50 Cent's Bodyguard Under Investigation For Allegedly Attacking Fan
50 Cent's bodyguard finds himself in hot water after allegedly laying hands on a fan of 50 Cent. The bodyguard is now under criminal investigation according to TMZ.
50 Cent Takes Jab At Floyd Mayweather On Instagram
Floyd Mayweather has had his share of beefs with hip-hop artists over the past few years (including a major riff with T.I. over the past few weeks), but perhaps no battle has lasted as long as that between him and G-Unit head honcho 50 Cent.
Did Drake & 50 Cent Record A New Song Together?
Could we be seeing an upcoming collaboration between Drake and 50 Cent in the near future? According to 50/50 Konvict Muzik A&R & artist D-Teck, Drizzy and Fif have put together a new song that is a banger.
50 Cent Says He And Common Have "BIG THINGS TO COME"
50 Cent and Common aren't exactly two rappers whom you'd expect to collaborate, as Fif once had a much-publicized feud with Common's longtime pal Kanye West, and the subject matter that they rap about couldn't be more different. Though we don't yet know what their work together will entail, we do know that the pair have, in Fiddy's words, "BIG THINGS TO COME." Yesterday the G-Unit rapper posted an Instagram photo of him and Common and captioned it "Ran into COMMON we on the move BIG THINGS TO COME. #SMSAUDIO." Check it out below.
50 Cent Takes More Shots At Diddy In Instagram Video
50 Cent has taken a few opportunities to send shade Diddy's way over the last year, most recently calling him a "sucker" in a GQ interview. The rapper is not through with Puff, it seems, as a new Instagram video uploaded to his account finds him mocking his brand of Vodka, Ciroc, before addressing Diddy directly.
Webbie Claims 50 Cent Owes Him A Million Dollars
On top of being a great rapper, Webbie is a pretty hilarious character. The Baton Rouge rapper known for recording plenty of records with Boosie in his early days has one of the most hilarious Breakfast Club interviews out there.
50 Cent Just Sold A TV Show To Comedy Central
"Go 'head and switch the style up/And if they hate, then let 'em hate and watch the money pile up" is quickly becoming less of a lyric from 50 Cent's "In Da Club" and more of a mantra that the entrepreneur lives his life by. If you take "style" to mean "profession," Fif's switched it up a lot, going from rapping to acting to advertising to, most recently, executive producing the Starz show "Power." It seems like he's taken a liking to the TV production life, as he just announced that he sold a show to Comedy Central.
50 Cent Shares Further Details On G-Unit Mixtape & Album
G-Unit only reunited at the beginning of the month, but they already have a number of new tracks under their belt. While 50 initially announced plans for an album from the group, speculation arose in light of the freestyles that a mixtape may too be in the works. Fif confirmed this rumor last week, and in a new interview with MTV has shared a few more details concerning the projects..
Ja Rule Claims He Beat 50 Cent With A Bat In 2000
Ja Rule will release his new book, Unruly: The Highs and Lows of Being a Man next week, and it may just bring an old beef back from the dead. The book details much of the highly-publicized feud between Ja Rule and 50 Cent, but most notably, gives us a look behind the scenes.
G-Unit Dropping A New Mixtape Before Its Album?
We all know G-Unit is working on a new album for the fall, but could we be seeing a mixtape beforehand as well? According to Fif we are. In a new interview with Jenny Boom Boom, 50 Cent spoke on several issues going on his life right now, but the one thing that stuck out in the interview was the information retaining the upcoming G-Unit album, and mixtape. Yes, mixtape. Around the 17:40 mark, Fif reveals that the G-Unit album is due out late November/early December and they are also working on a new mixtape which we assume will come out before that.
Charts Don’t Lie: June 22
This week we saw quite a few albums get pushed down thanks to new entries on the Billboard 200 that weren't strictly hip-hop. Jack White's Lazaretto took over the #1 spot, and various other albums, including a country record and "The Fault In Our Stars" movie soundtrack, rounded out the top 5. We won't spend too much time discussing those LPs as you likely have no interest in knowing where Miranda Lambert landed this week, however the hip-hop and r'n'b chart action was rather unexciting this week as well.
50 Cent Announces "Street King Immortal" Release Date
50 Cent dropped his Animal Ambition album as expected on June 3rd, and he promised his long-delayed Street King Immortal would proceed Animal Ambition. He's following through on that promise, having finally announced a release date for the album, which will arrive prior to the G-Unit reunion LP.
Charts Don’t Lie: June 15
50 Cent entered the Billboard 200 this week, with Animal Ambition moving more than the projected amount, although it's still not the numbers Fif used to do. It's independent numbers though, with a showing of 47,000 units. It will likely be quiet on the charts until we approach June 24th, when we've got multiple albums, including ones from Ab-Soul and Riff Raff, dropping. Until then, we'll have to just keep track on how Fif and friends are doing.
50 Cent's "Power" TV Show For Starz Network Gets An Air Date [Update: "Power" Renewed For Second Season]
50 Cent has quite a bit on his plate at the moment, a lot of which is actually centered around film and TV.
First Week Sales For 50 Cent's "Animal Ambition" Are Here
The numbers have arrived for 50 Cent's new solo album Animal Ambition. The album, which dropped on June 3rd, was projected to move around 30,000-35,000 units opening week.
50 Cent Takes On Executive Producer Role In "B.M.F." Film
50 Cent has some experience in film and television at this point. From his acting debut in Get Rich Or Die Tryin', to his executive production on new Starz crime drama, Power, Fif is finding his way into the film industry. It looks as though 50's new show isn't his only focus at the moment, as the rapper announced today that he'll be executive-producing a new film called B.M.F.
50 Cent Calls Out Slowbucks For Snitching, Says He Doesn't Snatch Chains
50 Cent and Slowbucks have been entangled in some legal drama ever since Hot 97 Summer Jam went down, and Slowbucks lost his chain thanks to someone snatching it off his neck. That someone is allegedly a member of Fif's entourage (and reportedly the guy was arrested over the weekend).
50 Cent Plans To Release "Street King Immortal" In September
You can't knock 50 Cent's hustle. Animal Ambition, his first album in five years, was just released this past Tuesday, and Fif already has another solo project prepped for later this year. Street King Immortal, as it's called, has been in the works since 2012, but earlier this week 50 said it would finally be dropping in September.
Slowbucks Holds Press Conference On Summer Jam Incident [Update: 50 Cent Affiliate Reportedly Arrested]
In response to an on-stage skirmish that quickly went viral, Slow of Queens duo Slowbucks just hosted a press conference to reveal the legal action he's taking against 50 Cent and others for allegedly stealing his chain and roughing him up in front of thousands of people. In a conference room at Bostany Law Firm in Manhattan, Slow had John P. Bostany of the firm speak for him.
Samples Of The Week: June 5
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".