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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 »

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 »

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 »

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50 Cent Ordered To Pay Another $2M In Sex Tape Lawsuit

50 Cent already owed Lastonia Leviston a lot of money, but now he owes her even more. Leviston sued the rapper after he posted a sex tape she made with Maurice Murray on the internet back in 2009, and just a few weeks ago, a court declared that 50 must pay $5 Million to Leviston. More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 24, 2015 - 4:47 pm

50 Cent Testifies, “I’m Not As Cool As I Was Last Week”

50 Cent filed for bankruptcy just over a week ago, after a court ordered that he pay $5 million to Lastonia Levitson, the mother of Rick Ross’ child. Levitson sued 50 after the rapper posted a sex tape of her and another man online during his 2009 feud with Ross. 50 testified on the state… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 21, 2015 - 5:08 pm

50 Cent Says AT&T Is Racist

50 Cent is an executive producer and co-star on the Starz drama Power, which is currently in the middle of its second season. As Deadline reports, Starz and AT&T U-Verse have been negotiating the terms of a new distribution agreement for months now, but talks appear to have stalled, and if a deal isn’t reached… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 19, 2015 - 11:23 am

Watch Father John Misty And 50 Cent On Conan

Father John Misty appeared alongside 50 Cent on last night’s episode of Conan. Well, OK, not exactly alongside, but they did take a pretty sweet meme picture backstage (see above), and both of them were on at separate times doing interesting things. FJM performed the title track from his new album, I Love You, HoneybearMore »

By: James Rettig / July 16, 2015 - 1:27 pm

Check Out Marvel Comics Versions Of Classic Hip-Hop Album Covers

Earlier this year, a few Marvel Comics issues worked Run The Jewels’ fist-and-gun logo into their covers. Now, Marvel is diving even deeper into the world of hip-hop with a series of over 50 variant covers inspired by various classic and contemporary rap albums. “For years, Marvel Comics and hip-hop culture have been engaged i… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 14, 2015 - 10:14 pm

50 Cent Files For Bankruptcy

50 Cent made millions rapping, and he made more millions endorsing Vitamin Water. He became the world’s most popular rapper by projecting a more convincing hardness than anyone else in rap while still crooning slick melodies, and he lost that audience by making so many flagrant pop moves that he came off as a soulle… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 13, 2015 - 11:52 am

50 Cent Ordered To Pay $5M To Rick Ross’ Baby Mama For Sex Tape Fiasco

50 Cent and Rick Ross have been beefing for a long time, and back in 2009, a sex tape featuring Rick Ross’ baby mama Lastonia Leviston, her former boyfriend Maurice Murray, and a digitally inserted 50 Cent (as a commentator) appeared on the internet, supposedly uploaded by 50 Cent to get back at Ross. Levisto… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 11, 2015 - 1:39 pm

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
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