Saturday, February 10, 2007
50 Cent Starts The War With Cam'ron, Still Loves Jim Jones
50 has decided he's going to bring it, with a video for "Funeral Music", featuring hearse rolling by with the "Cam'ron's Career" written on the side, and then continues a giant hip-hop cliche of G-Unit Soldiers (I thought we were done referring to rap cliques in a military fashion when No Limit went down) flashing guns, money, and scantily clad ladies. The coup de grace is the cartoon animation of Cam'ron's Lamborghini getting shot up, an apparent reenactment of the attempted carjacking in Washington, DC where Cam'ron was shot last year. Interestingly, 50 singles out Cam as the only Dipset member he's beefing with, stating that "From now on Jimmy's [Jim Jones] the boss of Dipset".
I love hip-hop beef as much as the next person, but 50 Cent is taking it to the level that plagues hip-hop today: unnecessary violence. I appreciate 50's attacking Cam's lyrical abilities in the song, but the guns? That is tired, Fif!