The Hip Hop Week In Review: A$AP Rocky On Tyler, The Creator Diss, Consequence Addresses Pusha T
A$AP Rocky responds to Tyler, The Creator's diss, while Consequence continued to beef with Pusha T. 50 Cent celebrated the 10th anniversary of "Get Rich or Die Tryin'."
This week, beef was rife in the Hip Hop community after last week's fiascos, which included Rick Ross escaping a drive-by shooting and Frank Ocean and Chris Brown getting into a fight. A$AP Rocky gave an interview this past week where he addressed Tyler, The Creator's diss towards his track "Fuckin' Problems," stating that he wasn't "tripping" over what the Odd Future leader said. Consequence took to the radio airwaves to address his ongoing problems with Pusha T, and was later confronted by Joe Budden for making comments against him. 50 Cent also celebrated the 10-year anniversary of his breakout debut Get Rich or Die Tryin'.
A$AP Rocky Brushes Off Tyler, The Creator's Diss Of "Fuckin' Problems"
Tyler, The Creator had some words for A$AP Rocky's latest single "Fuckin' Problems" when it was released late last year. Taking to Twitter, the Odd future leader said that the song, which features 2 Chainz, Drake and Kendrick Lamar, was just another addition to the trash heap. "So Funny When Someone Releases A new Song With The Same 4 People That We Expected To Be On It With The Same Shitty 'Trap' Beat Hahaha," he wrote. But the Harlem, New York rapper didn't let it get ot him. Instead, he took the high road, stating in an interview that everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion and that he didn't take it personally. "He has his opinions and he’s entitled to them, so it’s whatever," he said. "Hell no, I’m not tripping over what Tyler, The Creator said. I’m Jiggy."
Consequence Continues Beef With Pusha T, Gets Confronted By Joe Budden
Consequence isn't letting his beef with Pusha T go away. After trading barbs over the past few months, the Clipse member fired subliminal shots at Cons last month, writing, "Confucius says if a man purchased the very teeth u have in your mouth, u should NEVER speak ill of that man...," referring to his former associate Kanye West. Cons didn't take the jab too lightly, giving an interview where he responded to the comment with some sharp words of his own. "I would just think that Pusha T is busy waiting on a boat load of cocaine to be worried about what Confucius said," he said. "It should be coming in about 3, right?" Meanwhile, tensions ran high after Joe Budden confronted his fellow "Love & Hip Hop" star at a Hot 97 interview, claiming that he was going around talking trash about him. The two seemingly resolved the conflict, though it wasn't left on the best of terms. Watch the confrontation below.
50 Cent's Get Rich Or Die Tryin' Celebrates Its 10-Year Anniversary
It's hard to believe that 50 Cent dropped his major label debut Get Rich or Die Tryin' 10 years ago, considering how far he's come since then. To celebrate the decade since it dropped, HipHopDX ran exclusive coverage of the LP, speaking with Sha Money XL, Midi Mafia's Dirty Swift and Rob "Reef" Tewlow for an oral history of the project. Additionally, the trio reflected on the album's impact, with Sha Money XL stating, "I was able to see a guy before he got shot, before the hype that came with him getting shot…I stood behind him and told everybody I’ve ever encountered, 'This kid is gonna sell more records than everybody and be the biggest rapper.' That’s who he became." Others such as Bun B and Freeway spoke on the album's importance, while Fif himself broke down the album track by track.
Other items of note: