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”That Sh*t Just Like Lil Wayne”
50 Cent doesn’t see much originality amongst up-and-coming hip hop artists. In an interview with HardKnockTV, Fiddy shared that when he receives demos from ambitious rappers, he’s disappointed by how many of them seem to only copy what they hear. In particular, he said there are too many Lil Wayne wannabes attempting to break into the industry.
“I’ve heard demo tapes from ten different Lil Waynes that wasn’t Lil Wayne. I’m like, ‘D*mn, he’s got that sh*t down packed. That sh*t just like Lil Wayne,’” 50 said with a laugh. “And then it’s tough, how do you say it’s not good if what’s working right now is that? So you go, ‘It’s good but it’s hard for me to really embrace it because you ain’t Lil Wayne. You want me to invest the money in a copy?’ Nah man, that sh*t ain’t gonna work.”
In the first part of HardKnockTV’s interview with 50 Cent, they start out by discussing the addiction of success. He then goes on to state his perception of “real songwriting” citing Eminem as one of the few emcees who have successfully transitioned from battling to making songs. From there, 50 shares his frustration with artists who aren’t authentic to their lifestyle and ends with a quick jab at Rick Ross. If you’re interested in listening to more of 50′s insight, check out Hypetrak’s interview with 50 Cent here.
Stand out quote from interview:
“When that sh*t comes to you, you’re gonna know why it came. Death is of the tongue. A lot of times, you’ll say things and put that energy in the actual universe.”
”I Have To Be the Bigger Person”
Floyd Mayweather spoke to “The Breakfast Club” this week about his split from friend and former business partner, 50 Cent. Despite their long-standing friendship, Floyd says it was business that came between them.
It’s just like, when it comes to business, sometimes two people don’t see eye-to-eye,” Mayweather revealed. “We just didn’t see eye-to-eye with the business. And it’s sometimes best, when you don’t see eye-to-eye, for him to go his way and for me to go my way. He invested money into his own company. My company has always been Money Mayweather Promotions. That’s been my company from the beginning. And I know 50 has had G-Unit from the beginning and I know he’s with Interscope. So, Mayweather Promotions has been the only company I’ve been with, which is my company.”
“Like I said before, it’s just business, just not seeing eye-to-eye with business and he’s entitled to say whatever he wants to say,” he added.”Just because he may say something negative, don’t mean I’m going to say something negative. I have to be the bigger person.”
”I’ll Never Sell 13 Million Records Again”
50 Cent acknowledged that the times have completely shifted when it comes to the music industry and album sales since he debuted in 2003. His Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ sold more than 10 million copies, and Fiddy says he understands that those days are long gone.
“Newsflash, Iâll never sell 13 million records again,â said 50 Cent. âIâll never sell 10 million records again. I donât think anybodyâs gonna do it. Itâs a different business. Itâs a different thing and Iâm cool with that. Iâm making music because I love it and itâs why Iâm here. Thereâs nothing that can actually compare when itâs right. What it feels like when itâs right. When the music is just dead right and itâs like âwooâ that energy thatâs thereâ¦thatâs some special kind of high that you get addicted to and youâll chase it for the rest of your actual career.â
Floyd Mayweather slid through New York City just days after defending his welterweight championship against Robert Guerrero. There he had the opportunity to speak his peace on the aforementioned bout, his experience being incarcerated, the events that led to his falling out with 50 Cent, and more with The Breakfast Club.
Angela Yee, Charlemagne and DJ Envy were quick to point out Money Mayweather’s noticeably calm demeanor. The prolific boxer credits that to age, maturity, and experience. The most recent of which was a stint in prison for a domestic abuse charge.
Mayweather spoke lightly of his incarceration and described the experience as “kind of rough” at first. “I done my time in the hole. I was locked up 23 hours a day, with one hour out, and no contact visits.” According to the fighter, thirteen-hundred push ups a day, reading and writing letters got him through.
Former friend 50 Cent’s name also arose in conversation. Mayweather respectfully kept it short, despite the Queens rapper’s public discrepancies with him. ”When it comes to business, sometimes two people don’t see eye-to-eye. We just didn’t see eye-to-eye in business,” he said. “Sometimes, it’s best when you don’t see eye-to-eye for him to go his way and for me to go my way.”
See the full sit down in the footage below.
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”N-Word Spouting Gangsta Rapper…”
Controversial New York Post writer Phil Mushnick has blasted ESPN’s NFL Draft coverage–due to the network’s decision to include 50 Cent as part of the broadcast. Mushnick criticized the “offensive rapper.”
“Last year, even more than the year before that and the year before that, college and pro football were overwhelmed with criminals and by criminality. Or, as TV folks call it, ‘distractions,’” wrote Mushnick. “Yet, the same men and women who report the arrests and the convictions while making ‘tsk, tsk, tsk’ have no better idea or instructions than to keep flooring it, sustaining the inescapable message that bad is good, but worse is even better.”
“ESPN, now the home of double-murder investigation obstructionist Ray Lewis, opened its NFL Draft show Thursday with vulgar, gay-bashing, women-trashing, assault weapon-cherishing, N-word-spouting gangsta rapper 50 Cent making threatening noises and gestures while boasting that he is one bad mother,” Mushnick added.
Mushnick previously criticized Jay-Z’s ownership role with the Brooklyn Nets.
English alternative rock band The Heavy debut the visual to their latest collabo with 50 Cent just before The 2013 NFL Draft kicked off last night on ESPN. Check out the clip featuring Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
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Fans Are Taken Inside ”50 Hours With 50 Cent”
Hip hop superstar 50 Cent is letting E! take fans into his world. The rapper is giving the network an inside look at his life in the new special “50 Hours With 50 Cent.”
The special is expected to air in the fall.
One fan will get the chance to go behind the scenes and spend time with the rapper as he preps his upcoming album Street King Immortal for release.
50 had previously been lukewarm to the idea of doing a reality series, but this special serves as a sort of compromise for the star. Official air date to be announced.
Fif helps promote the 2013 NFL Draft which will take place at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City from April 25 to 27. Check him out rapping “We Up” in the brand new commercial and watch the 2013 NFL Draft live on ESPN on Thursday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET.
Previously: Video: 50 Cent on Larry King Now
With each new venture, 50 Cent‘s “Straight To the Bank” gets that much more validity. That’s word to his spot on this years Forbes‘ Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists list. His latest deal is in conjuncture with the NFL, who used his Street King Immortal track “We Up” sans Kendrick Lamar for a 2013 NFL Draft commercial.
The chorus get reworked a bit to fit the Draft theme. “New York, we always make it hot/Like we in the league and we made it to the top,” chants the Queens rapper on this version.
The NFL Draft will be televise on ESPN from Radio City Music Hall in New York from April 25 to 27. The first hour of round one wil air Thursday, April 25 (8 pm ET), and will be presented with limited commercial interruption. The three day event will also be available on WatchESPN this time.
See a brief press release for the NFL Draft below, as well as 50′s 27-second spot.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, the 2012 third round pick who led Seattle to a NFC Divisional Playoff game as a rookie, will appear in and voice ESPN’s NFL Draft opening tease. The open will also feature multiplatinum recording artist 50 Cent and English rock band The Heavy performing the group’s hit “How You Like Me Now.” The music of both 50 Cent and The Heavy will also be paired with photos and video of more than 115 prospects — taken during the NFL Scouting Combine in March – throughout ESPN’s draft telecast.