50 Cent
I Was There

50cent1.jpgLow ceilings, no windows, walls plastered in promotional stickers. It’s a small room in the basement of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s grandmother’s house in Queens. And the way 50’s bulked up right now—training for a role in The Dance, an upcoming boxing movie with Nicholas Cage—it’s a surprise he fits in here at all.

’Course, 50’s awfully big metaphorically, too. As in, the biggest hip-hop star on the planet. He’s got the biggest portfolio, with G-Unit Records, G-Unit Clothing, G-Unit sneakers with Reebok, and a reported 10 percent stake in Glaceau Vitaminwater—the Queens-based beverage company that just sold to Coca-Cola for a cool $4.1 billion. (Some quick math will tell you that was a big day for 50.) Now he lives in the biggest mansion in Connecticut, formerly owned by the big, big, retired heavyweight champ Mike Tyson.

Despite his size and status, the dude keeps his ear to the street and his feet in some beef. We know this. We know he got shot nine times a few years back—right outside this house, in fact. We know that his first two albums, 2003’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and 2005’s The Massacre, combined to sell some 20 million copies worldwide. We know that Dipset don Cam’ron has been tryna knock his cred via Internet songs and videos and an oft-repeated cry of “Currrtis!”—this in the same spirit of former G-Unit soldier The Game’s G U-Not campaign.

We also know that, recently, G-Unit’s sales have been slipping, along with the rest of the rap industry’s, and that 50 has adopted a harder line when it comes to sponsoring his troops—except for his original soldier, Tony Yayo, whom he continues to support unconditionally, even in the face of Yayo’s March arrest on charges he assaulted the 14-year-old son of The Game’s manager, Jimmy Henchmen. (And we learned, a week after this interview took place, that 50’s upcoming album, Curtis, originally scheduled for a June 26 release, won’t be coming out until September.)

Damn, the big homie sure has come a long way. But as he sits down on the bed where used to rest his head, 50’s more Curtis than ever.

We’re in 50’s grandma’s house. The very crib where it all popped off.
We’re in my grandmother’s basement. I kinda grew up right here. You seen in the movie, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, I got into an altercation with my uncles, so I had to move from upstairs down here, and they converted this into a space for me. You got to bend down to walk in.

Right. It’s pretty much like a cell.
Yeah, it is. But you know what’s crazy? There’s, like, pinkish paneling under there. [Points to the sticker-covered wall] I ain’t like it. So I took the stickers—promotional stickers from my first record I made with Jam Master Jay: “50 Cent Means Change.” This was ’97.

There must be a thousand stickers on these walls. I mean, is this a window into how your mind works? Like, in terms of focus?
Yeah. I’ll sit there and make sure each one of them fit perfectly.

So you were living here until when?
2000. I got shot out front. I went and stayed in the Poconos after I got out of the hospital. It was me, my son’s mom and my son. I had a place that we was staying in the Poconos. And then I came back here. Then when the record took off, I went from this space right here into a 65,000-square-foot home—Mike’s house. But this is why I had to be that excessive. It had to be that big.

What’s the story behind this house? How long has it been in your family?
Prior to Get Rich or Die Tryin’, this was the largest asset in my family. It’s worth about $250,000. Now I got cars in my yard that cost $400,000. My grandmother don’t stay here no more. I bought her a house in Long Island. I own, like, five other houses.
And you wrote your new album down here?
Yeah. Curtis.

It’s musty, the floor isn’t finished… Why did you come back here to write?
I mean, it just brings memories back to me. I’m in my old space, see old faces, things start feeling the way they used to. Being able to write material from a perspective I couldn’t probably write [from] in any other space like that. And I was in one of those funky creative spaces where I couldn’t come up with nothing… For me, when I come back here, it’s like my feet are on the ground. I don’t think nothing is more painful than having known what it feel like to be successful and then having it taken away from you. So on some levels, it’s healthy for me to go ’head and come from the financial space that I’m in back to here, as a reminder, so I can actually appreciate what I’ve got.

50cent2.jpgHow did it feel coming back to this house the first time after you’d been shot?
Initially? Paranoia. It’s still like—that don’t ever go away. I think, after the experience, period, you a different person. I think anyone would. Even war. Like when you go to war. Even though you signed up and you can anticipate death being around you, the experience of having lived in those threatening situations, I think, can change your character.

So it makes me almost a fatalist on some levels. I accept the fact that I’m going to die, that we’re all going to die. But what confuses me is, people think that when I say I’ma get rich or die tryin’, they think I meant it literally. If someone you respect in the workplace tells you they going to get rich or die tryin’, it simply means they’re determined. That was my meaning for it at that point.

But I think a big part of your mystique is the potential that maybe you will die.
I will. And I’m sure that everyone else will.

No, no, no. It’s in terms of—I think fans are thinking of the likelihood of your dying a violent, hip-hop–related death.
I mean, you’re going to have random acts of violence, period. All you got to do is say to yourself, How do you actually choose to live your life? ’Cause you’ll never get the chance to live, being afraid to die. You’ll never have an experience where you’re actually free, ’cause you’re conscious and you’re afraid.

But in hip-hop, on a certain level, it’s about being accessible. And because you are who you are, it’s almost impossible for you to do that.
To be accessible. Like, when you reach a point that I’m at, when you’re an international rap star, the less common you appear, the bigger your celebrity. You know, so it’s a different thing. You got a guy out there that just sold 500,000 copies that needs to be wherever the cameras is going off at, and I’m just not in that same space.

Some of Cam’ron’s jabs are about your not being in the streets with the people.
What am I supposed to do, stand on the corner and smoke weed with him? I don’t smoke weed, and I’m not standing on the corner. For what? I stood on the corner when that was my hustle. I got a new hustle and a new concept of a corner to stand on. The same idiot that you just mentioned went on 60 Minutes and said he wouldn’t tell police about [the whereabouts of] a serial killer. Only thing missing from hip-hop is an IQ test. If you’re smart, you know that’s not the fuckin’ place to say that. Then you gotta send a statement out and apologize. What does that mean? That he will snitch?

The whole “Curtis” thing. That was Cam’s thing, his way of attacking you, and now you embraced it.
I always take things people feel are uncomfortable for me, when they aren’t, and I make them comfortable. I make them not make sense to the public.

Why would someone saying your name…
That’s another point. Like I’m telling you, you’re dealing with a real idiot. He calls me the name my mother named me, to make me feel like that’s a disrespect on some level. Doesn’t make sense. Curtis is now the name of my album.

