50 Cent may have called for peace with Game at a press conference Wednesday, but he definitely has unresolved issues with some of his other peers.
Hours after 50’s media event, Jadakiss and Fat Joe became the first to retaliate for getting called out on “Piggy Bank.”
On Wednesday evening, Kiss started the verbal melee, sending out his new freestyle to a few parties (including MTV News), which was labeled “Checkmate.” In it, the Yonkers, New York, native uses the G-Unit general’s own ammo against him: Kiss raps over 50’s beat from “Animal” — a dis record aimed at Murder Inc. on 50’s 2050: Before the Massacre mixtape — and even plays with 50’s original lines from the record.
“Most likely your CD is … / Bunch of love songs, 100 percent pure garbage … / You should just sell clothes and sneakers/ ’Cause out of the whole camp, your flow’s the weakest … / It’ll take a lifetime to see Kiss/ You had to get shot nine times to be rich/ Rat ass n—a, you’s an animal, you’s a mutha——’ animal.”
Later on Wednesday night, Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex played “Checkmate” and also debuted a musical retaliation by Fat Joe. Rapping over an original beat, Joe accuses 50 of — among other things — taking steroids, hiding in his house and being jealous of Game.
“50, meet 50/ He’s the fakest thug you ever seen,” Fat Joe sings on the song, which is called “My Fo, Fo.” “He stays locked up in the house and sh–/ Steroided up, and he won’t come out that bitch/ Is it me or does ’Candy Shop’ sound like ’Magic Stick’?/ In the video, this n—a 50 ’bout to strip/ Shaking his ass …”
“50’s a very good comedian,” Kiss said last week about “Piggy Bank” in the D-Block studios, where he previewed “Checkmate” and some other musical “treats” he has aimed at 50 (see “50 Cent’s LP Pushed Up, Harsh ’Facts’ Sound Like Disses On Leaked ’Piggy Bank’ “ ). “He’s probably a better comedian than he is a rapper.”
Kiss also hissed that 50’s song was just a publicity stunt to fuel sales (see “50 Cent’s The Massacre Makes Huge Chart Debut” ).
“Personally, I think he was trying to create a buzz for his new album,” he said. “The Ja thing is over, Hov is retired to a certain extent, Nas is chilling right now, he just got married. Who’s the next best thing for him to go after? When you’re desperate, you’re desperate, baby. You gotta go for the cream of the crop. But I’m here, baby. I got nothing but time. I don’t need a breather. It’s on now.”
Despite the barbs that are now being thrown by Jada, he said the official D-Block response will be on a record called “Shots Fired” on Styles P’s Time Is Money LP (see “Jadakiss, Fat Joe Slicing Their 50 Cent Beef Different Ways” ).
For more on 50 Cent, check out the feature “All Eyes On 50 Cent: The Sequel.”
This story was originally published on 03.09.2005 at 7:57 p.m. ET