Just say no to bums

When it was announced a few weeks ago that Fiddy Cent was firing Sha Money XL from G-Unit and threatening to kick the likes of Lloyd Banks and Young Buck off of the label, I assumed it was a publicity stunt to generate interest in the forthcoming release of Curtis, if only because it occurred so near to the album’s would-be release date.

Think about it: if this was just a business decision, because there isn’t a case to be made financially for releasing albums from bums like Banks and, let’s face it, Mobb Deep, then he could have just as easily waited until later this year or next year, so as not to create the appearance of G-Unit being such a sinking ship.

I’m not saying it’s the best decision in the world, but at least with his non-Vitamin Water business empire being in such a fucked up state of affairs, it allows Fiddy to strike an underdog pose that he probably wouldn’t have been able to otherwise, what with him pocketing $100 million these days to be the black cosigner for a fake brand of Gatorade. No? Maybe?

Of course that was before Fiddy let loose with such godawful singles as “Straight to the Bank” and “Amusement Park” and “I Get Money” and so on and so forth, not to mention his Ashlee Simpson moment at this year’s BET Awards (I know). Also: the album getting pushed way the fuck back to August or whenever, and his bizarre appearance on the cover of last month’s issue of VIBE.

Could it be that Fiddy really is in a huge, ridonkulous tailspin? What’s next, an accident with his ‘roids?

I’d be lying if I said I’m planning on reading this month’s issue of XXL; however, what I’m assuming is one of the more amusing bits from the cover story on Fiddy was excerpted in a recent Rush & Malloy column in the New York Daily News. Come to find out, the real reason Fiddy is cutting ties with those bums in G-Unit is because they cost him such a shiteload of money.

I had read before that the most recent albums by Mobb Deep and Lloyd Banks cost G-Unit $4 million and $2 million respectively, but I just assumed that was because Mobb Deep sucks balls these days, and Lloyd Banks was never any good to begin with. They weren’t gonna make much money anyway, though you have to wonder how G-Unit spends so much money on albums that don’t feature very many beats by name brand producers.

If that wasn’t bad enough, Fiddy claims he spent $8.5 million dollars of his own money so that he could bring these bums with him on his recent tour, so that they could bring their own entourages with them, and so that they could all travel “comfortably.” Seriously? Holy shit! Lord knows I’m gonna have a hard enough time bringing an extra $10, so I can eat at a Wendy’s when I go out of town this weekend.

In that sense, it’s no wonder Fiddy is trying to sever ties with these clowns. I mean, $8.5 million is an insane amount of money to spend on dudes who aren’t going to make you any in return, and that’s just on one tour. Who knows how much he’s spent on them over the years. Fiddy Cent may have a shiteload of money, but he won’t, if he keeps up like that.

  • ga slim

    What’s going on with Rap, its hard to eat out there.

  • Around and Around

    I don’t believe those figures for one sec

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Bank$ was never any good? Mixtape Artist of the year isnt any good huh? lol.

    “I Get Money” isnt god awfull either, but whatev.

    Let the hate begin, lol.

    1 hunned.

  • these posts are racist

    “what with him pocketing $100 million these days to be the black cosigner”

    Self hate at its finest. 50 owned a 10 percent stake and sold it. Period. His “blackness” had nothing to do with this, his business sense to buy into a company that couldn’t get financed is what got him the money after vitamin water was sold…

    Ignorance BOL, ignorance.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >I don’t believe those figures for one sec

    You don’t think Fiddy had $9 million to give away?

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >Mixtape Artist of the year isnt any good huh? lol.

    That’s an actual award?

    Lollerskates!

  • http://www.myglobaloutlet.com Severe

    I dont and wouldnt have a problem spending my money on my family and friends that was down wit me from the beginning. especially if im worth half a billion. if i came up on money like dat, all my people would be straight. and i wouldnt ask for nothin in return. 50 shoulda been dead a couple years ago. he lucky to even have his life, let alone half a bil. u cant take money with you when u dead, so u might as well invest for your kids, and spend it on yourself and your folks. if its strictly business, then of course u want to make a profit on your investment (mobb deep), and if your not, then cut it off. but u dont cut your homies out of the group, out of your family, just cause they aint bring u no money back.

  • these posts are racist

    Explain how 50 was simply a “black cosigner” as opposed to a man who owned a stake a in a business, then sold it for a profit.

  • j

    >Mixtape Artist of the year isnt any good huh? lol.

    >That’s an actual award?

    Lollerskates!
    —————————————–
    lol.
    seriously banks is trash. g ubit is trash. they were gonna fall sooner or later. gimmicks only last so long.

  • Hannah Smith

    ” his bizarre appearance on the cover of last month’s issue of VIBE.”

    That was prolly done when the album was still called ‘I Just Might Self Destruct’. It’s a great shot though – pisses on XXL’s cover from a very vast height.

