Thursday, June 19, 2008
50 Wins Again! RIP to Young Buck
"All is fair in love and war."
A couple of Google searches for that quote yielded the following results:
The cliché, "All is fair in love and war," implies that people can suspend the law or the rules in special circumstances.
Behavior that is unpleasant or not fair is acceptable during an argument or competition.
Personally, I agree with the quote. And obviously so does 50 Cent, who yesterday leaked a phone conversation with Young Buck that he taped unbeknown to Buck.
On that tape, Buck can be heard acknowledging to 50 that he owes 50 a lot of money and that he hadn't been doing anything at all to try to pay 50 back. At one point 50 forced Buck to admit that he had just been sitting idle in his house doing nothing to try to generate revenue -- revenue owed to 50. (On a side note, when do we finally refrain from referring to Buck's hometown as Ca$hville ever again?)
To be sure, Buck was literally whimpering to 50, claiming that he is "confused" because he wasn't sure of his role in the G-Unit army. (For the record Buck's image is still present on 50's Web site and Buck will still be featured on G-Unit's new album T.O.S. (Terminate on Sight), which comes out next month.)
To add some perspective, Buck has been running wild the last few months spewing anti-G-Unit venom for anybody who cared to listen. So 50 decided to kick Buck out of G-Unit. The public expected this to happen so it seemed like no big deal.
That is until Buck yelled "F*ck G-Unit!" on stage at a recent concert. Video footage of that show spread across the Web immediately, and I can only imagine what 50 thought when he first saw that footage.
Actually, we don't have to imagine because we already know what 50 did.
The question that everybody wants to know is which came first -- 50 taping the conversation or Buck dissing G-Unit live on stage?
To me, that question is irrelevant considering 50 Cent is Buck's boss. Regardless of what 50 may have done to or said about Buck, Buck is supposed to take it on the chin and keep grinding (pause). But for Buck to get up on stage and bite the hand that feeds/fed him is irrational at best.
So whether the crying and sobbing and whimpering came before or after has nothing to do with anything. It's the principle of the matter.
Think about it like this -- if you're having problems with your boss are you going to chide your boss in a public forum and not expect any ramifications?
Regardless 50 has been burnt in a similar fashion before with rapper The Game, and like he says on the phone call, he would only have himself to blame if he let that happen to himself for a second time.
In the day and age of the infamous Summer Jam screen, everybody needs to watch their backs and not supply the enemy with enough ammunition to ruin your career, which is exactly what I believe happened with Buck and 50.
Buck has already responded to 50 with a new song, but even if it was a Dr. Dre track with Premier scratching on the hook (alas, it is not), it's too little too late from Buck.
Industry rule # 4080, record company people are shady.
My guess is Buck was never into A Tribe Called Quest when he was growing up.
Bonus: Buck's mea culpa in the form of a song, The Taped Conversation (50 Cent Diss).