Game took offense to Shyne‘s comments brandingKendrick Lamar‘s good kid, m.A.A.d city as “trash,” to which Shyne responded by calling him “my little son.”
Now, the Compton, California native puts the beef on wax with the release of a song and video for his freestyle “Cough Up a Lung” that goes in on the former Bad Boy emcee.
In the video, Chuck Taylor stands in the snow in New York City, rapping acapella and lacing into Shyne. “Let’s address that bitch ass nigga going at Kendrick / Say the album’s trash, nigga you full of gas / Poke holes in you, let you fill up a New York cab / Nigga in Belize all into his feelings ’cause he did 10 years for shooting at the ceiling / Then he gave you a mil, little nigga should have chilled / Cute curly sideburns, talkin’ ’bout he real / Check my resume, any nigga want it, I bury ‘em / But fuck this nigga, he can’t get into America.”
Watch the video below.
Shyne caused a stir with last month when he called Kendrick Lamar‘s debut good kid, m.A.A.d city “trash.”Nowhere was this more controversial than on the West Coast.
Responding to claims that his West Coast pass was revoked, Shyne spoke to Streetkode.com. “First thing’s first, I’m certified worldwide. I don’t mob or thug on my block. I’m not local. I’m worldwide, wherever I go, I get the red carpet rolled out for me because I been about it. A lot of these dude’s that’s talking ain’t never did nothin’! …At the end of the day, it comes down to what you did. And what I’ve done is always be an honorable…individual. For these dudes to say they face what I faced and perform the way I performed, they can’t say that.”
“I don’t care if you have a blue rag or a red rag – that don’t make you no gangsta,” he added.
Shyne also addressed Game‘s diss, “Cough Up a Lung.” ”That’s my son. I got love for him. I always have love for him. I’m proud of him because he’s something that I helped create. …He studied me, and he aspired to be like me. …I always have love for him because he never fronted. He always paid homage to me.”
“I look at him as a little brother,” continued Shyne. “But, you know, sometimes, your little brother do things that don’t make sense.”
“If I had knew [Kendrick was cool with] Game like that, I might have not said nothin’, because I have that much love and respect for Game.”
Watch the interview below:
Between attacking Rick Ross’ latest mixtape, questioningDrake’s credibility and even trashing Kendrick Lamar’sdebut LP, Shyne has been keeping himself busy taking other artists to task. Now, in an exclusive interview withAllHipHop, the former Bad Boy once again sets his sights on his old boss Diddy.
Shyne explained that the origins of his antipathy for Diddy stem from the lack of financial assistance Diddy has provided for the family of his slain bodyguard Anthony “Wolf” Jones. He said that he witnessed first-hand Jones laying his life on the line for the Bad Boy mogul, only to have Diddy shirk his responsibilities to Jones’ family following his death.
“The testament to [my beef with Diddy] is the way he treats Anthony ‘Wolf’ Jones’ mother and his family. If it wasn’t for Anthony Wolf Jones, he [Diddy] wouldn’t be alive today. I know this for a fact,” he said. “Suge Knight was on his back and Wolf was the guy that kept Diddy alive. You would think that after he passed away he would have gratitude forever, especially when you think about the way that he’s rolling. How you not sending your man’s kid’s off to college? How you not take care of your man’s mother mortgage?”
Shyne also spoke on his plans to return to the United States to perform. The Belize-born emcee blames President Barack Obama for his current visa issues, saying that he plans to return to the States by March of next year, with or without the POTUS‘ help.
“We working on that and for whatever reason President Obama don’t see the benefit that I bring to the African and Latin-American impoverished communities throughout the United States of America,” he said. “He doesn’t seem to get the fact that [there is] nobody more [qualified] than myself to speak to these kids in an honest way with integrity, that can influence them to change their lives and turn their lives around. He doesn’t get the fact that I’m the spokesperson to combat the violence in inner cities. But we working on getting that visa, so I should be in the United States in March of 2013, with or without Obama.”
Former Bad Boy rapper Shyne is trying to gain hip-hop’s interest in his fledgling career. His latest attempt at relevance comes in the form of Shyne calling rapper Kendrick Lamar‘s album good kid, m.A.A.d city trash. After being attacked and ridiculed by Black Twitter, Shyne called in to New York City radio show The Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg Show to defend himself.
Shyne feels Kendrick Lamar has the potential to deliver a classic album, but says good kid, m.A.A.d city is garbage because K. Dot has been fed to the hype machine. Basically, he’s saying everybody likes Kendrick’s album because we were told we should. When he was asked to further explain his thought process, Shyne stated, “I ain’t starting no trouble. Listen, y’all live in the United States of America. We don’t live in the United States of Aftermath, Jimmy Iovine doesn’t pay me, I can say whatever I want. I’m not talking reckless. I said the young boy got potential and I said he was talented, but the album is trash. That’s tough love.”
“What I said wasn’t not nice, I didn’t attack him as an individual, I didn’t say anything disrespectful. It’s trash! I don’t really listen to these rappers, but I heard him on a few joints and I was like, shorty’s nice. … So when he was coming out with an album, I was like, I’ma hear more of that,” Shyne went on.
After calling the beats on good kid, m.A.A.d city terrible, Shyne said he felt it was his responsibility to say what he said because he doesn’t want Kendrick to become a victim of his own hype. “I feel bad for him because everybody’s gassing him right now, everyone’s on him. He on fire because of that Interscope machine, he’s on fire because of that Dr. Dre machine. He’s nice, but that’s a lot of hype. All I’m saying is, to show y’all I’m not a hater, 50 Cent delivered. I never had nothing positive to say about him, but he delivered. He lived up to the hype.”