Tony Yayo Talks 50 Cent Out-Rhyming Busta Rhymes, Rakim

Tony Yayo recalls a young 50 Cent outdoing two of Rap's most storied veterans.

Tony Yayo has been along for 50 Cent's meteoric rise to fame since the beginning, so it's natural that he's picked up some stories along the way.

In a recent interview with Hip Hop Nation, Yayo recalled one of his favorite memories alongside Fif. "It was one day we were in the studio and I'll never forget this," he explained. "It was [around the time of] Get Rich or Die Tryin' and Dr. Dre was in the studio. Like I was saying, it was me and my man Weezy and 50, he did ['Heat'], he did 'P.I.M.P.', he did like three songs in one day. And Kanye West was in the studio, I remember that. He was trying to like sing in Sha Money [XL]'s ear. It was just a crazy day that day."

Yayo revealed that two of New York's most revered emcees weren't able to attack the beat from "Heat" like 50 did. "Busta [Rhymes] was in the studio, Dre and I remember nobody could mess with this beat. This beat had gun sounds and cocking in [that] Dre made. I remember Busta tried, Rakim [tried] and 50 got on and just killed it. It was one of my favorite experiences in the studio."

Watch the interview below:

56 Comments

  • newmoney504

    tony yayo is the greatest rapper of all time

  • STFU

    Tony Yayo the only person in rap who is proof that advanced medicine can extend the life of elders. Fuckin cock storing faggot.

  • Anonymous

    Jesus... every post Yoyo slurps Curtis... AT LEAST WIPE OFF YOUR CHIN BEFORE YOU GET UP!!!!

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  • read this yall

    whoever posted that original notation in regards to fitty doing the song BETTER is pretty much on the money. HE IS NOT(fitty) TRYING TO BE A BETTER M.C. THAN THE GOD AND BUSTA, HE JUST JAMMED ON A TRACK(OH MY BAD), fitty killed da track namean, he did it better than rakim or busta. thats what yayo is saying 7-4 nigga fuck peace, im outta here.

  • GEE DEE FOLKS

    yo dis nigga is crazy! i aint even from nyc and I KNOW as a certified beatsmith (underdog of course),that PRODUCERS COME ACROSS ALOT OF INDIVIDUALS i.e. artists that might NOT BE FEELIN THAT BEAT or the beat might not have that"umph" for that particular individual. i would never say that any nigga can step 2 the god and for him 2 say that shyt man look here joe...bernard, stay in da yard niguh,. and busta? nigga u done lost yo mind,.. bus is a legend like crimemaster tee nigga! fitty, i understand ya biz in da rap game but uh,.. u AINT NO BUSTA RHYMES AND U DEF DEF DEFINITLEY NOT FUCKIN WIT DA GOD, they jus wasnt fellin dat beat, and fitty was da only one who made it fit. good job fitty but he know he aint crushin dem cats. the both of them aint even from this earth namtalkinbout ? mathematics nukka.

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  • ETL

    What a shameless way generate page hits, he never said he outrhymed Ra or Busta, in fact in the headline ya'll made sound like Yayo said he is nicer than them all around now that would be the joke of the year. Every rapper gets in and out of the zone some more often than others.

  • j skylslslls

    yayo didnt say 50 outrhymed either rakim or busta..... the article TITLE said 50 cent did. all yayo said was that he attacked the song better and it sounded better wit fif on it....calm urselves and get rich or die trying was the shit when it came out btw

  • Chupps

    Hating ass nerds que up to a 50 cent article... All the nigga did was recall a moment in his life but haters wanna take it outa context like he saying 50 greater than both of them, please. Stop the unnecessary hating.

  • Anonymous

    I dont believe outrhymin busta, but rakim i can see... i mean hes a legend but that doesnt mean he cant be outrhymed... 50 and rakim luck tech n9ne wasnt on that beat or he'd blow them all awayyyyyyyy

  • Anonymous

    Jesus... every post Yoyo slurps Curtis... AT LEAST WIPE OFF YOUR CHIN BEFORE YOU GET UP!!!

  • kennyken

    boss thug aint this dude the biggest fuck in life

  • Almar

    Haters. Grow The Fuck up and get some love in your life.

  • Anonymous

    you are all dumb ass niggers anyhow, long live country music and taylor swift bitches!