——- Read the rest of our 50 Cent feature in XXL’s August 2007 issue (#94)
  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    I enjoyed the article and it shed some light on Fisty Scent’s business acumen.

  • LOL

    U CAN HATE ALL U WANT ON DUKE, BUT HE’S DOIN IT BIG, I GOTTA RESPECT THAT

  • http://xxl.com la RocK

    first

    fifty’s a bitch

  • triplesixninja

    I enjoyed it as well. 50 is a very business savy dude. u got to give 50 his propers.

  • mikestiches

    y the fuck should i send 4.00 for the mag when i could just go online and c it 4 FREE

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    • 7

      Man I been into rao since The trecherous three Africa Bombata and the Soul Sonic Force. Why the hell these clowns cantsee that 50 is the man and at the rate he is going he will be the man for a very long time. He is the realest since 2-Pac. The problem I have with the whole thing is this give FIF his crown and give Pac his grammy`s that the world failed to ackknowledge. How can a dead man sell nore records than the living and never get recognition!!!!! Go 50. 1 flaw Buck was Juvies cheerleader in the NO. I love hip-hop and the beef shit hurts sales and unity you clowns need to get your mind right and unite and support whats real and HOT 50!!!

  • pavlov’s dawg

    im waiting on the album ….

  • http://XXL BUCK THE WORLD

    and yall say Fif don’t come to da hood i waz at da photo shoot and he waz there givin daps to everybody he knew

  • getbusy07

    I really enjoyed that article too. Hopefully he will come up with a bamger, since he went back to his old block.

  • brebre

    WHAT A GREAT ARTICLE. WE ALL KNOW THE STORY BUT THIS ONE LOOKIN’ BACK FROM HIS OLD BASEMENT AT TOP OF HIS CAREER. VERY INTERESTING. BIG BIG PROP TO XXL. (SO WHERE IS CAM’RON, AGAIN? HE SAID IT’S GON BE HOT SUMMER. BUT WHERE HE AT?)

  • Combat Jack

    I met 50 about a year b4 he blew up (right after he got shot). Dude impressed me as being THE smartest cat I EVER met during my 10 plus years in the music game. Alot of his public ignorance , I believe, is just an act to feed the ig’nant masses.

  • SleepY 1

    nice article. He has matured alot and moe down 2 earth.

  • brebre

    “What am I supposed to do, stand on the corner and smoke weed with him?”

    HAHAH. THIS ONE KILLED.

  • I Dot

    Cam is an idiot
    Even Jimmy sees it

  • these posts are racist

    Much respect to 50, keep getting money and handling your business.

  • Tyler

    This was the best article I have eva’ read on this dude. So good looking bro. Keep up tha’ good work.
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  • Sha da hitman

    BIG UPS TO MY MAN FIF I CAN’T WAIT TO READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE AND I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE DAMN ALBUM CUZ IT’S GONE BE HOT. FUCK WHAT A HATER SAY HE STILL GO BACK TO HIS HOOD CUZ HE SO HOOD.AND THANKS FIF FOR SHEDDING THE LIGHT ON CAM FOR BEING A DUMB MOTHERFUCKER I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE SAYING HE WAS AND TO END THIS CORRECT GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG-UNIT FUCK U HATIN ASS HOMOS.

  • Dirty Jerz

    50 is fucking right. Cam is dumb as hell. he can do his thing. if he thinks hes protecting his rep by stayin on his streets than thats his choice. but 50 is a successful black man who fought against the odds, so you cant be ripping on him when he wants to sit back and chill and enjoy what HES made of himself. he spent his time on the streets and did what he had to do and now hes done with that. but thats enough of that. i respect him.

  • DADE COUNTY 305

    “ALL HIP HOP NEED IS AN IQ TEST”… I HOPE ALL U DUMB HATIN ASS NIGGAZ GET ONE. THIS BROTHA GIVIN U NIGGAZ THE BLUEPRINT 2 THIS HIP HOP BIZ. NIGGAZ TAKE NOTE 2 WHAT JAY AND 50 GOT GOIN ON. WHERE’S CAM’RUN PEOPLE????

  • makat

    dudes doing hes ting, article good as well, album gonna b fire on top of dat!!

  • http://myspace.com/amnjordan jordan-philly

    yeah the article was pretty good he is the first rapper that has came back to where everything first started for inspiration…and i like the first 2 singles…and i can’t live without vitamin water…my fav is the XXX one!

  • U phuk

    I enjoyed the article and it shed some light on Fisty Scent’s business acumen.

    How? He didn’t mention by way of explaining or elaborating on any business principle(s) he subscribes to.

  • REAL SPIT

    If 50 is so smart and powerful, why are his new songs so boring and forgettable?

  • Lano

    Im not the biggest fan of 50…but this is a very good interview.I agree with him on calling cam a dumbass because he is.As a matter of fact cam is the reason im buying 50 next album.

  • http://dahshyt.blogspot.com Belize

    Good Read

    Still

    Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrtttttttiiiissss is my fav quote to this day

  • ripsta

    he does come to the hood…witha army of f.b.i. agents. come on man… if 50 was around without the cops you know that nigga woulda been got robbed or murked…and by the way curtis is a gay ass name, fuck that rat bastard

  • kid from philly

    brebre Says:

    July 9th, 2007 at 1:06 pm
    WHAT A GREAT ARTICLE. WE ALL KNOW THE STORY BUT THIS ONE LOOKIN’ BACK FROM HIS OLD BASEMENT AT TOP OF HIS CAREER. VERY INTERESTING. BIG BIG PROP TO XXL. (SO WHERE IS CAM’RON, AGAIN? HE SAID IT’S GON BE HOT SUMMER. BUT WHERE HE AT?)

    lol it is a hot summer, i had to buy a new air conditioner
    also keep doing you, fif. Curtis drops Sept 4th

  • ripsta

    rat bastard you a fuckin rodent. i dare to go to your hood solo, when you burn bridges aint no turning back, thats why the f.b.i. making sure he dont get killed. he’s george bushes homey

  • shawnmc

    wow thatz the most love i ever seen 50 get. but he deserve it cuz he mad talented and smart

  • brebre

    #
    REAL SPIT Says:

    July 9th, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    If 50 is so smart and powerful, why are his new songs so boring and forgettable?

    ————————————
    DUDE, YOU JUST MENTIONED HIS NEW SONGS. I GUESS THEY AREN’T REALLY “FORGETTABLE” HAHAHAH.

  • jm aka jayhims

    sounds like dog got is head on straight. cam sucks anyway.

