Both 2 Chainz and 50 Cent paid a visit to Funkmaster Flex‘s Hot 97 evening mixshow on Thursday night. The latter got on-air to promote his SMS Promotions upcoming Big Apple Boxing event on Monday in Queens, New York.
During their discussion, Flex and 50 speak in-depth on Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse, the “King of NY” claim, the song sparking competition in hip-hop again, and comparisons to his “How to Rob” record and past beefs. 50 Cent opens up on his dislike for executive Steve Stoute, a recent encounter with Nas and being on good terms, New York rap’s scene, and status of G-Unit.
Listen to 50 Cent and Funkmaster Flex’s full interview below…..
50 on Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” Verse:
“When you listen to what he’s saying, on the record he’s saying…..it’s a breath of fresh air for me because it’s saying there’s no more kumbaya my lord. Everybody’s not sitting by the campfire being friends. The competitive energy, that’s necessary for hip-hop that’s what it is. Our culture is competitive.”
On current relationship, and recent run-in with Nas:
“I ran into him [recently] one time…..in SoHo house. I took care of their bill, I’m a big dealer Flex. We got a chance to kick it for a second and you know a lot of it, I think he cleared it up for him. I kind of put it together after the fact what was happening, because you know like [Steve] Stoute would help him make a lot of decisions. That’s why I don’t like Steve Stoute, I still don’t like him.”
Status of G-Unit, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo:
“I hope they [Banks and Yayo] can actually figure out….like when we say they [NY artists] haven’t quite followed my blueprint, it’s disappointing that they’re [Banks and Yayo] not following it. To be that close in the circle…..it feels like there is something missing from their actual character.
In general as people I think that there’s something missing. Something within my character’s that’s not in their character because I almost, I have to…do it. Financially I don’t have to, but I have to because it’s just within me, I got to be a part of it, I got to be working, I got to have something going on, something that I’m doing. They have the opportunities to make transitions that a lot of artists don’t because they can be behind the scenes without anyone paying attention to them.”