Weekly News Wrap Up: Fab Clarifies His Comments To 50, Method Man Speaks On His Arrest & MTV Explains Eminem’s Absence From Top MC’s List
Thursday, October 8th, 2009 at 5:20 pm
Fab Explains His Twitter Beef With 50
Fab recently came at 50 on what else but his Twitter and thought it was interesting how the NY rapper that caused rifts between other NY rappers is now trying to bring them together. However Fab is now trying to clear up the twitter beef and explains how it was taken completely out of context. Fab says:
“The only thing I really don’t like about Twitter is a lot of what you say can be taken out of context. If you say something now, the way the media is, if you include somebody’s name it in it becomes a big web and big blog interest. Earlier today, I spoke on how 50 had his concert series, the ThisIs50 concert series, and he unified with a few New York rappers.”
He continues with:
“I was just kind of saying it was of interest to me. It sparked interest to me because this is something new to me, seeing 50 join hands with other artists and giving them promotion. The kind of artist he was when he started he was almost totally against that. He isolated himself and G-Unit, and even attacked other people, and had beefs with other people, mainly other New York rappers. A lot of people feel like he helped crumble New York Rap because he changed people’s perspectives, changed people’s situations. He was incredibly successful. He had the power of King Kong and they were not as successful and they were kind of at his mercy.”
“He was able to shift his weight around due to the money he made and the money he was making and I think that he did that. I seen the concert pictures on-line and it looked a little different, a little weird to me. I’m not against 50. I didn’t say it in a beef way. Certain people were already throwing up blogs to create rivalries between different people, commenting and it was really taken out of context. That was just a random thought of mine. A topic of discussion like we were sitting at a barbeque or something or the barbershop and just talking. I just did it over Twitter,” he continued. “I guess it was a big deal or had some shock value to it because it was me. I was really just asking a question. I asked if they agreed because that’s how I felt. I felt that he did do that. I didn’t take a shot at him or anything. All throughout the other tweets I was stating how people felt about it. I was re-tweeting people’s tweets. I also stated how 50 was, at his peak, one of the biggest artist known in the Hip Hop industry. That legacy will never be broken. I was just speaking on the concert, how it felt to see the concert. That’s it.”
Now that another twitter beef has been cleared up, maybe Fab should stay away from the twitter for a while because it seems to be causing a lot of unnecessary drama… Or maybe he should keep it up and soak up as much publicity as he can.
MTV Tries To Make Eminem Fans Feel Better
As we all know MTV comiled their yearly list of the hottest MC’s in the game (according to them) #’s 10-6 and #’s 5-1. The list wasn’t that bad except for a lot people felt something or someone was missing. That someone just happens to be Eminem, who made an incredible comeback this year selling 600,000 copies in his first week. MTV’s been getting a lot backlash with their decision of who the top MC’s are, but they came out with a statement explaining their reasons for not putting Em on the list. MTV says:
“His hotly anticipated return to hip-hop after a long absence drove first-week sales of over 600,000 — the highest first-week sales of the year so far. But then Em retreated to the lab, where he spent the summer crafting Relapse 2. From June to September, Em all but took himself out of the public eye, while other MCs generated week-to-week heat with mixtapes, guest appearances, performances and Web activity. Eminem is one of the best ever on the mic. His track record is undeniable. The Hottest list deals with right now, though. If the Brain Trust had compiled the Hottest list back in May, there’s no doubt Eminem would have made the Top 10.”
Maybe it’s just me, but this sounds like a whole lot of bull. First of all they put Gucci Mane on the list and he hasn’t even dropped an official album; and he’s also trash despite his crazy street hype. Second of all Fab’s album only came out a month after Eminem’s and Rick Ross’ album came out in April, but their both on the list. Third of all, did I mention that these people are suggesting that Gucci Mane is better than Raekwon, Jeezy, Fab and 50? So in conclusion, MTV is no longer a credible source for music and they really need to get it together.
Uncle Sam Pimp Slaps The Method Man
Grammy Award winning Wu-Tang Member Clifford “Method Man” Smith, has spoke out about his arrest earlier this week. He turned himself in Monday Oct. 5th after failing to pay nearly $33,000 in back personal taxes and was charged with tax evasion. He recently went on Big Tigger’s radio show and admitted that he wasn’t keeping up with his tax accountant.
“You know, when you don’t file [your taxes], that’s what happens. So that’s the lesson I learned. I think it was four years and after three years that’s when it’s a problem. It’s not a money thing because I paid it when they did that thing with the truck and contrary to everyone’s belief, the truck wasn’t repossessed. It’s different when the government comes and takes a truck, they want their money. I took the black people route. I took the ghetto route. [laughs] But you know, you can’t be waiting ’til the last minute and stuff like that. If it’s not right there in your face, then these things happen…It’s my fault totally. I just don’t like things to get blown outta proportion and I’m glad that you gave me the option to speak my peace…The government is not playing, Uncle Sam pimp slapped me and it’s a lesson learned and I’m gonna take this and learn from it. Everybody [in jail] was cool, I live in Staten Island so it was nothing.”
Meth faces a charge of repeated failure to file personal income and earnings tax, a felony punishable by up to four years in prison if convicted. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of failure to pay tax. He is due back in court on Dec. 9th. Hopefully everything will turn out well, but just in case I would start making the Free Meth shirts now.
You can also listen to the interview below.