Written by Bryson "Boom" Paul
Nipsey Hussle-protege J-Stone and Cash Money West Executive, Wack 100 have been enthralled in a highly-publicized beef for months now which stems from Wack’s TMZ comment, claiming the late-Nipsey Hussle was not a Hip-Hop legend. The comment spawned into a press run and responds by close associates of Nipsey Hussle like Meek Mill, T.I. and of course J-Stone. Today, their beef spews out into the music as J-Stone takes shots at the high-profile manager on his guest verse on the new Zayside single, titled, “Neighborhood Hero.”
On the track, J-Stone defines Wack 100 as a “pretender,” referencing past street situations. He raps, “You still hanging at the park and you be with marks/You be speaking on Nias but you the one runnin’/Nia that shit Wack, that ain’t 100.”
The diss comes on the heels of J-Stone’s latest album, The Definition of Loyalty and ahead of him and fellow All Money In rapper Pac Man Da Gunman’s upcoming collaboration EP, Ground Zero. Before the diss verse, J-Stone and Wack 100 have been slinging disrespectful remarks to one another for months now over social media. Last month, in the Instagram post shown below, J-Stone made a post to Wack 100, explicitly saying, “Wack 100 You A Real Life Bitch.”
Produced by Faiz, “Neighborhood Hero” is the second release from Washington recording artist Zayside. With the track’s progressive message and title, the new star believed it was perfect for someone of J-Stone’s pedigree to co-star due to his affiliations in the streets and deemed to “shake up the world” by Nipsey Hussle-himself.
“I’m glad that I could connect with an artist like J-Stone – that was big for me,” Zayside praised about working with J-Stone. “He and the All Money In camp are big inspirations to many, and the fact that I got the chance to lock in and work with them was an honor, especially as my first big feature. it’ll mean something to me forever.”
The new J-Stone and Zayside, who goes by Zaysidee on Instagram, collaboration endorsed the release of a short documentary on the up-and-coming Seattle recording artist as he transitions from Basketball star to on the verge of Hip-Hop superstardom. Watch it above. “Neighborhood Hero” follows Zayside’s debut, “Caught Up” and prepares the anticipated release of debut project coming late-2020.
Stream the new single below and stream J-Stone’s new album, The Definition of Loyalty, available on all DSPs via All Money In.