Bump J – Letter 2 My Competition (Prod. by No ID)

Andrew Barber

“Nas said Hip Hop is Dead, Wayne said he’s the best alive, they must’ve thought I died, but hey, here’s a Letter To My Competition, P.S. I’m still here, Truly Yours – the opposition”

One record that was featured on the Bump J x MoonDawg mixtape, Remember Me, that I felt needed it’s own post, is the much heralded, but never released “Letter 2 My Competition”, which was a known/unknown classic in certain circles in Chicago.  Recorded just weeks before Bump was arrested on bank robbery charges, the Chief was hard at work with No ID on crafting his official debut LP.  After severing ties with Atlantic Records, the label that once gave him the “biggest deal since 50 Cent”, Bumpy linked with No ID, who was to produce the album in full.  Rumor has it Bump was also on the verge of aligning with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music imprint, but as we all know, things didn’t quite go as planned.

Bump was working with No ID around the same time of the 808s & Heartbreak sessions, so you can tell that this track has the same vibe and feel as many of the records that ended up on Kanye’s most experimental album to date.  Another interesting tidbit on this track, was that Kanye was scheduled to lay the hook  – but that never happened after the arrest.

When I first heard this song at Mikkey Halsted’s “Internet On Lock” Party all the way back in January of 2009, just two months after Bump was pinched on Bank Robbery charges, I had to exhaust my efforts to find a copy.  Luckily, I was able to snag one.  One of the things about blogging or running a website is, yes,  I have access to a decent amount of songs that are unreleased and may never see the light of day – which is a plus.  But if you breach people’s trust and go around leaking records you’re told not to, you’re not going to have friends for too long – and that was the case with this song.  I’ve been patiently waiting to get the go ahead, and this is it.

I will note that this is not the finished/touched up version that No ID crafted.  If I ever get clearance to let that one go, I’d be happy to do so, but until then…

“They hate I’m sippin’ Dom P, calm breeze, under the palm trees, Paparazzi all on me I’m gettin’ my Don C on, take ya tape, but I ain’t just gon’ break ya camera, I’ll break ya face, have my n**** take the case.  This rap game is just a race and you’re just second place, I’m so far ahead, I could sit down and take a break .  I rolls dolo from state to state, paper plates on the new coupe, tell those fruits who paved the way ”

There’s so many quotables in this song, so spend some time with it.

Bump J – Letter 2 My Competition (Prod. by No ID)

Previously: Pics: Bump J Behind The Walls

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  • Show Comments (41)

  • DT

    whats the hook?

  • F.A.B.L.E.

    This one of the best songs I’ve ever heard in my life!!!!!!! Free the CHIEF!!!!!!! #bumpjforever

  • Andrew

    ^^^^
    YES, IT IS!!!

  • DatHeat

    The best Chi-Town lyricist hands down. This nigga str8 fiyah….Who can fuck wit this dude in Chi Town. Twista dope but bump dat Crack!!!!!!!

  • Professor Pickle

    This song is amazing, unbelievable, and an adjective that hasn’t even been created yet cause amazing and unbelievable don’t adequately describe how incredible this song is!!!

  • ARLO

    cheif bump j….

  • JSeyf

    hook wasnt done… supposed to be ye i think but bump got locked up before it was done…

  • kev

    BUMP AINT EVEN TOP 10 LYRICIST ON THE SOUTHSIDE….STOP THE DICKRIDING THIS NIGGA SOUND LIKE YP BUT A LIL BETTER

  • Twitter.com/djallstyle

    crack!!!

  • ChiCityColdCity

    This song has the makings of a classic!!! Last of a dying breed. Free Bump!!! B.O.N

  • Voyce G.I. Go

    Bump certainly still Chief hands down…. Wud have luv 2 hear a full lp….

  • Tone from 75th

    SOMEBODY TELL YP BUMP JUST STOLE HIS FLOW BACK FOR GOOD.
    BUMP BETTA THAN TWIST AND ANYBODY ELSE IN THE CHI. AND WAIT TO HE GET OUT HOMIE REALLY GO LITE THESE CORNY ASS RAPPERS UP. HIS OLD SHIT BETTA THAN 100% OF ANY RAPPER IN THE CHI NEW SHIT

  • WAR

    track hot without a hook.. the boy had an unbelievable work ethic.. got a mixtape out while locked up.. if u real u #salute a real nicca.. no.i.d. did his things on the beat as well.. but this is all just my opinion

  • Mikkey Halsted

    my brother. the best.

  • huh?

    its aight, i fux wit it, but best n the city????? naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Drkr[img]

    I remember buying that Chicago goon times 2 disc set back in the day. After 1 listen I was pissed I got jacked for $20. I threw that cd out my window onto i290

  • Punch

    THIIIIS SONGGG ISSS FUCKINGGG CRAZZYYY!!!!!!

  • No Hate

    It ain’t really good, mediocre at best, let this man do his time because his career is over with.

  • Low End

    This niggaz career is over you clowns. Stop acting like he making a come back when he get out in 10 years. That mothafucka gone come out sounding like Shyne. This guy ruined an opportunity once again. He had a great project coming out with No ID producing then goes to jail. He always fucks up when he is about to do some dope shit. I’m convinced he dont like good shit happening to him.
    In ten years nobody will be checking for Bump J and to all you dick riddaz that keep claiming this the BEST, stop kidding yourself

  • Blak

    ^^^^^I bet u were a bitch in school.

  • WHO?

