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50 Cent Sues Rick Ross Over Sex Tape

Sex tapes are the most effective way to shame and blackmail in the 21st century — which is probably why I’m so proud of Kim Kardashian for turning her former shame into a multi-million-dollar empire. But I digress. This sex tape story is a much sadder tale involving 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson), Rick Ro… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 22, 2015 - 4:38 pm

50 Cent – “Get Low” (Feat. Jeremih, T.I. & 2 Chainz)

50 Cent was probably the most popular rapper in the world a decade ago, and his swift and extreme decline from stardom has been one of the strangest things I’ve witnessed in my time as a music critic. On his new single “Get Low,” 50 at least seems to be trying to do something about… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2015 - 9:52 am

Hear New Eminem Music In The Trailer For Jake Gyllenhaal’s Boxing Drama Southpaw

Eminem has already achieved sports-movie immortality thanks to the rap-battle scenes in 8 Mile, and he was originally cast as the lead of Training Day director Antoine Fuqua’s forthcoming boxing movie Southpaw. Instead, the movie got made with Jake Gyllenhaal as the star. (It’s also got a pretty impressive supporting cast that includes Forrest Whitaker… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 27, 2015 - 10:02 am

Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Jack White, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple Among The Guests For SNL‘s Huge 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live will celebrate its 40th anniversary this Sunday night, and the list of musical guest stars is absolutely insane. The special will take place over the course of three and a half hours and will feature appearances by 50 Cent, Arcade Fire, Backstreet Boys, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Paul Simon, Fiona Apple, Jack… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 13, 2015 - 5:26 pm

Jack White, Eddie Vedder, 50 Cent Get Their Own Topps Baseball Cards

Jack White is getting his own baseball card! And he’s not even sad! (Oh boy, remember that meme? How time flies…) According to The Detroit Free Press, White will appear on a First Pitch Insert card in the 2015 Topps Series 1 set. On the card, he’s rocking a vintage Detroit Tigers jersey for hi… More »

By: James Rettig / January 21, 2015 - 9:43 pm

G-Unit – “Ease Up” & “Big Body Benz”

The Best Buy version of G-Unit’s reunion EP The Beauty Of Independence comes with two extra songs from 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, and Tony Yayo. They’re pretty good, too! “Ease Up” is a grimy party track in the vein of “Ante Up,” whereas “Big Body Benz” is a low-key grinder headlined by new… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 10, 2014 - 4:55 pm

50 Cent, Sufjan Stevens Playing Cyndi Lauper’s Home For The Holidays Benefit

Sufjan Stevens has presumably been dreaming of playing a show with 50 Cent ever since he picked out that outfit for Sisyphus’ “Booty Call” video. Later this year, he’ll get his chance. It’s for a good cause, too. Both Sufjan and 50 are on the bill at Cyndi Lauper’s Home For The Holidays benefit, which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 21, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Watch Dave Grohl, 50 Cent, Miley Cyrus, Sammy Hagar, & Others Send Off Chelsea Handler In An Epic “We Are The World” Parody

It’s a big deal when a talk show says goodbye to its host, but it’s an even bigger deal when the host is so integral that the entire thing just has to come to an end. Chelsea Lately had its final episode last night, and a massive amount of celebrities came together for a huge… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 27, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Stream G-Unit The Beauty Of Independence

50 Cent’s G-Unit crew were at the top of the rap pyramid in the early ’00s, but they spent the years since then slowly disintegrating as 50’s commercial stock plummeted. But the crew — 50, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo — reunited unexpectedly at this year’s Hot 97 Summer Jam concert. And last night,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 25, 2014 - 9:21 am

Watch Lauryn Hill, Usher, 50 Cent Join Drake At OVO Fest

Every year, Drake brings his guest-heavy OVO Festival to his Toronto hometown, and this year’s edition, which ended at Molson Canadian Amphitheater last night, had a more nostalgic theme than previous years. OutKast headlined the first of the festival’s two nights. And while Drake’s headlining set last night featured a ton of his contemporaries –… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 5, 2014 - 10:07 am

50 Cent Says He Does Know What A Grapefruit Is

Two years ago, in his standup special Dangerously Delicious, Aziz Ansari shared the following anecdote about 50 Cent not knowing what a grapefruit is. More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 4, 2014 - 10:30 am

Watch 50 Cent And G-Unit Reunite At Hot 97 Summer Jam

Last night, the New York rap-radio giant Hot 97 held its annual Summer Jam show, and it was as crammed with special guests as ever. During Nicki Minaj’s headlining set alone, she brought Lil Wayne, Drake, Young Thug, Soulja Boy, and Lil Herb to the stage, while the Roots got to play local hero, backing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 2, 2014 - 1:07 pm

Watch 50 Cent’s Horrendous Ceremonial First Pitch For The Mets

50 Cent comes from Jamaica, Queens, not far from the Mets’ Citi Field. Yesterday, he threw out the first pitch at a Mets game, and this could’ve been an ideal opportunity for him to show some home-borough pride. Things didn’t quite work out that way. 50’s pitch barely landed within the same area code a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 28, 2014 - 9:45 am

The Week In Pop: What Is Ed Sheeran Thinking?

In recent years, pop music’s landscape has been transforming more rapidly than ever. But even as genre boundaries collapse and notions of good taste invert and guitars become inherently retro, one archetype that refuses to die is the sensitive guy with an acoustic guitar. Note that American Idol‘s prospective pop messiahs are now just a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 10, 2014 - 4:44 pm

The Week In Pop: Candice Glover And American Idol‘s Decline

Did you know the reigning American Idol champion’s album is out this week? Maybe the better question is: Do you know who the reigning American Idol champion is? Candice Glover is quite alright, so I hope your answer is yes, but I suspect it’s no. More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 20, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Hear Suzanne Vega’s New Song That Samples 50 Cent

Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles is Suzanne Vega’s first album of new material in seven years. It follows her four-volume Close-Up series, which offered stripped-down takes on songs from her catalog, on her own label Amanuensis Productions. This new collection stands in stark contrast to the hushed intimacy of those re-recordings. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 12, 2014 - 3:07 pm

Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ Turns 10

It’s a strange task: thinking of 50 Cent, at this very moment, as the powerhouse that Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ catapulted him into being. A die-hard might harbor a melancholy hope, angry for the squandered opportunities, thinking of her hero as would-be messiah up there with top-of-the-line rappers like Jay-Z and Lil Wayne. But… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 7, 2013 - 10:14 am

The 5 Most Contentious Moments In Hot 97 Summer Jam History

Summer Jam, the annual stadium concert thrown by New York rap-radio giant Hot 97, has been a tradition around the city since 1994, when its lineup included Arrested Development, SWV, and Black Moon. In the nearly 20 years since, the event has grown into a rap-scene circus that serves as an in-that-instant Polaroid of everything… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2012 - 2:50 pm

Mixtape Of The Week: 50 Cent The Big 10

About a year ago, I went to the first of the big Eminem/Jay-Z stadium shows in Detroit, and I was surprised when 50 Cent emerged onstage for a few songs. I shouldn’t have been surprised, considering all the shared history and 50’s proven ability to rock vast crowds. But the mid-decade cold war between 50… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 14, 2011 - 1:05 pm

New Eminem Video – “We Made You”

In this first Relapse clip, Slim Shady picks up where he left off, lampooning all the pop culture touchstones of 2005. Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson … no one’s safe! There’s even a Rain Man parody! They must be saving the pet rock jokes for the director’s cut. Watch it at Videogum. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 7, 2009 - 11:04 am
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