Why was Curtis pushed back?

In Hollywood, when hardly anyone is interested in an upcoming film, they say it isn’t “tracking” well. I’m assuming that’s what’s going on with the new 50 Cent album. In case you haven’t heard, Curtis was recently pushed way the fuck back to September from its original release date next month.

Of course the official reason Fiddy gave this site is that there was some snafu on the manufacturing end that’s going to take another month or so to fix.

To wit:

“Yes it’s true my album has been pushed back because it wasn’t delivered to the plant in order to be distributed and delivered world wide so it has to be pushed back,” 50 told XXLMag.com.

Which sounds like a buncha BS to me, no offense to my benefactor or anything.

The reason we know it only takes a few days to print up a buncha copies of an album is because that’s when a lot of these albums end up getting bootlegged. On the rare occasion that an album makes it through its entire promotional cycle without being leaked, like with the last T.I. album, it still ends up hitting the streets a few days before it hits the stores, because that’s when it’s being manufactured.

Once you send an album off to be manufactured, there’s basically no way to keep it from being leaked. You’ll recall that this is why I had to call bullshit last year when Lupe Fiasco announced that he was going to prevent his album from being bootlegged by waiting until the last minute to record it. (Haven’t parts of that shit been bootlegged already?)

Speaking of which, I can only imagine the fallout if Curtis somehow ended up on the Internets some time next month, a couple of months still before its new street date. Granted album sales are already down so much these days, but if Linkin Park can sell 700,000 of its new… um, release, then I’m sure that Jimmy et al. over at Interscope are counting on the Fiddy album to be able to pull something similar.

Part of the reason it’s being pushed back is because they want to release it on the same day worldwide. A lot of bands these days will release their album on one day in Europe and then wait six months later to release it here in the US, but obviously that’s not an option with Curtis. If they tried anything like that with Fiddy’s album, people would just bootleg the shit out of it everywhere it’s not already out.

At any rate, the longer the new Fiddy album sits around waiting to be released, the more likely it is to end up in the hands of Arabs, and you know what that means. Curtis could single handedly end up funding the next 9/11. No but really, if I’m 50 Cent, and obviously I’m not (have you seen my abs lately?), I’m not sure if I’d even want to take the chance of having my shit so widely bootlegged.

So obviously the problem with the new 50 Cent album has to do with marketing more so than manufacturing. My guess is that the TIs at Interscope are aware that basically no one at all likes any of the umpteen singles so far, and so far this beef with Cam’ron, from which the album received its title, even, has been more sad than it’s been genuinely amusing, so they’re gonna try to do something between now and September to generate some more interest.

It’ll be interesting to see what that is.

***

I wonder if this means Fiddy will stil be on the cover of the next issue of XXL, after this dumbass T.I. vs. T.I.P. cover. You’ll recall that the next issue is supposed to be some special 10th anniversary, but let’s keep it real. Why wouldn’t 50 Cent be on the 10th anniversary issue anyway? He’s already been on half of the other issues?

  • smog

    1st?

  • Chad Biggz

    1st! I don’t know if I am. Everybody else do the dumb first shit. Anyway. Fiddy got no buzz right now. The single(s) is trash. I mean damnn homie, you need a “In Da Club” homie. WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENIN WIT RAP/HIP HOP?

  • http://cajunpeach.typepad.com/ Cajun Peach

    i personally haven’t been much into 50 since ‘get rich or die tryin.’ i’m a simple female and all that beef crap just gets in the way. i’ve barely listened to the single, never seen the video and more than certainly won’t be copping this one. at any rate, the xxl cover may be what he’s relying on to boost up sales, no? for me personally once i read an article on someone it somehow makes me more sympathetic to them and generates a tad bit of interest in them. just a shot in the dark…

  • babyboy

    singles so fare are wack as hell man, i like 50 but them singles soung like in da club and majick stick, it seems he only has 1 formula thats wack

  • babyboy

    50 get a nice beat from dre, not that bullshit u got, straight to the trash can, and make a hot record, u can do it man, talk abou gettin pussy, do somthing nigglet

  • http://blogs.hiphopdx.com/meka Meka Soul

    >“Yes it’s true my album has been pushed back because it wasn’t delivered to the plant in order to be distributed and delivered world wide so it has to be pushed back…”>

    that logic makes absolutely no fucking sense.

  • these posts are racist

    “it is to end up in the hands of Arabs, and you know what that means. Curtis could single handedly end up funding the next 9/11.”

    Or worse, end up in the hands of blacks and you know what that means. Curtis could single handedly end up funding the next crack epidemic, rape of white women, murder of white and black people or car jackings.

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    Perhaps they are waiting to see what Cam’ron has in store so they can then capitalize off of the response and shit (to generate a buzz on 50) … 2 or 3 good beef tracks could generate a whole lotta interest in 50′s project … shiiiit, they already got the album title from it, so they’re pro’lly tryna see what else they get from it (promotional wise)

    (just a random assumption though)

  • Pancho

    50 scared of not being able to live up to his own expectations…so he’s pushing th album back a couple of months in order to promote and sell more copies.

    that much is obvious…if 50 wants to get the most promotion though…maybe he should try to end Cam’Ron’s career, like he did with Ja Rule….

    just some thoughts (and NO I’m not a Dipset OR G-Unit fanboy…what I would give to see 50 flop….).

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka Sin Piff

    i stil have no idea when the original release was, the excuse for it being pushed back sounds like bullshit, and as always, i’m still in need of donations from labels/artists who have extra change in their “goon fund” left over from seconds thoughts of hiring their nephew’s to catch em wit a good low caliber shot to the ass-cheek.

    contact info can be attained via my name link…….

