Frenemies: Rappers Who Beefed Then Worked Together

Collaborating with old rivals is a sign of moving on.

Frenemies: Rappers Who Beefed Then Worked Together - In March, Troy Ave revealed to Angie Martinez on Power 105 that the tension between him and 50 Cent was in the past. Fif previously kicked up a little dust when he called G-Unit members Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks hype men for the New York upstart, but Troy stated that was water under the bridge. "50 my guy…50 and me had a talk at the Chris Brown show. I hollered at him, pulled him to the side. He told me where the energy came from initially or whatever and we just chopped it up from there... 50 Cent was my favorite rapper. That's the reason I'm rapping. He showed me you can come from the streets and put out your own mixtapes and come up. No matter what type of shaky thing or whatever, that don't omit what [he's done]... It's so ill. I got a ill check. He put my song in Power."The New York camaraderie continued afte...

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Frenemies: Rappers Who Beefed Then Worked Together - In March, Troy Ave revealed to Angie Martinez on Power 105 that the tension between him and 50 Cent was in the past. Fif previously kicked up a little dust when he called G-Unit members Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks hype men for the New York upstart, but Troy stated that was water under the bridge. "50 my guy…50 and me had a talk at the Chris Brown show. I hollered at him, pulled him to the side. He told me where the energy came from initially or whatever and we just chopped it up from there... 50 Cent was my favorite rapper. That's the reason I'm rapping. He showed me you can come from the streets and put out your own mixtapes and come up. No matter what type of shaky thing or whatever, that don't omit what [he's done]... It's so ill. I got a ill check. He put my song in Power."The New York camaraderie continued afte...

Lil Wayne and Master P - Two of the biggest stars to put New Orleans on the hip hop map have finally collided on a track together. Lil Wayne just blessed his vocals on Master P's posse cut "Power," which also features Gangsta and Ace B.Prior to blowing up, it wasn't a secret that No Limit and Cash Money weren't the best of friends although a mutual respect was always given during their cold war, which included disses from both camps. Wayne and Percy's white flag can be found on P's new compilation project, Money Mafia: We All We Got, which showcases the new roster of No Limit artists.(Photos from left: Kevin Mazur/WireImage, Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET)

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Lil Wayne and Master P - Two of the biggest stars to put New Orleans on the hip hop map have finally collided on a track together. Lil Wayne just blessed his vocals on Master P's posse cut "Power," which also features Gangsta and Ace B.Prior to blowing up, it wasn't a secret that No Limit and Cash Money weren't the best of friends although a mutual respect was always given during their cold war, which included disses from both camps. Wayne and Percy's white flag can be found on P's new compilation project, Money Mafia: We All We Got, which showcases the new roster of No Limit artists.(Photos from left: Kevin Mazur/WireImage, Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for BET)

50 Cent and Fat Joe - 50 Cent isn't one to easily let his beefs go. But even by Fif's own admission, it took too long to move on from his issues with Fat Joe, which started in 2004 after Joe collaborated with 50's nemesis, Ja Rule. The two New York rappers have since put their issues behind them, but they truly started a new chapter with DJ Kay Slay's "Free Again," which featured the two rappers.(Photos from left: REUTERS/Danny Moloshok, John Ricard/BET)

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50 Cent and Fat Joe - 50 Cent isn't one to easily let his beefs go. But even by Fif's own admission, it took too long to move on from his issues with Fat Joe, which started in 2004 after Joe collaborated with 50's nemesis, Ja Rule. The two New York rappers have since put their issues behind them, but they truly started a new chapter with DJ Kay Slay's "Free Again," which featured the two rappers.(Photos from left: REUTERS/Danny Moloshok, John Ricard/BET)

Jay Z and Nas - Jay Z and Nas engaged in arguably the most storied beef in hip hop history, which made their make-up all the more notable. After years of disses on record and in the media, Hov and Esco eventually squashed their issues, with Nas even signing to Def Jam when Jay was president. The two eventually collaborated multiple times, including on "Black Republican" and "Success."(Photos from Left: Ethan Miller/Landov, Scott Gries/Getty Images)

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Jay Z and Nas - Jay Z and Nas engaged in arguably the most storied beef in hip hop history, which made their make-up all the more notable. After years of disses on record and in the media, Hov and Esco eventually squashed their issues, with Nas even signing to Def Jam when Jay was president. The two eventually collaborated multiple times, including on "Black Republican" and "Success."(Photos from Left: Ethan Miller/Landov, Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Eminem and Royce da 5'9" - Friends, enemies, friends. That's been the trajectory of the relationship between Eminem and Royce da 5'9". The two Detroit MCs came up together, even forming the duo known as Bad Meets Evil, but then Royce had a falling out with Em and his crew, D12. Luckily, they made up after a few years and would eventually record a collaborative album, Hell: The Sequel.(Photos from Left: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup; Dominic Chan/WENN.com)

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Eminem and Royce da 5'9" - Friends, enemies, friends. That's been the trajectory of the relationship between Eminem and Royce da 5'9". The two Detroit MCs came up together, even forming the duo known as Bad Meets Evil, but then Royce had a falling out with Em and his crew, D12. Luckily, they made up after a few years and would eventually record a collaborative album, Hell: The Sequel.(Photos from Left: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup; Dominic Chan/WENN.com)

Joe Budden and Royce da 5'9" - Joe Budden and Royce da 5'9" initially got into it over a line on “Thou Shall Not Fall," a mixtape cut from Joey that mentions a battle Royce had. A few verbal exchanges ensued, but the beef was eventually put to bed and the two united as half of the four-headed group Slaughterhouse. (Photos from Left: Jenny Risher / Universal Music, John Ricard/BET)