  • Incilin

    The way you described 50′s antics as being like Jimmy Conway at the end of Goodfellas (Which I loved when I first read) maybe isn’t the case. I think 50 is just tighting up his budget because dudes like Banks and Buck just fuck up with money too much. A lot of the points he makes in that interview are good ones and reason enough to start telling dudes to get their own paper up.

  • Danny

    No wonder he through Hot Rod off the stage!

    He is probably starting to feel like he is being used and shit…

    Oh and everyone knows that he is going out with Ciara for his new CD…

    When 50 and Ciara were MMhh MMhh Kissin…

    lol this guy says what everyone wants to hear and then goes and does the same shit he was making fun of the other dudes for…

    And you people still think he’s a “G”… lol

  • Content

    TPAR,

    You’re reaching here just a tad.

  • halfNice

    I can’t feel sorry for 50. The Massacre was shit and we all blindly went out and bought it. If he’s losing money now, it’s just karma. lol

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >Explain how 50 was simply a “black cosigner” as opposed to a man who owned a stake a in a business, then sold it for a profit.

    The same way Jay-Z is a black cosigner who also happens to own a stake in the New Jersey Nets.

    How else are you going to get black people to drink what’s essentially watered down Gatorade?

    I’m pretty sure they could’ve come up with financing without selling a stake to a famous rapper if they wanted to.

  • http://www.richarte.blogspot.com Rich Arte

    why is elliot posting 10 blogs a day???

  • these posts are racist

    “You’re reaching here just a tad.”

    How? A young black man, 50, makes a smart business move and invests his money in a company. He later sells his stake in that company and makes a big profit.

    BOL describes this transaction as simply “a black cosigner”. How’s that reaching? That’s calling BOL out.

  • asd

    I think Game and this dude would be great partners right now, fuck the other g-unit artists.

  • ABC

    50 Cent and Lil’ Wayne are the Worst Rappers of All Time!!! Thanks for this two wack rappers, the Hip-Hop is Dead!!

  • Around and Around

    Yeah I don’t think he’s got 9 mil to give away, I’d say he embellish’s some of those figures. No rapper makes that shit anymore, the most product they move is on file share programs.

    50′s money is tied up in Tyson’s mansion

  • ONE50

    50 is in a tailspin just like Paris Hilton is doing hard time in the Penn. You couldn’t be more assbackward.

    Fifty bet $1,000,000 on Floyd Mayweather and won!

    Fifty cashed in on $100,000,000 to $400,000,000 on vitamin water. What ever number makes you feel happy about your like, he still made out.

    Fifty was paid $1,000,000 to feature some shitty 2009 Pontiac Grand Am in his video.

    Fifty is currently puttin the smash on Ciara.

    You call that being in a tailspin? Throw your computer in thrash please!

  • Content

    Send me allot of spam “Content”

    Here is my E-Mail!!!

    sdw06f@fsu.edu

  • brebre

    I THINK 50 SHOULD JUST KEEP BUCK AND BANKS AND DROP THE REST. M.O.P, SPIDER LOC, HOT ROD… PLZ. THEM DUDES WILL NEVER MAKE MONEY FOR 50 (OR EVEN THEMSELVES).

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Bol Says:

    July 10th, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    Lollerskates!
    ^^
    Wow, You really are gay.

  • these posts are racist

    Bol Says:

    July 10th, 2007 at 1:16 pm

    “How else are you going to get black people to drink what’s essentially watered down Gatorade?”

    Simple, hire 50 to do its advertising. You think every celebrety you see doing a commercial owns a stake in the company that owns the product they’re promoting?

    When discussing 50′s move here, BOL, you’re argument is not sounded in fact. Can’t you just admit that he made a smart business move?

  • 360 Bars

    Bol, he hasnt droped any1 from the label. and Sha Money and him r still cool. a lot of shit is gonna change wen his album barley goes platinum

  • Dr Flav

    Embellishing? Those wack videos for the Mob’s first single and Bank’s Hands Up, those chains, the cars, ads… dude been pretty fair, most labels would be going for the recoup.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >Bol, he hasnt droped any1 from the label. and Sha Money and him r still cool.

    My bad for claiming he did drop anyone from his label, even though I didn’t.

    Anything else anyone needs me to apologize for? I’m here all afternoon…

  • ONE50

    I can see why 50 is piss at Banks. Because Banks lost his hunger way too fast. He got punchlines that are up there with Cassidy’s. Banks could be out there working a lot harder. Not just to make 50 some money, but to build up his fan base just in case 50 were to flip out on him like this situation here. I sure me made some money off his fist joint. So he could have jump right back on his mix tape grind.

    But 50 is the sole reason for the downfall of G-Unit. He exposed himself with that beef with Fat Joe and Jadakiss.

    ‘Cause Fat Joe tie him up to that tree. Jada Kiss tore the fur off him… the outta no where Sheek Louch de-bone him (nullus) lyrically of course.

    After that thrashing 50 ran off with his tail tuck between his legs yelping like the lyrical little dog that he is.

