Kanye West and 50 Cent

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Real Or Fake Beef

Taking aim at roughly 16 different musicians both dead and alive worked for 50 Cent when he dropped 2005’s The Massacre. And 50 used the same tactic on Before I Self Destruct by engaging Kanye West in a sales battle. While the beef leading up to both Jay Z’s The Blueprint and Nas’ Stillmatic was real, it also gave both emcees a nice bump in sales due to the surrounding controversy.

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