50 Never Squashed Rick Ross Beef
But he's no longer the Broad Street Bully
Rap mogul 50 Centhas recently spoken out about his beef with Southern rapper, Rick Ross. The G-Unit leader claimed that he never reached out to call it a truce. So does that mean there is still bad blood between the two rappers?
He told Los Angeles Times: "I never had a conversation with him [Rick Ross]. My focus shifted during that record. A lot of times, earlier in my career, I was competing with artists because that was what I loved about hip-hop: The idea that battling someone was necessary to defend your spot and you had to take on all challengers, so I did that constantly. No one thinks that way now and everyone looks at me like I'm the Broad Street Bully. The younger kids coming up missed that time frame, and even the conscious rap is gone too."
The Do You Think About Me hit-maker also touched on the more conscious side of hip-hop and how that side of hip-hop has been taken over by trendy rappers nowadays (skinny jeans etc):
“The stuff that Common Sense and Talib Kweli and Mos Def were rhyming about. What was socially conscious and responsible about the music has been replaced by hipster kids in skinny jeans and mohawks. Of course, that's always been around, but it was usually confined to the Village.
"Artists have always had the opportunity to influence the culture, but now it's the other way around: They're trying to look like their audience to attract their audience. Now you can't tell the difference between a Led Zeppelin fan and a hip-hop fan."