We have a persistent commenter asking us to throw up a Murder Inc. throwback record, and I promise it'll happen soon, but this week we're going with 50 Cent's infamous diss records towards Irv Gotti's crew and Ja Rule specifically, with assistance from Eminem and Busta Rhymes. Sorry (not sorry). This is almost like a Murder Inc. throwback, right?
The well-documented beef between Ja and 50 resulted in more than one diss record, as you probably know. The reason for the beef is different depending on which side you ask, but after Ja unleashed his remake of Tupac's "Pain," (as "So Much Pain"), Fif, Em and Busta felt the need to call him out, as they thought he was trying too hard to be like 'Pac. At the time, many rappers were forced to choose sides, and with 50 Cent signed to Shady Records/Aftermath, Eminem and label mates like Busta Rhymes obviously joined 50's side.
Who had the best verse?
Hell, I done been to jail, I ain't scared
Mama checking in my bedroom, I ain't there
I got a head with no screws in it
Motherfuckers thinking they can stop 50, they losing it
Lil' nigga named Ja think he live like me
Talking 'bout he left the hospital, took 9 like me