The Clash Of Teh Ghey Titans…

For those of us with enough common sense to recognize that the recent leak of Aesop Rock’s latest album isn’t going to save rap music at least we have this classic WWE matchup. John Cena versus the Sandman, or is it the Undertaker versus Ric Flair? I don’t know shit about wrestling anymore, but I do know that marketing is the key to everything here in America. Nike just decided to push back the launch of the new Michael Vick signature shoe. Why? Because they care about animals rights? Hell nahh! Because the marketing of that shoe is now fucked the fuck up due to Vick’s indictment. Fifty’s new album was pushed back from retail shelves for the same reason, not because of the Tony Yayo indictment (which many rap fans consider a good thing for record sales), but because the marketing of ‘Curtis’ was fucked the fuck up.

This is a first on a Fisty Scent project and I wonder if that dude Nelson Taboada is still doing his thing over at Interscope. That dude is one of the last A & R people still in the game. He came up in the ranks very similar to everyone’s least favorite A & R blogger b/k/a Young Lip Gloss. The biggest difference between Nelson and Sickamore is that Nelson plays his lane to the fullest. You never see him put his name before the artists that he is managing. As a matter of fact, it’s hard sometimes to even get a quote from dude. His business is all about making his artists successful. Look at the work he put in for Fisty on GRODT. How else do you take a mediocre rhyming rapper and put his name on everyone’s lips?

The proposed clash of the Teh Ghey Titans is more about the people working behind Fisty and Kanghey (extra nullus). Which one of these artists has the support staff to make their album the best shit dropping in 2007. This is what ultimately hangs in the balance. If you don’t think that both of these dudes are planning on submitting disks that we regard as classics then you are dead wrong. These two fools are the biggest suckers for love in the game and they would want nothing more but for the multitudes to coronate them the king of this rap shit. Fisty is the champ right now, but Kangaye is a damn good challenger. This is on some Muhammad Ali versus Sonny Liston shit.

I give KanYizzle the advantage on several levels. Firstly, that nigga ‘Ye has more style and a way fresher pair of Air Max than Fitty. Secondly, peep the crew of Fitty haters that KanYe is rolling with… NaS, Game, Ja-Rule, Lil’ Wang, Beanie Sigel, Cam’Ron, basically everyone involved in rap music not named Fifty Cent or Tony Yayo. How long can Fifty survive in rap music as the most hated on artist? The only people in this thing I don’t see on any side yet are the Wu Tang niggas, but they are having their own issues right now. It looks to me that the backlash from Fifty’s takeover a couple of years ago is finally rearing it’s head. This nigga had an album, an autobiography and a fucking feature film all in circulation simultaneously. Plus I’m sure he had a cover or three here at XXL. That shit is un-fucking-precedented in entertainment. Maybe only Frank Sinatra could pop that shit off and that nigga is dead like Tupac.

All I’m saying is that it might be time for the Fisty Scent juggernaut to get derailed. I know a lot of you would rather someone less fruity spill Fifty’s champagne bottle, like NaS or Jay-Z (secretly a massive 50 hater), but it looks like it will be KanYe and his army of backpackers, skateboarders, manbaggers, Fro-hawk wearers, bicycle chain belt rollerbladers, and just all around weirdos that make up the majority of the people that buy records. Peep this true story though… No matter who sells the most at the end of the first week the clear winner will be General Electric. Them niggas own Universal Music Group (Def Jam, Interscope, et al) and they even make the bullets that are used in the guns that Ja-Rule and Lil’ Wang were busted with.

Old white men really are running this rap shit.

  • jjjjjjjjjjjjjj

    first!!!!!!!!!!…….bitches

  • brebre

    EXACTLY MY THOUGHT. I WANNA SEE 50 WINNING BUT RAP LISTENING WHITE FOLKS ARE SCARY.

    THEY GO COP 2,3 CDS FOR GIRLFRIENDS, BOYFRIENDS, YOGA TEACHERS, TENNIS COACHES, SHRINKS, DOG WALKERS, NANNIES, ETC. AND THEY WILL BE MORE COMFORTABLE BUYING KANYE CD THAN 50′S AT BEST BUY AND WALMART.