    Much Respect-

    Bump is a good man with amazing word power, and a heart of gold.
    May the the wrath of God come to all CI’s.

  • Vato

    Shut the fuck up Blak. Im in agreeance with Low End. A lot of rappers destroy themselves by making a lot of stupid ass decisions and Bump is the prime example of this. He reminds me of when “Keeping it real goes wrong”. This man could have been taken off if he would have just stayed on the straight and narrow for a little while. Thats the reason a lot of talented artists don’t make it big, they don’t know how to drop the street shit for 5 mins. You do what you gotta do to get on then you bring it back to the hood. Thats why I think Twista is the King of the Chi. He steal a real nigga but he stays out of trouble to focus on getting that money

  • Blak

    U in agreeance wit low end? So fuck nigga, ya’ll both some crab ass niggas. Who knows he might get out early or sum shit. And if he does he’s still will be able get it back poppin. Twista is much older than Bump (I believe) therefore much wiser.

  • Tails

    ^^You must be a goon squad nigga that was depending on Bump to “make it big”. Word of advice; Get a 9-5 its not happening bitch. No crabs here just honesty.

  • Blak

    I dnt depend on no one but me homie, gtfoh!!

  • Kenlo Key

    Very good bump j joint..i was def impressed when i heard it..bump j definately has grown to be one of the top artists reppin the Chi. The chief thing to me is just like TI calling hisself King of the South..created controversy..he has the support and style to back it..and he reps for the Streets so no hate on tht..he does his thing. plays his lane n plays it well..just a shame he had to get lockd up..his potential was stupid..no telln where he would b now..def cudda had a major impact on the industry for Chicago..but like they say erthing happens for a reason..may have been just to breathe some air back into chicago hip hop..n inspire others to lead…like sly polaroid..or brainz hussla…we will see!

  • Ah Plus

    How he still YP flow? what a joke hot track

  • @HIPHOPNEWS1

    BUMP J’S CAREER IS #DEAD. DO YOU THINK HE IS ABOUT TO GET OUT OF JAIL AND HOP INTO THE INDUSTRY AND MAKE AN IMPACT?. AS SOMEONE SAID ABOVE, YEAH OK #SHYNE

  • Jeff

    “Ah Plus”—-Nobody said he stole YP flow. YP clearly stole bumps flow . Bump is 100 times better than YP

  • Real Snot!!!!

    Jeff says:
    August 22, 2010 at 5:55 pm
    “Ah Plus”—-Nobody said he stole YP flow. YP clearly stole bumps flow . Bump is 100 times better than YP

    ^^^^^^
    AGREED!!!!!

  • Jseyf

    I’m a fan of both and don’t see the Yp comparison at all. #yeshrug

  • Avery

    ^^^Well everybody else does. Do your homework!

  • TJ

    LOL….how are you arguin Bump v YP anyway. Let the youngn do his thing…we know Bump was the man and shorty has some work to do to get there. FREE CHIEF! This is HEAT!

  • 1 of You

    Haters hate 4 wish he fail but it’s safe to say this tailored made flow fit him well!!!!!!

  • My 2 Cents…..

    You internet bitches got bump locked up. All on the sites reporting on anything goon squad. From local sites to national. I know personally a few rappers that get major posts on here that have done way more dirt(or affiliated with dirtier people) than chief ever was but they don’t have you bitches reporting on every damn move. Which is GREAT. Some of em you would never guess. Some you would. Just glad they got a chance.
    I blame you snitches.
    Free The Chief! Thanks for the tribute mixtape MoonDawg.

  • My 3 cents

    Shut up TJ. YP did steal Bump flow and niggas brought it up bc we don’t like that shit. I hate all you weak ass popcorn snitch rappers. Free Bump bitches!

  • Nyatu

    WARNING TO ALL ARTISTS: DO NOT trust DJ Moondawg to hold your dope records. Trust DJ Moondawg to run with your dope records and get it poppin!!! If you give DJ Moondawg 15 or more dopes ass records, he is not going to hold them until you tell him it’s okay to put them out. He is going to put together the best mixtape he can, as fast as he can, and get that mixtape a 100,000 downloads or better if he can. He is going to play those dope records on radio as much as he can. He is going to play those dope records at parties as much as he can. You know why? Cause that’s his motherfuckin job! It’s what DJ’s are supposed to do! DJ’s are supposed to get a hold of the dopest records by any means necessary and play them shits at parties, on radio, on mixtapes and any other medium available to get the records heard by as many people as possible. So if you are trying to hold a record, then hold it or give it to Andrew and tell him to hold it. But if you give it to a DJ, any DJ, it’s fair game. Welcome to Hip-Hop and Music Business 101 you novices.

    Sincerely Yours,

    The Management

  • Jose

    man yall dumb as hell for talkin shit about bump j, even if hes in jail hes still the better rapper. sound like YP? fuck outta here YP is a nobody that is unknow outside the chicago suburbs..cus the city dont fuck with him. Bump j is the realest, but he fucked up. in 10 years hes still gonna have more money than yall lol

  • Drkr[img]

    He wouldn’t of made any impact even if he didn’t get locked up. He was mediocre at best. His voice was terrible even if his ryhmes were dope

  • Mpulse

    They need to let him out and let the boi drop a album!!! He the realest!!

  • tris poppo

    Bump j shit was tight for a minute in the its just when you in these streets trying to prove something you don’t got to you could make a fool outta yaself but I’m sure he’s thinking about it behind bars but at the end of the day his music was well influenced out here in the go! So I guess lep bogus boys gon hold it down to the chief come home

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