  • Slapp Addict

    wow

  • Freddy(Vega$)

    Curtis and Kanye are going to KILL the game period. I cant wait for 50 album to come out, its going to be insane. even tho 50 is for the masses and some folk feel that hes a sell out, this nigga is an True Artist is every seince of the word. He makes dope rhymes and is very business savy. This nigga is the King of rap Period!!…..CURTIS…… let the phonies hate.

  • GTownDiplomat

    Suck a dick Ripsta! Suck my dick
    email me if you wanna give that good jead
    gradpsc@yahoo.com
    I dont fuck w/ dipset no more since i seen the interview w/ 60 minutes. Cameron idiot ass should not represent hiphop because he’s helpind depreciate it in the public eye. That Killa season shit was a waste of time… Go 12 times platinum again, 50

  • GTownDiplomat

    If curtis dont go 7 times platinum,then hip hop is dead.

  • Adam4500

    Hip Hop is Dead and Curtis will just be another sub par album from a use to be great rapper that sells a little over one million.

    Curtis: Average at best

  • VEGAS PLAYER

    im a game fan and g-unot advocate but i have to admit that fifty is smart with his moves and what he says in interveiws, he kinda makes you respect him cuz he carries him self so well……but it’s still g-unot!

  • vegas player

    i agree with gtowndipomat that cam is a dumb ass saying shit like that on t.v ,snitching is one thing but to say you wouldnt turn in a serial killer!? come on jackass you have to have commen sense about shit.

  • Kyser Soze

    50 Cent is right….Again. I’m pulling for dude, and I wasn’t even a big fan before. But G-Unit IS the most Gangsta, lets be honest.. He’s a real Nigga!

  • mike speez

    fuck 50 cent.you bitch ass nigga.cali niggas run u new york bitch ass niggas.

  • Banton

    I ga a lot of respect for him. He is a real dude.Fif knows what he want and at the right time. Go go Curtis

  • jacquez
  • ms305allday

    U have to be stupid or on crack to actually believe that the F.B.I. is going to protect 50 what a clown. 50 can’t go back to the hood, I can’t tell. 50 speaks the truth and he is a very intelligent person that’s is why he is one of the reasons he is my favorite rapper. I can’t wait to get his new album Sept.4

  • brebre

    #
    mike speez Says:

    July 9th, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    fuck 50 cent.you bitch ass nigga.cali niggas run u new york bitch ass niggas.
    ———————————–
    EXACTLY WHAT CALI NIGGAS RUN NYC?

  • eCStAzzy

    50 is a smart dude,regardin to all this haters ,he don’t give a fuck about us…He is doin it big…like Hot Rod said…Hate Is the New Love…Be Easy folks…Curtis sept. 4th !!!I’ma definately buy it

  • youngstreetz

    50 is looking real cute these days, he is soooo fine. OOOOOhhhhh that chocalate thang can have me any day all day. toodles

  • INTERSCOPE JACKSON

    great read

    props xxl

    50 is that nigga

    I cant wait for 50 album to come out, this nigga is an True Artist is every sence of the word.
    He makes dope rhymes and is very business savy. This nigga is the King of rap Period!!…..CURTIS

  • Nurul Ceo

    Good Point Im not a 50 Cent fan but he made sense and why dont that dumbass nigga Ca just Shut up and give it a rest he tried to pull Jay in the mix and to no success now he trying 50 dosen’t make sense that not getting people to buy his albums just laugh at him it just free advertising for 50, why would you have all that so called indie money and be hanging on the corners with niggas that suppose to not have come close, because you need them niggas to cater to your ego, you dont hear none of the biggest names talking about them being on the corner just niggas who sell like a thousand or so cause them the niggas they giving they records to and losing out and the only ones who will be saying they name

  • Geepoppa

    go 50!

  • ARME07

    M.oney
    A.ttitude
    D.irection
    E.ducation

    N.ever
    I.gnorant
    G.ettin’
    G.oals
    A.ccomplished

    ~~~~EntrApreneur~~~~

  • Jus

    Like 5o said in the beginning of Beg 4 Mercy, “You can be the hardest, we’ll just be the smartest.” And he’s showing us that now. Jus cause Cam stay in da hood all the time don’t mean those cats respect you. And yeah where is Cam anyway?

  • Jchillz

    Boring very boring. 50′s first week will be about 300,000 but it won’t be multi platinum.

  • ridah

    Maybe cam’ron’s little “it’s gonna be a hot summer” threat or whatever you wanna call it is a foresahdowing to his new career plans, since fif murda inc’d this cat. Cam’ron the meteorologist!

  • iNfAmOuS

    As I’ve always said, this is THE smartest man in the business. He’s a marketing mastermind. Nothin against Diddy or Russell, but 50 gonna have that major paper 2. He’s the most well-spoken cat in the game. Period. Ya may criticize him for the BET awards thing, but that’s completely outta character for him. I’m down w the Dips, but Cam can learn a lot from this man. I’ve been waitin on ‘Curtis’ to come out. The most anticipated album of 07.

  • Bre

    Yo niggaz say shit about dis nigga but and it be shit to assassinate his character but dude is doin him and I feel niggaz need to really pay attention to what he say and do he’s fuckin smart.Niggaz get mad when they see another nigga eatin off of shit they could have did,basic shit.

  • MonstaDon

    Eh.

    100.

  • rap snacks

    i’m not a g-unit stan nor some anti-stan, but this interview was nice. 50 seems all right… had me crackin at the end:

    “What am I supposed to do, stand on the corner and smoke weed with him? … The same idiot that you just mentioned went on 60 Minutes and said he wouldn’t tell police about a serial killer. … Like I’m telling you, you’re dealing with a real idiot. He calls me the name my mother named me, to make me feel like that’s a disrespect on some level. Doesn’t make sense.”

  • Piranhadan

    Yeah real F*cking smart no disputing that. Yet what we need to grasp is that this fella is no longer street in every sense of the street code (THAT HE PROMOTES AND GIVES KIDS TO EVISION AS THAT THUG TO FEAR AND RESPECT). The seeds are there the heart is not the mind will adapt and the bullshit will follow.
    F*ck that; respect the framework and feed off it to your advantage.

  • $ufy

    Man my nigga 50
    Gotta love that dude man he on the grind
    what he said about Fag’ron was true
    that dickhead an idiot
    i like how 50 uses other ppls attacks against them
    i love this article too

  • Cuban Link

    Man, I gotta admit I was one of the masses who got pissed after 50 started releasing trash, but I really hope his album is succsessful.Not to get all sensitive or nothing, but 50 Cent blew up when i was like 13, and for a year I listened to GRODT, and then Beg For Mercy.50 just reminds me of my middle school days, the good times.I miss that, when hip hop was fun and enjoyable.