  • Omar

    You wouldn’t call 50 gay to his face. He’d beat your ass.

  • BIGNAT

    “I know a lot of you would rather someone less fruity spill Fifty’s champagne bottle, like NaS or Jay-Z (secretly a massive 50 hater)” I didn’t think jay even cared about him but they are starting to act alike. they both think they the best thing for rap since sliced bread. the both have talentless sidekicks who are in the will. i make rap no one cares about anymore (bleek) and i catch cases every 3 months (yayo). Bleek used to be good and yayo well come on his first album was aight n. then he dropped that flashdancer song which was pure garbage. I can’t even remember the last song bleek did but most likely it was garbage. i think on his last album the best song was had by jay-z a solo song no less called dear summer hahahaha. whatever i am buying kanye and waiting till one of my friends buys 50 so i can judge if it’s worth my money.

  • Cuban Link

    Billy, I was thinking about this today too.Who’ll outsell who?And I just came to realize, I truly believe 50 will sell more.

    Not because of marketing, not because of hype, but because of their style and swagger.At the end of the day, lets face it, the biggest buyers of hip hop CDs are suburban white kids.And those kids try to act black.If they had to choose between someone who raps about the things they wish they had, or someone who tries to dress up like THEM who would they choose?

    Eminem was different.They could all relate to him.He was also a white kid who liked black music and dressed in hip hop clothing.Kanye is black, but hes dressing up in sweater vests on a daily basis.Theres a market for coons, pure and simple.Of course, Kanye has sold a lot of records before, but that because his first album was incredible, and Golddigger became a huge hit.

    50 could record sounds of his shit hitting the toilet water and still sell.Kanye, on the other hand, has to actually put togehter and extrodinary album for it to sell, unless he gets a single like Golddigger, but, although both Stronger and Cant tell me Nothin are good, they wont explode like Golddigger did.

  • T.R.E.Y.

    GE doesn’t own UMG. check the world’s most accurate encyclopedia — French people’re runnin’ this rap shit

  • Cuban Link

    and by the way, I think Ayo Technology or She Wants it or whatever its called is gonna catch on pretty big.Especially to little white suburban girls, who also pick up CDs.

  • Cuban Link

    and by the way, I think Ayo Technology or She Wants it or whatever its called is gonna catch on pretty big.Especially to little white suburban girls, who also pick up CDs.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    TREY,
    You must be smoking a trey bag of sherm. Get off that dial up and upgrade your web access to broadband.

    GENERAL ELECTRIC BEEN DONE ALREADY ACQUIRED VIVENDI
    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/10/08/business/08CND-VIVEND.html?ex=1381032000&en=40247447a8d53bd8&ei=5007&partner=USERLAND

  • Domjel

    Good read. Personally, I’d like for Nas to tar and feather 50. And I’m not a 50 hater. Nas said it best, “God sent against Devil sent”.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Omar,

    I bet that you would let Fifty put his dick on your forehead before he would beat my ass.

    Just a hunch.

  • Mr. Whats beef

    50 got the hood on smash, got dammit if people isn’t looking for wayne they checking for fif, lets all put some ransom up, i have curtis outselling kanye first day.

  • Manka Cat

    Ok…
    Here we go again…
    Let’s call the biggest names in Hip-Hop “gay”, because, you know, as an official XXL blogger you want to make sure you use your most witty remarks. Then lets insult their legacies further by laughing at their obvious attempt to drop a classic and their desire for love from the hip-hop community. After all, if Billy was a rapper, he would naturally drop a steaming pile of shit album hoping it made him look like a delapitated douche bag wannabe, and then laugh when people buy it. You know, anything so people will go, “Holy Fuck, homeboys a shit head”. Thats the legacy that the modern legends should be striving for.

    Whats wrong with the rap game? Can’t…figure it out….

