Posts Tagged ‘50 Cent’
50 Cent’s new album Before I Self Destruct, set for a December 9th release, will be accompanied by a movie by the same name that will be directed and produced by 50. The movie will not be autobiographical, but will aim to illustrate what he is referring to as “urban life” in a new light. Tracks from the album will not be included in the movie. Instead, he penned a separate score for the film and had unsigned artists record the vocals. Additional Reporting by Rashaan Meador
It seems like it’s been decades since we saw an album from Eminem. From rumored tracks with T.I. to DJ Premier, Em has got fans excited again for his return. It’s going to be big – and actually possible, unlike Dr. Dre’s Detox. 50 recently gave in interview in which he told ITN News that the world “will be seeing him shortly,” and “even though he tries to relax and stay home, it’s impossible for him to stay in.” Glad to hear Em is back in grind mode and is yet again becoming a lab rat. Come back for more news on Em’s album.
G-Unit has had some turmoil in recent years – after losing Game and Young Buck and picking up/dropping at least 5 acts. Either way, G-Unit clothing was a smash a few years back, and they’re coming right back after a hiatus. 50 partnered back up with fashion mogul Mark Ecko and will be releasing the new collection in Spring ’09. Look for the new line to also be integrated in 50′s multiple releases in the coming months – a video game, an LP, a tour and even new movies.
50′s life may have just got somewhat easier when it comes to dealing with his baby Momma Shaniqua Tompkins. As of yesterday there is now an order of protection out against Curtis to keep away from the mother of his child and any dropping off and picking up of Marquise the estranged couples ten year old son has to be done at a police station. It might be a little awkward but it means that he won’t be hearing her mouth at any given opportunity. But still Tompkins is running her mouth saying that every other weekend which 50 has been granted when it comes to the visitation of his son is just too much and not what she her son wants.
In 2006, rapper The Game released his second LP – The Doctor’s Advocate. Two years, one four-month trip to prison and countless struggles with estranged supporters Dr. Dre and 50 Cent later, The Game has dropped LAX. Hopping on the ubiquitous popular rapper manifesto, Game said this album would be his last, because he supposedly has nothing left to prove. However, the album – a 19-track feature-heavy compilation – is definitely not a high note for Game to leave off on. The album starts with a prayer from rap’s new preacher DMX, and just as quickly as you can press next, Game brings you the somber and boring “LAX Files.” A few skippable tracks later, Lil’ Wayne lends a T-Wayne singing feature to his West Coast cohort on “My Life.” Ultimately, this album is marred by poor production and boring lyricism by Game, save for a few tracks like “Dope Boys,” “Cali Sunshine” and “Angel.” On “Angel,” Game scores Kanye production and a Common feature for a cliché yet catchy ode to their leading lady – hip-hop. In previous albums, listeners looked forward to an entire album of hearing The Game’s witty lyricism and knocking production picks – no matter how vulgar or hard it got – because they knew what to expect. But on LAX, The Game enlists so many features (there are only three solo songs!) that any message he was trying to get across gets far too diluted and commercialized. If this truly is his last album – he better not expect to be mentioned in the same breath as Pac, Biggie and Jay-Z…or even Wheezy baby.
Chamillionare has been gaining his relevance back recently after dropping a new mixtape – Mixtape Messiah 4. The tape is hot and is available for download below. Meanwhile, Chamillionare told HipHopDX in an interview that he respects 50 Cent and Lil’ Wayne as essential artists in the mixtape movement. In the interview, he spoke on 50 Cent’s golden times: “Back in the day, when 50 first came out, he had some real dope mixtapes. Now, it’s more the commercial thing where people say you’re singing a hook or whatever. Back then, he was just jackin’ peoples’ beats and puttin’ them real catchy melodies on a tight beat, and just puttin’ out tight stuff.“ He also feels that Wayne’s hard work is unmatched in the current climate: “He out-working everybody on the mixtape circuit. When I talk to the underground stores out here in the mixtape world, they tell me that Wayne‘s runnin’ it. He’s the most active.” There’s no denying Wheezy and 50′s contributions to rap, and the mixtape game more specifically. Check out Cham’s new mixtape and let us know if you think he deserves to be mentioned with the elite. Chamillionare – Mixtape Messiah 4
If you aren’t familiar with the infamous Lola Love then you must be surfing the net with your eyes closed as this chick is everywhere. Anyhow turns out Miss Love is going to be appearing a long side G Unit’s boss man 50 Cent in his new movie Before I Self-Destruct. The movie is said to directed and produced by 50 who made his acting debut in Get Rich or Die Trying back in 2005 which was directed by Jim Sheridan.
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