Fat Joe, The Game Show Hip-Hop Unity In New York

South Bronx, NY rapper

Fat Joe and Compton, CA rapper The Game took steps toward ending any residual

tension between the East and West coasts on Tuesday (Nov. 14), at the Virgin Megastore

in New York. The

rappers represent the South Bronx and Compton, two Hip-Hop epicenters that feuded

during the 1990's, touching off the "east coast/west coast" feud. The

origins of the feud can be traced to Tim Dog's scathing 1991 dis, "F**k Compton,"

which featured Tim Dog, of the South Bronx dissing Compton, Dr. Dre, N.W.A. and

others. A

barrage of responses came from West coast rappers like MC Eiht ("Who's F**king

Who"), Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg ("F**k With Dre Day") and others.


coastal tensions climaxed with the infamous unsolved murders of Tupac Shakur in

Sept. of 1996 and Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace in March of

1997. On

Tuesday, new albums from Fat Joe ( Me, Myself and I ) and The Game ( Doctor's

Advocate ) hit stores. The

two rappers appeared at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square, where they purchased

each others albums."It

was a great day for unity in Hip-Hop," Fat Joe told AllHipHop.com. "To

me its all about the music its not about competition, even with both of us coming

out on the same day we showed that you can support each other, Hip-Hop needs more

of that." The

Game is showcased on the song "Breathe and Stop," contained on Fat Joe's

album Me, Myself and I. The

Game's Doctor's Advocate and Fat Joe's Me, Myself and I are in stores