During the mid-to-late 1990s, rappers from parts other than New York City and Los Angeles were emerging. Among them were Twista (a Chicago native) and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (their members originate from both Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio). They both became very popular for their quick, rapid-fire style of rapping delivery. The beef started with a dispute over who originated this style. Bone Thugs say that Twista did not come out with the rapid-fire style. Layzie Bone elaborated and said "yeah he came spittin it a hundred miles an hour but he wasn't adding the harmony like us". Twista attacked back with "Crook County" feat. Psychodrama, calling Bone "Hoes of the Harmony." However, Layzie Bone and Twista became good friends and they dropped "Mid- West Invasion," soon thereafter the beef ended. Krayzie Bone and Wish Bone still had beef with Twista, they put out subliminal messages dissing Twista in Krayzie Bone's "Gemini" album and "Leatherface: The Legend" underground album. It was until the "Spit Your Game" video shoot that Krayzie, Wish and Twista ended their Beef.
St. Louis' own Chingy was an emerging artist mainly from the help he received from Nelly, the biggest premiere rap artist to so far come out of the Gateway City. Nelly decided to take Chingy with him on tour, but Chingy felt that Nelly was trying to take all the fame and keep him under his wings, to Chingy's dissatisfaction. Because of lack of recognition, Chingy became disenchanted. Then Ludacris and his Disturbing tha Peace record label offered Chingy a record deal, and he then traded shots at Nelly. Nelly also felt disrespected by Chingy, stating to the press that Chingy never gave credit to Nelly because of the success he was having. Then it escalated when Nelly Released his 2004 album "Sweat" with the song "Another One" which was a back handed form of flattery to remind Chingy who came out first. So Chingy struck back on "We Got". At the Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas, Chingy approached Nelly to squash the beef. But to no avail. Chingy also challenges Nelly's claim of the word "Derrrty" saying he's a liar and the people have been saying "Derrrty" prior to The St. Lunatics coming out. As tension began to heat up through St. Louis between Derrty Ent. and the Chingy camp, Ching knew there was one man who could reason with both men. That man would be M.J., who is Nelly's cousin and has raised Chingy since he was six. Chingy got MJ to talk to Nelly to resolve the problem. In 2006, Chingy appeared in Ali & Gipp's video "Go Head", therefore squashing the beef.
Lil Scrappy was performing at a concert in a high school gym in Orlando. During the concert, the crowd were really getting pumped and excited by the music, then the local police stepped in. They gave Scrappy a warning, because he took his shirt off (which made female fans even more aggressive). The reasoning for this was because the police were afraid of a potential riot. They stated that if Scrappy were to do something like this they would cancel the concert. Then, Scrappy did a stagedive, which made the police react and they entered the stage and stopped the music. An officer then bumped into Lil Scrappy's manager making him angry. The same officer then rushed over to Lil Scrappy and pushes him off stage.
The beef originally started when T.I. saw Disturbing tha Peace rapper I-20's video for the song Fighting In The Club featuring Chingy, Tity Boi and Fate Wilson. In the video, a guy was wearing a shirt with the words "Trap House." The guy was getting beat up and stomped in the video. T.I. thought it said "Trap Muzik". Former G-Unit artist Young Buck asked fellow Southern rappers T.I. and Ludacris to appear on his new record on the track "Stomp". T.I. recorded a verse, which contained a line that Young Buck considered to be a subliminal diss towards Ludacris "Me gettin' beat down?/That's ludicrous/". Young Buck spoke to Ludacris about the verse, to maintain his neutrality in the beef. Ludacris then recorded the verse that can be found on the album. T.I's record company wanted Ludacris to change his verse before they sanctioned it but Ludacris refused and T.I. was therefore replaced by Game on the album version. Ludacris and T.I. sat down and talked about it and are now on good terms.
The beef reignited since the film when T.I. made a disrespectful comment on his single "You Know What It Is", about Ludacris winning his grammy for rap album of the year ("Release Therapy") which he and T.I. were both nominees ("King"). The comment made was T.I. saying he felt that Ludacris didn't deserve the award and that T.I. actually had the rap album of the year. He also dissed Ludacris on his verse to Rocko's song "Umma Do Me." However, the two are once again on good terms, and were featured on each other's albums in 2008.
They were both doing a photoshoot for The Source. Producer Nick Fury asked T.I. to do a verse on Lil Flip's "Game Over" remix, so T.I. discussed this with Lil Flip and his record label, and decided to do it. each rapper's entourages) until it eventually died out. They both made amends shortly after The Game and 50 Cent did so in similar fashion (although Lil Flip's and T.I.'s beef has remained settled).
Yukmouth first met The Game at a club, at the time Yukmouth was engaged in a feud with 50 Cent and G-Unit. The Game released a diss track aimed at the rapper over the "I Got 5 on It" beat, a song which Yukmouth recorded when he was a part of Luniz. Yukmouth responded with a track that mocked The Game's appearance on Change of Heart. The two later tried to bury the hatchet, due to a personal friend and even recorded a song together with C-Bo's protégé Speedy, named "Peace". However the rivalry continued afterward, since Game dissed Yukmouth on the "Peace" song (they recorded their verses separately).  Since then, Yukmouth responded by releasing the song and music video "Game Over Part 2" over Fabolous' "Breathe" instrumental in which it parodied Game. In the video there is a lookalike of the rapper getting robbed and beaten up. Yukmouth claimed on the song that Game had a tongue ring and was slapped by mogul Suge Knight. Since the West Coast Peace Conference both rappers ended the feud.
For further information on this beef, see G-Unit vs. G-Unit.
When Beef III finished production, the beef between The Game and 50 Cent was thought to be over (or everted from higher levels). Beef III ended with the truce the two rappers had held in New York City, where they each donated over $200,000 dollars to charity. This documentary ended with the feeling that for now it looked like an East vs. West rivalry was avoided. There was somewhat of a cliffhanger when in the end the DVD stated that at least for now a coast vs. coast beef was gone. Since Beef III was released, the rivalry had actually intensified. In an extended interview found in the extras portion of this DVD, Game further explained his dissatisfaction with 50 Cent and G-Unit, including footage of a concert where Game performed at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey (just eight miles across the Hudson River from New York City), in which he threw his G-Unit chain into the back row of the crowd.Narrator: DJ Kay Slay
Writer: Peter Spirer
Editor: Gabriel Reed
Producers: Joshua Krause, Peter Spirer
Associate Producer: Julia Beverly
Executive Producer: Quincy D. Jones III (QD3)
Director: Peter Spirer
Studios/Distribution Companies: Image Entertainment, QD3 Entertainment, Open Road Films, Aslan Productions
Release Date: November 15, 2005
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some drug content and sexual references.
Running Time: 85 minutes