    50 and Kanye are both excellant artists. Anyone who can’t shut the fuck up for a second about G-unit or Roc-A-Fella long enough to relize the talent are just a waste of my fucking time. Seems like every post on this site are from supposed fans of hip-hop doing their best to butcher the least popular “titan” of the moment. Help your favorite, don’t just call the other side names. Thats just mean. Fucking children. I pity the old legends who are reading people’s words and have to endure their cocky, ignorant attitudes about Hip-Hop.

    The only person who has had anything wise to say in all this has been Mr. West, who pointed out, (as Jigga did in his XXL feature last year for ‘Kingdom Come’), that Hip-Hop needs “events”. What was the last great Hip-Hop moment you remember? Jay and Nas settling their beef and Nas signing to Def Jam? Dre and Em introducing 50 for the first time? (Remember when you liked 50? In Da Club? Wangsta?), The Blueprint? Ice Cube’s double disc? Pac dropping in vegas? These moments make us appreciate the music we love. They create new fans, and offer something special to people who know how important the moment is. Kanye and 50 dropping discs on the same day certainly doesn’t compare, of course, but the principle is true. Events need to occur. Jay felt he had to come back, (although WAY to soon), because he thought we needed the moment. If he had retired in 2001 after blueprint, and then came back in 2004 with something epic, he would have been welcomed with open arms at sold out concerts nation wide. But in 2006, all people want to do is talk about what a lie it was that he was retiring, he’s old, he’s washed up, sold out, gay….

    Look. 5o is better than you all want to give him credit for. And Kanye knows how to make a song that grabs you. Go listen to the first six tracks of Dropout and tell me you can’t relate to somthing he’s saying. Quit calling them both queer or pop or whatever. They aren’t pop, the rest of the world just discovered a good thing. Try appreciating Hip-Hop for the fact that its Hip-Hop, and buy the record you will get the most enjoyment out of. I plan to buy both on the opening day, even though I have already listened to Straight to the Bank and I Get Money to death, and will probably bump 50 way way more. I will still appreciate Kanye’s stuff. It will just be in a differant way because Kanye’s differant from 50.

    I’m not beefing with Billy Sunday or anyone else. But the community as a whole needs to sit back and try to see shit for what it is. Its not the same game it was 10 or even 5 years ago. It’s not dead yet, but if thats what we want to see, all we need to do is just keep doing what we are doing. You hate every single rapper enough, eventually they’re going to wonder what the fuck they’re trying so hard for.

    “Shit, maybe slanging crack wasn’t such a bad idea.”

    Thanks, Billy, for at least including some history and intelligence in your post. I didn’t mean to totally disrespect your shit…just mostly.
    Peace.

  • me nigga

    Mr. Whats beef Says:

    July 24th, 2007 at 9:15 pm
    50 got the hood on smash, got dammit if people isn’t looking for wayne they checking for fif, lets all put some ransom up, i have curtis outselling kanye first day.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^6
    sound scan is released after the first week you ass whole. and i think real street niggas can see thru 50 his 1st cd he had us fooled but we all can tell 50 aint a bit more hood than ja

  • Mr. Whats beef

    damn billy just owneddddddddd omar. omar didn’t people tell u to be respectful when grown folks are talking lol

  • Klassik

    ^ agree with everything you said.

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    billy x and bol are the tey ghey homo titian blogers of xxl quit the tough guy act xxx homo behind you desk yous a scared lil nigga.

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Dark,
    Shut your piehole anonymous bitch.

  • 40 Island

    Kool G Rap was gonna drop 9.11, but pushed it back after these two homo-shit sandwiches decided it’d be “cool” to drop on 9.11. Fuck them both.

  • Cuban Link

    why do none of the comments I leave ever show up?

  • khikobane

    billy sunday is absolute faggalicious for this wack ass blog….teh ghey?…nullus?…shut tha f*ck up!!!! corny!..50 and ye’ gone both do numbers….get off they dick

  • http://xxlmag.com DARK

    fallback xxxbilly bol ballwasher yous a bitch ass nigga plain and simple.one

  • Jus

    All i gotta say is i’m coping both albums but i probably will listen 2 50′s album more. This is good for hip hop and both albums 2 me will probably be the best albums of 07 unless em and dre drop this year then who knows

  • J.R.O.

    Good shit, Sunday. I wouldn’t go as far as to call ‘em two gay, but good post nonetheless.

    Bottom line, just read the bottom line, ignoramuses.

  • Rizzop

    Damn folks, its only a blog, calm down. This is probably going to be as interesting a story in hip hop not involving killing doggies. This will either make or break Gunit as a brand. I think Kanye has shown more commercially/ musically to sell more records, but i think interscope is going to buy 50′s records just to make it interesting. I personally like the shit 50 has come out with eventhough its the same formula. But kanye always comes with something different….Homie had people thinkin they were fuckin ray charles for a while (i aint saying she a golddigger….you know the rest)Regarless of their sexual orientation, i think it will be a testament as to what type of hip hop is more popular kanye is more talented artistically, but 50 got da supreme crackas behind him, so who knows?

  • sojazzy

    “fisty scent” and “kanghey” would pull more hos than billy sunday anyday…fake ass bol

  • Jason Murk

    Only real faggots use words like “teh,” “ghey,” and “nullus.”

    I heard Bol has been writing Billy’s shit in return for sexual favors…

  • http://www.myspace.com/elprezidente el prez

    damn I almost dropped my blunt reading this shit…sunday u on point with this shit…and “young lip gloss”…classic comedy right there…

  • dza

    fuck billy sunday u dumb motherfucker beanie sigel aint rolling wit kanye u jackass

  • http://wmdeez.wordpress.com nation

    No matter who sells the most at the end of the first week the clear winner will be General Electric… and they even make the bullets that are used in the guns

    ^^^^^genius… btw the Wu already had beef with 50, like ghostface hates that dude, dissed him on shakey dog recently, whereas kanye appeared on the back like that remix

  • http://dahshyt.blogspot.com Belize

    No matter who sells the most at the end of the first week the clear winner will be General Electric

    ^
    LMAO

  • x-mas kid

    50 is gonna generate sales for kanye…and kanye gonna be stealin some fans

  • jeff

    I think Kanye got it (in an honest sense). Kanye got that high school/college girl support on lock. Also, I think everybody that bought Lupe’s album ( the first week), the Jay-Z album, and will purchase the Common album are gonna cop that Kanye, which will put him in line to move almost 3 mil when it’s all said and done. 50 on the other hand, his only remaining fans are them die hard Eminem fans (which is good for about 1.5 mil since Em blows now) and his own remaining core which is like 300,000. The thing about 50 Cent is he won’t be able to handle being number two, so with that new 100 million dollar check he got…he’s gonna buy up a whole bunch of his own albums. Hoe shit no doubt, but that’s how 50 gon do it. 50′s last album sold like 40% less than GRODT, and that shit only sold because 50′s name was on it. That album was dook. Kanye kind of silently stole 1/2 of 50′s core back when College Dropout came out. I think at the end of the day, them tank tops that 50 wore slowly started to kill him, and the fact that Kanye is/was on that fresh shit made chicks gravitate towards him more. Truth be told, Kanye can bring it when he wants to, but chicks ain’t never liked Kanye for his good songs. Chicks like Kanye for the same reason they like Common. They just safe looking cats I guess. WOMEN are going to be the determining factor in these guys sales (Just like T.I.)

  • http://www.myglobaloutlet.com Severe

    its not about one artist “stealing” anothers fan base. theres fans of 50, of kanye, and fans of both. ill probably cop both cause its two totally different forms of hiphop, and ill listen to whichever im in the mood for. its not even about who sells more the first week, or total. its about who actually has the better album. which album will stand the test of time, and be remembered and listened to years from now. theres no doubt that kanye will be the real winner in the long run.

