Earlier in the week, 50 Cent made mention of his cousin and fellow rapper Continental Five during an interview and stated that Continental Five was trying to emulate his past lifestyle in his music and revealed that he’s not a fan of his cousin’s records “because he has never been through the things he’s talking about.” Continental Five recently responded to Fifty’s comments in a video interview with Forbez DVD and also explained his side of the story. According to the rapper, the lifestyle he raps about is one he lives with every day and even suffers from paranoia due to the “beef” 50 Cent involves himself in. “Whatever stories you hear about this nigga, I deal with it on an everyday basis,” Continental explained. “I deal with that shit. So, when he’s gone and doing the rap shit and he’s starting the beef and he’s igniting all that, I’m still here…I’ve been paranoid. I don’t be out like that because—I’m worried about if a nigga would try to do it. None of the beef that I’m gripped up for or be running around with is not mines. I’m not outside starting trouble. This is somebody else’s problems I inherited.”
The rapper went on to address 50 Cent directly as he shot down comments made in regards to what Fifty believes was his desire to be a gangster rapper. Continental Five also called out 50 Cent for causing issues that he’ll never be forced to deal with. “So, to a nigga listening, nobody’s trying to be a gangster. I want to get the fuck away from this. I’m trying to do my thing,” said Continental. “So, when you see me rapping it’s not me rapping about trying to portray something. No nigga, this what’s gon’ get me to get the fuck out the situation because I’m still in that situation. So, while you’re in your bulletproof and you good and you somewhere else, the reality is I still gotta deal with the shit that comes with your issues.”
The full interview with Continental Five can be found below.
Well damn BET has unveiled that it’s renewing four series, including “The Game,” and picking up four new series, including Gabrielle Union’s “Being Mary Jane.” The Viacom-owned network, which ranks as the top provider of programming for the African-American audience, continues to grow its original offerings by ordering a slate of new series and renewing the bulk of its primetime lineup. Also returning to BET are Let’s Stay Together for a fourth season; the previously announced Real Husbands of Hollywood‘s second season; rebooted video-countdown series 106 & Park for a 13th season; Apollo Live with Tony Rock; Bobby Jones Gospel, which ranks as the longest continually running original series on cable; gospel competition effort Sunday Best; and unscripted reality show The Sheards. The Game, which opened its retooled sixth season by marking its 100th episode in March, hails from Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil, Kenny Smith and Erica Montolfo-Bura. I see BET isn’t playing this year!
Basketball publication Slam and Hip-Hop publication XXL have collaborated to create a special one-off magazine called Kings of the Game. The cover subjects of the new issue are Allen Iverson, Rick Ross and Tyga. It’s not a coincidence that the A.I., Rozay and T-Raww cover the mag since they all have ties to Reebok, the brand that sponsored the issue.
While you might not think that SLAM and XXL have much to do with one another, rap and basketball has always interacted with a mutual love and respect – as seen at weeklong events like the NBA All-Star Weekend – and spill over into one another when it comes to fashion. Hip-hop fans love to look fresh with clean kicks just as much as basketball fans and players do.
To celebrate looking good and embracing fashion and footwear in both hip-hop and ball, XXL and SLAM have joined forced to create (for the first time ever) a custom Kings of the Game issue, featuring Mr. Rack City Tyga, Miami boss Rick Ross, and all-time NBA great Allen Iverson – all brought to you by the storied Reebok brand.
The collector’s edition mag will be in stores in NYC this week and nationwide next week. Maybe Swizz Beatz will be on the next one?
Apparently, gang bangers handle their business in court under the watchful eye of the law. G-Unit affiliated rapper 40 Glocc, born Lawrence Wright, is suing Compton rapper the Game for a shade over $4.5 million after the latter blessed the former with the fade, on camera.
TMZ broke the story … Glocc sued Game over a street fight between the two rappers, which went down in July outside a Hollywood Hills mansion. Game subsequently posted footage of the brawl on YouTube, showing him whaling on Glocc. At the time Glocc filed the suit, he didn’t specify how much he wanted, but now we know. Glocc just filed legal docs demanding a cool $4.54 million.
Here’s the breakdown:
– $500,000 in pain and suffering
– $500,000 in emotional distress
– $750,000 in lost earnings
– $2 million for punitive damages
– $25,000 in medical expenses
– Various other stuff
Game’s lucky he didn’t go after Mark Cuban. Check out the legal documents with Glocc’s exorbitant demands right here. Now there is technically nothing wrong with Big Bad 40 handling his business legally. However, there is no way around the irony that a guy who touts his gangsta on records (and is reportedly a Colton City Crip), and said last summer that he didn’t plan to sue, is doing just that. As for the Game (who is afflilliated with the Bloods), beating down rappers on camera is good for social media fame but not so good for the waller.
Looks like BET “The Game” is back!! Check out these new promo pictures of the cast for the upcoming 6th season. Peep the shots of new cast members Lauren London & Jay Ellis who join returning cast members Wendy Raquel Robinson, Hosea Chanchez,Coby Bell & Brandy.
Wendy Raquel Robinson
On the premiere episode, we’ll see how Derwin Davis (Pooch Hall) gets traded on Premiere Draft Day, and newcomer Bryce “Blue” Westbrook (Jay Ellis) steps in. On March 26th, “The Game” returns to BET with a special one-hour premiere and new cast members.
In previously interviews, Curtis said a G-Unit reunion was unlikely. But during his First Take taping yesterday, he sat with ESPN and says he considers linking back with Banks and Yayo.
What about a reunion of G-Unit?
The original G-Unit, maybe. We might do something. I’ll be honest with you. Some of these new artists on the label I don’t think are working as hard as they could. I don’t know how hard they want to work or how much they want it. I could see the original coming back together though.