Rap Industry Recap: July 2015
Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings to movie deals to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place. Be on the look out for this monthly recap of news-worthy items you may have missed to stay afloat with the industry.
50 Cent On Jay Z: "There's No L On His Record"
50 Cent has recently been in the headlines concerning his filing for bankruptcy, but his recent interview with DJ Semtex was all about the music. During the sit-down, Fif reflected on the various competitions is his career, whether they be with Kanye West, Ja Rule, or Jay Z. As usual, he made some surprising statements, but generally kept the shade to a minimum, and gave props where it was due.Check out some key excerpts below. On challenging Kanye West's first week sales in 2007:
50 Cent Ordered To Pay $2 Million More In Sex Tape Case
A Manhattan jury ruled today that 50 Cent must pay Lastonia Leviston $2 million on top of the $5 million in punitive damages he was ordered to pay her two weeks ago as restitution for posting her sex tape online in 2009.
Stream The "Southpaw" Soundtrack Feat. Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Action Bronson & More
"Southpaw," a boxing film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, 50 Cent and Rachel McAdams, opens in theaters today, but more importantly for hip hop fans, the soundtrack's now on Spotify.
Rick Ross Takes Shots At 50 Cent On "Wing Stop (Remix)"
Rick Ross and 50 Cent have been at odds with each other for a minute. Their feud started in 2009, supposedly at the BET Awards, and things spiraled out from there. 50 went on to expose Rozay's background as a correctional officer, and got Ross' baby mama involved.
50 Cent Testifies That Many Of His Cars & Jewelry Are Rented Or Borrowed
Last week, 50 Cent shocked the hip hop world when he filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, later explaining that this was move was made out of a desire to "reorganize his financial affairs" than an actual lack of funds.
50 Cent's Sex Tape Case Will Continue Despite Bankruptcy Filing
A federal judge ruled that 50 Cent's sex tape case may continue in spite of the rapper's new chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.
50 Cent Owes $28 Million, Biggest Creditor Is Sleek Audio
As most of you are probably aware by now, 50 Cent filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier in the week. This came to a shock as most, seeing as how many businesses Fif has his hands in. 50 released a statement on the filing later that same day, which (sorta) explained the motive behind it. "The filing allows Mr.
50 Cent Has Released A Statement On Bankruptcy Filing
It came as a surprise to most today when 50 Cent, one of the most successful rappers in the business had filed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. While his deal with SMS Audio recently went sour, and he was recently ordered to pay the mother of Rick Ross' child $5 million, it still seemed unlikely that the rapper could be broke, and a new statement provided by his attorney has cleared things up to an extent.
50 Cent Filed For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Definitely wasn't expecting this news. 50 Cent, according to the Wall Street Journal, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.
50 Cent Ordered To Pay Rick Ross' Baby Mama $5 Million In Emotional Damages
The Manhattan Supreme Court has ordered 50 Cent to pay Lavonia Leviston, Rick Ross' baby mama, $5 million in damages for uploading her sex tape to the internet in 2009.
#TBT: 50 Cent
You may know 50 Cent from a variety of movies. You may know him for his ventures in the businesses of boxing, energy drinks, or clothing. But if you're like us, you know him for his early 2000s rap bangers. When Get Rich Or Die Tryin' hit the shelves of music stores in 2003, it seemed as if hip-hop had a new king. For a brief period of time, it did. Tracks like "In Da Club," and "21 Questions" were number one hits, and they helped to propel the album to the number one spot as well. 50 was king, no doubt.
50 Cent & Jake Gyllenhaal Cover VIBE Magazine
After appearing on the Muscle & Fitness cover, 50 Cent puts his shirt back on and nabs another cover with "Southpaw" co-star Jake Gyllenhaal.
50 Cent & Diddy's Effen Vs. Ciroc Battle Continues On Instagram
Ever 50 Cent introduced his new brand of Vodka, Effen, he's had to go head-to-head with the other big brand of vodka owned by a New York hip hop mogul. Diddy's Ciroc has been around longer than Effen, thus making it a more established brand, but Fif's tried his damnedest to drum up some notoriety with a #NoPuffyJuice campaign on Instagram. Last night, Diddy fired back with a backhanded birthday wish to 50.
50 Cent Covers Muscle & Fitness For His 40th Birthday
Though he was a bit chunkier in his early days, the mainstream's introduction to 50 Cent came with him doing chin-ups and running on a treadmill in the "In Da Club" video. While ten years have passed since then, and plenty of money has flowed his way, Fif has remained in shape throughout, enough to cover Muscle & Fitness magazine this very month.Apparently, inside the issue, the rapper shares his workout routine, so if you're trying to be ripped at 39, you might wanna check it out. The issue is set to hit stores on Fif's 40th, which is July 6th.
Eminem Reveals Tracklist For "Southpaw" Soundtrack
That Eminem is executive producing the soundtrack for upcoming boxing film "Southpaw" came as a pleasant surprise. His lead single "Phenomenal" went hard. Shady Records tweeted out the soundtrack tracklist early Friday morning a couple weeks after tweeting out the album cover. Gahdam, its stacked.
50 Cent Clowns Rick Ross's Arrest On Instagram
Fiddy has no chill when it comes to clowning his fellow industry moguls on Instagram. After Diddy's arrest for assaulting a UCLA coach with a kettlebell, 50 Cent let loose a series of Instagram posts poking fun at his Ciroc competitor's unhinged temper.
10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time
The hip hop crew is an essential part of success. Whether big or small, every rapper has an entourage. Sometimes it's full of rappers, and other times it's just his buddies from back in the day, nonetheless, weak links in a crew can water down the crew as a whole-- something we took into consideration when crafting this list. You have the multimedia approach that Odd Future takes, and also the full-on lyrical assault that Wu-Tang Clan makes. Both are great crews, but who would comprise a list of the best rap crews of all time?
50 Cent Makes Fun Of Diddy's UCLA Arrest
50 Cent seizes any and every opportunity to throw some shade in Diddy's direction, thus yesterday, with the news that Diddy was arrested after attacking a UCLA coach, Fif hopped on Instagram to crack some jokes at Puff's expense.
50 Cent Says Chris Brown And Kendrick Lamar Will Appear On "Street King Immortal"
In an interview with Hot 93.7 Hartford earlier this week, 50 Cent revealed he's been working on his forthcoming album Street King Immortal with Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, and Ne-Yo.