D-Block‘s Jadakiss recently revealed the marketing benefit behind his 2005 lyrical battle with 50 Cent and the likelihood of a Lox and G-Unit collaboration.
Jada also revealed how he resolved his issues with Fif before their beef had further developed.
“You gotta give Rob E Rob the credit, he got me and big homie on the phone,” Jada explained. “It wasn’t no real beef anyway. That was just one of his musical tools on that Massacre album to make sure he did those numbers outta the gate, he had to come holla at the kid. I made a lot of money too from shows and what not, but it was good for a minute. I’m sure in the future you will see Jada and 50, Lox and G-Unit. Anything that can make money as long as it’s beneficial for both parties and it’s good for the hood, we’ll do it.” (This Is 50)
The Yonkers, New York-bred emcee is known for lyrically challenging the G-Unit leader in the past.
“He’s not lyrical,” Jadakiss said of 50 in a March 2005 interview. “He makes good songs but he’s not a better lyricist than me. Put all the money, the units, put everything behind us, plus the good old-fashioned lyrics and an instrumental, and I’ll wear him out. You know that. The whole world knows that. I know and I’m humble.” (MTV News)
Jada also went head-to-head with 50 responding to The Massacre‘s “Piggy Bank” with his own diss, “Checkmate.”
“Picture ‘Kiss not come out swingin’/It’s like going to see 50 at a show and he don’t come out singin’/Yeah, you got a felony, but you ain’t a predicate/Never the King of New York, you live in Connecticut/You don’t be in the hood, you be in the woods/F*ckin with me, is where you really gon’ be for good/I hold the 4-5 myself, and hop out the Range on 1-4-5 myself/This is a true fact/Since when has it become cool to get shot and not shoot back.” (YouTube)
Aside from his past differences with Fif, Jada recently discussed the rapper’s current rap battle against Rick Ross.
“Don’t count Ross out,” Jada said in an interview. “When I was going through it with 50, I’m glad he didn’t have ThisIs50.com ’cause that’s like a crazy outlet. He don’t even gotta do no music, he can just do wild skits and put new stuff on there and new paperwork and everything and that’s drawing in so much traffic and attention that it’s almost like slaughter…We should try to keep it at the music as much as possible. It’s good that he put wild skits and funny cartoons and stuff on the site…but the most theraputic for hip-hop is them to keep dropping songs. That’ll keep the violence out of it. That’ll make the people want it more.” (Shade 45 VIP Saturdays)
Check out Jada speaking on his relationship with 50 below: