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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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$300,000.50

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 tour… More »

By: Stereogum / July 5, 2007 - 10:34 am

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 with… More »

By: Stereogum / June 28, 2007 - 10:58 am

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 tell… More »

By: Stereogum / January 10, 2007 - 10:52 am
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