  • Around and Around

    The real question on this article should be:

    Why does bol get his shit pushed in by TPAR?

  • Incilin

    It’s amazing, it’s almost like you and Sunday been watching the Sopranos and now feel the need to put the word “arab” in every post. That’s four in total.

    Overall, yeah your right. I mean, I’m still interested in the album (God knows you are, what with all the posts on it and all) but I don’t see how 50 can generate any more interest in it anyhow.

  • B Mo Careful

    Look at this cat Bryan Crawford, he’s just like a prostitute not know who’s dick to suck next!!! You write all these columns bashing this artist and prasing another, then you turn around and do the same thing with this shit!!! I may be wrong, but I couldn’t have sworn I just read your Wack ASS column talking about that Cam could never win because of all the money and power 50 has. Now you’re back tracking and trying to throw your “little 2 cents in” Fuck that!!! You have no street cred because your back bone is too weak to stand for anything!! Due me a favor duke, quit talking shit so much and actually use your brain for once. Fucking dick ridah!!!!

  • Dr Flav

    Its never good to let your desire to be off the label you’re signed to become public. (see Lil Flip) Could be the singles, but dude promotion wagon has been on, I mean premiering the new single on a widely viewed pay per view fight, a release date and performance the same day as
    The Negro Channel awards? I call shenanigans!

  • http://www.styleforhire.net ken4thewin

    Great.

    Now I’ll have to listen to 50 on Funk Flex describe the whole CD distrubution process in intimate detail so he can sells us on this not being bullshit AND I’ll have to listen to Cam on the internets acting like he ruined 50′s career when this has nothing to do with him.

    Shit is funny sometimes. Anbody else feel there’s no ‘major’ artists anymore.

    We’re entering rocks weak ass alternative band phase.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Ever thought about the beef with Camron you ignoramus. Maybe he is pushing it back partly because of this dude. I am sure of it.

  • Dr Flav

    Why hasnt anybody said anything about Jim Jones denying beef with Cam now, I mean it was the buzz of the “internets” for about two weeks right? He was on Kay Slay Shade 45 show and Hell Rell had comments on Hot 97.

  • bugsmonkey

    cccuuuuuuurttttiiiisss

  • http://www.myglobaloutlet.com Severe

    i think 50 back in the studio workin on more tracks. nobody likes these wack singles he got out right now. i guess he’s seein its hard to make good music when you forget where u come from.

  • Cuban FUCKING Link

    i think 50 has known this all along.Pushing back albums usually only increases the hype.I mean how excited are people STILL for that Saigon album?I knew 50 wasnt dropping June 26.I mean he pretty much just dropped his videos, thats like a month for them to expolde internationally, for him to push a lot, which is pretty much imposssible in a month.Didnt you notice how little money must have been spent on the videos too?I mean Amusement Park mustve been maaaaadddd cheap, seeing how it was made on Accsess Granted.

    Also, the reason neither of 50s videos have made it to 106 & park and other vote shows, is because he has 2 videos.So people whod actually vote for it are dividing the votes in half for each video, so neither of em has enough to get on air.

    also, fuck Sinistah aka Sin Piff.Why the fuck is that cot damn cracka wannabe in my name box?Fuck u negro.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka Sin Piff

    I don’t think anyone took the Jim Jones vs. Cam shit too serious after Jim skipped out on the Funk Flex interview after the announcement of the beef! And it was internal conflict, we all go thru it and i guess most peeps kinda let their childish side fall back a bit and realized, it was nothing more than a parallel of a “Brotherly quarrel” rather than actual “beef”.

    Back to 50, someone suggested the clip of Cam in his boxers talkin shit about it’s gonna be a hot summer, scared him into “pause-mode”

  • Yung Ether

    damn bol, did you at least wipe ya mouth after that?

  • http://www.myspace.com/friscorepresenter anthony

    Currrtttisssss! Its cuz his singles are wack, all it is is candyshop part 2 and then a faggit ass single w tony yoyo laughin like a dumbass…..keep it real fuk 50 n the gheyunit…wen u see the police call them cuuurrrtiiissss.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    From MTV:

    According to information in the release, the G-Unit leader has additions to the project that came into consideration when making the decision to push the album back. Because of those potential tracks, 50 and company came to the conclusion that they wouldn’t be able to make the original release date.

  • Cinsere

    It doesn’t look good for 50. He’s not owning the radio waves/video outlets the way he expected to, so he comes up with a completely see-through excuse. Now, instead of dropping in June, and have his album serve as a soundtrack to the summer, he’s gonna drop in September…at the beginning of fall…when everybody’s spending they’re money on back to school gear…supplies…and college students are gonna be broke from all them books they gotta buy. So summer’ll be over…and it’ll be WAY to early for Christmas season…that’s when he’s gonna drop his album??? That makes NO sense.

  • The Pope

    >no offense to my benefactor or anything.

    ^The seventh seal has been cracked. Bol, has officially sold out. Let the looting begin!

  • http://myspace.com/shawnlawrencejames shawnlawrencejames

    ITS BECAUSE HE JUST MADE 400 MILLION OFF OF VITAMIN WATER…

  • Cinsere

    Cuban FUCKING Link Says:

    May 25th, 2007 at 3:03 pm

    Also, the reason neither of 50s videos have made it to 106 & park and other vote shows, is because he has 2 videos.So people whod actually vote for it are dividing the votes in half for each video, so neither of em has enough to get on air.

    Pfffffffttttttttttttttt…if he really had it like that, he’d have BOTH them mu’fuckas on the countdowns…one on 106 and Park and the other on TRL, like Beyonce did. The problem is, he doesn’t have it like that anymore.