    Bad move on his part because. Fat Joe is a long time rap vet, with a long and steady career with mga street credentials. Jadakiss is a lyrical wolverine with nothing to lose. And I don’t know what the hell got into Sheek but I alway knew he was a sicko.

    To 50′s credit he did shut down Kiss and Styles, but now in the same way that he did JA Rule. Because we all know the 50 ran up to Jimmy Iovine room on the top floor, tapped on his door and asked him to punish Jada and Paniro for picking on him. True Story.

  • Incilin

    Once again, I’m inclined to agree with TPAR. Even though Bol’s argument might hold some weight.

  • ONE50

    I can see why 50 is pissed at Banks. Because Banks lost his hunger way too fast. He got punchlines that are up there with Cassidy’s. Banks could be out there working a lot harder. Not just to make 50 some money, but to build up his fan base, just in case 50 were to flip out on him like this situation here. I sure he made some money off his fist joint. So he could have jumped right back on his mix tape grind.

    But 50 is the sole reason for the downfall of G-Unit. He exposed himself with that beef with Fat Joe and Jadakiss.

    ‘Cause Fat Joe tied him up to that tree. Jadakiss tore the fur off him… then outta no where Sheek Louch de-boned him (nullus) lyrically of course.

    After that thrashing 50 ran off with his tail tucked between his legs yelping like the lyrical little dog that he is.

    Bad move on his part because. Fat Joe is a long time rap vet, with a long and steady career with mega street credentials. Jadakiss is a lyrical wolverine with nothing to lose CD sales wise. And I don’t know what the hell got into Sheek but I alway knew he was a sicko.

    To 50’s credit he did shut down Kiss and Styles, but now in the same way that he did JA Rule. Because we all know the 50 ran up to Jimmy Iovine room on the top floor, tapped on his door and asked him to punish Jada and Paniro for picking on him. True Story.

  • Tyler

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  • Around and Around

    ONE50 Says:

    July 10th, 2007 at 2:40 pm
    I can see why 50 is piss at Banks. Because Banks lost his hunger way too fast. He got punchlines that are up there with Cassidy’s.
    —————-
    Up there w/ Cassidy wow that’s really saying alot.

  • Back Once Again

    Bol Says:

    July 10th, 2007 at 2:37 pm

    Anything else anyone needs me to apologize for? I’m here all afternoon…
    ^^^

    Apologize for letting everyone think you were fatter than Billy Sunday aka Dallas Penn aka Fatty Sucksgays aka #1 Bitchmade.

    ONE!

  • MannyWallace

    G-Unot!!!!!

  • calibud

    8.5 mil is a lot for a bunch riff raff niggas thats out to cause a bunch of trouble everywhere they go. I dont wanna know what a hotel is like with a bunch of project niggas runnin’ round wit a little money in their pockets.

    I think Bol Head is right this time. 50 love his money too much, and he’s at a point where he’s spending it more wisely.

  • BirdsFlySouth

    smartest musical move fisty has made in 07. he needs to fire everybody except Buck. then rebuild G-Unit.

  • a_loco

    aren’t banks and mobb part of 50′s entourage? They don’t need they’re own entourage, slap that shit out of them, 50. And if he’s gonna drop those fools, then how come he’s been acting all BFF with yayo lately? If Yayo released another album, it would prahlee do less thatn 100k.

  • brebre

    ONE50 Says:

    July 10th, 2007 at 2:47 pm
    But 50 is the sole reason for the downfall of G-Unit. He exposed himself with that beef with Fat Joe and Jadakiss.

    —————————————

    50 IS THE SOLE REASON FOR DOWNFALL OF G-UNIT? U SHITTIN, RIGHT? CAN’T MAKE THAT SHIT UP WITH A NORMAL STATE OF MIND. DUDE, YOU ARE EITHER FUCKIN’ HIGH OR JA RULE.

  • ONE50

    >>Up there w/ Cassidy wow that’s really saying alot.
    ————————————————-

    I made a comparison about punchlines. Who has better punchlines that Cassidy. It better be you. The only other reason you would say Cassidy’s punchlines aren’t much is if a female who only listens to party rap. Either that or lame sarcasim, is the only way you know how to comunicate. Which is the case with a lot of white boys I run into these days.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >When discussing 50’s move here, BOL, you’re argument is not sounded in fact. Can’t you just admit that he made a smart business move?

    Why should I indulge anyone in an argument about whether or not Fiddy Cent is a great businessman in the comments to a post about how he spent $9 million so his weed carriers could bring their weed carriers on tour?

    Fiddy Cent made a shiteload of money from Vitamin Water in an arrangement that was hardly any different than, say, the kind of deal an athlete like Michael Jordan would sign with Gatorade.

    He got it because he’s famous, because he makes songs about selling crack and fucking broads, and plays into all sorts of other widely held myths regarding black masculinity, not because he managed some spectacular feat of investment savvy.

  • Back Once Again

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

    Fat Hypocrite.