  • Rick Ross the Bawse

    Nuttin surprisin 50's personal dick sucker Yayo sayin this. this nigga just keep shinin 50s knob cuz he aint shit without 50. shittiest rapper out there. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Your a fag wipe the brown off ya nose and take his balls out your mouth gayo

  • prof978

    everybody is taking out of contexts. All he is trying to say is that 50 was able to rhyme on a beat that Rakim or Busta couldn't spit on. He is not trying to say that 50 is better than them, just saying that when he saw 50 do that, it was an cool experience. Of course Yayo is going to say good stuff about 50. they have been friends for a long ass time. Wouldn't you say good stuff about your best friends?

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  • Anonymous

    yo...no hate...but diz niggas a dick rider like a motherfucker...lol...only 50 can kill that, was one of the most favorite experiences in the studio...STFU...hype man..i never heard anyone else love 50 more than him..you respected when a nigga dont like you, but respect your music...they can hate the nigga but not the rapper...datz when niggaz deserve glory, but this nigga is more irrelevant then Ashanti who still get pictures taken, and interviews and she dont shit right now...

    • Time is Up Gayo

      Only 50 could kill that? RFLMAOOO!!! I swear sometimes I wish Yayo would just let 50 play the Dick Dastardly role and Yayo just play the Muttley role and just shut the fuck up like Banks does and not say a fuckin' word for goodness sakes...And he has the nerve to say that 50 was the only one that could kill that 'Heat' beat right? Well I wonder why Dre never let Em take a crack at it because we all know that Eminem would've murdered that shit and would've made 50 look real foolish after he was finished with it...Funny how Yayo is too bitch enough to say that Eminem would've killed that beat because we all know he would have...Yayo is even dumber than I thought for him to make such a statement that 50 was the only who could've killed it...Get the fuck outta here...

  • Anonymous

    Hawaii Five-O ain't did shit but snitch!!!!

  • Kendall Walters

    lol @ all these lame comments.. ALL THE ARTICLE IS SAYING IS THAT THEY WERE COMPETING FOR THE BEAT AND 50 GOT IT GO RIDE RAKIMS DICK HE IS A RACIST FUCK ANYWAYS

    • Fire You!

      Rakim a racist? RFLMAO!!! And you're probably a racist in disguise just for mentioning such a fucked up a thing in the first place...Enjoy your three way or should I say your ménage à trois with Gayo and Bitchy Cent...

  • Kendall Walters

    50 did kill that song man one of my fav songs

  • Anonymous

    didnt yayo turn 49 last week?

  • Nike Champ 718

    Of course the #1 weed carrier in hip hop is gonna say that his weed owner is better than Rakim. He's gonna say 50 is better than everybody if he wants to continue to have food on the table and clothes on his back. Nobody should take offense to this.

  • Anonymous

    did this dude really just say 50 out rhymed rakim??? gtfo with that shit...rakim would destroy 50 and stupid ass dick ridin tony yayo, this dude cant even put 16 bars together to make a hot verse cause he cant rap worth shit

  • Arbri

    Fuck Tony Yayoo Buss and rakim didnt kill it but 50 yeahh u fucking faggot suck 50 dick

  • hej

    did he say lil wayne was in the studio??

  • Dark

    So your trying to say 50 would have killed busta on VICTORY, there different artist.... that doesnt mean they better lyrically 50 couldnt do gimme some more .... busta couldnt do many men.... thats why its called hip hop cause everyone has got their own style!!!!!

  • Angel De Peña

    Busta is whack

    • Headbuster

      wow...this guy is a hard ass...its funny..when someone tries to throw an ice stare then you confront them...always a fuckin pussy...this spic is no different

    • rob me?!

      nigga ima rob you! choppas homie, niggas we don't give a fuck, i see you in the club nigga fuck yo mean mug!!!

  • foodstamp313

    Them new 2012 Benz's are comin' out ain't they? That nigga gettin' ready, makin' money the only way he knows how..Kissin' 50's ass..You think Yayo comes running out of 50's mansion like those white bitches in the Lexus commercials? Big red bow on his shit?

  • Anonymous

    5o did murder that beat! LOL! But he's not even close to the Godz!