  • DARRYL

    their both gonna do their number…..can you smell the marketing attempt behind this bullshit…..before every album fif tries to creat controversy (GRODT: Ja Rule, The Mass: Jada, Fat Joe, Nas, Shyne…fuck it NEW YORK) and now that that wack ass beef wit Cam’ aint fly a.k.a nobody cares, hes turned his attention to Kanye….lets be real, their both gonna do their number, Fif mite out-sell Kanye but Really, ‘Ye knows he aint gonna out-sell Fif the first week….guess you gotta “fake it til you make it”……I personally wont be buying Fif’s album, probably wont even download it…..but i will buy Kanye’s

  • jeff

    “its not about one artist “stealing” anothers fan base. theres fans of 50, of kanye, and fans of both.”

    it’s a proven fact that people dick ride homey. fan bases get stolen all of the time, especially when one of the artists is on some “choose sides” type of shit. 50 stole Ja Rule’s fans. Pastor Troy made cats in GA stop buying No Limit. This isn’t a Big and Pac type of situation where folks are going to stand behind who they believe is the best..the average joe just don’t fuck with 50 like that anymore and they fucks with Kanye. The fact that both of those albums are coming out on the same day makes it a competition between the both of them. If 50 does win (whether it’s first week or long run sales), it’ll be because he’s a sore loser and won’t be able to handle that type of defeat. He has the capital to purchase milions of his own albums. He never had to buy his own shit because he came out when Jay Z and Nelly weren’t in their prime anymore. What competition did 50 have when he dropped? Isn’t his album supposed to be a double album also? 250,000 means 500,000 in that sense. The media is making this shit into a competition, so people are going to choose sides just because they want to see one guy reign victorious. I can care less, but for whatever reason..folks gives a fuck

  • LOL

    Aesop Rock IS WHITEBOY NERD RAP..NOT HIPHOP

  • http://www.xxlmag.com BIZ

    “old white men run this shit” …its true, it’s true! lol.

  • John Brown

    Look at the work he put in for Fisty on GRODT. How else do you take a mediocre rhyming rapper and put his name on everyone’s lips?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    So the input of DRE & EM didnt have nothing to do with it?

  • John Brown

    jeff Says:

    July 25th, 2007 at 8:03 am

    Nelly weren’t in their prime anymore.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    NELLY was once in his prime?

  • LOL

    OLD WHITE MEN RUN THE WORLD. DOES THAT MEAN YOUR GONNA QUIT UR JOB?

    NIGGAS STILL MAKIN MAD MONEY OF THIS RAP SHIT AND THEY CAN BRANCH OFF ONTO NEW VENTURES.

    EXPAND THEIR MONEY.

    SO Y’ALL NEED TO DEAD THAT SHIT FORREAL.

  • http://xxlmag.com/ Admin

    i dont know

  • Combat Jack

    not a bad post, post office boy. the metaphors are weak, and you ruin it by using the word ‘homo’ in the title (what are you, a shook one?), but one of the better xxl posts this year (though that ain’t saying much).

    50 will kill kanye with sales though – he’s on that genuine superstar pop level where kanye’s main fan base are white 40 year old broadsheet newspaper readers.

  • Incilin

    I aint really no G-Unit stan or nothing, but I really really want 50 to crush Kayne’s sales. Don’t get my wrong, I love Kayne, but it just makes me happy to make sure a new york nigga remains on top of the game. Plus I love the fact that 50 steps up and smacks around dudes I can’t stand like Cam’ron and disses youngings gettng outa place like Wayne.

  • smog

    “lol” you a dumbass, aesop rock is that shit, ask around, but like i said from the beggining kayne is on fifty’s album, but fifty is not on kayne’s album, so kayne stay winning, jeff dropped some knoweldge except for the fact that grodt is good and Manka Cat said some good shit about events but like i said
    graduation>curtis
    chitown whut

  • LOL

    SMOG IS WHITE

  • Sin-cere

    I like both artist and I hope they both make good music.. I could careless who sold more if the albums are wack.. good read thou!

  • jeff

    lol @ JOHN BROWN. Prime meaning he was selling a ton of records. I didn’t mean like Nelly was some kinda super lyrical heavyweight back then…Nelly was like Hammer. haha.

