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50 Cent Words

Sometimes owning the best line of hip hop-inspired condoms and proving yourself world's coolest bat mitzvah banga isn't enough, so a rapper's gotta spread his wings. You guessed it, 50 Cent, impresario behind the G-United "urban-fiction imprint" is about to drop his second memoir, 50 x 50. Understandably, he's starting to think of… More »

By: Stereogum / October 31, 2007

Hey 50, You Might Want To Get Your Bulletproof Vests Elsewhere

Maybe instead of staking his career on outselling Kanye, 50 Cent should have remembered just how cheesy it is to play some teenage girl's bat mitzvah and considered his gangsta lean limp even before he released Curtis and got schooled by Graduation. You've heard the countless jokes about bigwigs profiting from the… More »

By: Stereogum / October 30, 2007

Kanye Knocks 50 Cent Out

Stand tall Kanye. You likely don't need us to tell you this, but Mr. West kicked 50 Cent's ass in first week sales: Graduation almost hit a consciously cool million (956,936), while Curtis moved 691,304. Why Kanye? Well, maybe it's all them there videos ... or just the one… More »

By: Stereogum / September 19, 2007

Liveblogging The 2007 VMAs

You've been waiting patiently all weekend, so let's get this thing going. Welcome to this year's MTV Video Music Awards, this year featuring three whole awards dedicated to videos! We've been hypnotized by John Norris's amazing new wig, Kanye's plastic-looking facial hair, and Paris's wonky eye. But all that's behind us. Live blog begins ... More »

By: Stereogum / September 9, 2007

Kanye Vs. 50: Behind The Photo Shoot

With the Ali Vs. Frazier-esque Rolling Stone cover, the big hip hop showdown has come to its apex: Kanye and Curtis have, officially, milked this thing for all the publicity it's worth. But fear not, there's still some content to be drawn from this thing -- like this behind-the-scenes vid from the RS shoot. More »

By: Stereogum / September 6, 2007

Premature Evaluation: Kanye West – Graduation

It's back to school time, but Graduation's in the air (okay, stop the groaning, we'll stop the puns). You know hip-hop non-listeners haven't paid this much attention to a rapper since, well, Kanye himself dissed George W. during that Hurricane Katrina telethon. As we've mentioned, 'Ye knows how to pick his collaborators, especially whe… More »

By: Stereogum / August 31, 2007

New Kanye West (Feat. Chris Martin) – “Homecoming”

While others are filling in the dorms and hitting up the mall for sweet back to school savings, 'Ye's bracing for his much hyped Graduation day (9/11). Inescapable as he's been of late, West had one more big PR party up his sleeve for pre-release buzz: last night's Graduation listening party at Manhattan's National Theater. More »

By: Stereogum / August 29, 2007

TI, Jay-Z, Kanye West, 50 Cent & Diddy Make Madison Square Garden The Loudest Place On Earth

What does 20,000 people simultaneously losing their shit sound like? If you were at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night, you know -- and are probably still a little deaf from the fanfare. A cosmic cast of hip-hop titans surprised the MSG crowd at Wednesday night's Screamfest '07 stop in NYC, when TI brought out… More »

By: Stereogum / August 24, 2007

50 Cent Stakes His Career On Outselling Kanye

To recap: Kanye West and 50 Cent both have albums out on the second Tuesday of September, poking both rappers' insecurity button. Hijinx ensue. The host of BET's 106 & Park proposed a presidential-style debate on 9/11 between Curtis and Kanye to determine who had the better album. Fifty accepted, Kanye called it the… More »

By: Stereogum / August 13, 2007

New 50 Cent (Feat. Robin Thicke & Dustin Hoffman) Video – “Follow My Lead”

Fifty's got a way with the ladies. You already know this, but "Follow My Lead" sees him sketching out the charm appeal and his sweet talking ability ("I call a square a square and a circle a circle / So if you act like a bitch I'll call you a bitch and hang up"). But… More »

By: Stereogum / August 10, 2007

New 50 Cent (Feat. Justin Timberlake) Video – “Ayo Technology”

Turns out Elton John's not alone: 50 Cent and Justin Timberlake hate the Internet, too! Although, honestly, we can't imagine Sir Elton belting, "I'm tired of using technology / Why don't you sit down on top me." (Or maybe we can?) The rest of the neo-Luddite manifesto includes finally appointed mansions, dope suits, fast… More »

By: Stereogum / August 3, 2007


Someone never saw Behind The Music: MC Hammer. Via Daily News:The free ride is over at 50 Cent's G-Unit Records. The rap mogul has confessed he was overgenerous with artists on his label. In fact, Fitty spent $8.5 million of his own money to take a lot of the rappers on his most recent… More »

By: Stereogum / July 5, 2007

Formula 50 Goes Ashlee Style For The BET Awards

While we were out with Ryan, the BET Awards presented an evening of memorable performances, though none quite as captivating as 50 Cent's take on his hit "Amusement Park." Really, Fid's an awesome rapper when his DJ doesn't cue up the instrumental track instead of the proper lip-syncable jam. Check the embarrassment, edited together… More »

By: Stereogum / June 28, 2007

Wanksta Rubbers

For gangsta lovers! 50 Cent is from the hood, so he knows all about protection. ABC News reports:The heavily diversified rapper 50 Cent is coming out with a line of condoms. "The kids become immune when you constantly beat them over the head -- read a book, read a book," the rap star… More »

By: Stereogum / January 10, 2007
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