50 Cent Sparring With T.I. On T.O.S.?
The radio personality and frequent Vh1 commentator said that the album caters to longtime 50 Cent and G-Unit mixtape fans above more mainstream audiences impressed by Curtis [click to read], there is a particular line in the song "You So Tough" that may be attempting to stir the pot of Hip Hop yet again.
Although 50 Cent and G-Unit have yet to comment, the song features the lines, "Nowaways, this rap shit ain't adding up / How niggas get caught with 10 machine guns, only get 12 months" and "Got the best lawyers that money can buy / They say at best they woulda got me 10 or maybe nine." The last allusion followed, "I said, 'How do you explain how the homie breezed?' They said, 'You keep your mouth shut or you eat the cheese.'
Many can quickly speculate that this is a jab at T.I., who was arrested last October for a weapons offense charge [click to read], and given a highly-reduced sentence.
In his own classic call-out, believed to be directed at Lil Flip, "I'm Talkin' To You," [click to read] T.I. made it clear that he was supportive of longtime collaborator and then G-Unit member Young Buck, though he never mentions 50 Cent. Similarly, on last year's "Watch What You Say To Me," [click to read] a track where T.I.'s guest Jay-Z was believed to have spoken out against Lil Wayne, T.I.'s verse was never clarified. 50 Cent and T.I. have never collaborated. Both have a history of on and off-record feuds with other rappers and industry executives.
HipHopDX will keep you updated on this as it develops.