  • these posts are racist

    “He got it because he’s famous, because he makes songs about selling crack and fucking broads, and plays into all sorts of other widely held myths regarding black masculinity, not because he managed some spectacular feat of investment savvy.”

    Wrong. He invested in a company that initially had trouble finding people to invest in it. The product became a hit, was bought out and he profited, period. It was a successful investment by a businessman (50 cent) who had the foresight to see the lucrative potential in his investment. He was not merely a tool used in a commercial.

    Your lack of ability to see this is due to your self hate. You cannot believe that black man made a smart business move and reduce it to being a “black cosigner”, which is factually, not true.

  • ONE50

    50 IS THE SOLE REASON FOR DOWNFALL OF G-UNIT? U SHITTIN, RIGHT? CAN’T MAKE THAT SHIT UP WITH A NORMAL STATE OF MIND. DUDE, YOU ARE EITHER FUCKIN’ HIGH OR JA RULE.

    ——————————————

    I still a fan of 50 I aint like the rest of you little guppies that take sides like you actually know these people. But I gotta call it like it is. That beefin shit back fired on him this time around.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >It was a successful investment by a businessman (50 cent) who had the foresight to see the lucrative potential in his investment. He was not merely a tool used in a commercial.

    Donovan McNabb, Tracy McGrady, Allen Iverson, and Gilbert Arenas all had small stakes in Vitamin Water as well.

    What a coincidence that so many black people, all of whom are famous, no to mention wealthy, for either throwing a ball or singing about committing crimes, or – in some cases – both, all just so happened to be visionary venture capitalists.

    Somebody get Allen Iverson his own column in the Harvard Business Review already.

    Other brilliant business people, according to the TPAR line of thinking:

    Paris Hilton
    The Olsen Twins
    Harland Sanders aka The Colonel
    Ol’ Dirty Bastard

    and so on and so forth…

  • Fernando

    Fiddy is a black co-signer. He invests in all sorts of crap and got lucky once. Every musical investment he has made has been terrible.

    He is lucky that America and young wiggers in particular cant get enough of some bafoon who capitalizes on black stereotypes and fake thuggery (and the hidden hate for Ja Rule that everybody had).

    He got rich off of image and the ridiculous hype that mixtape artists get in NY. Its not because he was smart or a good rapper (as evidenced in “Amusement Park”)

  • radnuw

    Any body read the article in the excerpt?
    it reads… 50 says ‘There was another problem. “I looked around the room, and I was the only person with G-Unit sneakers on. But they were being paid,” he adds. “It had become the norm for the check to come, but they were no longer wearing the clothes.”

    funking halarious… now that’s priceless.

  • http://www.byroncrawford.com radnuw77

    50 says, ‘
    There was another problem. “I looked around the room, and I was the only person with G-Unit sneakers on. But they were being paid,” he adds. “It had become the norm for the check to come, but they were no longer wearing the clothes.”

    That’s priceless.

  • Incilin

    I’m still with TPAR on this one.

    The real difference between 50 and people like Paris Hilton and the Olsen Twins is that 50 is the one making those moves, Paris Hilton just has accountants and other people telling her where to invest her money. 50 is making his own decisions. People like the Olsen Twins were never in contorl of their lives, it was always managers and their parents etc. etc. behind them pulling the strings (Do you really think a 6 year old could be an excutive producer to a very sucessful show) I don’t think any of us doubt that 50 pulled himself out of the gettho and a doomed drug dealing fate and into the rap world. And he did it on his own, something the Olsen twins couldn’t do.

    The reason those kinds of people are “visionary venture capitalists” is because if you want to be a visionary venture capitalist you need shitloads of capital to start with. The kind of money basketball players and world famous rappers make is the kind you need. Besides lots of rappers have tons of money, look at 50′s boss Dr. Dre who is no doubt worth quite a lot himself. In all of Dre’s years he never made the kind of money 50 is now making with the Vitimin Water deal (If in fact, he made the 400 mil which aint totally proven). Back in the day Dre (As well as everyone else) could have put his money into something like Google or Microsoft, but he didn’t. In fact, Dre could have put money into Viatimin Water but didn’t. Anyone celebrity with money (black or white) could have invested in Vitamin Water but didn’t. 50 did. 50 could have spent all of his money on weedcarriers like MC Hammer did, but he didn’t. He overspent, and now he says he won’t do that anymore.

  • Dr Flav

    “Harland Sanders,” Now you dont go fuckin with the Colonel… that cracka knew good yardbird when he tasted it, fool put the plantation on it!

  • Fernando

    How do you know 50 makes all his own decisions?? Do you know him?? I doubt it. I guarantee he has advisors and all sorts of henchmen who do most of the work. Although him doing all of this outside investing makes sense b/c he obviously doesnt take time to write decent raps anymore.

