50 states that Hip Hop is now Pop. Hip Hop is about telling your own story, not replicating someone else’s story. “I think the best rappers are like battling each other. They come up with the wittiest lines—[the] coolest ways to insult a person you ever heard in your life,” 50 Cent explained. “But they can’t write a song to save they life…Em is one of the guys from that platform that made it to that point. [He's] that strong of a writer. He means more to music culture than people give him credit for. Because Hip Hop culture is a black art form, it’s a black music. When they have a figure or you have someone that’s from a different ethnicity come in and he does it as well, if not better than everybody in it—it loses its color. And that’s why Hip Hop music is now Pop music…You gotta be careful or you’ll get your ass handed to you on a track man. He’ll get to you.”
During SXSW 2O13, Hard Knock TV’s Nick Huff Barili sat down with 50 Cent and chopped it up about a variety of subjects including Eminem, Rick Ross, Street King Immortal and how hip-hop has turned into pop. In part 2 of the interview, after the jump, 50 Cent discusses Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Get Rich or Die Tryin, Lil Wayne clones and more.
50 Cent drops new visuals and talks the rise to his success, business ventures, and his upcoming album.
Hey rappers! If you strive to be rich, wealthy, ballin’ and have your pockets full of cheddah then just know you’re gonna have to wear your business cap to hit those eight figures. Everyone on the list may have started their career by making music but the non-musical ventures are the ones that catapulted the following rappers onto Forbes’ list: Five of Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists 2013. Peep the list after the jump.
New visuals from 50 Cent.
Hey 50 Cent fans! I’m sure you celebrated the recent 10-year anniversary of Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ with other hip-hop fans and said happy 8th birthday to his sophomore album, The Massacre. In honor of the hits Fiddy has produced, The Source and the homie DJ Spintelect linked up to release a mix of 50 Cent’s best tracks. Go ahead and click play below.
K.Dot brought out 50 Cent, and A$AP Rocky during his show last night at Roseland Ballroom in New York.
After teasing fans with a video preview, Fiddy leaks the full track featuring Kidd Kidd and Kendrick Lamar. “We Up” will live on Kidd Kidd’s upcoming mixtape.
New visuals from 50 Cent.
Tomorrow, February 6th, marks the 10-year anniversary since the release of 50 Cent’s debut album Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. To celebrate the occasion, MTV News sat down with 50 and discussed the album track-by-track. Did you know “21 Questions” almost didn’t make the cut? Good thing 50 was insistent or else life would have never been the same.
Bonus tracks explained below.