Surprise… I know y’all all probably thought THAT REAL SCHITT was only gonna be about a whole lot of ancient ass rap stuff or old ass soul / funk / breaks / etc. Well basically that WOULD be a correct assumption. But not necessarily. If I deem it to be THAT REAL SCHITT it could be something that came out tomorrow. Ya never really know. And today’s blog entry, although it is indeed another blast from the past, is not nearly as old as most of what you will be seeing around these parts. We’re talking just five years ago, almost to the day… Cosmic Kev, world reknowned Philly deejay, did his Come Up Show, a weekly late night mixshow out here on Power 99, and rocked a gang of beef songs back-to-back-to-back. Some of you may remember that 2002 was the YEAR of rap beefs, especially it seemed once the summer started heating up… KRS was going at Nelly, 50 still had his thing with Ja and whoever else, Nas had just ethered Jay-Z at this point, Jada and Beans were at each others throats, I think Eminem had been scrappin’ with various dudes, damn near EVERYBODY wanted a piece of The Roc. Truly some WWE free-for-all schitt was a-poppin’. Bets were being taken on who would be the next rapper to meet an untimely ending.
For the most part, I think all this modern day battle schitt is kinda corny (real mc battles to me are like when Busy Bee went rhyme for rhyme with Little Rodney C in the movie Wildstyle, but that’s just me and my old azz). I honestly don’t even know how much of it is even real and how much is just fabricated to get some attention. I got schooled by some big music industry people waaay back in the day (when I was doing my Baritone Tiplove project, btw) on how all this showbiz controversy schitt really works, unbeknownst to the public. I think people today have seen so much of this mess, from rapper run-ins with the law to Britney Spears and all those other hollyweirdos, that they know that much of it is a bunch of concocted bulllllllschitt. But I’m tellin’ you, I used to try to hip people to the fact that a lot of these scandals are just the product of a publicist’s vivid imagination and fools did not want to hear it! So who am I to try to yank them out of their ignorant bliss… fans will be fans (or stans), after all.
Anyway, I’m gettin’ off track here. I actually enjoyed quite a bit of that 2002 rap beefin’ for some odd reason. Some of it was just so bizarre. The KRS – Nelly donnybrook being the oddest of them all. If you even paid any attention to it, you just scratched your head and said “why?” Then there was the bitter Jaz-O taking shots at his former sidekick Jay-Z and the rest of the Roc, and even though there might have been about five or more disses and retaliations, I don’t think many people knew about it and almost none of those who knew about it cared about it (which is too bad, because I think Jaz-O spit some nice schitt at Hov and his henchmen).
Out of all the disses that flew around in 2002, my personal favorite was that Philly bol Beans goin’ reeeeeal hard at Nas and Jada over the G Dep “Special Delivery” beat. Now, even though I know some folks around Beanie’s old way in South Philly (19th & Sigel… what up Jazz!) and I always respected the skills, I never was a big fan of Beans’ records. I guess ‘cuz I know that Mac Mittens is at his BEST when he’s unrestrained by song structure. And the bol is most definitely let out of his cage on this freestyle which primarily targets Nas (even taking a shot at his moms, who I believe had just died or was near death…. foul, but I guess all is fair in love and rap beef) but also gets at Jada, who he’d already been sparring with for awhile. “Do the math, you get it later / I’ll do ya ass, prolly get it later / I don’t look that far in the future / I dwell on the present and past / and handle drama when it come in my path / I’m like Osama on the president’s ass / you Illmatic? got the medicine bag / and i’m the doctor make the house visit / formula 44 D with the hollows in it”. RAW.
So here’s what I’m givin’ y’all- Pt. 1 of the Beans & State Property dissin’ Nas & Jada freestyle as well as pt. 2 (Chris of the Young Gunz gets it in a lil somethin’ as well… to me ALL of those State P dudes usually sound better freestylin’ than they do on their records… with some exceptions of course… I like a lot of Freeweezy’s records). I’m ALSO gonna smack you sideways with Jaz-O dissin’ Jigga and his n***as (my man be sayin’ some funny ass schitt on here). I don’t remember seeing these joints on the internets back in 2002, although the web is pretty vast… i’ve heard it’s actually worldwide. So maybe everybody already has this stuff, I dunno… if so, happily revisit. If not, get your five year old rap beef on and enjoy it.
BEANS & STATE PROPERTY GO AT NAS & JADAKISS, 2002 (PT. 1) RE-UPPED: http://www.zshare.net/audio/57256017ed297b76/
BEANS & STATE PROPERTY GO AT NAS & JADAKISS, 2002 (PT. 2) RE-UPPED: http://www.zshare.net/audio/57256068551bab68/
JAZ-O DISSES JAY-Z & THE ROC, 2002 RE-UPPED: http://www.zshare.net/audio/57256281bd2045e4/