Check out the teaser: