50 Cent is not impressed with Jay-Z‘s latest hip hop contribution. The “In Da Club” rapper ridiculed the aging rap mogul’s platinum album, saying Jay-Z is losing his touch. Fiddy likes Jay-Z’s new album, titled 4:44, he said Jay’s lyrics are “too smart” for the hood.

Calling Jay-Z’s album “golf course music,” 50 Cent said, “I thought the sh-t was a’ight. I liked the sh-t, but I’m gonna keep it 100, the sh-t was too smart. I felt like I was supposed to be wearing glasses and tie a f–king sweater around my waist. It was, like, Ivy League sh-t.”

Fiddy also urged his rap peer to stop saying he’s the best — because he’s just too old to compete with younger rap stars. He suggested Jay-Z call it a day and retire from the rap game.

“I’mma tell you the truth, ni–as is hot out here. They don’t wanna hear that sh-t,” said the 42-year-old rapper. “They just wanna have a good time. F–k that. You can’t be the best rapper at 47, because the new ni–as is here.”

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  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Ok so where does that leaves you 50!?!?!

  • LibraGirlonly

    He’s jealous. Man boy BYE!!!

  • Wyteprivilege

    So we should just embrace the “too dumb” music by Lil Yacthy (don’t care if I spell it wrong), Lil Uzi, Kodak Black, Chief Kaleef, and….?

  • http://www.beautyisland.weebly.com Indigo

    What “New” are rappers 50 talkin about? The ones with the bubble gum and the fruit loops hair or the ones wearin a dress?

  • Dowoop

    Off topic – I like your hair.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    4:44 was a great album…dont take advice from a NY nicca. All they do is wear Tims and Karl Kani…

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I get what he is saying but…. he is wrong. Try again homie

  • Nophace

    50 is just being 50! He’s a human troll that will do anything for attention! That’s the only way he remains relevant, outside of his TV shows

  • Vonn

    Most of the new rappers are trash with catchy beats.

  • Yetunde

    It’s a sad observation he makes. He is saying the music is too smart, as if he wants to remain stupid. If Jay Z was rapping about clubs and hoes at age 47, then it would be a problem, but he’s talking about trying to secure a better future for his family. I haven’t bought Jay Z album since The Black Album and I must say I was presently surprised.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Maybe the album is too smart for those not on his level, but there has to be a smart audience, because there damn sure is a dumb one. I’ve never bought a JZ cd before, but now that I know he’s made one for me I just may pick it up.

  • AJKC23

    And his last hit was??? Hell he’s 40 something also so???

  • Mbailey

    IT’S so disheartening and boring to be listening to the SAME three or four people all the time. I’m just sick of it. They’re lame!

  • Vonn

    Jay is rapping about things these younger performers need to hear. Make your money work for you & invest in your future. Start some generational wealth.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    The hate is REAL.. Too smart…so you saying the hood is dumb? Nigga you came from the hood..omg..I hate when people assume you have to dumb shit down for US to get it..fuck all 4 5 nickles 4 pennies 2 dimes of his ass…. yeah I left a penny off cuz us in the hood don’t know shit..

  • Moon Lee

    That’s why fifty old azz, is on ” Power ” portraying a drug dealer!

  • xenaD

    I started counting… I’m like wait that’s 49 cents… didn’t even read til the end til just now!! ???

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    AND if people were still checking for him he would be making albums too, but they aren’t…

  • xenaD

    50, when are u going to drop something boo? Let us get in yo head

  • Ni Ni

    “Too smart” for the hood… ugh, I hate ignorance.

  • Vonn

    Instead of uplifting folks, here he comes with his dead weight. Education is the key to almost everything. Instead of partying & throwing your money away, invest in your tomorrow so that you can live well for generations to come.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    LOL, JAY-Z got a death grip on 50 pennies wrist !

  • Rayne

    ”Tis why I hate him now. Uglass

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    ROFL Chile… LOL.. I can’t stand fiddy..

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Exactly.. There are some really smart lyrically deep rap out there and he trying to make it like mumble music is the only thing that has space right now.. shaaduupfiddy…

  • Ajavee

    It is just the response I expect from half dollar.

  • Vonn

    I’mma tell you the truth, ni–as is hot out here. They don’t wanna hear that sh-t,” said the 42-year-old rapper. “They just wanna have a good time. F–k that.
    & that’s the problem. They don’t want to hear it, but they’re the exact ones that NEED to hear it.

  • BEANTOWN BULLI

    LMBAOOOOO!!!

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    Fiddy sounds dumb..instead of backing this brother who is planting a seed of build grow then show.. this dumb ass want the kids to continue to think its okay to wear their wealth.. uuughwithniggashyt.

  • Diva_woman

    Bottom line, Jay’s music is still relevant in 2017. He’s calling out a lot of bs and it makes the ignorant types mad and the less relevant ones jealous.

  • Vonn

    Right? Why can 50 be dumb by himself? Why is he trying to drag the hood down?

  • Ajavee

    Half dollar is paid by the powers to be to spew the ignorance and crabs in the barrel syndrome.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    I bet this nigga think we in the hood count like this eight, nine, onety, onety-one, onety-two…cuz if 20 is twenty why shouldn’t 10 be onety.. olefukboyass..

  • Soda

    Why the blur in the pic, is 50 trying to show us his penis again?

  • WutizaGRANNY!
  • Skin Deep Beauty

    And shiddycent is the guru of what? He has joined forces with Hollyweird and think hes the master of success…his critique isnt worth the chit left in a gas station restroom!

  • Vonn
  • Decked Out

    My question is, “What is a New Ni66a?”
    The problem with closed minded people, is that their mouth is always open. Running for No Daym REASON. Who asked HIM anyway?

  • Decked Out

    zackly. stick to POWER and call it a daym day.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Jayz is everything 50 wanna be but can’t. He can’t even pull a bad a bytch

  • Ni Ni

    Ni**as his age ought to be tired of being dumb just to have a good time. Was 50 a crack baby?

  • Ni Ni

    Lol, I’ve never heard of such foolishness.

  • MARILYN

    Let me call Rob Kardashion and see what he thinks, His words are power right now! ?????

  • Cricket404

    50 is Kenan and Kenan is he..He basically said hood ninjas just want to get high, that don’t want to think.

  • Renee26

    He right about it being boring…no good beats and that’s sad considering who Jay-Z is…he could have had the best producers on his sh*t….People act like him rapping about HIS life is bible for all black people to follow. Pulling out the few things he said that were positive like it’s putting black people up on game.What worked for Jay won’t work for the majority of black people. We have plenty of other role models and legit people putting us up on game if we want to hear it. We know how to be successful without dealing drugs and money laundering to get into the industry. Jay was speaking on Jay-Z life and people are listening to it because they want the gossip but prefer not to read about his life….so instead they will listen to his dry azz album to take in everything he says but not nodding their heads one good time.

  • Renee26

    That’s all that the new age rap music is for….codeine music or whatever thy call it. One would have to be high on something to tolerate that crap

  • Crazy tee

    Yeah, he should know a wack album since his last two….Jay’s album is a good album especially “Bam” with Damian Marley ?… stick with “Power”….he’s doing ok on that end….

  • Goodii2Shoes

    lol “u can’t be the best rapper at 47” whew- your peers will give it to you with no chaser though.

  • Renee26

    So he won’t reach them :shrugs:

  • deanya

    ….lol ok but jay album sold and 50cent just said hood people are stupid …who would respect that?

  • Vonn

    Damn sure sounds like it. He just wants ppl drinking his vodka & watching his show.

  • Ajavee
  • Crazy tee

    Its funny how the hood dudes that start to man up are making the most money….the gansta’s that want to live in the clubs talking about who they shot or sleeping with are still struggling to get on Jay and Dre’s level….

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    50 needs to take his Petty Betty self somewhere and sit down.
    Old gossipy queen.

  • Scromes1212

    Lol

  • Goodii2Shoes

    was loaning kanye 20mil for a floating stage intelligent??? ijs; niggas fronting lol

  • Scromes1212

    I think 50 is referring to the tempo of the album.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    And the last time 50 cent had a hit was when?

  • Renee26

    I do too…but his comment wasn’t needed so it comes off as hating

  • Renee26

    This!! LMAO

  • Cici

    So people aren’t supposed to grow?

  • Greatgrape37

    50 is jealous as per usual…nothing to see here…

  • hottlanta

    Someone please explain why is Jay talking about Prince suppose to move to Tidal on his album. Was he trying to get his entire catalog. Prince is a smart businessman that is why he has remain relevant throughout his years and I know he would not have just handed over all of his music to Tidal after he fought so hard to get it from Sony. If you didn’t get a signed contract from Prince leave it alone. Prince never needed a JayZ for us to purchase his music.

  • Trey

    Best Album I have heard in years

  • Ryan

    The new rap is terrible. Every time I play Madden I gotta mute it.

  • MsVAllDay

    And 50’s last album was when……………I’ll wait!

  • Goodii2Shoes
  • Tee Bullock

    Sorry not sorry Tupac was the best IMHO

  • Goodii2Shoes

    i think 50 may have been referring to how stupidly fooled people are in the hood. Put something in a headline, send it to the media/publicists and n*iggas in the hood feel like they have facts
    **hence the buzzfeed article posted below detailing 4:44 “sales” 😀

  • Goodii2Shoes
  • Goodii2Shoes

    Yesss! I thought I was the only one that felt maybe they were too sober (&possibly too intelligent) to decipher slur-rap/mumble rap

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I wouldn’t hold my breath.

