month in The Source magazine (October 2003) they continue their onslaught against
Shady / Aftermath Records. They start with their cover story attacking 50 Cent
by saying "Are Gangsta Rappers Hiding Behind Bodyguards?"; Moving
down on the cover they next go after dre "Aftermath the scandal that’ll
get the drama poppin’".
Inside the pages they write about 50 Cent being a "Performance Thug".
The Source investigates whether platinum-selling, tough-talking artist 50 Cent
is really a “gangsta or just a wanksta being used as a puppet.”
His beefs with other rappers are the stuff of legend and gold. They claim 50
Cent stole his name and persona from a slain brooklyn criminal. Also state they
have proof that 50 did secure order of protection against Murder Inc’s Black
Child, Irv Gotti, and Chris Lorenzo.
Stating that 50 has turned his back on fellow rappers[Jay Z,
Snoop Dogg, Lil Kim, among others] and played
them in the public light.
Big Chuck has recently left Aftermath and now decided to air the dirty laundry
in the Source. “Well you got one person [Dre] who wants to be a superstar.
He’ll sign these artists and keep them on the label for a year or two.
I guess it’s a tax write-off.”
Is this a backlash at big stars because The Source sales were going down and
need 50 Cent to start selling copies? Only time will tell.