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Now that the numbers are in , it looks like the sales gravy train for 50 Cent is officially losing steam.  His numbers are around 159,700.  This prompted me to investigate another matter in his feud with Rick Ross.  Deeper Than Rap’s first week sales were almost identical to BISD (158,000). So where does this leave us?  Are 50 and Bawse equals? Does 50 still have the “I got more money” advantage?  Does Ross consider this a victory?  I think it’s fair to say that a part of all those questions may be true.  The only thing that stands out of one having a clear advantage over the other is that Ross’s music has been heralded much more than 50′s.

The truth is that there will never be a clear-cut answer that will definitively say one is better than the other.  They will forever both play to their strengths and claim victory in their own zones.  50 will always remind us that he is richer and Officer Ricky will always remind us that he has better music. These sales did however level the playing field for both of them to have a real war minus all of the shenanigans with each other’s children.

The elephant in the room that has yet to be addressed in this argument is the continuous decline in record sales period.   It reminds me of the final scene in Apocalypto when the Aztecs are still chasing Jaguar Paw, only to see those boats filled with Spanish settlers that would eventually eradicate them.   Those people represent the end of an era and the beginning of a dark period in history.  I fearfully think this battle may shadow those events in regard to them not seeing the end of the road, still caught up in the moment.  Only time will tell, so congrats to 50 Cent and Rick Ross for now.  Maybe we’ll see who really lost later on down the line.