Love all the responses in here. A lot are very on point. Always thought a major part of NY's downfall in hip hop was while they were hating on one another along with hating on outsiders, everybody else showed love to each other. One of the biggest perpetrators of that was 50 Cent. Sure, he was pushing G-Unit, but you can't antagonize artists in your own city for years and think there's no consequence. Dude can basically only collab with G-Unit and has to hitch his ride to Kidd Kidd. Meanwhile, (with a couple exceptions) Game spent most of his career building relationships, which still extends to today, as a lot of his albums look like compilations. People actually like working with him, and it seems like fans anticipate his stuff more than 50, something I wouldn't have thought years ago.
He stunted Banks career, because Banks was friends with other dudes. Same with Buck. G-Unit would have had more longevity if it wasn't for 50. He was a gift and a curse. It was funny how he did the Jeezy song and was all of a sudden like I don't know why we didn't do it sooner. Same with Fab. You know exactly why. Now that you're cold you want to work with other people.
Game, Fat Joe, Busta and Nore are the kings of relationships. I think it will also pay off for Wayne, because he worked with any and everyone despite how large he was. And he didn't do it like Drake to make sure he stays hot and talked about.
You're one person tho. The majority of NY hip-hop fans wasn't bumpin west coast ****, especially not after the east coast's reemergence in the mid 90s. I remember quite vividly. Ns was not bumpin E 40, Rappin 4 Tay, Mac Mall, South Central Cartel, Young Murder Squad (one of my favs growing up), stop it. The average NY hip-hop fan did not listen to west coast **** until they had no other choice. They played Snoop, Dre and the guys about 6-8 years older than me were BIG on Ice Cube.
First they hated on the west for what was later called gangsta rap, and then the east vs west. Ice Cube was pretty vocal about this in the 90s, about having hit records throughout the country then be in NY and they simply wouldn't play the records.
KRIT got booed in NY for doin "Country ****" just a few years ago.
I didn't listen to them, because I didn't think they were good.
But artist I liked, Spice 1, King Tee, Quik, Eitht/CMW, Souls Of Mischief/Hiero
It wasn't just about coast, Biggie liked Outkast. He thought E-40 was wack.
I liked Common, I didn't like Twista or Crucial Conflict
Cube was full of it, and Tupac even touched on that. For someone to proclaim how against people were of him, why did he go The Bomb Squad. And why did Das work with him. New York radio wasn't playing New York rap like that outside of after 8pm.