Old Eminem ‘I Get Money’ Freestyle Leaks, Jay-Z & Kanye Get Called Out

By Allen Starbury   /   Published 02/28/11

EminemThe battle for album sales between 50 Cent and Kanye West in 2007, ultimately ended with West beating Fif'. Despite the loss, was without a doubt that 50 scored a monster hit with "I Get Money", which was recognized as one of the hottest tracks all year.

So hot, even Eminem hopped on it? Well, he did, but we never heard it until now ... four years later.

The new Em track leaked over the weekend, featuring the Detroit rapper spitting a freestyle over the 50 Cent instrumental, which seemed to be recorded before he went totally sober in recent years.

At the beginning of the track, Eminem proclaims his return -- which never came until 2009 -- before calling out Jay-Z and Kanye with a short bar.

"They keep on saying the same rappers are the best / Jay-Z and Kanye West," he spits. "Maybe they're just trying to distract you from the fact that I'm coming back / Or maybe it's cause I ain't black / Maybe it's because of that / Maybe it's because I'm the highest selling artist in rap."

(Listen to Eminem's "I Get Money (Freestyle)" right here )

The lines were obviously not meant as a diss, but rather a reminder to everyone that, when he tries, Eminem can probably rap circles around almost any rapper, and should be acknowledged as much, at least it seemed to be the way he felt at the time of the recording.

At press time, it's unclear when the track was recorded, and/or how/why it leaked after nearly four years since the release of 50's "I Get Money."

  • GEORGE

    He's not disssing them, but he has a point. He gets overlooked because he's white.

  • http://www.introducingtye.tumblr.com introducingTYE

    alright. em does prove valid points, but eagerness and cockiness can become downfalls. as i always proclaim, you can never be too rich to pay attention. quote me.

  • http://newgoldenera.com spirit equality

    Why speculate on what Eminem felt at the time when he's still alive and you can ask him. LOL @ saying "when he tries" Em can rap circles around "almost any rapper". Maybe almost any rapper on a major label, but do you know how many talented rappers there are in the world that are equal or better than Em on the mic? Em is head and shoulders among a lot of the artists with major label deals now, but Em couldn't "rap circles around" guys like Mikah Nine, Chino XL, Slaughterhouse, and I could keep going, but why bother? Em hasn't hopped on tracks with enough heavy hitters to see what he really can do when faced with serious competition. Doing tracks with 50 and Bizarre sure is no way to sharpen your skill.

  • http://BALLERSTATUS.COM BIG BAD 50

    SHIT WAS WHACK, FUCK EMINEM!!!!!

  • royalty

    ON Sum true shyt cause nobody likes the truth...em is cold and he kan rap is he the best rapper? Hell da fuk nah...the only reason y he is the only rapper to sell platinum all the tyme is cause he's whyte...sinc he's dropped is it not"amazing" he beats every rapper n every catagory when it comes to awards and award shows?! If u put dat wak relapse up against any real album he'll win cause he's whyt...u niggas jus ride his dik like whyt folks..he dnt talk bout nun of the shyt real niggas go thru cause he aint win thru....p.s. only reason kanye got 5mics is cause BUN GOT IT! NOW DATS TRILL 4YO AZZ

  • derrick jenkins

    EM NEEDS TO GET HIS MIND RIGHT THE HIGHEST SELLING ARTIST IN RAP IS PAC!! EM IS SO WACK ITS NOT EVEN FUNNY! HIS ASS HAS GONE POP!! EVEN HIS NEW SONG WITH DRE IS POP!! I NEED A DOCTOR!! THEY MIGHT AS WELL BE GAY LOVERS EM, AND DRE!!! PAC AND BIGGIE WERE THE ILLEST, SHADY JUST WANTS TO BE THE BEST SO BAD...BUT HES FUCKEN WACK!!!!AND WHO CARES IF HIS ASS SOLD 80 MILLION COPIES HE SOLD THEM TO A BUNCH OF DUMBASSES!!!LOL. REAL HIP HOP HEADS DONT BUMP HIS PILL POPPIN ASS!! ONLY A BUNCH OF FUCKEN WHITE KIDS AND PUNK BITCHES!!

  • http://vann-digital.com/ Vann Digital Networks

    Big deal!!!

  • Aj

    Sounds like a little drama might start. But seriously though, there are a lot of rappers em cant rap circles around but just to name one in particular, my nigga BIZZY BONE. he would merk eminem. Just remem bizzys verse on thuggish ruggish:"Got ta giv it on up 2 tha glock glock, pop pop betta drop when the buckshot blow, the bone in me neva no hoe, so no creepin up outta the ziplock, so sin sip gin and lil mo heart run up nut up and slipped in the clip in mistakin tha bloody victim" : i aint even gon put the rest. But eminem gets so much attention cause he is white. BIZZY WAY BETTER

  • http://pimpin DJ Aftermath

    On his best day day, Em could never see Tech Nine,Rakim or KRS One

  • fana

    boring.... he used to be good. but you cant compare him to the greats.

    i like eminem buy he needs to improve alot.

    those lyrics in this song were below poor.

  • matthew

    ummmm eminem is the highest selling rapper he has over 80 million albums sold tupac only gots 70 some million get your facts straight

  • dookie

    Fuck Jay Z. he aint spit for real since volume 3. Everything else been for the white folks

  • sirtheboss

    People need to stop making dumb ass racist comments on here. Em is the best rapper period regardless of the fact that he's white. None of these dudes yall talking about could even stand in the same cipher as him. BTW, I'm blacker than the darkest night so no bias from me.

  • Dubz

    Pac is NOT the highest selling rapper... Em has recently outsold Pac by like 10 million. Gget your facts straight... I am not denying that Pac is G.O.A.T but I am not going to take credit away from shady.. he is the best alive by far!