  • http://www.rich-arte.blogspot.com Rich Arte

    I don’t buy albums, but I’m coppin that ‘Ye, Cassidy,Outkast,Common and dependin on the review…Curtissss!
    Check out that Fab joint, his album is solid.

  • http://myspace.com/brand_new_money412 Reddillionaire

    Idk if yall realized this cuz I didn’t read the comments but Harry potter > 50 cent AND kanye cuz that shit sold 8.4 million in the first HOUR!not first week, first HOUR!Neither of these two bafoons will do ANYWHERE near that! And they had to get grief counselours for some of the kids for when they were done reading cuz of the trauma kids might be under ! HA! YOU ALL LOSE!

  • http://myspace.com/brand_new_money412 Reddillionaire

    Oh yea lmao @ the shots u took at sickamore. like someone said in another drop he should spend less time at parties all high and drunk and more time A and R ing.or maybe tryna get saigons album a relased date (is there one yet) but wtf do I know….

  • Tyler

    Sad but true. I think Kanye got him. Can’t tell me Nothing is tight even tho Stronger is weak but different both are way better than ‘dat 50 joint Ayo TechWackolgy. Get Money is good but he needs a whole album ‘dat sounds like dat which I just don’t think he was smart enough 2 keep it Hip Hop like ‘dat.
    SolutionsGlobalMedia.com aka SGM7.com
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  • these posts are racist

    Billy,

    I don’t agree with your homophobic terminology and don’t think it adds anything to the conversation…just hateful bigotry.

    I also think that the more enemies 50 has, the better for him. He would like to be viewed not as the top dog but rather, the under dog. That’s his M.O., that’s what got him big in the first place…a cat from the bottom battling his way to the top. The disintegration of G-Unit and increase in the number of rappers that hate him is good for 50…

    I agree with pretty much everything else you said and am impressed that with your clear cut analysis of corporations running this rap shit…

  • PURPLE HULK

    GREAT POST! I LOVE WATCHING WRESTLERS CAUSE THEY ALL OILED UP. SOME HOMO.

  • KLETEWOOD

    Nice post…Sunday.

    The East Coast Saga between New York rappers is hella funny. All East Coast rappers talk shit about one another like a bunch of hoe’s.

    I’M STICKING TO WEST COAST (BAY AREA) RAP!

    IF KANYE WAS A WEST COAST RAPPER…HE’D PROBABLY BE FROM BERKELEY…HANGING WITH THE ( army of backpackers, skateboarders, manbaggers, Fro-hawk wearers, bicycle chain belt rollerbladers,)

    IF 50 WAS FROM THE BAY…HE’D move to the hills. IF YOU BEEF WITH FOOLS FROM OAKLAND…YOU END UP MOVING TO ATLANTA. Or, just killed.

  • Daddyus

    They are both wack as hell.

  • Fernando

    You are the biggest BOL biter EVAR!!!! Oh my god! Does he know you are basically jacking everything he has ever come up with? You are probably the same person. Damn, go to the wizard & get some originality.

  • fg

    kanye is gonna win this one hands down.

    personally i think this whole who is gonna sell more competition is the best promo fifty cent has had in his career.

    i believ def jam will bet interscpe this time around.

    heck they always do any way.

  • Tha Ace

    fitty has already had beef with wu tang namely ghostface and one of their 128 affiliate crews did a diss song on 50

