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A lighthearted mid-’90s romantic comedy starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau does not seem like the most obvious place to learn about the intersection of physics, math, and philosophy, but watching 1994’s IQ is how I discovered that, theoretically, you can never truly get where you’re going. Matthau plays Albert Einstein, who spends… More »

Chicago drill spitter King Louie was shot in the head two weeks ago. His vehicle was riddled with 22 bullets total. Seven of them hit Louie, three of which are still embedded in his body today — two in his chest and the one in his head. Miraculously, he only spent five days in the… More »

Yo! Collin Robinson here. I am ecstatic to introduce myself to you all as the newest addition to the Stereogum staff. My time at Stereogum began this past spring, when I was an intern for the site, and I continued to contribute here after my internship ended, with pieces including this one on the use… More »

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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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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.
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…
Tom Breihan | May 28, 2014 - 9:45 am
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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
Chris DeVille | April 10, 2014 - 4:44 pm
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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
Chris DeVille | February 20, 2014 - 1:11 pm
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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
Scott Lapatine | February 12, 2014 - 3:07 pm
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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.
Claire Lobenfeld | February 7, 2013 - 10:14 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 4, 2012 - 2:50 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | December 14, 2011 - 1:05 pm
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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,…
Scott Lapatine | April 7, 2009 - 11:04 am

We Got The Tweet: The Imposters

Twitter users were outraged last week when the service shut down @CWalken, a popular but totally fake celebrity account. Indeed it's way too easy to…
Scott Lapatine | April 1, 2009 - 1:12 pm
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