Yesterday the HNHH staff had the pleasure of attending Hot 97's 21st annual Summer Jam, which true to its reputation, ended up being an evening packed with great performances, surprises and even some drama.
Apparently 50 likes his milk spoiled. Just a few months after referring to his G-Unit associates as "having an expiration date," the general has officially reunited live onstage with Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks and Young Buck.
Many rappers have weighed in on the Donald Sterling controversy, the majority of which have been furious with the former Clippers owner over his racist comments. 50 Cent however, seems to be more concerned with how Sterling himself was treated in the situation.
It's no secret that the once-strong walls of G-Unit have been crumbling for some time, with Tony Yayo declaring that money ruined the group last year, and 50 Cent stopping short of saying the group was "dead" earlier this month. But today we received what might be the final nail in the coffin.
50 Cent has been doing the interview circuit later, and he's taken no prisoners when addressing his former G-Unit collaborators. While he's made a few comments about the rapper's that once occupied his circle, including calling them Troy Ave's hype men, one comment stood out in particular.
50 Cent filed a lawsuit against WorldStarHipHop.com back in 2009, after his image was used on the header of the website without his permission. Fif argued that the picture left visitors with the impression that the rapper owned or was affiliated with the site.
50 Cent, like the rest of the music industry, is in Austin, Texas for SXSW right now, and after performing a new track, "Hold On", Fif participated in a fairly disorganized interview backstage-- but we did learn some things.
50 Cent revealed the cover art for his upcoming album Animal Ambition last night, along with a 'release calendar' for when you can expect new music off the project to drop. The first tracks coming up are "Hold On" and "Don't Worry 'Bout It" with Yo Gotti, both due out on March 18th.
50 Cent has been involved in many business ventures, and is responsible for a lot of important music, so it's really saying something when he describes his new TV series as “probably the biggest thing” he's ever worked on.
It's already hard to predict where 50 Cent's business ventures will take him next, and his new partnering with the Swan racing NASCAR team has thrown us yet another curveball. Fif will be lending his SMS Audio branding to two of the team's cars and drivers, serving as an official sponsor.
As we're patiently waiting for 50 Cent's new project, one question keeps coming up; is there any possibility of a G-Unit reunion? In a new interview with Complex, Curtis addressed this very idea, giving us some real insight into the true dynamic of the group.
Young Buck was released from prison last month, and the rapper is definitely taking advantage of his newfound freedom. Buck, who spent 2 years locked up, recently sat down with Fox News to speak on his new outlook on life.