Southern rapper Killer Mike recently cleared the air on a track he recorded, which shares the same beat as a song by rap superstar 50 Cent.
Talking to a packed house, Mike said the G-Unit leader used his record.
“In case you motherf*ckers didn’t know, and you get to talking about ‘He used 50’s beat’, no the f*ck I didn’t,” Mike said. “50 heard my sh*t and said ‘That’s dope, I wanna use it too.’ So disrespectful, let’s go!.” (357 One)
Additional reporting claimed Mike was referencing one of 50’s 2009 tracks.
What Mike is referring to is 50 Cent’s “So Disrespectful” from 2009’s Before I Self Destruct using the same beat as “Pressure,” which he is performing in the video. The Atlanta native’s song came out nearly a year and a half before 50’s. Interestingly enough, the producer responsible for both songs is Tha Bizness. Considering that Mike is working with him again on Pl3dge, it appears Fif may be guilty of knowingly stealing the beat. (Hip Hop DX)
Outside of beat jacking, Mike recently talked to SOHH about his goal to drop two albums this year.
“I don’t make New Year’s resolutions,” Mike told SOHH. “I heard my boy Jay-Z say years ago, Jay said, ‘I don’t really make resolutions, I just make mistakes or make things right and adjust to them throughout the year.’ And I really took that to heart. I haven’t even made a resolution since. I just try to adjust through the years. But this year, my promise to myself is to put out two solo albums. Maybe that’s a resolve. Two solo albums. My whole sh*t is two albums each year throughout the rest of my career.” (SOHH)
When asked to elaborate on the two-albums-per-year goal, Mike stressed the difference between dropping multiple mixtapes and full length LPs.
“I’m dope, but I don’t necessarily do the mixtape circuit,” Mike added. “I believe when you rap about the sh*t I rap about, it’s not as disposable as some of the sh*t I hear on the mixtape circuit. Now I like the mixtape circuit. I jump on the records with people, I jump on mixtapes. I’m gonna do a few this year. But the sh*t that I rap about is ‘Thinking Man’ music. Not smart, ‘Elitist Man’. It’s [music] that’ll really help them use their mind. Whether they are dope dealers, whether they have a job, whether they’re college kids. My records, when I give it to a cat, he’s gonna ride that record five to six months. He’s not just going to ride 30 days in his car and then throw it out. A young woman [recently] hit me and said, ‘I listened to Pledge Allegiance To The Grind 2′ for 31 straight days while I studied and took my medical school exam. That’s just a different thing from ‘D*mn Killer Mike I liked your last mixtape!’ That’s when the music has absorbed into a person’s life and lifestyle. So I think it’s more appropriate for me to increase the amount of music on the market for sale. Not just dropping 30 random mixtapes and talk about the crack I sold in the ’90’s.” (SOHH)
Check out Killer Mike’s statement below: