This week, 50 Cent made the media rounds, speaking on his relationship with Lloyd Banks (they haven’t talked in almost a year) and Young Buck (“Don’t bite the hand that feeds you,” he said). Meanwhile, Curren$y spoke exclusively with HipHopDX about his upcoming album The Stoned Immaculate (June 5th), explaining that it’s his first “real” album and confirming that Pilot Talk III will be released this year. Finally, Pete Rock and Lupe Fiasco’s war raged on, with the producer giving an interview explaining why he’s still catching feelings over Lu remaking the beat from “T.R.O.Y.” for “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free).”
50 Cent Puts Young Buck In His Place, Explains Relationship With Lloyd Banks
A week after releasing his first Gangsta Grillz mixtape The Lost Tape, 50 Cent did the media rounds this week, touching on a few hot button topics that pertain to his career. He addressed his current relationship with Lloyd Banks, explaining that the two haven’t even spoken to one another in almost a year. He said that there’s no beef between them, and that Banks tends to go into seclusion when he doesn’t want to deal with anything. Meanwhile, Fif spoke on former G-Unit member Young Buck, stating that you “don’t bite the hand that feeds you” and that “niggas is lucky you don’t just kill ‘em.” Buck didn’t take it personally, reviewing The Lost Tape and stating that he doesn’t have a problem with anyone. Outside of Banks and Buck, Curtis released the cover art for his upcoming comic The 50th Law, and named his favorite songs by Fat Joe and Cam’ron.
Curren$y Says The Stoned Immaculate Is His First “Real” Album
With his new album The Stoned Immaculate releasing on Tuesday (June 5th), Curren$y spoke exclusively with HipHopDX about the project, calling it his first “real” album. During the interview, Spitta spoke about how he linked up with Daz for his new single “Fast Cars and Faster Women,” looking back on his beginnings at No Limit and Cash Money Records. He also confirmed that Pilot Talk III will be officially released in 2012, adding to his growing list of projects that are already in the works. And for fans who are too excited to wait for the LP to drop on Tuesday, Curren$y released a full stream of the LP ahead of schedule. Listen to the album in its entirety below.
Pete Rock & Lupe Fiasco Continue To Spar
The saga continues between Pete Rock and Lupe Fiasco. After Lu sampled “T.R.O.Y.” for his new single “Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free),” the veteran producer lashed out at him for the unauthorized remake. Rock later explained that he initially gave his blessing for Lupe to remake the song on the condition that he be involved in his next album, though after they had the initial discussions, he never heard from him or Atlantic Records again. After Lupe went on a harsh radio rant last week, Pete Rock spoke with MTV News about why he let his emotions get the best of him, stating that he was thinking about Heavy D and Troy and that it wasn’t his intention to damage Lupe’s career. Watch the interview below.
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