  • Rayne

    I can’t even listen to that. I’m still listening to dusties blues and rap from the 80’s and 90’s. Mumble rap is just so stupid.

  • softness1

    50 can have a seat somewhere but at the same time I do get where he’s coming from though. We’ve had our time, let the kids enjoy this bs now. I’m not hating because every generation thinks they’re better than the next. My sons love this new shit. I just blankly stare and just assume it’s no longer my time. 10 years from now my kids will be turning their noses up to whatever is out.. It’s the way of the world…lol

  • We Can Do This

    From what I heard from the album, it wasn’t to smart for me or over my head.

    You shouldn’t tell another person how to make money or who they should follow.

  • Renee26

    Yep, when I saw the Sprint commercials I saw if coming…he’s a smart business man that’s for sure

  • Lady_Elle

    Didn’t 50 say he was going to quit when he wasn’t recognized?

  • We Can Do This

    How would people take him if he rapped about welfare and section 8?
    Throwing money in the air and having trap houses!

  • hotntot95

    ..Jay spoke about investing money wisely, how the industry picked Prince’s bones after he died, he apologized to Bey, he gave props to his mom
    ( apparently she’s a lesbian)..he covered coonery and racism…it might be “too smart” but people need to hear this..young or old…art is art.. it doesn’t matter the age. Idiot.

  • Lady_Elle

    This album represents growth for Jay!
    Fifty would be arguing the opposite if it was him dropping something!

  • Renee26

    I don’t even try…it literally gives me a headache in less than a minute

  • hotntot95

    Yeah…I guess he wants to hear trap music or how big his hoez az is…please, he needs a high chair to reach this level of maturity…

  • Ant Hill

    50 cent is an ignorant sambo negro

  • tt

    Playing your entire CD on the radio like some radio show = You are trying to stay relevant right about now

  • hottlanta

    Did you see it when folks in the ATL turned that pink trap house to a church. What is a trap house. I never knew that that meant because the house got trap spray painted across the top of it. School me.

  • stav

    Also to get to the level he and his wife is on , he’s not telling the about the dark side, the nasty , devilish things that are required when you sell your soul for temporary riches.

  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    Well I damn sure don’t wanna hear NO middle age man rap about how much drugs he sold, being a womanizer, doing drugs, or even how he’s the best. All subject matter that has been overexposed in hip hop…especially by JZ. He better be rapping about Ivy Legue shit because anything else would seem inauthentic.

  • WutizaGRANNY!

    So verrry dumb.. but I try not to judge because my mother hated our as she called it “Hippity Hop’ ROFL…

  • Lady_Elle

    If 50 puts out any music… that judgement better be paid first!

  • the guest

    Nice positive perspective on Jay Z’s evolution.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    A trap house is vacant house that is used to store and/or sell drugs out of.

  • Rayne

    Lmao hippity hop lol

  • YellowSauce

    you can’t tell an artist that he is no longer relevant but he’s selling more albums than anyone except his wife lol … NONE of those new dudes are lyricists … and to add insult to injury which one of them is selling out arenas – in seconds … also which one of them even has their own style … a few of them sound like like other rappers .. if 50 did half of what jay does his arse wouldn’t be broke right now …and yes compared to jay he is VERY broke lol also ladies and gentlemen this is how dream killers sound just in case you didn’t know … they tell people all day what they should be doing and what they shouldn’t be doing but they ain’t doing S$#!* … except telling YOU what to do ….

  • imright

    50 is such a petty Cancer ?

  • Tlowe89

    I think everybody knows Tupac and or Either Biggie are, were and will for ever be the greatest. (I personally say Tupac was/is). But people like to find living rappers to be considered among the two greatest, that’s why people talk about Jay and used to talk about Wayne. I think they can be considered amazing (neither are my cup of Tea ), but no one has grabbed another seat at the greatest rappers “table” with Biggie and Pac.

  • Tlowe89

    I think everybody knows Tupac and or Either Biggie are, were and will for ever be the greatest. (I personally say Tupac was/is). But people like to find living rappers to be considered among the two greatest, that’s why people talk about Jay and used to talk about Wayne. I think they can be considered amazing (neither are my cup of Tea ), but no one has grabbed another seat at the greatest rappers “table” with Biggie and Pac.

  • Tea??

    Meanwhile 50 hasn’t made a hit record in about 10yrs. Other than Power he’s just a big internet troll he wouldn’t understand what Jay z is talking about because anything 50 is not involved in he doesn’t support, black owned or not.

