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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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Eminem Turned Down $8M Movie Role As 50 Cent’s Rival Gang Leader

Back in the day, Eminem apparently turned down $8 million to co-star alongside 50 Cent in a movie where they'd play fictional rival gang member…
James Rettig | August 26, 2015 - 5:30 pm

50 Cent And Ja Rule Still Don’t Like Each Other

50 Cent roasted Ja Rule in one of the great rap feuds of this century, but the two rappers haven't had problems with each other…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2015 - 9:06 am
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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…
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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 21, 2015 - 5:08 pm
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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
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…
James Rettig | July 16, 2015 - 1:27 pm
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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…
Peter Helman | July 14, 2015 - 10:14 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 13, 2015 - 11:52 am
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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…
Peter Helman | July 11, 2015 - 1:39 pm
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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…
Caitlin White | May 22, 2015 - 4:38 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2015 - 9:52 am
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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
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2015 - 10:02 am
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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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 13, 2015 - 5:26 pm
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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
James Rettig | January 21, 2015 - 9:43 pm
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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…
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.
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…
Miles Bowe | August 27, 2014 - 2:10 pm
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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…
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…
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.
Chris DeVille | June 4, 2014 - 10:30 am
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