  • grapes

    this album sounds like its gonna be hot shit…he’s getting back to his roots. meaning get rich or die tryin….thats good. he prolly fixed the mentality that writing in big houses means even bigger records…WRONG! writing about the REAL life is what gets u big records…not just certain songs like the massacre. big tings poppin’, fuck t.i.’s record. and cam? 50 won. he always wins. game lost too. fuck anyone who wanna argue, i’m a game fan too, i like 300 bars, but fuck. game still lost.50 has the PERFECT mentality for beef, look how cam got handled.

  • phat stacks

    I agree with a lot of people: I enjoyed reading this article. It’s extremely well-written. Also, I’m not the biggest 50 fan, but I do like him (always have; have both of his albums). And I think he’s a genius for what he does in-and-out the booth (he’s rakin in that dough!). Lastly, he’s a monster- he’s shut down both Ja Rule and Cam’ron. I just hope him and Lil’ Wayne don’t start beefing. I don’t want him to beef with Em either, but that’s not very likely, so Amen to that.

  • Cuban Link

    @ Vegas Player, shhh U cant say G-Unot anymore 50 gets payed for that too

    and @ kid from philly, damn I know 103 degrees today, Cam was right!

  • ripsta

    HEY GTOWN! SHUT YOUR LIL WIGGER ASS UP. YOU LUCKY WE TOLERATE YOUR LIL BEVERLY HILLS WHITE ASS. 50 CAN RAP, YEAH HE RICH, YEAH HE ON STEROIDS. BUT HE LOST TO GAME, G-UNIT SALES ARE A DISASTER, AND NOW HE WANNA JUMP OFF HIS OWN SHIP BY SAYING HE AINT HELPING HIS ARTIST. HE MIGHT GO PLATINUM, BUT TRUST ME WHITEY, THE PHENOM IS OVER

  • http://xxlmag.com illp

    SERIOUSLY PEEPS MAN LIKE FUCK HATERS ON 50 CENT SAY WHAT THE FUCK YOU WONT ABOUT HIM WHAT HE IS A SNITCH HE IS A RAT G-UNOT ALL BULSHIT BECAUSE SINCE 2005 WHEN THE BEEF WIT GAME START WHAT HE DONR MAKE MONEY MAKE MONEY OUT OFF EVRYTHING MOVIE ,CD,COCA COLA U ANYWAISE MY COMMENTS WONT DO ANYTHING PPL GONNA STILL COME OUT AND SAY BULSHIT ON THE BROTHER BUT 50 CENT IS A ONE OF THE BEST RAPPER OFF ALL TIME AND ONE OF THE BEST BUISNESSE MAN SO SIMPLE COMMENT CURTIS SEPT 4 200 U KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS

  • Bkspyder

    This guy deserves success……………………………………………………..
    How did it feel coming back to this house the first time after you’d been shot?
    Initially? Paranoia. It’s still like—that don’t ever go away. I think, after the experience, period, you a different person. I think anyone would. Even war. Like when you go to war. Even though you signed up and you can anticipate death being around you, the experience of having lived in those threatening situations, I think, can change your character.

    So it makes me almost a fatalist on some levels. I accept the fact that I’m going to die, that we’re all going to die. But what confuses me is, people think that when I say I’ma get rich or die tryin’, they think I meant it literally. If someone you respect in the workplace tells you they going to get rich or die tryin’, it simply means they’re determined. That was my meaning for it at that point.

  • YoungLL

    “THE IDIOT”.. thats CAM’RON’S next CD… “THE DUM FUCK”.. “THE NUMB NUT”… 50 CENT JUST TURNED HIS WHOLE SCHEME AGAINST HIM… “CURRRRTISSSSS” WILL GO 10 TIMES PLAT JUST LIKE HIS LAST 2..

  • georgebarbour

    that was deep i mean he’s all bout business can’t hate him for pursuing his dream and achieving what most talk bout.why hate him for keeping it real ain’t that the ghetto gospel anyway?

  • G.E 17 st.

    i like the dude fifty.
    he really understands how this music business is solely entertainment an focuses
    on what he wanted to do all this time.
    write the music he wants,in his right perspective an give you some records to dance to..

    i appreciate the honesty of this dude fuck all this beef shit an being ignorant music is what it always has been your soundtrack to life..so with this said goodluck on curtis..an we all die someday.

  • Doctor69

    i was there too u dont see thou i was licking his asshole from behind!!i was wearing my pink g-unit thong trying to get a contract even thou my raps are wack

  • Doctor69

    i was there too u dont see thou i was licking his asshole from behind!!i was wearing my pink g-unit thong trying to get a contract even thou my raps are wack

  • Doctor69

    THE THING YOU DONT SEE IN THIS PICTURE IS ALL THE FEDS IN THE BACKROUND!!

  • Doctor69

    THE THING YOU DONT SEE IN THIS PICTURE IS ALL THE FEDS IN THE BACKROUND!!

  • Doctor69

    THE THING YOU DONT SEE IN THIS PICTURE IS ALL THE FEDS IN THE BACKROUND!!

  • Facescar

    Muthafuck a CUUURRRTTTTIIIIISSSSS!!!

  • EXKON

    GGGGGGGGGGGGGG UNIT

  • Bx_Ill3st

    why yall hate to see a nigga do good? Especially camron…yall talking about he wont go platnium meanwhile cam barely goes gold dipset is fuking wack and has been wack since camron said “lions tigers bears O my” omg hip hop is fuking dead….yall some hatin ass niggaz all this money out here yet niggaz still wanna be greedy

  • gman

    dip set all day. why when i read a article i on 50 i feel like im always reading that same thing ?

  • mike

    The thing about it, is that all the shit that was said, still don’t change the past. Curtis is suspect, and all he’s doing now, is trying to justify his straight fuckin wackness. and all the cats justifying him because of money, shit a nigga like Hammer got paid in that wack ass industry, so what do it really mean? Hammer didn’t give us no money, and neither will this wack ass nigga. The real issue is , should that kids swagger be the definition of that real. Let’s see, he does steroids, that’s not real, He always is talkin about the next cat, like a fuckin girl, that’s not real, he runs around with alot of police protection, is that the swagger we trying to bottle up and sell to the hood? And the boy cannot spit, he not digital at all, his concepts to his last few records is corny and repititious. He likes his ass played with or salad tossed, that’s out his own mouth, his main man has a case for beating a lil cat down, shit is wack. Fuck a vitamin water, who gives a shit? He’s a faggot and he is wack ass nigga and that swag ain’t real NYC CCUURRTTIISS!!! Stop the bullshit already, and for real the music has been real wack son, just stop… Boogie down stand the fuck up!! True b-boys stand the fuck up!!