  • achpe2

    That's why this dude is a sidekick. Riding 50 everywhere. I have never seen a grown man on another man's dick so much. Be your own man Yayo, I know he yo man but have a pair of your own. Sounds like 50 was in a zone. Its hard to touch anybody when they in the zone plus he was hungry. Truthfully, "Heat" sounds like some old Busta beat (off When diaster strikes or ELE), so of course Busta could'nt really mess with it cause he was past that style, he wanted something new from Dre. 50 was just happy to get on any Dre Beat. Rakim set the standard in the late 80's early 90's, but since that time he has not been that good. Ra will always be one of my all time favorites, but sorry his time has passed. So 50 sounding better on a Dre track than Rakim make sense. People act like when big names get together their is always going to be magic. Dre and Ra was not a good fit, Eric B has and will always be the best thing for Rakim. So just becasue Yayo saying who 50 was better than on that day means nothing, nigga that's one day. 50 had one classic album and Busta and Ra have at least 6 combined. 50 had help to get as big as he is, he stole Ja Rule's style and crushed his career, plus Hip Hop was dead in the 2000's so people were looking for something new and it made him seem bigger than he was. Stop getting things twisted know your history and pay your respect to your forefathers.

    • Anonymous

      Busta Classics- A Future Without a Past The Coming When Disaster Strikes E.L.E. could be considered Rakim Classics- all 4 of his albums with eric B. 18th lettter can be considered a classics thats 9 classics between the 2. i could care less what 50 did on 1 beat...he is an 8th of important as those 2...and has 1/50th the skill of them.

  • wayne coulanges

    tony yayo dick sucker motherfucker fuck u with that shit 50 cent rap u kno this ,bitch.yayo shame on u for saying this u make haitian look stupid for saying that .pitin

  • E.Rhymes

    Check it out. I believe Yayo on this one. I know and have seen cats who may not be considered super lyrical but they will serve u on a track! Its all about connecting with the beat. Rakim dont really rock club tracks like that and his new stuff aint even poppin like it once was. Now Busta, IDK Busta murk tracks! So Yayo coulda stretched the truth a lil, but lets be real. When u hungry, as was 50 on Get Rich or Die Tryin, he was convincing enough to win the people over. And he did. Check the soundscan. He damn near went diamond off that album. Word

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  • Obi Patrick

    50 Cent outrhyming Rakim? Is Yayo out of his mind, he should really get off his nutsack before he ends up like Young Buck, HipHopDx are retards for even releasing this story, such a fucking insult to hip hop

    • YOUAJOKE

      WHEN DOES HE SAY 50 OUTRHYMED RAKIM? 50 DID BETTER WITH THE BEAT THEN ANOTHER RAPPER... LIKE IT HASNT HAPPENED BEFORE HATERS LOVE TO HATE, LEARN TO READ FAGGOT

  • nick

    Since when did Hip hopd dx publish stories regarding weed carriers for rappers? wtf

  • Heat357

    50 does bring some hard rhymes... The only problem is he won't put his hard sh!t on his albums.. His past 2 albums have been a little disapointing... But then I listen to return of the body snatchers, you should be dead by now, this is 50 mixtape, and Officer Ricky go ahead try me and He is rapping as good or maybe better than the other hip hop heavy weights in the game today... It doesn't make sense to me why his mixtapes material is better than his official material... Anyways when I think about how good he was on get rich or die tryin it makes me wish he would make a really good album..

  • Charles ExSavior

    I definitely see the instigation in this article. Yayo is talking about ONE MOMENT IN STUDIO with all three rappers. No way in fucking hell is 50 better than Busta Rhymes and Rakim, clear as day to people that actually know their shit.

  • Anonymous

    whoever made this article is an instigator and is distorting what was said and deliberately taking it out of context. There was no comparison drawn in yayo's statements, he didn't create any feeling of a competitive environment between rakim, busta and 50. This article reads like it came from a gossip site. I dont know what has been going on with DX this year, but in journalisticly you guys have not been on the ball at all. Poorly written articles, and over-blown articles like this one have swarmed your site all year. Are you guys under new management or something? Maybe you need some new writers.. whatver it is you seriously need to step it up.

    • Charles ExSavior

      ^ All true! Lots of people confirm HHDX taking articles and changing the context in them. I seen it quite a few times and it's a straight up gimmick. C'mon y'all don't turn into the Soulja Boy of this Hip Hop news shit, despite y'all ride him like a rodeo show.

    • Anonymous

      that's what happens when you steal articles from other sites without doing any real research about its content.

  • j

    yayo on yayo? 50 killed rakim? even yayo older than rakim and though that aint happen

  • Anonymous

    50 is a legend but his music is wack now.. banks is on fire tho!!!

  • Anonymous

    my god dx, you're such whores. sohh had the same story up except their headline was less instigative.

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