  • Wyteprivilege

    lol! Thank you for the compliment.

  • Wyteprivilege

    lol!

  • hottlanta

    Thanks I was wondering why people was crowding around the house taking pictures of it. Learn something new everyday.

  • hottlanta

    Karma is a bytch. Just like he sold drugs to someone else’s child someone will sell drugs to his kids. Then what cha gonna talk about.

  • hottlanta

    50 you played yourself with that golf music comment. A lot of golfers are multi millionaires like Tiger and Palmer. It takes money to play golf and it definitely takes money to stay in the game with golf. I will want some of that money instead of Ray-Ray and dem money with an EBT card.

  • goat

    Prince and Jay agreed to put his digital catalog on Tidal exclusively for 18months. It was never about needing Jay for us to purchase Prince’s music, but more of to have our own streaming service. We don’t own shat, even our own ART in most cases. Besides record companies, we don’t own nothing dealing with the music industry. Jay owning Tidal is a good starting point.

  • sunni_daze

    50 needs to be worried about the realtionship he has with his son, no one is checking for 50 unless he on Power.

  • goat

    That’s a Bando (abandon house use to sell drugs out of). Trap house can be an occupied dwelling use to sell drugs out of.

  • Mark mcharm

    so are we really going to bypass the throne to two dead commercial rappers because of death when in reality kane,rakim and melle are above them in legacy and lyrical ability.

  • Mark mcharm

    Kane , rakim and L L might think otherwise as well as kool g rap and caz.

  • Karen Brady

    Thank you for explaining both! I been wondering for years.

  • Karen Brady

    lol… very good point.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Fiddy mad he can’t go even tin foil nowadays, the last cd I bought of his I only bought for the JMJ documentary that was included it’s still untouched til this day.

  • Fire & Ice

    Curtis mad that he’ll never be on this level. News flash, other than Nas, Kendrick and J Cole, Jay is the best rapper alive. These new cats aren’t rappers! Mumbling and using auto tune is not rap.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Lol…you said Kool G Rap, my hubby loves his music lisp n all?

  • KcoolMuziq

    I have nothing bad to say about Fiddy. I worked with him and he was cordial to me.

    Prince trusted JAY-Z to put his WHOLE catalog on Tidal before he transitioned.So nothing bad comes out my mouth about him either. Only when his significant other is featured in every other news story is when my guard goes down.

  • Sistergirl

    That’s exactly what he meant rich folk rap music

  • Ms. Cree

    So what type of music 50 making?

  • dontgetblocked

    I hate to agree with 50 but I have to agree. 50 owns part of Vitamin Water. His show Power is fire. Jay Z keeps saying the same crap over and over. He’s the greatest. He’s super rich. He’s got the baddest bish. He wears Tom Ford. His baby is Blue. His twins are natural? He’s the greatest…..It’s getting old just like him.

  • Coco17

    He’s a awesome business man.

  • Malcom Flex

    Miss 50 keeps showing her azz. Bitter bitch.

  • We Can Do This

    A drug house. Trapping dollars.

    My day it was a crack house.

  • Jussjess25

    Jayz is sooo corny already. He says a couple punchlines and everyone is riding his butt.. its not that seriius. Him his wife and the kids can go away already ?

  • Jussjess25

    ????.. exactly thats all ha says in his corny raps.

  • Jussjess25

    Okay!

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Herein lies the issue:
    “the sh-t was too smart.”

    So, in order to rap you’re supposed to sound like you’re uneducated? There have been quite a few lyricists and hip-hop artists that sounded educated and their music was fire! Now, people want it dumbed down. No one wants to read a book, eBook, etc. Everyone is afraid to learn, but want to blame another race for their own inadequacies…
    SAD

  • nicfury420

    Nailed it!

  • Abracadabra

    How do you own part of Vitamin Water but have to file bankruptcy? You lost all credibility after making that statement because it’s obvious you don’t have a clue. You say you have to agree with 50, but it doesn’t sound like you even know what you are even agreeing with.
    #youplayedyaself
    #blockmeIgivesnofucks

  • Evillene

    Bitterness and jealousy. Unfortunately wrapped in this tiresome, destructive trope that you have to be “dumb”, “uneducated” and have no aspiration for a life beyond the streets to be a successful hip-hop artist.

  • Evillene

    *applause*

  • Evillene

    This is true.

  • ShWa

    Jealous hearted bully 50, he needs to worry about his own career and stop hating on everybody else.

  • MistaO

    ?1

  • Wayup!

    And them the pot turned to the kettle and called him BLACK…?
    SIT DOWN. 50..?

  • KarmaBackAround

    I can honestly admit this is one of the first things in years 50 has said that i ALMOST totally agree with..

  • Cici

    Lol I know right