50 Cent Talks Interscope Departure, Lloyd Banks, JAY Z vs Drake & More On Hot97

blame it on Shake April 30, 2014

Last night, 50 Cent stopped by Hot 97 to sit down with Funkmaster Flex.

Speaking for over an hour, Curtis spoke on the status of G-Unit, his relationship with Lloyd Banks, leaving Interscope Records, Animal Ambition (of course), his recent run-in with Steve Stoute, thoughts on Troy Ave, Nas, JAY Z vs Drake, and more.

Check out a couple quotes, provided by Miss Info, and press play on the audio below.

On JAY Z vs. Drake:

I think its good, man. I don’t think it’s a dangerous competition for Jay. It’s going to be what musical choices [they make], the production choice count too… It’s the same “Ether” versus the other joint [“Takeover”].

On current relationship with Nas:

We good. I went to see him, he was in New York recently at the Beacon Theatre. He was doing rehearsals and running through the actual show, because it was like the 20th anniversary of Illmatic. I didn’t go to the concert, I went to see him ahead of the concert when he was actually doing rehearsals. He called earlier that week and he was like ‘Yo you going to Summer Jam, you got to tell whats getting ready to happen because I know. I know you got something crazy planned I just got to make sure we’re in the loop.’

On issues with Lloyd Banks:

I haven’t had communications with Banks for a long period of time, right. But when we weren’t having that communication he didn’t say anything disrespectful….I use to say ‘Yo he’s almost retarded.’ Like I say this only because I go: How they didn’t call to find out if you didn’t go get another record deal? with someone else….like you can leave. In my mind, the whole time it was because he wanted his independence.

On his admiration for Action Bronson:

He reminds me of Ghostface, the tones on record. I want to find out how Ghostface feels about it, because if he don’t like it I don’t like it. I like his music, though. When I say it reminds me of his tones, the way his voice is very similar to him. His [wordplay] is different.

Thoughts on Troy Ave:

Troy Ave is going to be one of those guys, I hope actually goes to the top. Let me tell you why, he’s honest about his influences… he says it all the time, he’s honest. I’ve seen artists influenced by someone else and it’s cool to pay homage to that actual artist but when you actually offer those things, and I know he got it because I hear him carrying the tones the right way, it’s just him doing it with his melodies and his own way. He’s already better than a lot of artists because there’s no artist development.

UPDATE: Now with video.