The feud between G-Unit and The Game
is a hip hop rivalry that began in early 2005.
When The Game
signed onto Aftermath Entertainment
in 2003, it was arranged that he would work with G-Unit
and G-Unit Records
in order to create a growing buzz for him that would also fuel an interest in G-Unit. The sudden feud between the pair, who had been marketed as having a mentor/protégé relationship, stemmed from alleged rumors that The Game had recorded with G-Unit nemesis Joe Budden
on a track that was released in 2004. 50 Cent
had also advised The Game not to appear on a Jim Jones
video, which was to come out before the "How We Do
" video, however, The Game did so anyway. The two were able to put their differences aside for the release of The Game's debut album, The Documentary
which was released on January 18 2005
. The album was a big success for the rapper and had three singles that featured 50 Cent. The release date of 50 Cent's second album, The Massacre
, was pushed back in order to accommodate The Game's album, causing anger by 50 Cent towards Interscope Records
. Tensions would rise during the filming of the music video
for The Game's third single, "Hate It or Love It
", when 50 Cent refused to shoot a scene in the front seat of a car, instead sitting in the back (The Game's brother, Big Fase 100, would replace him). With 50 Cent's album also enjoying major success, the feud would then take an unexpected rise.
The Game had released images depicting the rap group in many parodies on some of his previous mixtapes, including Ghost Unit
, which pictures them as parapsychologists, The Ghostbusters
. In response, G-Unit published a mixtape cover of the rapper's head copied onto the body of an exotic dancer on the cover of G-Unit Radio Part 21
, causing The Game to release "The Funeral (100 Bars)", a track aimed towards the G-Unit camp.
The Game launched a boycott
of G-Unit called "G-Unot".
In XXL magazine, 50 Cent doubted that The Game would succeed on his second album without his assistance, claiming The Game to be a good rapper, but not songwriter. 50 Cent stated that he wrote six of The Documentary's eighteen tracks ("Hate It or Love It," "How We Do," "Church for Thugs", "Special", "Higher", and "Westside Story"), which The Game denied.
Although both rappers were once signed to Aftermath Entertainment, the feud between them has led to The Game leaving the record label (although others claim 50 Cent pressured Dr. Dre to kick him off). In October 2006, The Game extended a peace treaty to 50 Cent, which wasn't immediately responded to. A couple of days later, on Power 106, he would state that the treaty was offered for one day only. The Game later released "SoundScan", a track targeting G-Unit members in response to Lloyd Banks’ freestyle on BET Rap City which was aimed at The Game. "SoundScan" was mainly aimed at the lower sales of Lloyd Banks' second effort, Rotten Apple in comparison to his first, The Hunger For More.
At one point, it was reported that Busta Rhymes
wanted to get 50 Cent and The Game together on the same track which was to be included on his new album, I'm Blessed
. This way, he intended to end the feud between the two. Busta Rhymes commented on the feud. He said:
However, the reconciliation will not happen any time soon because of Tony Yayo's alleged attack on James "Lil' Henchmen" Rosemond, who is the son of Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond. Tony Yayo was arrested on March 24, 2007 and was accused of smacking Lil' Henchmen for wearing the shirt of his father's record label, Czar Entertainment. Czar Entertainment manages many artists, including The Game. Tony Yayo, 50 Cent, and their entourage allegedly approached Lil' Henchmen in a black SUV. Four men jumped out of the car. Tony Yayo then showed the boy that he had a gun, and he then proceeded to antagonize and slap the boy. Tony Yayo has been charged for assault and he was later released with a $5,000 bail. He has pleaded not guilty. 50 Cent has strongly denied his involvement and has stated that he was in his home in Connecticut when the alleged incident occurred. He also stated that Tony Yayo did not hit Lil' Henchmen. 50 Cent thinks that the people who are trying to ban him are the same people who started the "G-Unot" campaign. He thinks they are trying to go after him by using the Lil' Henchmen incident as an excuse to ban him. Tony Yayo has since been declared not guilty.
In February 2007, The Game and Young Buck
got into a non-physical altercation at a club, during the NBA All-Star Weekend
in Las Vegas
. In an interview with SOHH.com Young Buck describes the situation:
Although it was believed that Young Buck and The Game made peace and put the incident behind them, Young Buck recently confirmed in an interview with SOHH.com that the 'beef' is still on.
Young Buck said
On April 17
, 2007 Young Buck
released a diss track towards The Game
titled "Mr. Potato Head". It features Spider Loc
. Young Buck in on the first verse and continued with Spider Loc. It was released on Best of the Bizness mixtape
by DJ Whoo Kid
and Mobb Deep
On April 18 2007, Spider Loc released another diss song featuring Papa Smurf entitled "Ova-Kill", which was aimed at The Game.
On April 24 2007 Young Buck released a new song which is aimed at The Game. It is called "Teach Em' Bout Playin'" and features C-Bo. In the song Young Buck talks about his loyalty to 50 Cent and G-Unit and how The Game never showed his loyalty when he was part of G-Unit.
On May 1 2007 Spider Loc released a track titled "No More Games". It features Young Buck. It was released on the mixtape G-Unit Radio 18: Rags To Riches.
On May 23 2007 a diss track called "All I Need/My Bitch" leaked. In the song's first verse, The Game disses 50 Cent and the whole of G-Unit. In the song's second verse, he disses Jay-Z and in the song's third verse, he disses Suge Knight.
On April 07 2008 The Game released a track featuring artists from his record label, The Black Wall Street Records, called "Our Turn" which is aimed at G-Unit.