  • The Spaniard

    The real point of contention is one of definition. What exactly is the criteria for being a “good businessman”? Is it attending a highly ranked business school. Is it making a large profit from a particular investment one time or sustained success over a long period? Is it having good advisors around you? It should be some combination of all of the above. I would tend to agree with Bol in that I can’t imagine 50 Cent spending hours pouring over financial reports and marketing trends to pull off the investment of a lifetime. But who knows? 50 may be some sort of savant. In any case, congrats to him and his cash. I don’t really love him as an artist but one thing is for sure, that negro is funny as hell.

  • Cuban Link

    >>Fiddy Cent may have a shiteload of money, but he won’t, if he keeps up like that.

    ^Bol, be real playa.50 could keep flopping for years and be filthy rich still.I mean what goes up comes down, but 50s REALLY up there, so its gonna take awhile to come down

    And wasnt it you who compared this to Goodfellas when he realized its easier to take out his own guys instead of paying them?It seems more and more like that every day now doesnt it?

  • these posts are racist

    “Donovan McNabb, Tracy McGrady, Allen Iverson, and Gilbert Arenas all had small stakes in Vitamin Water as well.”

    I don’t know the nature of McNabb, et. al. business relationship with the Vitamin Water people…i.e. whether it is through a licensing agreement, whether they are being paid to advertise or if they actually owned a stake in the company as it has been reported 50 did. Assuming for the sake of discussion that you’re right and that McNabb, et. al owned a small stake (smaller than the 10% 50 reportedly owned), so what. They or their advisors made the decision to invest in a business and they profited from it. How does this take away from 50′s business skills to purchase a 10% stake which (according to reports) brought him a great deal of cash?

    “What a coincidence that so many black people, all of whom are famous, no to mention wealthy, for either throwing a ball or singing about committing crimes, or – in some cases – both, all just so happened to be visionary venture capitalists.”

    How arrogant of you. You think “throwing a ball” is all it takes to be a professional athlete? Again, a testament to your self hate. The men you mention have gotten wealhy from being professional athletes but are smart enough to diversify their money and make profits…But you reduce them, again to “black cosigners” as if they are mere puppets with no brain.

    “Other brilliant business people, according to the TPAR line of thinking:

    Paris Hilton”

    If you think Paris Hilton isn’t a brilliant marketer of herself and savvy business women, you’re just another sheep who watches VH1 make fun of her…

  • these posts are racist

    If they were just looking to have a “black cosigner” to get black people to buy their product, why not hire 50 to do commercials? I didn’t even hear about 50 owning a stake in the company until after it was sold…that right there destroys your cynical theory behind his ownership in the company.

  • jov6388

    HOW THE FUCK CAN THIS NIGGA SAY LLOYD BANKS WAS NEVER GOOD GET THE FUCK out of here

  • jov6388

    how the fuck can u say lloyd banks was never good to begin with LETS BE SERIOUS

  • john cochran

    FUCK ALL THAT HELP YA HOMIES OUT SHIT. JUST CAUSE IM RICH DONT MEAN I GOTTA SUPPORT GROWN MEN. ID RATHER TEACH A NIGGA HOW TO FISH RATHER THAN BUY EM A PLATTER. HE GOT LIKE 10 WASHED UP OR JUST PLAIN OLD WACK RAPPERS OVER THERE WHO ALL FLOPPED. HE SHOULD DO LIKE ANY OTHER LABEL AND DROP THEM. ITS’ GOTTA BE EXPENSIVE TO BUY ALL THEM NIGGAS CLOTHES, CARS, PROSTITUTES, AND WEED EVERY MONTH. AND ANY REAL ARTISTS WHO’S HUNGRY AND WANTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL WOULD WANT MORE THAN JUST BEING SOME BIG SUPERSTAR’S LIL BUDDY. LOOK AT GAME, HE BRANCHED OUT NOW HE’S ONE OF THE FEW EMCEES OUT THERE THAT CAN GINUINELY RAP. SEND THEM NIGGAS (BANKS, SPIDER, HOT ROD, MOP) TO KOCH. PRODIGY ALREADY AHEAD OF EM AND YAYO SHOULDN’T EVER SPEAK INTO A MICROPHONE PERIOD.

  • DirtDoggy

    How did banks get such a bad rap ? Damn son, the kid is better than 99% of these dildo riders out today.

    He’s definetly has better lyrics than 50 and almost everyone else in the game but he doesn’t sell as much so that means he’s shit ? The best rappers are broke mutherfuckers with heart, who gives a fuck about record sales.

  • Mr. Whats beef

    ONE50 and jov6388 yall never lied about banks. that kid is a good artist all around, he could be on top of his game, but he tryed to go the candy shop route. Now Bol what are you going to say if banks next album do big numbers like triple platinum, thats the rise of g-unit all over again, Actually if not 50, Banks is the one that could save g-unit, Buck surely damn cant, yayo forget about it, mobb deep hell no, nobody but banks.

    he aint fucking with cassidy doe lol, hell no. Cass is like the new Jay-Z

  • rap snacks

    the entourage is one of the most destructive forces in hip-hop.