  • Gama

    What did I tell yall his albums arent finished till he has a big enough beef his album is not gonna do as well as yall say it will any way im waitn for that cassidy album anyway FUCK G UNIT!

  • jon jon

    to me he cant be worried about getting bootlegged because the white kids that buy his album arent going to bootleg it, and we all know thats who he makes music for now. but i think his bigger problem is he said this was going to be more of grodt and from the first 2 singles you can tell its not that so he is looseing w.e. support in the hood he had.

  • thee don dada

    so far everything from the curtis album sounds and smell like trash, it was smart not to come out next month, this wack nigga wont sell no more than game album, game killed gunot LOL

  • THEE DON DADA

    50 cent ja ruled his self hahaha *(laugh from curtis trash single)*

  • http://www.styleforhire.net ken4thewin

    Ever thought about the beef with Camron you ignoramus. Maybe he is pushing it back partly because of this dude. I am sure of it.

    ^^^^

    Ok, I’m not saying Cam doesn’t effect 50 at all. Of course he does, because 50′s pretty damn emotional. Given that the word is he’s delaying because the album wasn’t ready, then yes maybe your right and he decided to throw a new diss record on there or somethng in light of the video.

    All I’m saying is I’m sure Cam is going to claim like he owned 50 when really if this album fails it will be due to many other factors.

  • TEZZY

    HE JUST MADE 400 MILL OF VITAMIN WATER I WOULDNT EVEN GIVE A FUCK ABOUT AN ALBUM RELEASE IF I JUST GOT THAT MUCH MONEY YOU MUTHAFUCKAS NEED TO RELAX AND TAKE NOTES THE DUDE IS GETTING HIS MONEY EVEN IF HIS SINGLES ARE TRASH DUDE STILL GETTING HIS MONEY AINT NO MONEY IN RAP MUSIC NO MORE ANYWAY

  • Gama

    TEZZY and thats why hiphop is dead cuz niggas like you.

  • Tyler

    Bol, the word on the street is ‘dat Camron got pissed and he and Jim Jones had 50cents album pushed back. . Talk about doin’ an n word dirty. Damn ‘dats gotta hurt.
    Lose Yo Mind At:
    http://www.myspace.com/marcusorealiusmusic
    http://www.myspace.com/marcmaysrockandrollthug

  • Latino Thug

    shit!, knocking on wood, i hope curtis isn’t on the next xxl cover.

    Curtis we all know even your fans that those singles are bullshit, nobody is really eager to cop that shit.

    but still you could sell 2x platinum with the help of lil’ white rich kids.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka Sin Piff

    i like da joint where he talkin bout muthafuckaz bein suckaz for love, 4got da title, but da joint wit da tough ass beat!

    da joint where he prophetically spoke on Wayne and Trina, and guess what, they kissin again!

  • beeyo

    Someone said Jimmy and Cam got Curtis pushed back. How in the fuck would that scenario take place? Really, do you believe they have the power to get anything pushed back other than the release date of Jimmy Finally Takes a Bath (been waitin forever for that shit)?
    Fif better fuckin start recording good, quality songs now. Like, RIGHT now. September seems far away, but that nigga better get to crackin.

    Hopefully, there is more entertainment on the way for us. Not really hot songs, but namecalling, deaththreats and such that seem to come packaged with rap nowadays. Maybe a full on G-Unit vs Dipset war? Ohhhhh, maybe, um… Ahhhh who really gives a fuck. I thought we were gonna have a good summer. This shit is fucking boring.

  • HNIC

    50 needs a new gimmick… the “using beef to move units” method has run its course. Unless he goes after Jay-Z (which would be beyond ridiculous on 50′s end, because Jay would slaughter him lyrically), he’d probably being doing better by getting shot again… Sad, but true. Or, he could just go with what used to be considered the traditional route… actually using skillful wordplay talking about a variety of interesting topics over tight production. At any rate, I could care less, because I’m not a 50/G-Unit fan anyway.

  • HNIC

    By the way, didn’t 50 have a special promotion when his last joint came out saying that he was giving away a G-Unit chain or a car or something? Whatever happened with that? Did anyone actually win or was it just another ploy to move units?

  • http://xxlmag.com The General

    It’s obvious as hell, them first week sales is what he wants. Think about what the sales would be if 50 released his album worldwide and not just in the U.S. Eventhough that shit doesn’t matter up here that would give him a reason to say, “see, what you don’t understand is my first week sales were only 500,000 in the U.S., but worldwide I sold a million so I would consider that a success.” cuuuuuuurrrrtisss!!!

  • 40ozking

    50 Cent’s Investment Pays Off, Coca Cola Buys Glacéau For $4.6 Billion In Cash

    Queens, NY rapper 50 Cent may have good reason to brag on his new single “Straight to the Bank.” Glacéau, makers of vitaminwater, was acquired by The Coca-Cola Company today (May 25) for $4.1 billion dollars in cash. 50 Cent invested in Glacéau in 2004 and owns 10% of the company. Sources told AllHipHop.com that Coca-Cola’s purchase of Glacéau earned the rapper an estimated $400 million dollars. Glacéau markets and sells popular energy drinks named vitaminwater. The company markets and distributes a grape flavored energy drink inspired by 50 Cent named “Formula 50.” “This is an outstanding opportunity for both of our companies to build an expanded active lifestyle business, first in the United States and then around the world,” said Muhtar Kent, president and chief operating officer of The Coca-Cola Company.

  • Young Krime

    Why da FUCK do ya’ll let dis cat have his own column on dis website.. All dis muthafucka does is talk shit about rappers AND tha actual magazine.. He does make sum points but, just 4 da simple fact dat he’s shittin on da magazine is a reason 2 take his lil’ BULLSHIT rumor page OFF!!

