RESPECT...In Hip-hop it's the name of the game. Some rappers will do anything to get it, even starting a BEEF with another rapper or crew...and that can lead to raw, brutal conflict in the streets. In fact BEEF has become ... more »so common that it is quickly beco« less
"The third installment in QD3's "Beef" series chronicles some of hip-hop's most intriguing feuds. Unlike prior installments, this one centers mostly on beefs from the past two years. Featured here are 50 Cent vs. The Game, Nelly vs. Chingy, Lil' Flip vs. T.I., Game vs. Yukmouth, Twista vs. Bone Thugs & Harmony, and 50 Cent vs. Bang 'Em Smurf. While fans of the first two will no doubt rush out to pick this one up, they should be warned that this edition seems far more rushed and less detailed than its predecessors. Narrator DJ Kayslay who should be a perfect choice, given his moniker as the "Drama King" is far too energetic for his position. Most of the artists involved are relatively new to the game and don't really offer much of the "mature advice" that veterans like KRS-One and Ice-T showcased in earlier installments. The closest thing to an "old school" perspective is an intoxicated and cliché-heavy speech from Jim Jones in the DVD's "special features" section. The segments involving 50 Cent (versus Game, Bang 'Em) have no comments from him or anyone on G-Unit other than radio clips and as such come off as one-sided, though the Bang 'Em segment features an insightful explanation of their falling out from Smurf's comrade, Domination. Aside from concluding footage of the "West Coast Peace Summit", the program really doesn't do much to show closure on any of these feuds and even the ones that are announced as being "squashed" still feature less-than-kind post-match interviews from the participants. Given that they had access to such a groundbreaking event, it might have been cool for them to have included such feuds as Snoop Dogg vs. Death Row and Daz vs. Kurupt. All in all, it's a decent DVD but easily the weakest entry in the series."
Shamontiel L. Vaughn | Chicago | 03/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I always wondered why I never heard T.I.'s response to Ludacris' rhyme on Young Buck's album. Ludacris' response was dope though...especially the "t.i.p. of..." part. I'm scratching my head over the beef with Game and dude from "Five on It." If "Five on it" and him agreed that everything was cool, why did Game come at him like that? It sounded like they were telling TWO completely different stories...and nothing matched. The story about Bang 'em Up, Smurf and 50 Cent...wow. That was wild. Now I understand the part in 50 Cent's movie that Terrance Howard played. Sounds like Smurf was a little over the top, but still had his boy's back...so I have mixed feelings on that one. But as for the guy who said "his bodyguard TRIED to throw a chair"...yeah right, that guard THREW that chair HARD. I don't understand their purpose of coming to the concert to meanmug dude. If you're mad at him, you coming to his concert is only putting money in his pocket...how dumb is that?
What really interested me though was the beef between Royce Da 5'9 and Eminem. I bought Royce's album and I thought it was pretty average but after I heard the beef and his album played in the background, I realized I slept on it and plan to rebuy it again. The part about making sure the shooter can aim now makes sense to me, because when I saw it in Eight Mile I was lost. I'm assuming Bugs was the slow dude in Eminem's movie...anyway, I'm glad they could get past their differences.
As for T.I. and the Lucky Charms guy, you know, I thought Lucky Charms couldn't find his brain if his hand was right on his head, but from watching this interview, the dude got a lot more sense than I thought he did. I was shocked.
This whole tape was entertaining. I originally saw it on BET, but after Beef II and Beef III aired, I had to get 'em all. The first one is still my favorite because of Common, but they were all really good.
And as for Nelly, he was DEAD WRONG for that situation with Chingy. That rhyme was straight-up disrespectful. #1 You can't invent a slang term like "dirty" which was used WAY before him. Just because he didn't use it in a rhyme doesn't mean he didn't know the word. #2 Chingy came to him like a man and Nelly acted like a child. #3 Why is the tall dude even on that tape? Chingy wasn't even referencing him...and then the dude pronounced Kum-ba-ya wrong and I was threw! I laughed at him through the rest of the interview. Nelly's reaction made me not want to buy his next album...and judging from how wack "Sweat" and "Suit" was, I probably won't."
Not great the other 2 were better...
Guy who saw it | MD, USA | 11/18/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Like the first reviewer said this one seems alot more rushed than the other 2. The T.I. VS Lil' Flip part was probably the best one as it actually had both people's sides of the story. The "50/ Bang Em' Smurf ; Game" parts don't show 50's side at all also the 50 VS Game part is out-of-date since they said they had sqaushed it when they're still beefing now. And then there's Lil' Scrappy vs The Cops?!.... Come on that's not even a beef. Twista VS Bone Thugs (they had beef?) was kinda boring. Although DJ Kay Slay is a pretty good narrator I liked the other guy alot better. The extras are pretty nice especailly footage from Game's infamous performance at Summer Jam."
Not as good as the first two but decent
Guy who saw it | 12/03/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is probably my least favorite of the beefs. Most of it is about todays rappers go at it. You see T.I vs Lil flip, Game vs. 50 cent, and more. Most of the beefs though do get squashed well except for game and 50 we all know that still going on. It's pretty interesting but not like the first beef. Even the second one had some pretty good beefs. The one I don't get is why would they put lil scrappy vs the police. Man almost every rapper is against the police thats not a beef. Anyway a pretty good dvd but not worth to buy."
Rickey Evans | Chicago, Il | 11/16/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Beef 3 gave me a better understanding of the Lil Flip and T.I. situation. Kayslay did a great job with narrating this movie. But I think at this point we are all "Beef" out. All three were good movies, but i'm NOT looking forward to another one."