The beef was real at MSG on Friday night..
To be honest, both sides have valid points. 50 feels some type of way because he did drop the timeless Get Rich Or Die Trying album, along with the classic follow-up The Massacre. Those two albums from 2003 and 2005 shot 50 to superstardom and he was untouchable back in those days.
That is Stoute’s biggest beef with the Queens rapper, that it has been a while since 50 dropped a track that was critically acclaimed. In the documentary, “The Tanning of America,” which aired last week on VH1 and is based on the book he authored, Stoute gave us a run-through of the highlights of hip-hop influence in it’s origins and prime. When asked about 50’s influence on hip-hop during an interview on Hot 97, Stoute made it known that he doesn’t believe 50 is influential anymore. The comments stem from the fact that 50 hasn’t had a hit track since the 2007 banger, “I Get Money.”
“He hasn’t had a hit in a really long time,” Stoute said. “I mean, he has not made anything musically that’s changed anything in a very long time. And I feel like he’s always like gearing up for something that never happens. Hopefully, now that he’s independent and there’s no record company to blame, his aggressive content can get on the air…I think he’s trying to get back, but those guys—you know, music is a great platform. If you’re an entrepreneur and you have a—you’re currently active making music. You’re currently active touching people with albums. That it makes it much easier for you to venture into business deals that will become successful using the music to parlay it to get it done. And without having any music that’s meaningful over the last—probably the last great song he’s made was ‘I Get Money’. Kanye’s put out three albums, four albums since then.”
No matter how you look at it, you have to admit that Stoute is giving 50 a dose of the truth. 50 has been slacking in the music department and he hasn’t dropped a memorable track in over seven years. Was Stoute trying to give 50 a push in the right direction or is this straight shade?
Whatever the case, 50 didn’t waste any time and got right into Stoute’s face at MSG on Friday night. He throws his finger in Stoute’s face and made his opinion heard loud and clear. To be honest, Stoute doesn’t look like he backed down at all in the photos. Good for him, and hopefully this gives 50 some added motivation to hopefully drop a hot track one of these days.
-Patrick Hazel (@pattywack25)