  • Explicit

    This is the “after Cam effect” hahaha lmao!! “BugsMonkey!!”

    Cuuurrrtttiiisssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • TEZZY

    GAMA PLEASE ALL I SAID IS HE GETTIN MONEY OFF OF VITAMIN WATER STUPID IT WASNT EVEN ABOUT HIP HOP STUPID IT WAS ABOUT A RELEASE DATE STUPID YOU MAD CAUSE THE DUDE IS MAKING PROGRESS IM JUST GIVING HIM PROPS FOR BEING A GOOD BUSINESS MAN STUPID YOU CANT RAP FOREVER STUPID WHY DONT YOU ONCE AGAIN RELAX AND TAKE NOTES ON HOW TO MAKE SOMETHING OF YOURSELF AND STOP HAVING A ONE TRACK MIND STUPID YOU WOULDNT GIVE A FUCK EITHER IF YOU GOT THAT TYPE OF MONEY WHO WOULD CASSIDY WOULDNT EVEN GIVE A FUCK ABOUT THE RELEASE IF HE GOT THAT TYPE OF MONEY BUT SINCE YOU OR HIM AINT NEVER GONNA KNOW NOTHING ABOUT THAT YOU CAN JUST SIT BACK AND HATE BUT HATING DONT PAY THE BILLS (UNLESS YOU BOL LOL)OH YEAH…STUPID

  • Mr. Whats beef

    dre got beats and 50 is the next man to get em, damn what can rekindle this man’s flame. what does it take for a hot 50 track. Banks is the one to watch out for tho, he tryed to hard to make his second lp like the massacre, thats why you got hands up and help, when he didn’t put out that street shit. 50′s got a plan, its just taking time.

  • http://www.myspace.com/youngll ALCHEMIST_301

    FUCK U @ PANCHO.. YOU SON OF ASMOSIS.. IT’S VERY “IGNORAINES” OF YOU TO FUCKING THINK 50 CENT’S GONNA’ FLOP… NIGGA’ HAS SOLD FUCKING 25 MILLION CD’S THE LAST TWO ALBUMS HIS PUT OUT NIGGA’… SO HOW DA’ FUCK IS HE GONNA’ FLOP THE THIRD TIME AROUND??? U MUST BE A FAN OF GAY BOY “GAY’M” THINKIN’ THAT A NIGGA’ LIKE CURTIS GONNA’ FLOP. NIGGA’ RE LOADING.. NIGGAZ TRY TO PLAY HIM.. HE GOT FORCES AGAINST HIM AT INTERSCOPE AND THE RAP GAME… FUCK EM’ ALL.. NIGGA’ RE-LOADING BITCHES.. THEN WHAT?? SHIT GONNA’ SELL LIKE PU-PUSAS IN GUATEMALA AT NOON TIME… LMAO

  • http://www.myspace.com/youngll ALCHEMIST_301

    CURRRRRTIS JUST GOT PAYED NIGGAZ… JUST SOLD GLACEAU’ WATER FOR 400 MILLION DOLLARS NIGGAZ.. HE AINT WORRY ABOUT THIS SHIT HERE MAYNE!!!!! THEN HE GONNA’ SELL 1.5 MILLION CD’S AGAIN THE FIRST WEEK NIGGAZ.. FALL BACK & LET THE KING OF MARKETING DO HIS THING

  • http://www.myspace.com/youngll ALCHEMIST_301

    MOTHA’FOKAZ ARE SO PRESSED FOR 50 CENT TO FUCKING LOSE THAT NIGGAZ GETTIN’ HAPPY OVER THIS SHIT HERE………. NIGGAZ!!!! THIS NIGGA’ JUST GOT PAYED 400 MILLION DOLLARS CAUSE HE JUST SOLD HIS VITAMIN WATER TO COCA COLA NIGGAZ!!!!!! HE OWNS 10% IN STOCK NIGGAZZZZ… U DO DA’ DAMN MATTTTTTH NIGGAZ!!!!!!!

  • ALCHEMIST_301

    U SEE HOW MANY NIGGAZ ARE TALKING ABOUT THIS???????????? THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT AM TALKING ABOUT… 50 CENT IS A MOTHA’ FOKIN’ MARKETING FUCKING GENIOUS NIGGGGAZ…. HE AINT SWEATIN’ THIS SHIT HERE MAYNE!!!!!!…. AND SHIT MAN THIS IS MY FOURTH POST AND I DONT SEE MY SHIT ON HERE MAYNE!!!! AYO’ CRAWFORD!!!! WHY MY SHIT AINT POSTIN’ DAWGG!!!!! HOLLA

  • ceezy4sheezy

    well at least he got paid off vitamin water cause judging from the singles that curtis album is gonna brick

    that whole distribution thing sounds like bullshit to me too

  • Q

    The Problem Y there is no more In Da Club …. Stan…. and all the hits that AfterMath was dropping a couple years back is the fact that Dre was jerking the Dream Team he had producing all the beats back then which there are responsible for Stan , In Da Club and big hits and they broke out on his ass. Same all bullshit dudes want all the money and dont want to show love Same as Murder Inc when Irv Gotti jerked Producer 7 what happened to them since he left hmmmmm NADA and know Hip Hop & tha fans much suffer.

  • hannah Smith

    1. Anything other than worldwide release dates these days = internet download suicide.

    2. The singles leaked/released had a good response, just that no one’s buying singles these days, and you can’t judge feedback from the internet. Ever. Just look at aLady Soverieng or some other web-hyped junk.

    3. People at Interscope need to be fired – part of the reason why the last two 50 albums sold so well was ‘cos they had half a year start on the competition – waiting until September is ridiculous.

    4. You can’t sell records unless you release records. Idiot proof logic, but apparently lost on the Interscope clowns these days.

    5. Fif’ ain’t happy with the situation – and that cat holds grudges (ask Jigga). The fall-out will begin soon.

  • sfdfsdsfd

    Curtis got 400 mill off Vitiam Water? LOL you crackas will believe anything oh wait All Hip-Hop said it so it must be true right? that’s the same muphuckas that said they corny message board was upgrading servers and would be back in 2 weeks that was 2 MONTHS ago, Curtis is rich no doubt and I’m happy to see a black man get $$$ but if that nigga just got 400 mill he’d be all over bragging. STOP BELIEVING EVERYTHING YOU READ LOL. Even XXL aint reported that bullshit, as far as the Curtis album pushback, OBVIOUS LACK OF BUZZ and Curtis can’t afford another G-Unit brick you see he’s got every major record seller in the past 3 years on that shit (Timberlake, Mary J, AKON, Robin Thicke etc.) all he’s missing is them High School Musical niggas LOL.

  • Omar

    Since 50 can’t make Dre do whatever he wants him to do, he better make him do the whole album.

  • Sniper

    BOL can see (even without those Coke bottles on his face) that the Curtis album delay excuse is bullshit, the singles just aint bangin and crackas have found a new nigga this year (AKON) to love. AT THE END OF THE DAY CAM WON!

  • Chanel

    Bol you are an idiot….Coke just bought 50′s energy drink for 4 Billion – This Nigga fitty, is literally laughing straight to the bank – FUK A Record Deal!

  • http://N/A Dion

    What the hell 50 talking about he pushed his CD back because he want to make sure his album release the same time in Europe? Get the fuck out of here!!!! Let’s be real, both of those single “Straight To The Shit Hole” & “Amusement Park” aka The Toilet tanked like the rest of the G-unit last records. Ever since 50′s movie & soundtrack flopped, the G-unit Gravy train has derailled. Lloyd Banks & Young Buck Cd’s bricked. And let’s not mention Mobb Depp, Tony Yayo & Olivia CD’s. That shit was sent back to Interscope records. Hell M.O.P. & Mase haven’t even hit the recording studio to record tracks for their first G-Unit release. The person who should be really laughing is The Game. Sure his “Doctor’s Advocate” didn’t out sell “The Documentary” but it hit No.1 & went platinum without much airplay or video rotation or even help from 50 or Dre. It’s funny 50 & Dre kicked out The Game out of G-unit and he’s the one that’s been selling. So Interscope & Aftermath are very nervous to see the singles didn’t set the world on fire and 50 is losing lots of street cred. Have 50, Karma a bitch isn’t it.

  • crown_holder23

    ITS TRUE STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSES MOUTH

    The Coca-Cola Company To Acquire glacéau, Maker Of vitaminwater, For $4.1 Billion
    Atlanta, May 25, 2007

    The Coca-Cola Company today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Energy Brands, Inc., known as glacéau, and its full range of fast-growing, enhanced water brands, including vitaminwater.

    Read Entire Press Release

    Listen to Webcast (8:30 a.m. EDT)
    IF I WAS FIFTY CENT I WOULD SAY FUCK THE RAP GAME AND SPEND 4 MONTHS IN BRAZIL FUCKING THEM SUPER FINE BITCHES EVERYDAY
    THE GO TO CUBA AND CHILL WITH KASTRO SMOKE A FEW CUBANS AND FUCK SOME CUBAN HOES THEN I WOULD GET BILL CLINTON AND GEORGE BUSH AND GO TO THAT VACATION SPOT AND CHIEF BIG ONES HAHAHAHA OH YEAH T.I. GOIND 5 MILL

  • bobby

    fat boy talkin some sense 4 once. o well ur stil a gay dik ridin faget dont let me catch u slippin on road dis aint internet thuggery i’ll str8 spray ur ass up, fukin racist fag how bout if i say judaism, christianity,hinduism or sikhism are bullshit religion? im called a racist terorist, so wtf are u fatso, take less promass ok tubby, OUT!
    p.s i dont give a fuk if this got nothing 2 do with this blog or whtever wtf did his last blog have 2 do wiv music u fat fuk u gna burn in hell 4 dat 1.

  • Dude

    I care now! >:o

    Not necessarily about the ‘Curtis’ album, but the thought that this will push back: D12′s album; Stat Quo’s album; Dr. Dre’s album; (although there was no doubt it would not release in ’07); Ca$his’ album; Obie Trice’s album, which he is working on and wants to release in 2007; and Eminem’s album (see Dr. Dre).

    Damn you 50 Cent! You’re putting a hold on the release of any news or record release of actual good music, because you want to drop in the middle of a year–then decide you want to drop at the end of the 3rd quarter.

    To make matters worse, this ‘n’ was talking about dropping an album at the beginning of 2008. Why the hell did Eminem sign this guy? Scratch the thought of 2008, because I do not think that anyone from Shady Records or Interscope will drop before 2009. ;__;

    50 Cent is the Paris Hilton of the rap game. He wants all this fame and attention, but what is he known for? What is he doing?! If D12 does not drop in 2007 then I am going to go postal!

  • Carlito

    Daaamn, whats with these niggas typing in all capslock, like people is gonna read that shit.

