The Dec. issue of U.K. hip-hop
magazine Hip-Hop Connection has caused a stir within the UK Hip-Hop scene.
In an interview with the
magazine – which features 50 Cent on the cover – Rhymefest has words for North
London rap group S.A.S., labeling the group’s career as "all an act.”
In the same issue, Dipset
CEO Jim Jones took aim at Rhymefest’s Chicago associate, Kayne West and
his choice of clothing.
spaced out,” Jim Jones told the magazine. “That s**t aint right
what he be wearing. That s**t be borderline homo. I can still fit 20/30 thou
[sand] in one jean pocket, he can’t fit two singles in his.”
And Rhymefest, signed to
Mark Ronson’s Allido Records, offered words for "those UK rappers
who signed with Damon Dash…they aint even f**king representing the UK!"
the interview by applauding Dizzee Rascal and Tyas, calling the rappers more
creative. "That’s why with S.A.S., I can’t give a f**k!"
The North London rappers
have responded to AllHipHop.com about the article and claimed that the Chicago
rapper dissed them on a previous mixtape making the rounds.
"Rhymefest has been
told to say what he said because of marketing,” group member Mayhem told
AllHipHop.com. “He doesn’t realize what he says will get him f**ked up
in the UK. This is not a game. I rep the street. Just because I don’t go down
the pub and eat fish and chips, it doesn’t mean I’m not from London. Rhymefest
has no idea!
Mayhem said that Rhymefest’s comments have infuriated him and group member
Mega and warnings have already been issued to the rapper from across the Atlantic.
“How dare he come
to my city and diss me to a UK magazine! I see him when I go to Chicago, New
York and around London. When I see him next time, I’m gonna f**k him up! He’s
been around since 1991? And we only started hearing about him now? He’s over!"
S.A.S. signed with Cam’ron’s
Diplomat Records Europe imprint in 2002 but confusion arose when Damon Dash
held a press conference for the group in Jan. of 2004, implying they were signed
to Roc-A-Fella Records, which Dash was running at the time.
The group skipped the press
conference, making international headlines.
been doing music since 1998 and [have] grown up on the streets most of our lives.
Everyone from Marcy projects to Harlem knew us as ‘the boys from London
while we were in the United States. Did I change my accent to American? No!"
Last Monday, S.A.S. released
their mixtape album Streets or Salute which features Cam’ron, Nicole
Wray Juelz Santana and UK female rapper, Baby Blue.