Game To Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of "The Documentary" With Special Concert
Game dropped his debut album, The Documentary on January 18th, 2005, and if you were old enough to buy the album then, you'll probably feel pretty old when you realize it's celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2 weeks. The Compton rapper is well aware of the anniversary date himself, announcing plans to perform a concert on The Doc's 10th birthday.
Rap Industry Recap: December
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 Accuses "Empire" Of "Copying" The Marketing Of "Power"
50 Cent has never been one to hold his tongue, but in the past, his criticisms have generally been aimed at figures in the world of hip hop. As he expands his focus, Fif has now opened himself up to beef if all different markets, and his most recent target is FOX Television series, Empire.
Most Disappointing Projects Of 2014
After giving everyone a positive spin with the Hottest Songs of 2014, we're getting brutally honest and critical today with the Most Disappointing Projects of 2014. Following 2013’s parade of ridiculously good albums, it was hard to keep pace and not get left behind from the jump.
Fabolous Says He "Could’ve Signed To G-Unit In ’05 Or ’06”
Fabolous took his career to the next level when he signed with Def Jam in 2006, but we've just learned that he could've opted to go a very different route. In a new interview with Hot 97, Loso reveals that he rejected an offer from G-Unit around the same time. When asked by Ebro if he thinks he's made any mistakes with his brand, Fab responded:
50 Cent Closes $78 Million Deal With Underwear Brand
Not that 50 really needs another business venture on his plate, but the rapper just locked down a deal with underbrand Frigo RevolutionWear for a reported $78 million. The music mogul let fans know via an Instagram post, and also spoke on it during a recent visit to Seth Meyers' late night show.
50 Cent Reveals Plans For An Album Called "Beautiful Nightmare"
While we're still waiting on updates on Street King Immortal, the album Fif seems to keep pushing to the side, the rapper revealed in a new interview that he's got plenty of other album titles up his sleeve, including one that might be Beautiful Nightmare.
Review: Shady Records "Shady XV"
Fifteen years of Shady Records represents an unusual time for rap music, transitioning out of the shiny suit era and into a bubble featuring new names. Aside from D12 and Obie Trice releases, the label’s existence was mostly tied to Eminem signing a certain Queens MC.
Webbie Threatens 50 Cent Over Million Dollar Boxing Wager
Back in July, TMZ caught up with an incensed Webbie, who claimed that 50 Cent still owed him a cool million dollars over a boxing bet that went down in April. Now, a still-unpayed Webbie is taking things to the next level, recording a new track that explicitly lashes out at Fif for not coming through on the deal.
50 Cent's Bank Account Frozen Due To Sleek Audio Lawsuit
With 50 Cent's net worth sitting near the top of the hip-hop heap at $140 million, you'd think the guy could spare seventeen of those M's like it ain't no thing. Well, either he's unwilling or unable to part with that sum, because his bank account has now been frozen in punishment for his refusal to pay up to Sleek Audio, who sued him for that amount earlier this year.
50 Cent Disses Diddy On Instagram, Later Deletes Post
It's clear that 50 Cent likes to take any chance he can get to throw some shade Diddy's way, but in entering the Vodka market, the rivalry may have just been taken to the next level. It appears that 50 Cent has partnered with Effen Vodka, and after promoting the beverage on his Instagram, it didn't take long for Curtis to diss his competition. 50 posted an image of Puff dancing with a larger woman with the caption “Dam…50′s right, I’m EFFEN Up Right Now.”
10 Underrated Songs From Classic Albums
What qualifies an underrated song? What defines a classic album? Who makes the rules? These are all important questions as we approach our good-natured discussion.
10 Artists We'd Like Kanye West To Executive Produce Albums For
Kanye West has been juggling a lot as of late. He’s been raising his fashion-forward and absolutely adorable daughter, tearing down numerous Fashion Week shows, designing his capsule collection for adidas and putting the finishing touches on his as-of-yet untitled seventh solo album. Aside from all of that, Ye has also reportedly been busy executive producing forthcoming albums from Tyga and French Montana. If history is any indication, it’s safe to assume that we should have a lot of good music (no pun intended) to look forward to within the next few months.
A Look At The Healthiest People In Hip-Hop
Slinging crack rock, popping glocks, and smacking hoes is not the way to keep it gangsta. In the words of Stic.man of the hip-hop duo Dead Prez, "HEALTHY IS THE NEW GANGSTA." True happiness can be achieved through knowledge, proper nutrition, fitness, and meditation; not guns and drugs. Hip-hop all-stars such as Big Sean, David Banner, 2 Chainz, Common, and Stic.man and business magnate Russell Simmons have all embraced a positive, healthy lifestyle filled with good nutrition, fitness, and positivity to promote knowledge, awareness, and overall well-being.
Snoop Dogg & 50 Cent Post Meme Poking Fun At Wiz Khalifa's Purple Hair
It seems it doesn't matter whose expense it may be at, if Snoop finds an image funny, it's going on his Instagram. Snoop infamously caught some flak when he posted an image making fun of Iggy Azalea's looks, and now he's shared one taking aim at Wiz Khalifa's colorful new hairdo -- though this time it seems a little more light-hearted.
A History Of 50 Cent Beefs
50 Cent has been through so much beef, you could probably dedicate a book to the fights he has picked. Throughout his career, he has never been shy to give his honest opinion about fellow rappers. He has mastered the art of the diss song and pretty much wears the crown for being the king at feuding. His moves to out battle his rivals have been smart, conniving and sometimes just plain deep.
50 Cent Pushes Back "Street King Immortal" To 2015
50 Cent fans, you may want to have your copy of Animal Ambition nearby for consolation after you hear this bad news -- Fif's Street King Immortal won't be out until 2015.
50 Cent's "Dream School" Reality Program Airs Second Season
Back in 2010, 50 found himself reflecting on his contributions to society. "I started assessing my legacy and how I want people to remember me," he told Rolling Stone at a press event earlier this week for the second season of SundanceTV's education-based reality show Dream School. "Not as a guy who made a couple of cool songs or picked a couple of good roles in film and television, but more as someone who helped others the most.
G-Unit Cover XXL's Last Print Edition
Wow, sad day. This is going to be the last one of these posts that we'll ever do. Anyways, XXL's final print edition is about to hit the shelves, and the cover's just been revealed. G-Unit grace that cover. Having previously appeared on there in May of 2008 (sans Kidd Kidd, who made the cut this time), the Unit are here this time accompanied by the headline "Break Ups 2 Makes Ups Of Rap's Ultimate Crew."
50 Cent's Son Takes Photo With Floyd Mayweather
50 Cent's son continues to bro down with his father's enemies. Marquise Jackson seems to have inherited the troll gene from Fif, deciding to take a unique approach to rebelling against his father.