  • crown_holder23

    my bad for the all caps i was at work till 4 am and i was on this site and just wanted to comment didnt realize the caps was on

  • Ruthless

    I agree that hes just tryna build hype and maybe add a few more beef to the table before the album drops but the guys still gonna sell coz people r to stupid to realise that he aint good…. ill just copy it from a friend listen to it and throw it to the back like the massacre. i aint hating on the guy just hating on how his milking this hip hop game… Jay Z made it without having to sell out so whats his excuse

    “more likely it is to end up in the hands of Arabs, and you know what that means. Curtis could single handedly end up funding the next 9/11″

    thats some funny shit……

  • f

    hip hop fans are no longer gonbna be fooled by that nigga .we are sick of his stunts and those bullshit singles are too wack to carry his joint .we fell forcandy shop but we would not be fulled this time.

  • maximuspop

    ALBUM PUSHED BACK TO ENJOY THAT 400 MIL DAMN RICHEST RAPPER ALIVE TO ALBUMS DAMN

  • Bol

    its because white people like Linkin Park, thats why it sold so much and its because black people like 50 Cent that its isnt gonna sell at all. cmon u actually expect black people to buy something?

  • crown_holder23

    shit we buy that hennessy and hypnotic to get them hoes loose oh yeah trojans too cause we aint raw doggin loose hoes hahahaha

  • Carlito

    “its because white people like Linkin Park, thats why it sold so much and its because black people like 50 Cent that its isnt gonna sell at all. cmon u actually expect black people to buy something?”

    LOL shit..

  • Conte

    Man you people are dumb. It aint got nothing to do with Cam or anything. And his video has been on 106, yesterday STTB was number 9, so chill with that, his singles are doing fine, and with the Robin Thicke joint and the Come and Go joint to come, its all good. but the real is cause TI is to drop on July 3, so 50 knows that him and TI have the biggest albums of the summer, so why drop your album that close to TI? THat will fuck his second week sales up, thats why. This way, let TI do his thing, then drop it and it will be number 1 for a few weeks, instead of dropping it on June 26, haveing 1 good week then let TI steal your second week sales and take all the buzz, plus this just gives him more time to promote, plus he will be on the Aug issue of XXL, which will come out in July, so its smart move.

  • Cuban Link

    May 25th, 2007 at 6:25 pm
    50 needs a new gimmick… the “using beef to move units” method has run its course. Unless he goes after Jay-Z (which would be beyond ridiculous on 50’s end, because Jay would slaughter him lyrically), he’d probably being doing better by getting shot again… Sad, but true. Or, he could just go with what used to be considered the traditional route… actually using skillful wordplay talking about a variety of interesting topics over tight production. At any rate, I could care less, because I’m not a 50/G-Unit fan anyway.

    ^Do you really think so?I would have thought that too a few years ago, but Cam pretty much ate him up, and 50 is wayyyy better than Cam.

  • Young L

    ur an idiot cuz ur fat and ugly i will piss on ur moms face and then shit on her tits tyes that does sound gross but not as gross as you look i dont even know why u have a column i wouldnt care if ur fat ass had a heart attack from eating to much you know nothing abou thip hop and nothing about music so sucka dick and die slow

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    Who wanna put MONEY up that 50 Cent’s Album won’t be better than Kanye’s, All this Talk about 50 and his Last Album had 2 Bangers and the rest was like everything Al Sharpton say out his Mouth, SHITTY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • CHINEDU ODIELIH

    IT NEVERS SEEMS TO AMAZE ME, HOW ALBUMS WHICH ARE NOT RELEASED ARE PIRATED.FOR EXAMPLE BEFORE THE MASSARCE WAS RELEASED, IT WAS ON THE STREETZ OF NIGERIA FOR A MONTH. THE MOST RIDUCLOUS WAS THE 7 DAY THEORY TWO MONTHS BEFORE RELEASE, I BOUGHT ONE. SOMEONE IN THE MANUFACTURING COMPANIES IS MAKING MONEY AT THE EXPENSE OF THE ARTIST. AFTERALL PIRATED COPIES SELLS FOR $1 IN NIGERIA. PRODUCTION COST ACCORING TO INDUSTRY SOURCES IS 15CENTS.HOW? ASK THE CHINESE AND THEIR NIGERIAN COUNTERPARTS . THEY KNOW HOW TO MAKE SHIT HAPPEN

  • http://www.myspace.com/sinistahmoneybagz Sinistah aka Sin Piff

    I bet 2 Scooby Snacks and Martian Milk that Spider Loc will drop the best album on G-Unit outside of 50 and his shit will be better than Kanye’s 2 times over. And i like Ye` and Chi-Town in general, almost reminds me of here.

  • Bateman

    So yeah 50 cent messed up big time. He’s released two unsuccesful singles which nobody likes. I think this album will perform poorly compared to his previous work. There is no way he is going to record new material that will take the world by storm in that short space of time. Good music takes time and pushing his album back by just over 2 months is not gonna do much for his sales. He fell off this time round but maybe he’ll step it up on his next LP after this. For get 50 this year. To many underdogs are making good music. TI’s singles are not bad. Kanye’s first single is good. And let’s not forget lil weezy’s highly anticipated Tha Carter 3. I bet these three’s albums will be better than 50′s.

  • NickyNET

    I heard all the leaked 7 songs from Curtis, I thinks it will be boring, Dre should seriously get involved in this album.

  • big dick

    i’ll take that bet

  • http://www.myspace.com/meanassmo Marvelous Mo

    I can’t help to agree with the idea that Cam’ron and his “computers ‘putin” lyrical ass self is a main factor to Curtis’ album being pushed back..even though its fucking retarded…..

    50 is cupcake if he’ll go on TV and say “You’re talking about a guy who sold 270,000 [copies] his last record. I sold 9.8 million my last record. I’m not going to exhaust my audience by talking about somebody they have no interest in.” Then will post some bull shit ass reason as to his album being pushed back. Not that i’m anticipating his album anyway, because it’s going to be filled with fillers and singing. At this point, Cam & 50 lost…just like dipset and g unit lost.

    no bueno, b.

