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There’s a new G-Unit mini documentary making the rounds, and — surprise! — it’s full of outlandish statements from one of hip-hop’s best-known crews.
Relative newcomer Kidd Kidd, who joined the label in 2011 after getting shot six times, said that those who hate on G-Unit are really just hating on the entire game.
“The chemistry that we have is just… it’s ridiculous,” Kidd Kidd told the XXL video crew (via HipHopDX). “You’re not gonna hear that nowhere else. It’s nobody else that’s in our lane talking about the things that we’re talking about. Doing the things that we’re doing. And how we doing it. So, the reunion is perfect. You can’t hate on it. If you hating on it that mean you hate hip-hop. You know? That mean you hate the whole rap culture…If you hating on me, you hating on yourself. Because at one time you was me. You was me. You didn’t have nothing…I was that dude. And I got put in a great position. And who wouldn’t want to be here right now. Just the reunion period, man is great. It’s the perfect timing right now cause everybody went through they own differences. And as you can see it came back. That’s what brothers do.”
50 Cent also chimed in with a pretty solid point.
“Nelly, the St. Lunatics, Eminem and D12, were different setups because their lead artist out of those crews had music that was so effective that it took a large period of time before the record labels and other people wanted to hear everyone else that was connected to it,” 50 Cent said. “Like me, I was conscious of them because we had already been rapping together so much. The world is acknowledging 50 Cent as a talented artist. The rest of them are just there as sidekicks and just that they’re people that I pinpointed and selected as real talents. You heard me, Tony Yayo, and Banks’ voice in the very beginning. 50 Cent Is The Future, all those early tapes, mixtapes. My life is the backdrop to G-Unit. The energy that was connected to the entire brand is 50 Cent.”