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Joe Budden and Royce da 5'9" - Joe Budden and Royce da 5'9" initially got into it over a line on “Thou Shall Not Fall," a mixtape cut from Joey that mentions a battle Royce had. A few verbal exchanges ensued, but the beef was eventually put to bed and the two united as half of the four-headed group Slaughterhouse. (Photos from Left: Jenny Risher / Universal Music, John Ricard/BET)

Joe Budden and Game - Separately, Joe Budden and Game recorded verses for a DJ Clue mixtape in 2004, but they eventually ended up on the same song. Joey’s verse included a slight at G-Unit, which got Game fired up, and the two wound up exchanging diss tracks. The score was later settled and the two got in the booth together for “The Future,” off of Budden’s Padded Room. (Photos from left:  Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images, Chris McKay/Getty Images for BET)

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Joe Budden and Game - Separately, Joe Budden and Game recorded verses for a DJ Clue mixtape in 2004, but they eventually ended up on the same song. Joey’s verse included a slight at G-Unit, which got Game fired up, and the two wound up exchanging diss tracks. The score was later settled and the two got in the booth together for “The Future,” off of Budden’s Padded Room. (Photos from left:  Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images, Chris McKay/Getty Images for BET)

Joe Budden and Saigon - Joe Budden has a knack for upsetting rappers with single lines. When he mentioned Saigon in a simile on "Roll Call," the Brooklyn MC took offense, which resulted in him and Budden each recording numerous diss tracks. The beef was ultimately squashed, and Sai and Joe recorded "Bring Me Down Pt. 3."(Photos from Left: Johnny Nunez/WireImage, Amy Sussman/Getty Images For The Miami Group)

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Joe Budden and Saigon - Joe Budden has a knack for upsetting rappers with single lines. When he mentioned Saigon in a simile on "Roll Call," the Brooklyn MC took offense, which resulted in him and Budden each recording numerous diss tracks. The beef was ultimately squashed, and Sai and Joe recorded "Bring Me Down Pt. 3."(Photos from Left: Johnny Nunez/WireImage, Amy Sussman/Getty Images For The Miami Group)

Juvenile and Cash Money - After a very successful run with Cash Money, Juvenile left unceremoniously, voicing money issues he had with the label. He and his former labelmates put that aside in 2012, however, when Juve linked with Birdman and Lil Wayne for "Picture Perfect."(Photos from Left: Christopher Polk/Getty Images For BET, Brad Barket/PictureGroup, Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Juvenile and Cash Money - After a very successful run with Cash Money, Juvenile left unceremoniously, voicing money issues he had with the label. He and his former labelmates put that aside in 2012, however, when Juve linked with Birdman and Lil Wayne for "Picture Perfect."(Photos from Left: Christopher Polk/Getty Images For BET, Brad Barket/PictureGroup, Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Jadakiss and Beanie Sigel - Beginning in 2001, Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss were embroiled in a war of words that spawned some disses from both. The new stage was marked on wax on DJ Khaled's 2006 song "Problem."(Photos from Left: Jeffrey Ufberg/Getty Images, Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic) 

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Jadakiss and Beanie Sigel - Beginning in 2001, Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss were embroiled in a war of words that spawned some disses from both. The new stage was marked on wax on DJ Khaled's 2006 song "Problem."(Photos from Left: Jeffrey Ufberg/Getty Images, Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic) 

Jay Z and Lil Wayne - Jay Z and Lil Wayne have a lengthy history of on-again, off-again subliminal beefing, starting when Weezy began his rapid ascent with his mid-2000s mixtape takeover. He was making claims to be "the best rapper alive," a title long-self-annointed by Jay Z. The two heavyweights ultimately got on a few joints together — songs like "Hello Brooklyn" and "Mr. Carter" — but the subtle jabs have yet to fully subside. (Photos from left: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup, Mark Davis/PictureGroup) 

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Jay Z and Lil Wayne - Jay Z and Lil Wayne have a lengthy history of on-again, off-again subliminal beefing, starting when Weezy began his rapid ascent with his mid-2000s mixtape takeover. He was making claims to be "the best rapper alive," a title long-self-annointed by Jay Z. The two heavyweights ultimately got on a few joints together — songs like "Hello Brooklyn" and "Mr. Carter" — but the subtle jabs have yet to fully subside. (Photos from left: Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup, Mark Davis/PictureGroup) 

T.I. and Ludacris - As two of ATL's finest, it's no wonder that T.I. and Ludacris would have some sort of rivalry, but things were taken to a new level when each threw shots at the other on Young Buck's 2004 "Stomp." Some more verbal shots followed, but they stopped in 2008 with "On Top of the World" and "Wish You Would."(Photos from left: Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images for AKOO, Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Neuro Drinks)

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T.I. and Ludacris - As two of ATL's finest, it's no wonder that T.I. and Ludacris would have some sort of rivalry, but things were taken to a new level when each threw shots at the other on Young Buck's 2004 "Stomp." Some more verbal shots followed, but they stopped in 2008 with "On Top of the World" and "Wish You Would."(Photos from left: Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images for AKOO, Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Neuro Drinks)

Paul Wall and Chamillionaire - Houston's unified movement took a hit in 2004 when Paul Wall and Chamillionaire took issue with one another after Wall allegedly was involved in an attack on Cham's younger brother. It took half a decade, but the two eventually buried the hatchet, having since collaborated, including on 2010's "Round Here."(Photos from left: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images, Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup) 

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Paul Wall and Chamillionaire - Houston's unified movement took a hit in 2004 when Paul Wall and Chamillionaire took issue with one another after Wall allegedly was involved in an attack on Cham's younger brother. It took half a decade, but the two eventually buried the hatchet, having since collaborated, including on 2010's "Round Here."(Photos from left: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images, Gregg DeGuire/PictureGroup)