  • boss

    amazing. not one nerdy lil white boy has dropped a G-G-G-G-G-UNIT line yet! lil crackas sayin that shit like theyre in the click is THE HIGHEST form of knob polishing/dick riding

  • http://www.myspace.com/meanassmo Marvelous Mo

    I can’t help to agree that Cam’ron and his “computers ‘puting” lyrical ass might be the reason for Curtis’ push back…even though its fucking stupid.

    What’s the point of saying, “You’re talking about a guy who sold 270,000 [copies] his last record. I sold 9.8 million my last record. I’m not going to exhaust my audience by talking about somebody they have no interest in.” and then post a bullshit reason for your push back? No bueno, B. [not that I'm anticipating his album anyway]

    TI vs TIP….eeh, not a bad reason. I believe that over Cam.

    Curtis in general needs to step it up….beefing is just played out. With all the people he let go @ G-Unit, i would hope the new fleet of people would develop a different marketing scheme.

    two thumbs down…

  • calimovement

    All the singles so far are garbage…even worse that the last album…shit is corny as fuck.

  • ILL WILL

    he still got his vitamin water. wonder what 50 cent and dj premier sound like??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    ?

  • http://toolsofwar.com hata

    Crawford keeps it so real ,even writing for XXL has not stopped his objective hate

  • Prince Ceasar

    I hope Curtis is not going to be another wack ass album like the Massacre I haven’t heard anything hot from 50 since The Hate it or Love it mixtape. I still think it will go 3 times platinum it’s still 50 bitch. Oooh and I almost forgot to say Bol is a fat, four-eyed fuck nigga. 1

  • capostatus

    The fact is Curtis fell off for this album. His first two singles are straight wack even as mixtape material. His ego got to him now he realises that people like him for his good music not for his name alone.

    I don’t think he is going to chart well for his standards this album round. Even if he is pushing his album back to make new material there is no way he is going to have a decent album ready in just two and a half months. There is too much competition for him to be putting out this kind of garbage. TI’s first two singles are not bad especially that Big Shit Poppin track. Kanye’s first single is well produced and isn’t bad to listen to. 50 just might come third this year. Not that he’s wack but cause nigga so rich he don’t care bout putting out good material anymore. What a shame for such talent. Peace.

  • Rizzop

    I dont see what the problem is. homies two videos play back to back every fucking 30 minutes and the beats on them shits is hot. (Im not so much into the lyrics)Its hard to fuck up a Dr. Dre beat…

    P.S tell dude to stop putting the same niggas on the cover so much. Lets get Royce 5’9 on that bitch or something

  • Prince Of The South

    I’ll put it out there if Warner really offering 50 95 million for four albums Interscope just trying to kill any buzz he has so he won’t do 50 cent numbers. If he doesn’t do his usual numbers then no one is going to offer him that type of money and he’ll stay. I could see pushing it back for two reasons. Straight to the bank is number 30 on the hot 100 charts, 16th top 40 single in four years, and 50 always sells big overseas. Get rich sold 12, 7 million here, million overseas and the Massacre did 9.8, 4 million here.

  • jeff

    I think it’s all in a name. “Get Rich or Die Trying” was some do or die shit for him. He knew that all of that hype surrounding him back in 02-03 would have made him the new canibus of hip-hop if his album ended up being shitty. Honestly speaking, “The Massacre” didn’t really have any good songs on it (Ryder Music and Baltimore Love Thing maybe….but they weren’t singles), so he moved off the strength of being 50 Cent. It sold pretty good in comparison to other shit that came out in 2005, but it sold a couple million less than ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ which is a very substansial drop. The problem was that he didn’t even try to make ‘The Masscre’ a better album than “Get Rich…”. Candy Shop was a flop in comparison to In Da Club. That shit really hurt him for the longrun. Two years later (here in 2007), I don’t think the average joe or hoe cares too much about a 50 Cent song if it isn’t reminiscent or better than “In Da Club”. As a person who is not really a fan of 50 Cent, the songs that I have heard off the album have been pretty good (not the big singles)so far, but they just aren’t great. I haven’t heard anything that convinces me that ‘Curtis’ shouldn’t just be called “The Massacre 2″ though. Also, the fact that this shit is supposed to be a double CD says a whole lot also. He might be able to sell 2 million, but as a result of that… he would be able to say that he went 4x Platinum so it can appear that he is still on top for the next time he plans to drop an album. As far as his beef with Cam’ron, I mean…I liked Cam’rons song better..but I mean, he’s Cam’ron. Cam’ron isn’t really a worthy opponent for 50 Cent. It doesn’t even have anything to do with skills, Cam is just a D grade celebrity and 50 Cent will be more revered 15 years from now than Cam’ron ever was during his peak (if he ever had a peak). The fact that my mother and father have never heard of Cam’ron, but they know who 50 Cent is and can name at least one of his songs says a whole lot. 50 could only really be taken seriously by folks if he ended The Game’s career. Popping shit at Cam and a corporate bufoon like Master P just doesn’t move anyone. Not to endorse beef or anything, but the fact that no one in 50 Cent’s camp came close to putting out anything as good as The Game’s “Doctor’s Advocate” album makes 50 look weak as fuck to a lot of folks. The Game also ended up going platinum, stepped up his flow and lyric game, no 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, or Aftermath involvement (other than Busta Rhymes), while Young Buck, Mobb Deep, Yayo, and Lloyd Banks ended up dropping bricks. Even with all the dumb shit The Game says and does, and everyone knowing that he’s a fake blood….One Blood and Wouldn’t Get Far are dope ass songs and he doesn’t look as wack as them G-Unit folks. People gon buy his shit as long as he keeps coimg with stuff like that. In closing, 50 pushing his shit back to September won’t help matters much unless he just creates another “In Da Club”, and I can’t see that happening.

