In a recent interview with Complex magazine, French Montana expressed his feelings on Rap beef in today’s day and age. He feels that it’s bad for business and in addition it’s often not a legitimate beef.
[With rap] it’s like, you ain’t going to see them people you beefing with. You lying. You got security, you’re never at the same events. It’s like you beefing in a smart way if you’re trying to come up. Then it’s like a competition, you know like a battle rap. But if you want to battle rap you might as well call Fight Club, get to battle rapping. Don’t act like you want problems.
He also talked about the on going rivalry between G.O.O.D. & YMCMB and pointed out Pusha T and Lil Wayne’s long standing feud that dates all the way back to 2006.
Pusha T and Lil Wayne’s [beef] ain’t nothing serious. If Wayne feels like [it’s real beef] then you know Baby would have got involved. Things like that, it’s good for hip-hop. If nobody got shot, it ain’t beef.
In addition to Lil Wayne and Pusha T, 50 Cent’s name was also brought up while talking about beef.
People get scared when you try to beef with people. In general, [even in street s**t] nobody want to stand next to you if somebody about to shoot you, unless you have a a big lick [Ed. Note—A “lick” means a hustle.] They [used to] do that with 50 because 50 was the bank. They knew he was going to win. People ain’t doing that [anymore].
I get where French is coming from but lets not kid ourselves — Beef is apart of the Hip-Hop fabric and will be forever, he’s right when he says that Hip Hop goes through seasons and now is a time of peace.
At some point this period of “Kumbaya” and “Can’t we all just get along” will come to a halt.
All you need is one rapper who wants the crown in Hip-Hop and goes after it, just sit back and watch how many opponents come out the wood work.
Read the full interview at Complex.