Wu-Tang legend Ghostface Killah and ‘In Da Club’ emcee 50 Cent had a fiery feud for a long time. Although the two are from different generations, it is widely agreed that 50 Cent’s ‘How To Rob’ is the starting point.
In 2000, Columbia Records released 50 Cent’s debut EP, Power Of The Dollar. However, the project’s lead single was somewhat controversial. Entitled ‘How To Rob’, the iconic track mentioned a lew of artists, Ghostface Killah (real name Dennis Coles).
On the song Fifty raps, “I hit the studios, take niggas’ jewels and leave / Catch Rae, Ghost, and RZA for them funny ass rings / Tell Sticky give me the cash before I empty three / I’ll beat your ass like that white boy on MTV.” As a righteous lyricist, Coles didn’t take this threat against him and his Wu-Tang Clan counterparts as a joke and hit back with on his 2000 album, Supreme Clientele.
In a skit entitled ‘Clyde Smith,’ Coles stated, “Yo that nigga 50 Cent, I don’t even know why he did that lil bum ass shit right there. But I’m a tell you something. You can say all them other niggas names but niggas gonna see you based on that big daddy.”
He continued, “If I see you up in here I’m a have about 500 wolves on you…like I said 50 you a bird and niggas gonna see you.” However it snowballed, but as 50 Cent got bigger and Killah’s began to wane, the beef died out.
However, in a 2010 interview with XXL magazine, Coles explained how the feud de-escalated, detailing, “That’s some old-school shit. Back then, things were all snowballed in the air on some other shit. I didn’t like what he said. That’s where it all started from anyway. But we kicked it on the phone one time, and after we kicked it on the phone, that was it.”
He continued, “I ain’t really trying to hold no grudge fucking 30 years later after he done said whatever the fuck he done said. So it was like whatever. It’s whatever God wills. At the end of the day, we’re still people just trying to get ahead.”
Although the two ended up reconciling the two New Yorkers haven’t collaborated on a track to this day. However, it is evident that there is no bad blood between the two acts. You can listen to Ghostface Killah’s 50 Cent diss below.