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.
Interview on “Sway In the Morning,” Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli spoke about the recent controversies involving Lil Wayne and Rick Ross, and their losing corporate endorsements due to the public backlash against their lyrics. Kweli says that he didn’t want anyone to lose money.
“I feel like Lil Wayne and Rick Ross should get money. I was disappointed that they got dropped,” Talib told Sway. “I wish they would have came with stronger apologies sooner and kept they money. The reason I said something, I wanted them to keep their money. I don’t want to see no Black man lose nothing. These companies obviously don’t have our best interests in mind. They obviously don’t. It’s also a money thing. It’s a look. That’s also why you can’t say these artists aren’t hip-hop. You can’t say Lil Wayne and Rick Ross ain’t hip-hop. From the outside looking in, these men have dedicated their lives to the music. Whether you like their output or not, they represent hip-hop for millions of people and that can’t be fronted on.”
Looks like your boy, Rick Ross is single and ready to mingle. Well a rumor hit the net recently that rapper Rick Ross secretly got engaged to girlfriend and fashion designer Shateria L. Moragne-el last weekend. Well Rozay says no! Despite the rumors online that he popped the question, he and Shateria are not only NOT engaged, they aren’t even a couple. A source close to Rick Ross tells us that the rapper hasn’t talked to Shateria in over a month.
Ja Rule was released from prison this week after serving most of a two-year sentence for weapons possession. While the rapper has yet to talk about his future plans, a spokesperson has confirmed he will be in home confinement for the remainder of his sentence for tax evasion. spokesperson, Melanie A. Bonvicino, tells TMZ … “My client Jeffrey Atkins (aka Ja Rule) was released this morning from the Raybrook Correctional Facility in Upstate New York to serve out his federal time obligation due under the terms set forth in accordance with home confinement which were secured by his attorney Stacy Richman,” the rapper’s rep, Melanie A. Bonvicino told TMZ. “At present, he looks forward to spending some time with his family while he completes his memoir.”
While Chris Brown has shown a passing interest in flexing his hip-hop muscle over the years, the singer revealed in a recent interview that he doesn’t know if he’s ready to record an entire hip-hop album. “For me, I think I would have to progress more as an emcee first,” he said in an interview with Power 98. “It’s just me having fun and showcasing who I am. So an album, I would really have to be taken a hundred percent serious as a rapper. I like Rap. I love it. Music is my passion. Even on my album now, there’s a couple songs that I rap on. But as far as a whole album, I don’t know if the world is ready for Chris Brown, the rapper.”
“Music is for everyone,” he added. “When you put genres on music, you segregate it… I want to always be able to do any kind of music I want. When I get older I might want to do a Country album. Next year, I might want to do an all Hip Hop album or Alternative album. Just making sure that anything that goes down, showing my audience or showing people that have a creative mind that you can do anything you want, it’s just about believing and loving what you’re doing in a positive way.”
Grammy-winning rapper T.I. took it personal offense to media reporting a connection between hip-hop and the suspects responsible for this week’s Boston bombings. T.I. told TMZ he has no connection to the hip hop website frequented by dead Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev … a site that prominently featured the rapper’s mug. T.I. had no idea his pictures were posted — he’d never even HEARD of Real-HipHop.com — and he’s upset that the hip hop genre is now connected to the bombers. “Hip hop narrates the activity and conditions of our culture,” he tells us. “It doesn’t create them.” T.I. is frustrated: “Hip hop ain’t never been about hurting innocent people,” T.I. said. He feels Boston “was a horrible tragedy and my prayers go out to the families involved.” “Hip hop ain’t never been about hurting innocent people,” T.I. said. “[The bombing] was a horrible tragedy and my prayers go out to the families involved.”