  • http://www.soulink.net Cool

    I really liked this article , he is one he just gets to the point and no sugar coating. And he is a very smart business man , would would a multi millionare still stand on the corner SMDH I would move as far away from the hood as I could .

  • http://www.soulink.net Cool

    im not the bigges 50 fan, but he is educated, cam is just foolish

  • TRAFFICC

    yeahhh….50 on point…

  • http://myspace.com/youngicon4ak M DOLLA

    50 is a smart mafucka

  • maximuspop

    yo vegas he owns g-unot idiot and fuck get rich he need to go back to his power of the dollar flow straight spittin get that album NOOBS

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    LOL!

    Cam stays losin. 50 stays winnin.

    Theres a difference,
    50=Intelligent, well spoken
    Cam=Ignorant Moron

    50>Cam

    1 hunned.

  • 5yrslockeddown

    it dont matter 50 still gonna sale more records then any rapper on the planet,if u hate him or love u still wanna hear what dude got to say, he’s prolly one of the most intelligant yung black men in the businees honestly and i used to hate dude but everything he says makes sense and has logic to it. dumb ass rap game judges ppl on street cred fuck street cred. cuz real hood nigs that went through the struggle dont wanna c that shit again. so if i made it rich i aint ne comin back to this peice of shit place i live. Life to short to be beefin enjoy life. This beefin stuff is gettin corny. when 50 came out ur a gat damn liar to say u didnt like him. but since u heard sum1 else make up some shit about him that dont even kno him and u belive it ur an asshole. but a dont criticize exspecially if ur african american we got no room 4 that be glad a black man got money and if ur hatin ur probbly broke and more then likely ull stay that way. so keep ur mind positive and stop dat negative shit. real talk who i think i am obama lol. but a holla back

  • kdizzle

    FBI huh? Stupid ass niggas FBI INVESTIGATES!!!!! they don’t play bodyguard unless it’s in the intrest of the federal government. Damn we can be so fuckin stupid sometimes. Read a fuckin book and stop watchin tv all the damn time, learn some shit. And yeah fif is a smart dude, well calculated, and I don’t care how tough you think you are, it would be stupid to go to the hood without some killas wit you. Ain’t nobody in the hood rollin by themselves anyway. The only difference is hood niggas prolly grew up wit their bodyguards AKA the homies AKA my crew. So you can’t be mad at a nigga takin his staff wit him. Especially when you know people are out to get you.. It’s called common sense..

  • north carolina #1 hustla

    CAM STILL BETTER THAN THIS NIGGA

  • http://www.hi5.com/rankin Danny K

    Where do I start? I’m not really sure and while I know this is a waste of time for me to comment here especially on all the ignorant comments being made about 50. What is the hood anyway when all you so-called hoodsters are concerned with ignorant stuff like beef, violence and the nonsense some people associate with being hood. The man said it himself……do you want him at the corner smoking weed with you all to have the right perception of him? He came from the bottom and by God’s grace the hood didn’t kill him (9 shots remember) and you brainless skulls think he should go back and hang out in the hood when a) he could be working
    b) he could be recording
    c) he could be spending time with family
    d) the list could go and if any of you have sense you could probably add to the list
    And did people forget that for some people hanging out at the corner in the hood is their job. He’s not a trapper no more people so get over it.
    He’s corporate and this is just stupid so I’m wasting my time.
    Listen to his album if you will but don’t curse the guy that the album is going to flop. He’ll sell records whether you haters like it or not. i just hope 50 has a relationshop with God for he has certainly been blessed on Earth…just need to accept Christ and book a place in heaven.

  • Mac

    Fitty is not anywhere near hood. He is selln records for the mainstream radio bitch asss nigga!!!! not for the streets. why the fuck u think he aint selling no records. G unot!!! All they can rap about is my money bling and cars rap about some real shit!!!!

  • livefromthe225

    if dude rhymed w/ a fragment of the thoughtful intelligence he uses to be a “media darling” he’d be the greatest rapper of all time…unfortunately he might have to settle for being the richest of all time, and the public will have to endure listening to whatever garbage he decides to put out, b/c it will be crammed down our throats if we listen to any urban music outlet…let’s face it fans or no fans, we know this dude’s music, b/c it’s the corporate hip-pop of choice

  • Back Once Again

    Go peep the internets celebrity video if you wanna see the real Billy Sunday.

    Fat Hypocrite.

  • j-brickz

    U niggaz r dumb ass hell!!! 50 is smart I give him that but on the other hand u people are gullable as hell. 50 didn’t get shot 9 times that’s a known fact. He stole his name from some-one else. The niggaz in the hood who had his back…..he turn his on them!! 50 acts all tough and shit but his actions prove he’s just a fucking actor. I won’t be surprise if his faggot ass wins a acadamy award 4 his performances!! Lets see…..he filed a restraining order on irv gotti, he gets mad cuz game won’t join in dissing nas and etc with him. Real talk dude is going 2 get killed…..don’t think supreme will let that fucking dis-respectful ass laugh blow by without retaliating……just think he tried 2 kill him the 1st time…..enough said!! Real recognize real and 50 aint authentic!!

  • g-r

    50 rules

  • JJ

    50 aint a bitch

  • Re-Up Gang

    The Rap game is so entertainin’.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Negro

    yeah. you should LISTEN to Kdizzle! he definitely spits the truth!

  • we do this

    ^^^^^bitch, for the last time 50 was shot 9 times, get off games nuts, ur just a dickryder…u obviously r makin up bullshit just to hate so if u dont like the dude why keep checkin for him all the time? cuz ur an undercover stan

  • Timmy Boy

    Nas = toilette
    Jay-z = turd
    Cam = Diareah

    50 = paper rolls ;D

  • Sherrie

    I may have to pick this one up! This is the type of person that you could have a real conversaton with, someone you can listen too and be enlightened.

    I am not sure what type of man 50 was when him and his son’s mother were together, but if he had the same thought patteren and same way of expressing himself, she made a big mistake letting him go.

    I would just love to have a conversation with 50 about everything! He would be fun to talk too!

