G-Unit‘s Lloyd Banks has responded to Shyne‘s recent “F*ck 50 Cents” freestyle diss and had some choice words for the newly signed Def Jam artist.
Speaking with hip-hop personality Miss Info, the “Punch Line King” said 50 Cent was not bothered by Shyne’s public jab.
“I didn’t hear it, actually,” Banks explained. “I spoke with Fif today — he just laughed about it. I heard some other things that Shyne put out and I’ll be the first to tell you and the world, he’s very, very wack. I’m telling you right now, it was something in the food or something, he’s at a D-Class rapper right now. You know how the dude that wakes up and ‘I’m a rap right now because my homie’s doing it.’ You don’t hear it? What kind of style he’s got right now? I’m not digging that right now…I didn’t know what to think…” (Miss Info TV)
On the Alicia Keys “Un-Thinkable” track, Shyne dedicates one line to the current G-Unit leader.
Besides spitting game to a woman, he throws a jab at old rival 50Cent. More than five years ago, 50 and Shyne traded disses around the time Shyne’s Godfather Buried Alive was released, when Shyne was still behind bars. “I need a couple million, f— 50 cents,” he spits on the new track. (MTV)
While incarcerated in 2004, Shyne explained dissing 50 on his “For the Record” track.
“I was just falling back, then I got word he said something he wasn’t supposed to say,” Shyne explained. “It’s one thing if he would have said it and stood by it; ‘That’s what I said, you have a problem, whatever!’ But he said it and at the same time he was trying to sign me to G-Unit Records. There’s an interlude where Sha Money is calling me, ‘Yo, 50 wants you to sign to G-unit.’ He’s reaching out to all my sets [in the street] trying to sign me to G-Unit.  used to rap about me before he got big. He tried to do a song with me, so he knows who I be.” (VH1)
The rapper made his official rap comeback with his new track “Messiah.”
“I got the city on my back,” Shyne raps. “Pretty women in the sack, rollin’ in the Rolls/Sit, sittin’ in my lap/This is not a rap fool, this a not an act/Welcome to New York blood, this is where it’s at/Snitches take a nap with the fishes and the rats/Buried in the dirt where the witnesses is at/Hear the whistle when I clap from the missile that I pack/Once you violate, like a ribbon, it’s a wrap/From Gangland to the Oval Office, next ten years I’ma control the market..” (“Messiah”)
Check out Lloyd Banks speaking on Shyne below: