Seasoned Hip-Hop fans remember the mixtape circuit in the early-mid 2000s before the internet took over, where you eagerly awaited for DJ’s to drop their latest mixtape with the latest, most popular slew of rappers. Game as we know him was raised during this era. Game was, and still is, known for never backing down from a beef. Between Guerilla Black, Memphis Bleek, Yukmouth and more…Game had plenty ammo for his mixtapes.
Game especially prospered during that time with his classic U Know What It Is mixtape series. After parting with G-Unit in 2005, Game paired with DJ SKEE and NJ Devil and did the unthinkable. He released not 1…not 2…but 3 FULL MIXTAPES AND A DVD geared at dissing 50 Cent and G-Unit. Those 3 mixtapes: U Know What It Is Vol. 3, Ghost Unit, and Stop Snitchin Stop Lyin were a full-on assault against G-Unit and are what the bulk of this list is comprised of.
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11) Lil Bit Remix
Game targets G-Unit over 50 Cent’s “Just A Lil Bit” single. One of the first songs of Game’s “G-Unot” campaign.
“Step up in the club they like “Who you wit?”/
I’m signed to Aftermath, not with G-Unit/”
10) Play The Game
More shots to G-Unit off the classic U Know What It Is Vol.3 mixtape. Game accuses 50 Cent of being a snitch and Olivia, a former G-Unit songstress, of being a transexual.
“Yayo, you punk ass bitch
I know you can’t wait to get off house arrest…so you can run the fuck out of New York faggot!”
9) 200 Bars and Runnin’
Target: Joe Budden
The first of many Joe Budden disses from Game. In just one song Game unleashed 200 bars on Budden over Dr. Dre’s “Deep Cover” beat and would later come with the street hit “Buddens” diss.
“Leg in Jersey, arm in Brooklyn, head buried in Central Park/
He can’t walk through New York no more like John Stark/
Got a call cause I’m a break his ankles like Hot-Sauce/”
8) I Got A Mill On It
G-Unit Game absolutely unloads on Yukmouth from the Luniz over the group’s classic “I Got 5 On It” instrumental.
“You a bitch, how you call your self the Ice Cream Man?/
When Master P took your name and your ice cream van/
Made 500 million, that’s your homie though/
Took your manhood, gave your shit to Lil’Romeo/”
7) G-Unit Crips
Game continues the assault on 50 Cent and G-Unit over Bubba Sparxx “Ms. New Booty” banger. This song is off the Stop Snitchin Stop Stop Lyin mixtape that was accompanied by a DVD all dedicated to dismantling G-Unit.
“Whats a West Coast nigga from a East Coast gang?/
A free 300C, and a G-Unit chain/
Now he running with the po-po, nigga even BO know/
50 started singing like KC and JoJo/”
6) Mr. Potato Head
Game sarcastically responds to 50 Cent and Tony Yayo saying that they wrote most of his music on The Documentary, calling him “Mr. Potato Head” because they allegedly “put him together”. The song ends with a hilarious rant by BWS affiliate “Phat Rat”, whose sole purpose it seems was to accuse former G-Unit songstress, Olivia, of being a transexual.
“Same s*** same snitch/
You know how it goes/
I smell a rat even if you take off my nose/”
Phat Rat rant:
Get them mother fucking lil ass red muffucking shorts off your mother fucking ass in that video
Everybody can you see your balls bitch!
The fuck is wrong with you!
My niggas know I tried to holla at your bitch ass, nigga!”
5) 100 Bars The Funeral
Target: G-Unit, 40 Glocc, Mobb Deep
One of many of Game’s 100+ Bar tirades, this one aimed mostly at 50 Cent with a few shots at others.
“Remember when you told me “Meet you on the top” nigga?/
Check the soundscan, guess who on top, nigga!/
Fake-ass king of New York, you need to stop, nigga/
Cos you not Big, not Nas, not Jigga/
Take your steroids, show me what you got, nigga!/”
4) 120 Bars
Target: G-Unit, Mobb Deep
The record begins with Game’s BWS affiliate begging him to stop dissing 50 Cent and G-Unit. At this point, it’s 2006 and Game is on his 3rd straight G-Unot-themed diss mixtape plus a G-Unot themed diss DVD. Game goes at 50 and others over 50’s “Hustler’s Ambition” beat.
“I whip ya head boy, that’s for Kanye West/
I whip ya head boy, with the back of my tech/
Yep, your fuckin’ group fell flat without me/
You mad? What you gon’ do?…rap about me?/
You can call who you want, I ain’t givin back shit/
Unless Olivia show the whole world she got a dick/
Can’t sing to save her life, but she talk a lot of shit/
And I want my ten G’s, cause Yayo caught a brick/”
Target: Joe Budden
This song is the reason why people still, to this day, accidentally calls Joe Budden, “Joe Buddens“. Game mocked the NJ rapper’s last name with a classic Ice-T “Colors” interpolation.
“You had ‘Pump It Up’ that was a coo song…/
You only sold 10 records nigga now move on/
Talking ’bout you got ratchets and tools on/
When you was at the all-star game with no jewels on/
I can’t believe I gave you dap/
With the .45 on me I shoulda gave you that/”
2) 240 Bars
Target: Spider Locc (of G-Unit)
50 Cent signed West Coast artist Spider Locc to G-Unit specifically to go at Game. That didn’t work, as Game unleashed the ravaging 240 Bars on his ex-affiliate. In typical Game fashion, he dissed the G-Unit artist over the G-Unit hit “I Know You Don’t Love Me” instrumental. The song is followed by a diatribe by G-Magic, a gangmember who is allegedly familiar with Spider Locc.
“I pull ya faggot ass out them G-unit sneakers/
And let ya soul burn in hell on the anniversary to ‘ether’/
You “G-Unit Crip”, used to be a piru/
Your name marvel? All you need now is a spiderman suit/
Tony Yayo, you old ass coward/
You 36 and u spit your hottest verse on MY album/
Now.. I ain’t sayin that you dope nigga../
But you better than Spider Loc Nigga…/
G-Magic rant: Yous a nobody nigga, yous a Death Row reject nigga. You signed to 50, you got a fake chain and a used ’02 Tahoe. You ain’t even on Chuck’s level you dumb son of a bitch
You dont own no homes nigga, you have no cars, you have no money in your account
You’re driving on suspended license nigga. 50 put $235 down on that USED 02 TAHOE and asked you to keep the payments and the payments is $119 that he purchased on Firestone in Huntington Park, you dumb son of a bitch. And you can’t even keep em up, nigga!”
1) 300 Bars & Runnin’
Perhaps the greatest diss song of all-time and the first of Game’s G-Unit disses. It’s the first song on Game’s classic U Know What It Is Vol.3 mixtape.
15 minutes and 300 bars of nothing but bars, no hooks, no bullshit. There are numerous beat switches during the 15 minutes, going from Hov’s “The Takeover” to Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones Pt. 2” to Eazy-E’s “Real Muthaphukkin G’z” and more.
I knew you changed, when you started sleeping in that vest dog/
I don’t need 50 Cent, my niggas make collect calls/
1-800-split a faggot nigga wig/
He got G-Unit wings? throw them off the Queens Bridge!/
You wanna rhyme like Lloyd Banks, repeat after me/
“I’m a G-Unit toy soldier/
On Sesame Street doing voice overs”/
Bitch ass nigga need a rhyme dictionary to rehearse his lines/
Sound like Oscar the Grouch with them nursery rhymes/
We was in the studio, when I first got signed/
He got stuck, he called 50, tryna borrow some lines/
That’s the wrong nigga, when you need help with your rhymes/
All he gon’ tell you is say G-Unit one more time!/
We getting tired of you talkin about who you shot/
I’ll use another six bars to tell you who you not/
You ain’t 50 Cent, he went out like a gangsta/
You went out with Vivica, three months after Wanksta/
Get Rich or Die Tryin, we thought you was hot/
Now the same nigga wanna take us to the Candy Shop…/
Respect the classics.