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Let us begin by appreciating — if not in the “Yay!” sense, at least the “Wow!” sense — that the Disney Channel cash cow behind “Party In The U.S.A.” closed out the MTV Video Music Awards by dropping F-bombs and pointedly proclaiming her love for marijuana, clad in a meme-costume ripped from the pages of… More »

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 »

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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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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 it…
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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Welcome To 50 Cent’s Crib

Devendra's Cali crib had the Lizard King's old couch, but the expansive 19-bedroom mansion of 50 Cent, our favorite bat mitzvah guest, boasts extensive hat,…
Stereogum | November 16, 2007 - 8:57 am
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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 hi…
Stereogum | October 31, 2007 - 12:56 pm
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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…
Stereogum | October 30, 2007 - 9:50 am
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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…
Stereogum | September 19, 2007 - 3:11 pm
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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…
Stereogum | September 9, 2007 - 8:37 pm
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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 thi…
Stereogum | September 6, 2007 - 10:24 am
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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 thi…
Stereogum | August 31, 2007 - 5:00 pm
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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
Stereogum | August 29, 2007 - 11:13 am
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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…
Stereogum | August 24, 2007 - 9:40 am
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