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My Advice: Less Madden, More Rapping

Celebrity gaming just got a little weirder as The Game and Bow Wow head to a Madden showdown at the end of the week, with the winner taking home $100,000.

Bow Wow: stick to driving movies.
Jayceon, seen here in his "let's play Madden" hat.
In what can only be seen as further proof that the beef-filled world of hip-hop and the world of video game message board trash talking are, indeed, the same thing, we've got a Madden battle on our hands between The Game and Lil' Bow Wow.

Oh, I guess he's just Bow Wow now that he isn't that "Lil'" anymore. Anyway, MTV has a story on the rivalry between the two, which will culminate in a game of Madden NFL 09 on Friday. The winner will take $100,000 off of the loser, as well as whatever bragging rights come with beating a celebrity dude at a football game. MTV has the full story.

MTV's Stephen Totilo also did a little digging on the Madden leaderboards and found that The Game is currently #6 in the world on the PlayStation 3 with 171 wins. His account name is apparently "L-A-X."

Bow Wow freestyled over a Game track and called it "Madden King." You know, at some point even thinking about this just makes me sad. Bow Wow obviously topped out with his not-quite-award-winning performance in The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift. And have you heard The Game's most recent release? I really liked the guy's first two albums, but this one is straight garbage. Maybe these dudes should play a little less Madden and spend a little more time in the studio or something?

Just sayin'.
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Posted by Jeff
Bow Wow: stick to driving movies.
Jayceon, seen here in his "let's play Madden" hat.
In what can only be seen as further proof that the beef-filled world of hip-hop and the world of video game message board trash talking are, indeed, the same thing, we've got a Madden battle on our hands between The Game and Lil' Bow Wow.

Oh, I guess he's just Bow Wow now that he isn't that "Lil'" anymore. Anyway, MTV has a story on the rivalry between the two, which will culminate in a game of Madden NFL 09 on Friday. The winner will take $100,000 off of the loser, as well as whatever bragging rights come with beating a celebrity dude at a football game. MTV has the full story.

MTV's Stephen Totilo also did a little digging on the Madden leaderboards and found that The Game is currently #6 in the world on the PlayStation 3 with 171 wins. His account name is apparently "L-A-X."

Bow Wow freestyled over a Game track and called it "Madden King." You know, at some point even thinking about this just makes me sad. Bow Wow obviously topped out with his not-quite-award-winning performance in The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift. And have you heard The Game's most recent release? I really liked the guy's first two albums, but this one is straight garbage. Maybe these dudes should play a little less Madden and spend a little more time in the studio or something?

Just sayin'.
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Posted by Out_On_Bail

Anyone named 'Bow Wow' loses all credibility with me.

Posted by Terrell

I think this whole thing is a good idea... though I do think that they need to donate the $100,000 dollars to a charity of the winner's choice. It would put both Hip-Hop and Madden in a more positive light. (atleast in a very small way).  But yeah, this isn't really Hip-hop beef so much as it is two friends trash talking.....which is more than i can say for the system wars inspired racist hate speech that invade most forums...

Posted by LethalKi11ler

2nd

Posted by Drebin_893

LethalKi11ler is clearly a freakin' moron

Posted by SleepyDoughnut

I gotta say, #6 in the world is quite good

Posted by MasterSplinter

The 100k is in fact going to charity, so I think this is a great idea. Plus they shouldn't even bother going back to the studio because Lil' Wayne is clearly the best main stream rapper out right now! He will take your picture and make a Rest In Peace shirt of it...

El-P = best rapper alive, but I have already spent too much time on this rap nonsense. Blasphemy!

Posted by PLWolf

I'm actually shocked he's playing on the PS3. I figured all celebs played 360s. lol j/k

huh, now that I know his PSN ID, I'll have to send him a game challenge. It'll be funny to tell people I was owned by The Game. I can just imagine the conversations.

Posted by IceCreamCow

Jefff i really liked LAX...

Lax files 
Let Us Live
Money
Dope Boys
BulletProof Diaries 

were all good...

Posted by MrKlorox

Out_On_Bail said "Anyone named 'Bow Wow' loses all credibility with me."

Anyone with the name prefix "Lil'" is incapable of gaining any credibility, period.

Posted by ThaConfuciusOne

MrKlorox, Bow Wow was 13, maybe 12 when he first hit the radio, maybe you could chalk it up to being...oh I don't know, young?  Also, I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that you were neither then nor now part of his target audience so being critical and ignorant because of a couple of letters in front of his stage name isn't really hurting his wallet.

Just sayin...

Posted by StaticFalconar

Well at least they ain't shooting it out with guns no more.

Posted by Out_On_Bail

MrKlorox, I'd be willing to agree with your statement.

Posted by Player1

Sad. Very Sad. I wouldn't doubt if the game boost his stats though. Seems like something someone like him would do. 

Posted by Everyones_A_Critic

Someone is going to get shot after this thing is said and done.

Posted by MasterSplinter

Stereotypical comments FTL.

Posted by Kohe321

Does he play wow? Ok that was dry.

Posted by Lookin2GetSmoked

Is this undisclosed location the bomb shelter? 

Posted by JoshuaN

I'm gonna have to disagree Jeff. I thought his last release was trash.  I actually like some of the cuts on this one.  In my eyes, you have common on a song, your album is at least okay.

Posted by MrKlorox

Heed your own words ThaConfuciusOne. I was referring to not only Bow Wow but other artists such as Lil Wayne, etc... No please, talk down to me, you obviously brilliant individual. I like it.

Besides, as MasterSplinter made note, El-P and other artists from Definitive Jux wipe the floor with acts like Bow Wow.

Posted by Magnum

You'll use any excuse to bring up the fast and the furious. I think I'm cool with that.

Posted by Claude

I smell a new car or a car payment. A Bentley doesn't pay for itself, yo, ball to you fall.

Posted by Stealthoneill

Isnt this just two guys getting together to play Madden?!

If the moneys going to charity then cant actually see a down side. If there was a legit beef I really doubt they would be using Madden to settle it.

Posted by GagJ

Jeff bro your gith LAX was absolutely rubbish! seriously The Documentary was all good, not one bad song, its quite the opposite for his latest album

Posted by cikame

"and spend a little more time in the studio"

you mean... more than the 10 hours per album they spend now?
why, why thats just slave labor!

Posted by xil3

WOA!!!!

You didn't just do that Jeff.

I think the Game's album is better than Ice Cube's "Raw Footage" and I'm a die hard Ice Cube fan.

Oh dammit Jeff

Posted by fasteddie

for some reason, i think the actual madden match will be less interesting than the hype (youtube videos between bow wow and game) surrounding it. have you watched ppl play madden? boring as hell.