You’ve seen this movie before: famous rapper records a song with unknown rapper, song becomes hit, famous rapper cuffs song for himself. Typically the lesser-known act obliges, but in this instance, the unknown rapper decided to keep it for himself. Enter “Icy,” a 2005 hit from a then-unknown Gucci Mane, featuring the hottest new artist in the South, Young Jeezy. When Gucci blocked Jeezy from putting “Icy” on his debut album, Jeezy fired back with “Stay Strapped,” a scathing diss that set out to ruin Gooch’s credibility and career.
Proclaiming “Radric Davis a bitch,” and questioning the authenticity of his jewelry (among other things), Jizzle ranted for over three minutes before putting a 10K bounty on Gucci’s “So Icy” chain. What ensued in the aftermath was a dead Jeezy associate and Gucci Mane in jail on murder charges. The charges against Gucci were eventually dropped, but this is further proof that rap beef can become very real, very quickly.