Normally, I don’t give too much attention to teenie bopper like drama in hip hop, but this was too good to pass up. For a long time, rumors circulated about beef between 50 Cent (G-Unit) and Young Buck. Eventually, Young Buck told the world how 50 stiffed him for millions of dollars and in April 50 announced that Buck was no longer in G-Unit. Important news right?
Well, recently, 50 Cent leaked a 16 minute recorded phone conversation between he and Buck. Listen to it here.
Buck did damn near irreparable damage to his career with this phone convo. He admits that HE actually owes 50 Centy money when he had been running around saying the opposite. He apologizes to 50, gets extra emotional, sheds tears, etc. My issue isn’t with Buck’s emotion on the phone, but the fact that he talked to dude on the phone in the first place. And knowing how devious 50 is and how terrible it would be if the phone convo got leaked, why would he let himself get that emotional? Today, skills aren’t as important as “swag.” In the minds of many hip hop fans, Buck’s swag level decreases immensely with the release of this convo. He’s gonna have a hard time coming back from this. Plus, G-Unit is on its way out anyway. No one’s checkin for this clique. Buck didn’t need them. He was probably the most talented artist in that crew. Why run crying to 50? Damn, sux for dude. I hope he can come back from this. He’s a damn good artist.
And man, how heartless is 50 Cent. This dude will do anything to hold on to what he has. He absolutely destroyed Buck, who was already broken. I hate that these kind of actions, and not skills, are what makes rappers successful nowadays.