  • Real Talk

    Um, TPAR

    The only reason I know about vitamin water isi seeing Billboards with 50 holding the formula 50 bottle. Maybe they don’t have those up in whatever white picket fence/politicaly correct suburb you live in. I’m sure they only put up the billboards with the white athletes out your way so you never noticed.

  • EReal

    Fernando Says:

    July 10th, 2007 at 5:05 pm
    How do you know 50 makes all his own decisions?? Do you know him?? I doubt it. I guarantee he has advisors and all sorts of henchmen who do most of the work. Although him doing all of this outside investing makes sense b/c he obviously doesnt take time to write decent raps anymore.
    ^^^^^^
    Co-Sign, But he defs made the decisions on what to sign his name and image to. The clothing line for example, he was wearing G-Unit clothes in the “Wanksta” video that he made HIMSELF. 50 made alot of moves that peeps dont give him credit for.
    As far as the Dre thing, 50 said Em and Dre taught him how to be profitable and how to make moves in the industry. Dre is stinkin ass filthy rich from Em alone, not to mention 50. Str8^.
    “50 Cent was like a fuckin jackpot for me, and Dre, it was like we hit the fuckin lottery and a damn slot machine at the same as each other, why the fuck you think we ride like we brothers?” – Eminem – Invasion Mixtape

  • Ryan

    M.O.P. is the only good thing on G Unit anymore, and Mobb Deep I think will be good again once they’re off that ship, look at “Return of the Mac”, that was the best Mobb related work in years. As far as 50 getting rich, I’m sure he hired some good business advisors to get him where he is today, cause I know damn well he couldn’t do this on his own.

  • Caine

    @Spaniard

    So 50′s a negro, and every other decent brother you come in contact wit is a nigger??? GTFOH!

    You’s a lame. I know niggas on 87th & Bishop in da Chi dat’ll give u da business, smartguy…

  • The Spaniard

    @Caine

    Listen dummy, 50 Cent is a negro because of two reasons.

    1. He calls himself(and others) a Negro/Nigga/Nigger

    2. I chose to say negro.

    Is every decent brother a Nigger? If you mean the standard racist definition, then obviously no dumbass. On the other hand if you mean nigger as your hero 50 Cent uses it, then I suppose the answer is yes in that case.

    As to your henchmen men on 87th & Bishop, I would say that it is very likely that there exists someone (or a gruop of someones) in that neighborhood that could “give me the business”. So what? For the record, I would bet money on myself in a one on one scrap but that is irrelavant. A more pertinent question, seeing that you brought it up, is if you can “give me the business”? Not that I am really interested in fighting or anything. By you idiotic and nonsensicial response I’ll assume that you are the type of bitch that likes to fight (or shoot people) over minor disputes.

    Do the world a favor and get a vasectomy…or learn to form proper and logical thoughts.

  • Hip Hop since 79′

    Watch your mouth.

  • Caine

    @ Spaniard

    Naw homie, I listen to a variation of music, I said dat shit about the negro comment cuz of that bullshit you was postin on the Southerners’ll buy anything post. I really don’t care too much for 50. You just seem like the type of bitch ass nigga that thinks he so fuckin smart. Tryna downgrade “Niggers” and your one yourself. Like I said before yous a lame. Get ya weight up bitch ass nigga.

  • Caine

    The Spaniard Says:

    July 11th, 2007 at 7:55 pm
    I also use the phrases coon, spear chucker, porch monkey and tar baby. I am mocking two concepts at the same time.

    1. The fact that people get worked up into a violent rage about name calling (very childish).

    2. The fact that the term nigger is the only popular term out of all the others to negatively describe the black race in common use. (not that I really subscribe to the significance of race categories anyway outside of a man made sociological construct.)

    ^^Case in point…

  • The Spaniard

    @Caine

    Case in point? What’s your point?

    Your response makes zero sense. The comment about 50 being your “hero” was minor and irrelevant. At no point did I say anything that could be interpreted by anyone with any sense as attempting to downgrading “niggers”. Intelligence wise I don’t think I am particularly advanced but on the other hand you are clearly very stupid making me smarter than you…on a relative scale of course.

    Also, reposting my words supports my overall point, dumbass.

    Learn to read, and more importantly, get someone smarter than you to interpret so you can comprehend.

  • Caine

    What da fuck is you missin? Why would you call your own people Nigger? Guess you’re not as smart as you think.

    So just continue working your little minimun wage paying job, and posting comments on your lunch break bitch.

  • The Spaniard

    You are clearly fucking retarded. I thought I explained to you that your problem is your sub-remedial level of reading comprehension.

    straight from Merriam-Websters…
    http://www.m-w.com

    mocking: to treat with contempt or ridicule

    The word mocking is clearly used in my post. Mocking what you may ask? Racism in general and, more specifically, that the word is in use today. I also feel safe in assuming your favorite MC uses it at least a trillion times in his rhymes. (like I pointed out with 50)

    Here’s another example, look at point 1. from my previous post about violent rage. Your answer with regards to who you know on 87th street to “give me the business” (I’m really nervous by the way. internet threats are super scary!) is exactly the garbage I am MOCKING. (definition above)

    (R.I.F.)Reading is Fundamental

    I can see that switching it to read [Nigga] (as you clearly do) makes the word all hunky dory for you. Fine.

    You are a dumb ass NIGGA. Nigga. Go stand on line and buy the next pair of Jordans and get your dubs nice and shiny. You fucking coon. (or should that be koon? yeah, changing that one letter is groundbreaking.)

    In this case, you can interpret ‘nigga’ as if I was running the Monticello plantation (cicra 1830). moron.

    For the record, my “people” are HUMANS that share my goals, sense of values and aspirations. A significant percentage of those people happen to be black but that is besides the point.

    You see how I directly supported my position and used your own words and implied thoughts to refute your misstatements and false claims? That’s how the back and forth of an “intelligent” conversation goes.

    I just bought my oldest son (9) a Wii maybe you can come play Wario with him then afterwards he’ll sit down with you and teach you how to deconstruct a sentence to learn the actual meaning of it.

    Minimun wage job. Lunch break. I love you. Please, take my wife.

  • The Spaniard

    What am I missing? I guess I’m missing the ‘a’ in place of ‘er’ on the word nigger.

    I think I just figured out why you assume I think that I am some sort of super genius…I don’t type in slang, broken english or abbreviations most of the time.

    For example…
    “YOUS a bitch”
    “what are you MISSIN’”

    That’s just a force of habit due to the nature of my work.

    I know what you are missing, (besides a proper education and a background in formal logicial constructs) it’s g’s on the end of your words.

    Not that I give two shits about being pedant. I assure you when I am with my crew (all black men and women who use the word nigga[er] like it was going out of style) I speak closer to how you type.

    My thought process remains the same however. Raise yours…and take my wife, please.

  • Caine

    Not that I give two shits about being pedant. I assure you when I am with my crew (all black men and women who use the word nigga[er] like it was going out of style) I speak closer to how you type.

    ^^ Proves my whole argument with you. You’re fake…Oh yeah my Chevy on dem thangs IS clean, and I got almost every pair of Jordans that ever came out.

    And no thanks, I’m not really into video games. Although I do understand the fact of how you would like for me to school your son on how to be a real Nigga. A fuckin Wii…HAHAHAHA!!!

  • Caine

    “sub-remedial level of reading comprehension”

    Good One.

    “I can see that switching it to read [Nigga] (as you clearly do) makes the word all hunky dory for you. Fine.”

    Yeah, cuz when WE(when i say we, I mean all MY people) use it, we use it as a term of endearment. Whitey’s and Niggers like you use it as a derogatory statement to inflict pain. So my friend, I do understand that you intended to make a mockery of your own people on a forum constructed for us. GTFOH! Raise your kids, and make sure you pay your fucking child support Monday!

  • The Spaniard

    Your argument make no sense.

    Pay attention while I break it down for you.

    “That’s just a force of habit due to the nature of my work.”

    See in the quote above how I clearly explain there is a reason why I type is this manner…a important point which you chose to ignore. The only remaining question is are you being stupid on purpose or unintentionally.

    Also notice how you ignore the provided definition of mockery and the clear use in my post. Not to mention the number of times in my previous posts I clearly state that I am not using the word as a racist would unless stated otherwise like in the above post.)

    The only logical point of contention a reasonable person could have is that I find it a bit curious that that is the only racial phrase used as a “term of enderment” among blacks so I am mocking THAT CONCEPT as well, which I have clearly stated many times.

    Once again for the retards in the back…

    Racism and the choosing of certain phrases are the concepts being mocked. Not black people (or your niggas) as you have misstated over and over again.

    When 50 (or whomever you listen to in your ‘chevy’) spits…

    “Niggers[a] screw they face up at me, son you don’t want beef” then threatens to kill them I’m sure they are expressing their solidarity with there people in the common struggle.

    Raise yours was refering to your thought process. (R.I.F.)

    Oh yeah, my sons live with me and the only example you could set for him is how NOT to think.

  • The Spaniard

    …and the reason for me pointing the Wii was that it’s a system with child like games which would suit your thinking level perfectly.

    Which bring me to another point. You laugh at the Wii because, I assume, it’s for “lames” thereby possibly indicating something about their character…coincedentially,the very same point I was making about the music people listen to possibly indicating something more about them in the “southerners will buy anything post”. Which caused you to have a hissy fit make very scary internet threats.

    I have a confenerce call now…I’ll be back a little later.

    (R.I.F.) jackass.

  • Caine

    Context is important son. If I meant the word as an insult then you should be insulted. If I did not then you should either roll with the overiding theme of the rest of the sentence or ostricize me from your circle. Nigger.

    ^^ Although your banter is amusing, it’s still simply mere ingnorance.