  • derrick jenkins

    Mathew and Dubz both need to get your facts straight if u check wikipedia it shows that Pac has sold over 100 million records while Em is a little over 80 so fuck both of u!!!

  • midwest chopper

    dame!!! EM can bust! I don't know why he keeps running from a collabo with Tech. That would be EPIC for the midwest....

  • matthew

    @derrick jenkins i did check wiki and its showing tupac with 75 million albums sold and eminem with 80 million albums showed :P

  • derrick jenkins

    yeah i dont know why but 2 wks ago when i checked it they had Pac at over 100 million, now they got him back at 75, its always changing, but i wouldnt be surprised if he has sold over 100 million!!!!! anyways Eminem can suck a pigs dick!!

  • C.A.S.H.

    Alright, I see a lot of hate in these comments right here. Eminem is one of the greatest of all time. And if you don't believe me, go take a good listen to Marshal Mathers LP or The Eminem Show. And for the record, I believe Eminem outselling Tupac is a way bigger achievement than one might think. For one, he's white. Hahaha jk, I'm not that guy. But seriously, Eminem has sold over 80,000,000 copies. That's incredible since, in these times, its so easy to just download them for free. Back when Tupac was alive, there wasn't really anything like that, you had to buy the record if you wanted to hear it. Plus, Pac had a SHIT ton of albums. (I know, more than half of them were posthumous). And BELIEVE ME I'm NOT taking anything away from Pac, I love him. Different people connect with different things/people. But so far, Eminem is outlasted more than half the game starting back in 1998 and willingly helped end a few of their careers :) He's a spokesperson for outspoken indivisuals. He's the most controversial, with his lyrics and actions. He's simply G.O.A.T.
    Have a good day.

  • http://www.dynamicproducer.com dynamicproducer

    dude can spit....period

  • Devante

    Em is a good pop rap artist. He's mainstream fodder who is adored by anti-Beibers. He bleeds black music just like Pressley and uses to make himself wealthy! He will always lack da true credibility he craves the most!

  • Zamunda

    Em's the Justin Timberlake of rap!

  • http://www.google.com FullKlip

    not releasing this was smart. mainly cause him and jay seem to be cool and people hype lines like this up and create beefs.

    and even though i thought recovery was pop rap garbage, i could never deny em's skills. AND he's one of the only rappers to earn his fame on the battle circuit. plus, he's helped some dope artists get on (royce, obie trice, 50 cent).

    is he on my top 5 of all time list? probably not.
    but he can spit, bottom line. so i could see why a lot of people do consider him top 5.

  • metatron

    @ CASH I agree eminem is a beast and yes his music has out sold pac but at the end of the day eminem a pac fan and his impact on the world will never be witnessed again. Don't forget pac died them numbers would have increased if people loved him the same so its unfair to compare them two to different levels. And the backlash em get's is not reversed racism it's racism period created by white people and the root of america itself. It not his fault but the nature of the beast that is america and corporate male thinking.

  • metatron

    My bad pac was still alive them numbers would have increased and remember he died at 25 by now if still loved there's no telling where he would be or would em have been on his label and not on dre's we never know.

  • Shaun

    Lmao. Pac is not the highest selling artist in rap. Eminem is. And coming from a black man, he does get overlooked because he's white. And Eminem can touch any rapper out here.

  • A-Beatz of WTNRRADIO

    How can you say "Oh Pac sold over 100 Million Records" and say that has meaning...but if Eminem sells millions of records he "sold them to a bunch of Dumbasses". Contradiction if I ever heard one. But the facts are the facts...Eminem is the greatest selling rapper...alive or dead.

  • Tony

    nail in the coffin.. nuff said.. seriously u just hatin on Em if u dont repsect the fact he destroys anybody he goes up against in a battle

  • Graham

    Bizzy Bone? are you fucking kidding me? You're saying Bizzy Bone is a better rapper than Eminem- that has got to be the stupidest thing I have ever heard anyone say. Ever.

  • Larry

    It's a diss track - he says give me kanye's glasses which he was wearing at the time. He said shit bout being 29 which was a diss on jay z's age. He also said shit bout hov's favorite vacation spot. Why we would he? Well, the day before the 50/Kanye albums dropped 50 & kanye did a concert on 106 & park. Jay-z did a guest appearance tht visibly pissed off 50 & helped kanye win that crowd. Well jay went to bat for ye who is on the roc so jay gets dough. Ppl forget 50 is on shady so eminem prob felt like he should go to bat for 50 & also he gets dough from 50's sales. I guess it didn't get released because a. Kanye would've out sold 50 anyway & b. It would of started a fued. I doubt it but kanye's ego may lead him to take a subtle shot back. Eminem is giving em both a warning shot & not the murder inc treatment. At the same time jay z has half a billion dollars & isnt ja rule so it would be a great battle. After nas I can't see him wanting a full blown eminem diss track aimed at him lol.

  • Larry

    @ Devante - ur an idiot. every real black man or even kid respects his skills. Watch the bet awards cypher & hear a 98% black crowd roar when he gets introduced. I'm not the biggest fan of his records because it ain't my style. it's like saying Larry Bird craves real credit. From who black basketball fans? He has rings & respect from Jordan, Dr J, & Magic. Lol, he don't need ur approval & eminem don't need ur approval. Again he ain't my personal favorite but neither is LeBron & I know he is sick. So, in short he is ill like it or not.

    And yeah he is mainstream like LeBron is at hoops. I'm sure other ppl on earth not in the NBA for various reasons can go toe to toe w/ James.

    Canibus comes to my mind & everybody has a unique list but any honest person knows he is a lyrical beast