As the Verzuz platform continues to host entertaining battles between some of Hip Hop, R&B and soul music’s most celebrated artists, ideas are constantly being tossed around for the next potential face-off. Most recently, Rick Ross was asked if he’d be willing to go one-on-one with 50 Cent and he questioned if it would even be something Hip Hop fans would want to witness.
At the same time, Rozay insinuated the rapper-turned-television mogul wouldn’t have the rhyming skills to go round for round with the Maybach Music Group founder — at least not these days.
“Would it really be entertaining, music wise?” he asks during an episode of the I Am Athlete podcast. “You know, I’m a real dude. 50 Cent had some huge records when he had the biggest producers and artists around and was putting them all together. That’s why right now he can’t make nothing, not to save his life. Rozay probably couldn’t save him!”
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Judging by the comment section, people really want to see Fiddy go up against his longtime rival Ja Rule, but the Murder Inc. boss is convinced it will never happen. During a recent interview with HipHopDX, Rule broached the topic and appeared confident he could wash 50 any day.
“Listen, man, everybody don’t want the smoke,” he said. “Everybody don’t want this smoke. I got heat. Let me tell you something, when I do my shows, I can rock. I’m telling you, it’s like an hour of straight hit records. No filler. All crab meat, n-gga. This ain’t the joints with the — you know what I’m saying? All meat in that muthafuckin’ crab cake, n-gga. It’s all meat, n-gga.”
He later added, “I’m too old to be in Verzuz beef, and to be in with my team of n-ggas, all my team of n-ggas, we’re like, ‘Come on, man’. I’m 44, dog. Just get a boxing ring and we get in there, and we do that. All this other funny nutty shit, we ain’t doing that, man.”
But as the Gucci Mane and Jeezy battle illustrated, music can help heal any open wounds. The two Southern rap titans were able to squash their longstanding beef toward the end of their Verzuz event and walk away better people.
As The Snowman explained to Big Boy of 92.3 The Real, “I just felt like I wasn’t gonna lose my cool — I wasn’t gonna let anyone, including myself, drag me back 20 years. I worked so hard to get in a place where things are good for me. I got multiple things going on, I employ a lot of people, and everybody depend on me. Matter of fact, I got a daughter that I love very much. I gotta make it back home to her.”
The last Verzuz battle of 2020 took place earlier this month and featured Bay Area legends Too $hort and E-40 stepping into the arena, drawing millions of viewers.