  • http://none j-diddy

    50 can not rhyme and most his songz bout da same ol thang but at the same time he makez hotttt music 1 cuz he got great beatz from dre em timbo sha and so on 2 cuz jam master j showed him how to lay a hook fif can kill a hook like no one else 3 he haz cool vocalz just like most great rapperz u have to have a cool sounding voice dat peepz can feel over dem beatz so yea i wish he was better lyric wise cuz he suck at dat but u cant deny he makez hot recordz i get money is the same ol tired subject yet the track is hot az hell cuz da beatz crazy he gotta good flow on it nice samble in the hook and she wantz it wit jt and timbo againg another club song but itz pure fire cuz timbo givez him a sick beat fif got a nice flow on it and jt killz da hook so while fifz poor lyricz hurt him from being on a jay-z eminem nas tupac biggie level and prevent him from being one of the best of all time he still makez music dat soundz good in ur car or at a party or anywere else so for dat reason i will cop curtis and i think it will be good tho hez not the best! like some say he good not great no dis tho cuz i liked fif since he came out love da music just wish he could rhyme.

  • Miss.

    Yall dudes keep saying that he aint hood no more and he aint street and all this bull.

    Like he said … What for? Everyone in the hood’s dream is to get out of it someway somehow. Now he’s out. Why the hell would he go back? That’s like me moving from the projects to Bev Hills … and then going back to the projects on PURPOSE.

    Thats so fxkin dumb …

  • http://jcrumusic.com Gods Little Radio

    Well I Think is Interesting what he was saying and also True about Cam Hes an Idiot But i Give it up to Him for being were Hes at. Although i dont like the degration of women in his songs but he is who he is!! Gotta Recognize

  • Bigz Lury

    real shit i dont care, its actually good to go back to the spot you came from. It reminds you of who you are and what made you, you. It also gives you a purpose for doing what you do because it represents you. i know that even after making it out the struggle for me, i would go back and help my homies & my family because they like friends say “don’t forget about me”. You kinda work hard just because of that, even though your working for yourself you are also working hard to help them out as well. There for you have another reason for visiting the past. It’s kinda like having a criminal record that you are trying to erase. So when yall get mad at Fif for going back to queens, your really just hating on a good thing that he’s doing for himself and his kinfolk. As far as Camron goes you cant knock off something that aint human. 50 aint human because evryhing has already been done to him so what can camron do to knock off 50′s swag. The only thing he can do is kill 50 which will never happen. In 50′s eyes camron aint shit, but shit that lies within the toilet (thats how eye see it as well). Go head 50 do you dawg do you….!

  • KCEASY

    MUCH PROPS TO FIFTY! CAMRON IS A STUPID BIOTCH WHO HAS NO BUSINESS BEEFING WITH THE LIKES OF FIFTY & JAY-Z.CAM SUCKS & HES A HATER!! I HOPE FIFTY JA RULES HIS AZZ

  • http://n/a chief

    Props 2 50!! U can say what u fuckin want..the kid got mad game! dude is articulate & knows what 2 say whenever.. By now we all know he doesn’t hv nothing 2 prove…

  • http://www.yahoo.com What it do

    50 is the truth, fuck all the haters, 50 will destroy Cam’Ron and all of dipset

  • http://xxlmag.com illp

    AHHHHHHHHHHH PPL DANM SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU ALL HATING ON A NIGGA CAUSE HE IS MAKING IS FUCKING MONEY AND CAUSE HE IS NOT ON THE CORNER SELLING WEED DANM WHY A NIGGA WHIT MORE THAN 300 MILLION ON IS ACCOUNT WHOULD BE ON THE FUCKING HOOD ON THE CORNER TO GET SHUT AND LOOSE IS LIFE IS SUN IS CAR IS HOUSE IS BOYS IS GIRL(CIARA) EVRYTHING LIKE THAT PLEASE PPL PLEASE MAN SAY SOMETHING INTELLIGENT BUT NOT BULSHIT OK WHAT YOU GONNA CAN’T RAP LOOK AT EVRY BODY RAP RIGHT NOW A BAY BAY OR LIP GLOSS COMME ON MAN 50 STILL IS ABLE TO GET SOME DOPE LYRICS BUT DOPE LYRICS DO NOT MAKE PPL SALES MORE SO JUSTE LET NIGGA DO IS THING MAN AND THE FACT IS TAHT HATE OR NOT NIGGA STILL GETTING PAY LOL CURTIS SEP 4 2007 GO COP THAT !!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • me

    WHERE THE HELL IS CAM’RON?

    STILL ON VACATION SWIMMING IN HIS KIDDIE POOL?

  • ripsta

    lol!! i dont have a proplem with 50…i just get a kick out of his fans protecting him….yall white boys love that nigga!! fuck it, make me laugh some more…g-unot!!

  • hello

    people need to stop assumin shit…
    for those that say 50 don’t come around the block without po’s as bodyguards are idiots. 50 showed up in the hood, in his own whip BY HIMSELF to holla at Mazaradi Fox (new member) before he was signed…

  • Macdatruest

    —–50 cent is a mockery. If he was so smart why did he not executive produce CAREER CAPABLE ARTIST? G-UNIT ALBUMS ARE NEITHER CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, HOT IN THE STREETS OR SELLING IN STORES!!!!! AND IF GET RICH OR DIE TRYING ALONE CANCELS OUT ALL THE FOLLOW UP FAILURE, LET’S ALL HOP ON VANILLA ICE DICK (HE DID 10 MILLION AND FELL OFF TOO)
    —–If he was such a great performer, why do you never hear about the great performances? how come no one likes his music or ever talks about how his music impacted or relates to them? tHE LIVE PERFORMANCES i SEEN HIM DO WERE ALL STIFF AND THE CROWD ALWAYS SEEM BLAHZAY BLAH ABOUT HIS SONGS WHEN HE PERFORMS LIVE
    —–All I see is a bunch of dickriders who always talk about “how much money” and “how well spoken” he is or how he is “this much richer than whoever else.” and a cockrider above me even said “50′s swag” okay….. Besides his music basically being “Ja-Rule Light” or “Dry”- however you hear it, one thing is for sure: Dude aint got no style or charisma.
    —– Pac was open, Biggie was down to earth Nas is a teacher Jay is a blueprint for street hustlers to crossover to corporate hustlers{ THROUGH HARD WORK AND INNOVATION not snitchin’ and starting coon fights for whitey can recruit you to the HIP HOP FEDS}. So in the words of Jay: What the fuck is 50 cent?
    —– Came into the game talking about “HOW To Rob An Industry Nigga” trying to get somebody to say HIS name-Then start naming niggas names in the STREET, which conveniently was used to indict those dealers who he openly says he is grateful they are in cages for life. …Five-O sent, the name says it all!Only hardcore crackdealer I know who was (supposedly)known for sellin’ crack and still happened to take time out for police academy. I guess he was gone take’em out from the inside huh? Or better yet I guess he was dizzy and exhausted-(like when he choked up about to lip synch similar to Ashley Simpson on SNL at the BET awards)-while he was training to be an officer.
    —–Starting fights with whichever black man you see as able to be as successful as you therefore a threat to your status (see Young Buck-The Game, but notice Yayo), and selling the story & images to the publications owned by Neo-Nazis is real smart, and will get you in a lot of influential peoples good graces but it aint hip hop that’s not even business. That’s taking advantage of hip hop as a means to profit off black stereotypical negetive controversy, that’s what GEORGE BUSH SR. USED JERRY HELLER AND NWA FOR, TO PROMOTE A NEGETIVE IMAGE OF RAP “gangster rap” AS A WAY OF STOPPIN HIP HOP’S PROGRESSION TO CONCIOUSNESS & AS A MEANS OF PROFITABLITY OPEN TO POOR BLACKS, UNREGULATED AND UNFILTERED.