    Second, I only refered to my peoples in the Chi one time, just to let you know that yes, I am familiar with where your from. But yet in still you repeatedly bring them up. So no need to think I’m on here talkin some shit about some guy I don’t know over 500 miles away. I don’t do mines like that. I simply don’t respect you or your fake ass logic, or intellect. Next time you wanna make a mockery of something, do it at the expense of your “German” friends,or some other race. I’m going to defend mine.

    I laugh at the Wii because of it’s pricetag…it’s pretty advanced in it’s technology tho. So that takes all the merit out of your philosphy that a person’s intellect is a reflection of the genre/type of music/artists someone listens to.

    Tighten up old head!

  • The Spaniard

    Price tag? Now I see you are bad a math also. After you buy everything the “price tag” is within range of whatever system. But what does that mean anyway? Not much. See how your mind works. (i.e. Not so well). Nevermind though.

    You’re still not making any sense. What possible point could you have trying to make by letting me know you are familar where I come from? The point of your Chicago reference is quite clear. I don’t have to guess what to said because it is on the screen and the words are quite clear.

    Also that quote, as the other one did, highlights my point exactly. The use of the word was not intended as an insult, as the quote states.

    It’s a positive sign of progress that you are backing away from that idiotic statement though.

    Now if you will take that positive sign a step further and LEARN TO READ you will see that I am not making a mockery at anyones expense.

    The logic is clear if you just improve your mind.

    Continue to be the defender of your race against non-issues and phantom threats while the real issues harming people go unchecked.

    You’re doing a hell of a job Brownie.

    Oh yeah,

    from Merriam-Websters
    http://www.m-w.com

    possibly:
    1 : in a possible manner : by any possibility
    2 : by merest chance
    3 : it is possible or imaginable

    possible:
    2 a : being something that may or may not occur

    (R.I.F.)

  • The Spaniard

    …and I see you still have not cleared up the disconnect between the “term of enderment” position you advocate and your favorite MCs clearly not using it in that manner. I won’t hold my breath though.

    In fact, I’ll go off on a limb and say that you will continue to make very little sense ignoring large portions of the previous exchanges and continue to ingore (or be ignorant to) common language usage.

  • Caine

    It’s the saracastical way you ended when trying to explain to dude that you meant no malice. In turn, you did make a mockery out of another brother, mane.

    I haven’t claered up the disconnect between my logic, and my favorite rapper’s use of the word because that is totally irrelevant to this debate. But since you inquire, my favorite artist rarely uses the word.

    Let’s not get off path. My whole argument is that you chose to use the word Nigger to acknowledge a black man, and in turn YOUR favorite rapper is a Negro??? I guess I will never understand your Harvard/Princeton/Yale degree of logic.

    “It’s a positive sign of progress that you are backing away from that idiotic statement though”.

    ^^ Which Is?

  • The Spaniard

    I see your misunderstanding more clearly now.

    …or is it now sarcasm you are fighting against. In any event, I’m glad you see that it was indeed sarcasm and not some self-hating attack on the black race.

    See, progress IS being made.

    Here is the relevance of my question…

    This exchange started, in part, when you took some odd offense to my reference to 50 Cent as a negro, as if I was disparaging him because he was black…which clearly was not the case…as I think you starting to understand finally. I was wondering if you find yourself in an epic battle in your mind when the rappers you listen to use it in a form other than a “term of endearment” and why you thought is was connectent to defend the black race from me when the very people (and yourself) use some variation of the word.

    To further illustrate, here is a sentence to review…

    “Nigger, did you see that shit? That’s a bad ass bitch!”

    Here is the way I am using the word (unless sarcasm is in effect)…

    [My man/brother/dude], did you see that shit?

    not, as you claimed (or claim)…

    [You dumb, shiftless and inferior African], did you see that shit?

    Like I said before, switch ‘er’ with ‘a’ means nothing to me. (nor should it to anyone else) It’s the intended meaning behind the word.

    With that said, it is still a little funny to me that nigger was the term deemed worthy of everyday use by blacks (you included). As I stated before several times thereby causing me to mock the very idea. Not funny as in “look at these ignorant niggers” but funny as in I call soft drinks “pop” and people in other places call it “soda”

    “I guess I will never understand your Harvard/Princeton/Yale degree of logic.”

    Don’t worry you are slowly getting it (I think?)…formal logic is universal. Doesn’t matter if you went to an Ivy League school or not. (I did not)

    Backing away from the idea that you were letting me know there were some dangerous young men in the Foster Park area (Blackstones I presume) “to give me the business”. I didn’t understand that you were just letting me know you were familar with the city. That was very helpful.

    Is it my imagination or did your style of typing change up to a more formal manner? I hope you are not being fake. That would be horrible.

  • The Spaniard

    connectent = consistent

  • Caine

    Yeah, no one respects an uneducated Nigga(er). Until da next debate…I’ll call off da goons. ** Thankx **

  • The Spaniard

    Peace my nigga(er).

  • real truths

    Banks wants out, he will start the next soap opera beef in hip hop

  • OutLawz

    this is so good shit right here G-unit is trash and well always be trash