Brooklyn rapper Uncle Murda has revealed a past feud he had toward 50 Cent and an opportunity he turned down to join the rap star’s G-Unit crew.
Murda said in an attempt to get his name buzzing, he used to take shots at 50 on records.
“When I was on the come up, I used to be saying things about 50 in my music,” Murda admitted in an interview. “50 was aware of that and I knew other people might be aware of it too — I even chose to go up to Violator, the first time I went up there, ’cause I was cool with Cutmaster C. I had Cutmaster C putting out my mixtapes. He used to f*ck with 50 Cent — I’m walking around Violator — I done said hella sh*t about 50 and d*mn near everybody that’s on Violator’s staff. I’m just walking around Violator mad cocky, just poppin’ sh*t.” (VIBE)
The East New York emcee said he was later invited by Violator CEO Chris Lighty to attend a meeting which resulted with an unexpected guest.
“So who comes strolling in the conference room? 50,” Murda added. “‘Murda what’s up?’ I’m like, ‘What’s up?’ The way I said it, he could tell a n*gga was [surprised.] He’s like, ‘I’m not the enemy, man. You know what I’m saying. What, you looking for a record deal?’ I’m like, this n*gga trying to hug me up. I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’m looking for a record deal not from you though.’ He said, ‘What? Word? What’s up? Why? N*ggas ain’t feeling G-Unit?’ — He said, ‘Murda, I heard that sh*t you said about me — it ain’t personal though. I did the same thing you did.’ But you know what it was? I was on the defensive side because he was trying to paint the picture for me — with me and 50 sitting down, I was basically like, ‘Listen man, I can’t be no f*cking G-Unit.’ … He was just like breaking down how much records he sold, how much money, I mean, he was going in.” (VIBE)
Earlier this year, fellow Brooklyn rapper Saigon talked about a past falling out he had with 50.
Saigon’s long slog in the industry, from the mixtape circuit, to Atlantic, to Suburban Noize, began in 2002, soon after 50 Cent signed to Interscope/Aftermath/Shady. Major labels immediately sniffed around for rappers with street credibility and mixtape chops to match. Saigon fit the bill, and even nearly signed with G-Unit. “I wanted to be the conscious arm of G-Unit,” Sai says. A snide text message, however, ruined the relationship with 50 Cent. “It was kind of my fault. I hit  four times, and he ain’t text me. I then said something about him feeling himself. He was like, ‘Who the f*ck you think you is, n*gga?’ But it was all in fun to me. I was trying to see if he was ignoring me.” (XXL Mag)
In 2009, Sai hinted at an internal conflict possibly off-seting a G-Unit deal.
“Sha Money XL introduced me to 50 early in his career,” Saigon revealed in an interview. “We sat down and chopped it up. I was actually G-Unit’ed out at one point. I was running around screaming that sh*t and all that. Like ‘G-Unit n*gga!’ ’cause me and Fif chopped it up…But we had a falling out, we both Cancers — so as far as us being alpha-males, it’s hard to co-exist around that n*gga. A lot of times it’s his way or the highway. We kinda bumped heads, early…He never attempted, I never attempted to fix it. But to see him succeed, I kinda felt like I was succeeding…That n*gga Fif was like us, he’s a goon, he’s in the street, he wasn’t no studio gangsta n*gga. He was a real n*gga, so for him to make it outta that — seeing him make it out of that was kinda like gratification for me in a weird way…Sha Money is my manager now and Sha Money still works with Fif and if Fif ain’t want that to go down, it wouldn’t happened.” (Rap Radar)
Check out Uncle Murda’s interview below: