Hip Hop Week In Review: The Most Popular Stories The Week Of 03/30/14
Eminem speaks about nearly dissing Lil Wayne and Kanye West, 50 Cent addresses G-Unit members and Benzino posts pictures after being shot.
This week, Eminem, 50 Cent and Benzino made headlines with the Top 3 most popular stories on the site. Eminem discussed his past idea to diss Lil Wayne and Kanye West on a track. 50 Cent addressed his relationship with Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks. Moreover, Benzino posted a series of photographs on Instagram after being shot while attending his mother's funeral.
Eminem Details Almost Dissing Lil Wayne & Kanye West
When Eminem crafted "Talkin' 2 Myself," the Michigan emcee says he analyzed the Rap scene and some of his own work at the time.
"I felt so bad about myself and the music that I was creating, that I felt like I started to turn into a hater," Eminem said during a recent interview with Los Angeles radio station Power 106. "And it wasn’t just—you know, singling Kanye [West] and [Lil] Wayne out at that time period. I mean they were the ones who were the killing it the most to me. And it hurt. I’d pop the CD in and be like, ‘Fuck man, I’m not doing this no more.’ I felt like I came very close to like, for me it would have been career suicide because I felt like, ‘I should make a song just dissing everybody who's doing in it the game right now.'"
"Talkin' 2 Myself" features the following lyrics.
I almost made a song dissing Lil Wayne
It's like I was jealous of him 'cause of the attention he was gettin'
I felt horrible about myself, he was spittin'
And I wasn't, anyone who was buzzin' back then could'a got it
Almost went at Kanye too, God it
Feels like I'm going psychotic, thank God that I didn't do it
I'da had my ass handed to me and I knew it
To read more regarding Eminem almost dissing Lil Wayne and Kanye West, click here.
50 Cent On Tony Yayo & Lloyd Banks: “Some People, They’re Like Milk. They Have An Expiration Date”
50 Cent, who has had a troubled relationship with various G-Unit members throughout the crew's history, recently addressed the status of his bond and rapport with Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo.
50 Cent said he's "done a lot" for Tony Yayo, but that he also feels Yayo didn't do enough for himself. "If you don’t sustain your value in the marketplace, I got to pay you the market rate,” 50 added.
To read more regarding 50 Cent's perspective on Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks, click here.
Benzino Posts Photos From Hospital After Shooting
The day after he was shot at his mother's funeral, Benzino posted images on Instagram. In one photograph, 'Zino is seen on a hospital bed.
"Feel much better, GOD IS REAL@luvheraltheaheart is my SOULMATE....... MY MOTHER TOUCHED ME, IM CERTAIN,” he wrote on his Instagram post.
In another post, Benzino shows the cover of the Boston Herald, which features a story about his shooting.
"Then I wake up to this...I JUST WANNA THANK EVERYBODY WHO PRAYED AND SENT THEIR SINCERE CONCERNS FOR ME AND MY MOM, SHE WAS FINALLY LAID TO REST AMONGST ALL THE CHAOS, YOUR KIND WORDS AND THOUGHTS HAVE REALLY HELPED ME HEAL FASTER. ALTHOUGH I WILL HAVE A LONG ROAD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY AHEAD OF ME, I WILL BE EVEN STRONGER. GOD IS GREAT AND THE DEVIL IS A LIE,” Benzino wrote in his Instagram caption.
To view the images Benzino posted, click here.