  • Lee

    I think 50 is worried about TI, TI comes out in July right, what if TI outsells 50, he would have a f******* nervous breakdown. He want’s to see what TI does and do his damdest to outsell him.

  • Makaveli

    dumb people all around the internet

    all the interviews, all the appearances on t.v, the commercial, people wondering if the nigga is the richest rapper alive, the beefs of course. all that shit is buzz. what us fans fail to realize is that radio and video play doesnt have a affect on sales anymore. we been seein it wit mims and shit like that. see 50 is doing commercials, hella interviews and being on bet all the damn time. rappers from now need to not depend on radio soo much. this is the biggest i seen from him since get rich, but the only difference is that 50 is extended his arm to reach a audience that he neva had. that bet interview shit really made him stand out a lil bit more. he showed that he has intelligence unlike a lot of rappers. it helped t.i too. but t.i dont have much buzz, dats who dont have it. the name 50 cent and the name eminem sells regardless. the nigga em put out ONE FUCKIN SINGLE and outsold every rapper. them two bitches just need a video and one single to sell

    THIS ISNT 2003 2002 AND SHIT. AS LONG AS PEOPLE KNOW THAT DATE HE GONNA SELL. WIT HIS 400, DAMN NEAR 500 MILLION(I BELIEVE HE NEAR THERE) HE DONT NEED TO DEPEND ON INTERSCOPE TO PROMOTE HIS ARTIST. HE DO IT HIMSELF

  • Keep it gangsta

    all the interviews, all the appearances on t.v, the commercial, people wondering if the nigga is the richest rapper alive, the beefs of course. all that shit is buzz. what us fans fail to realize is that radio and video play doesnt have a affect on sales anymore. we been seein it wit mims and shit like that. see 50 is doing commercials, hella interviews and being on bet all the damn time. rappers from now need to not depend on radio soo much. this is the biggest i seen from him since get rich, but the only difference is that 50 is extended his arm to reach a audience that he neva had. that bet interview shit really made him stand out a lil bit more. he showed that he has intelligence unlike a lot of rappers. it helped t.i too. but t.i dont have much buzz, dats who dont have it. the name 50 cent and the name eminem sells regardless. the nigga em put out ONE FUCKIN SINGLE and outsold every rapper. them two bitches just need a video and one single to sell

    THIS ISNT 2003 2002 AND SHIT. AS LONG AS PEOPLE KNOW THAT DATE HE GONNA SELL. WIT HIS 400, DAMN NEAR 500 MILLION(I BELIEVE HE NEAR THERE) HE DONT NEED TO DEPEND ON INTERSCOPE TO PROMOTE HIS ARTIST. HE DO IT HIMSELF

  • killa the dawn

    talk allllllll that shit and his shit gets pushed back hahahaha ” I CAN PUSH BACK ANYBODIES RECORD” hahahahahahahahahahahaha lame *uck boi, he should be worried bout TI and Fab shit comn out

    he better not push it back to far I see he tryn make sure it aint comn out round juelz and cam neither hahahahaha

  • BIGNAT

    “Which sounds like a buncha BS to me, no offense to my benefactor or anything”
    HAHAHA BOL IS KISSING 50′S ASS

  • Towz

    The reason Curtis was pushed back because 50 wants to get more buzz b4 its released and/or to make it betta.

  • HollyHood

    Real talk 50′s 2 single not gettin the attention interscope thinks he needs 2 blow. So they gonna rework somethangs and c what they can cook up n the next couple of months. If they did that with everybody, niggaz wouldn’t flop so hard and so often

  • FUCK~:~WACKWALL~:~U~:~CAN~:~LICK~:~DEEZ~:~BROWNBALLZ

    50′s smart. hes in no hurry to drop his next album. now why? well , hell dat dude just scored 4.6 million dollars off his vitamin water investment.

    who in da fuck would be in a hurry to drop his next album when u got 4.6 million in ya pocket.

    fif is like dre. hes in no hurry. hes got all da money he wants just like dre. no fuckin critic, fan, or anybody could make them drop thier next album anytime soon.

  • Dean

    We all know now that curtis didn’t make 400 million of vitamin water.
    He scared to drop the album being a commercial faliure would destroy her.
    The singles are straight shit.
    even 5-0 fans don’t like them hahahaha
    (not gay yayo laugh).
    Straight to the bank is corny with yayo laughing like a retard(“curtis we know your rich we don’t give a shit”) and “amusement park” is the remix to “candyshop” which is the remix to “magicstick”.
    They be shittin themselves at interscope.

  • Gabe Logan

    Get your facts straight…. fiddy made about $100 million… and not $400… still its $100 more millions that me so ya power to the brother… and oh if the whole world is talking about me do you think I’d care what they were saying good or bad??? Ask yourself… how many people are talking about you?

  • TDanger19

    If you really wanna know why 50′s album is being pushed back to September, the answers right on the Billboard Chart:
    First Single: “Straight to the Bank” Billboard Peak Position: 32
    Second Single: “Amusement Park” Billboard Peak Position:121
    Byron’s right; it’s not that 50′s smart, or that he wants to release everywhere, or that he doesn’t have to rush, or any other bullshit. It’s that he laid two bricks and they’re both sinking straight to the bottom of the chart.

    And Jimmy’s the smart one, cause he knows that the album would brick the same way, and 50 Cent is Aftermath’s cash cow, so they won’t let that happen. If they did, 50 would be released from his deal and move on to some other label, or move his records at the “artist graveyard”.