  • —— – dat dude – —–

    ———– QUICK QUESTION ———-

    SO DID 50 REALLY GET 400 MILLION DOLLARS FROM VITAMIN WATER?? CUZ THAT ARTICLE SAID HE DID HAVE 10 PERCENT OF THAT?? SO DID HE END UP GETTING ALL THAT MONEY OUT OF THE DEAL. I KNOW THERE WAS CONTROVERSY ON IF THAT WAS TRUE OR NOT???

  • http://yahoo vch418

    I’m str8 up wit this…Fif..I’m glad for u…I’m from Foch & The Blvd..Ok? the whole click thing without naming names,Ok?…You went one way..They went the other…Look at you now and look at them…and most of all…look at BAISLEY..Continued succses to you…life goes on..peace!

  • Na Na

    50 is a very intelligent person. I’m tired of people hatin’ on him. He is the best! He’s better than all these bubble gum rappers you people like… 50 Keep Doin’ Your Thing.

  • Na Na

    Ya’ll sound so stupid when ya’ll say 50 pussy and he can’t go back to his own hood by his self. That’s why he ain’t goin back because of people like ya’ll who act like animals just because he’s cakin’ and you’re not. And if your ass got shot 9 times and was still alive you’ll be talkin about it all the time too. HATERZ. 50 is the shit and always will be. All these other rappers rite now are real whack and you all love them. Shame…

  • http://yahoo vch418

    YO…MACDATRUEST…NOT BEEFIN..THATS A HALF AZZ STORY YOU SPREADIN BUT THENAGAIN
    U R GOING BY ASSUMPTION AND INACTURATE INFO…I PERSONALLY LIVED IN JAMAICA NY,AS I STATED IN MY PRIOR DROP…I KNOW THE LIFE OF BAISLEY PROJECTS,40 PROJECTS,
    SOUTH RD..150..107..JARULE..SUPREME..PRINCE..BISHME..LOVE ALLAH THE CORBINS MOST OF ALL..KATHERINE…MOUSIE MR.NICHOLS THE CAB STAND…WHAT THE HELL U KNOW ABOUT THAT…HOW DO U TRY TO DFAME A PERSONS CHARECTER ON SOME THING U READ..AND U DID READ SOMETHING…CAUSE U R WAY OFF BASE…WE AS A PEOPLE PUT FIFTY WHERE HE’S AT…YES FIFTY COMES FROM THE HOOD,
    I COME FROM THE SAME HOOD…RAN WIT THE SAME PEOPLE…KNEW SUPREME AND PRINCE WHEN HE LIVED ACROSS THE STREET FROM BAISLEY WHEN A&B CAB STAND WAS BASE FOR ALL INCOMING PHONE CALLS..OK? WHAT FITY DID WAS…FLIP THE SCRIPT ON SHIT…AND IF U SAW “GET RICH OR DIE TRYING”THEN U SAW FIFTY BREAK TIDES WITH SUPREME WHEN HE GOT OUT OF RIKERS…THE WHOLE THING AT THE END OFTHE MOVIE WAS REAL..DID U KNOW THAT…SINCE U SPOKE ON IT I THOUGHT U HAD TO KNOW…THE SNITCHIN THING…HEY…HE DID WHAT HE DID…I’M NOT GOING TO SPEND THE REST OFMY LIFE WALKING AROUND WITH A BULLET PROFF VEST ON…OR WONDERING ABOUT MY CHILD AND FAMILY..SEE I REALLY DON’T THINK U KNOW ALL THAT…DO U REALLY KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT WHY FIFTY GOT SHOT..I DON’T THINK U DO,BUT YET U SCREAMING AT HIM WITH ALL THE RIFF-RAF ABOUT THIS AND THAT…PLEASE BELIEVE..THAT MAN HAS MADE MAJOR CHANGES IN HIS LIFE..AND THE ROAD HE TOOK…MIGHT HAVE BEEN A ROAD U WOULD HAVE DIED ON..BELIEVE THAT…WHAT IRV GOTTI SHOULD HAVE DONE WAS CONGRADULATE HHIM..GIVE HIM A HUG AND MOVE ON…INSTEAD…THE B.S. STARTED…IT WAS DUMB PEOPLE WENT TO JAIL…SOME PEOPLE AINT NEVER GETTIN OUT,PEOPLE DIED,PEOPLES
    LIVES ARE FUCKED UP FOREVER..COULD IT HAVE BEEN AVOIDED…YES,BUT WHO WAS THINKING THAT WAY…NOBODY…NICCAS GOT TO GRAND STANDING AND SHIT SHO BOATING,MOST OF ALL…NICCAS GOT TO TALKIN AND IT WASNT JUST FIFTY…LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED TO FAT-CAT AND AND ALL OF THEM THATS FIFTIES REAL REAL FAMLIE SINCE U KNOW SO MUCH..OK? YOU KNOW GOSSIP..HEAR SAY…I COME FROM GUY BREWER BLVD& FOCH BLVD A PLACE CALLED BAISLEY A PLACE WHERE FIFTY CENT AND FRIENDS GREW UP,LIKE IN ALL MARRIAGES IT DOESN’T LAST LONG,SOMETHING CAUSES IT TO GO WRONG,IN THIS MARRIAGE FIFTY WANTED TO RAP…SUPREME WANTED FIFTY TO SELLDRUGS…LOOK AT FIF…LOOK AT SUPREME…FIFTYIES AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME AND SUPREME IS AT THE TOP OF HIS GAME…WHO’S WINNING?…DO U EVEN KNOW WHERE SUPREME IS LIVING?…LETME HEAR FROMU SON

  • fra

    fuck all haters!! g unit for life!!!!fuck game rule camron fat joe jada

  • fra

    fuck all haters!! g unit for life!!!!fuck game rule camron fat joe jada

  • tj

    look people i dont hate 50 as a person dude is smart when it comes to making that money but i dont respect him as an artist man. Hes wack. I hate when dumb niggas be saying that people spit that hard gangsta shit but the lyrics are terrible and they flow is shit. Especially them down south niggas that dont get when people say that partin like rockstars and shit is hip hop its not. It may be good club music, but its not hip hop.

  • Caine

    VCH418 said some shit. Makes ya think…

  • macdatruest

    You absolutely right I didn’t grow up in Jamaica Queens, so I don’t know what went on personally obviously, but the stories I read were all from magazines with ya boy fuddy on the cover, and they were all meant to make him look good, and some of the shit I seen was actual court signature documents, so I know THAT”S not a lie…but as far as the movie get rich or die tryin, which yeah you also right I aint grow up in Jamaican gotdamn queens so obviously I don’t know which parts are fiction and what is fact. But what I do know, bro, and what I care about where I’m from is dude’s impact on hip-hop and niggas as a whole. You said we the people put Fuddy where he is? Did we? I gotta listen to dude make “erotic-thug” shit talkin bout candy shops and amusement parks and I aint bought shit BUT the get rich or die tryin bootleg, was aaight to me. It wasn’t timeless, it was good for the time-but again to me, ME- SEAN MAC aka MACDATRUEST I heard way better from myself and others.Speaking of way better Why isn’t Young Buck gettin’ no more promotion? And speaking of business-masterminds where is G-Unit’s careers? Who is in G-Unit? Who is on G-Probation for trying to be somebody without the go ahead from Fuddy?
    One more thing- Gettin shot nine times is a cake walk compared to what I been through in and out of Amerikkka. I’m all about seeing all Africans reach their full potential, but if you make it and try to hate and manipulate everybody else (whether they down with you or not) into being your underdog-oops except his BROTHER EMINEM-well any other nigga from the hood-then that aint a business tactic that’s some ho shit. And I don’t think dude who sold BET to be used as a marketing tool is a business genius either just cause the amount he made- he got used just like fuddy. Killuminati 4 Life Bitch!!!!!!

  • Calvin Don

    as an avid listener of hip hop from way back in 1977 when it first began i see the financial advanment of my people on a whole where it was once said hip hop would not last. just like rock and roll it turned a new error in the music industry. the creativeness of afro americans is at it’s height while we listen to stories and fables of the lives and thoughts of individuals. most people forget or don’t even know how or why rap evolved, or what profound effect it has on the black community as a whole. not every rapper is gonna make it to fame and success, but for those who do they carry the weight of the who afro american society on their shoulders. some people just want the money without the fame some want both, but one thing rap was not about when it first started was bickering about who does what or has what or who got beef. initially rap was about peace getting the violance of gang wars off the streets. people sharing eachothers turf in one common sense partying. relaxing, harmony. AS an avid bronxite who has grown to embrace the hip hop movement i say if you can do better, thendo what you gotta do but don’t hate on someone else because your not doing what they do. i respect a good business man or someone who has an eye or insite to the business they are in. i would like to see the first rapper billionare hit the forbes list, because in the long run money is ploitical power. and with power comes responsibility and i hope theys rapper business men can help set the political tone when it comes to election time.. and they help make a difference. .we are at a time in history where our first afro american has a shot at the presidency…. there is alot of responsibility riding on those for whom we support..i look at those in the lime lite as as people in the political arena..our dollars and cents can mean votes just like record sales… so we as a people must unite and drop all the discontent for one another and strive as one …peace power and prosperity to all…

  • Calvin Don

    as an avid listener of hip hop from way back in 1977 when it first began i see the financial advanment of my people on a whole where it was once said hip hop would not last. just like rock and roll it turned a new error in the music industry. the creativeness of afro americans is at it’s height while we listen to stories and fables of the lives and thoughts of individuals. most people forget or don’t even know how or why rap evolved, or what profound effect it has on the black community as a whole. not every rapper is gonna make it to fame and success, but for those who do they carry the weight of the who afro american society on their shoulders. some people just want the money without the fame some want both, but one thing rap was not about when it first started was bickering about who does what or has what or who got beef. initially rap was about peace getting the violance of gang wars off the streets. people sharing eachothers turf in one common sense partying. relaxing, harmony. AS an avid bronxite who has grown to embrace the hip hop movement i say if you can do better, thendo what you gotta do but don’t hate on someone else because your not doing what they do. i respect a good business man or someone who has an eye or insite to the business they are in. i would like to see the first rapper billionare hit the forbes list, because in the long run money is ploitical power. and with power comes responsibility and i hope theys rapper business men can help set the political tone when it comes to election time.. and they help make a difference. .we are at a time in history where our first afro american has a shot at the presidency…. there is alot of responsibility riding on those for whom we support..i look at those in the lime lite as as people in the political arena..our dollars and cents can mean votes just like record sales… so we as a people must unite and drop all the discontent for one another and strive as one …peace power and prosperity to all…

  • Druh

    dis nigga right.

    he done put his work in at one point, did what he had to do to survive.

    no he making it, he’s somewhere, and somebody, can’t hate the dude for being real.

  • YOUNGLL

    I JUST GOT THE MAGAZINE (XXL AUGUST ISSUE W/50) READ THE WHOLE DAMN STORY.. AND DAMN… YAYO & THE WHOLE G-UNIT FUCKING UP.. THATS ALL AMMO SAY… NIGGAZ AINT REPPIN’ THE UNIT RIGHT MAN… GETTIN’ PAYED OF THE BRAND G-UNIT AND NOT REPPIN THE DAMN THING… IS A MOTHA’ FOKIN’ SHAME WHAT HAPPEND WHEN 50 CENT HAD THAT MEETING…

  • Lil’ Dez

    Man i got the August issue and 50′s interview was great I mean its true Cam is stupid for all the stuff he says and the fact that the only thing Cam had to go at 50 was his name Cam is a true idiot and 50′s only feeding of that. Also since 50 wrote this album in the hood where he wrote Get Rich then I HOPE it’s as good. Everyone needs to cop Curtis!

  • Black$now

    G-UNIT! haha…Fifty all day FUCK GAYME…piece of shit he aint shit on fif sorry his songs may be catchy but he aint got shit on this business man he is so fuckin intelligent and ya’ll foo’s sleepin on him? Fuck it.

  • jersey kid

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