  • Combat Jack

    My monies on Curtis. There’s no doubt that Kanye is exceptionally talented as a record maker, way more than Fif will ever be. However, one thing Fif has demonstrated time and again is that he’s way smarter. I had the opportunity of meeting with both Fifty and Kanye about a year before they both blew up and their conversations were both prophetic in foretelling the things to come with regard to their career and yet different in terms of drive. Fifty expressed point by point the steps he would take to become successful and strategically what his future plans were. Dude was driven in the way a skilled general plans and maps out his attack months before executing his launch. Kanye expressed that he would blow up solely because he had a lot to prove since no one at the time believed in him as a “rapper” and on the fact that he knew he was that good as an artist. Dude was driven in the way an artist see’s nothing but their art first, plus having a chip on their shoulder for not having their art being taken seriously. In every interview, Fif comes off . pause. as an incredibly intellient taskmaster who intrinsically understands the music business. One of the best books I’ve read entitled “48 Laws Of Power” written by Robert Greene describes in detail mankinds history of power, and who, from Julius Ceasar to Muhammed Ali, has either demonstrated a keen understanding of power’s laws or an inability to abide by said laws. Mr. Greene has become an international celebrity and has met dignitaries, world leaders, CEO’s and celebrities globally. Last summer he stated that out of all the people he’s met around the world, no one has demonstrated a better understanding of the laws of power than Fifty (who he’s met) has. http://www.powerseductionandwar.com/archives/from_rappers_to.phtml It’s all business to Curtis and even when he gives the audience an example of how ig’nant he “is” (my wife and I attended the MTV awards in Miami two years ago when 50 crudely went at Fat Joe while the cameras were rolling and we could’nt believe how 50 was such an asshole), I believe it’s all an act. Kanye is all artist riding his much deserved wave of fame and commercial success. Fif will work the wheels off the industry machine to ensure his success in this match up, and trust, the marketing plan for his release will give him the edge. Btw, I’m not a Fiddy stan, but it’s impossible not to appreciate the genius in his game. He realizes that we are now living in an age of ignorance and he’s smart enough to keep giving the masses what they want.

  • Caine

    Good post…Manka cat had some good points.

  • LOL

    OLD WHITE MEN RUN THE WORLD. DOES THAT MEAN YOUR GONNA QUIT UR JOB?

    NIGGAS STILL MAKIN MAD MONEY OF THIS RAP SHIT AND THEY CAN BRANCH OFF ONTO NEW VENTURES.

    EXPAND THEIR MONEY.

    SO Y’ALL NEED TO DEAD THAT SHIT FORREAL.

  • Omar

    Omar,

    I bet that you would let Fifty put his dick on your forehead before he would beat my ass.

    Just a hunch.

    Billy,
    I bet your would let Bol put his dick in your tummy before any of that happened. We know how much he inspires you.

  • twiggy

    brebre Says:

    THEY GO COP 2,3 CDS FOR GIRLFRIENDS, BOYFRIENDS, YOGA TEACHERS, TENNIS COACHES, SHRINKS, DOG WALKERS, NANNIES, ETC. AND THEY WILL BE MORE COMFORTABLE BUYING KANYE CD THAN 50′S AT BEST BUY AND WALMART.
    ————————
    man shut the fuck up and quit stereotyping

  • http://xxlmag.com Billy X. Sunday

    Omar,
    You bitch ass nigga. Everyone has left this playground and moved down the block. Get on your Schwinn and pedal down there faggot.

  • Omar

    My bad. Shouldn’t have mentioned your sugar daddy. I apologize.

  • FADE

    wow besides the GE comment i just now realized u have no idea what the fuck your talking about

  • redd

    @ Combat jack: well said. Intelligence>talent

  • CINCINNATI BITCHES

    go to youtube and type in g unit and you will see a chubby ass 50 before he got shot. if he never got shot, he wouldn’t be shit in this rap game right now…real talk. He got a half ass flow, and without all the hype surrounding his shooting when he came out, lloyd banks would be the spokesperson for g unit. Cam would’ve crushed curtis, and Jim Jones would fall short to Banks. What happened to Cam? Did he move to Egypt or something. Rap is like a soap opera now with its cast of characters…who cares anywho. Graduation in stores 9-11-07

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    My Money’s On Kanye. 50 has alienated his Fanbase with his flaunting of his enormous Wealth, his Wack music and his erratic behavior. Fans who woulda jumped to buy a 50 Cent CD a year ago thinks he is washed up and his music is no where as good as it use to be( not saying that his music was ever Great), but, also he is then most hated artist in ANY genre of music. When you have a subculture of music fans whos have a deathly Hatred of you and everything about you (GUNOT Movement, real hood niggas, Jamacia,Queens residents, Supreme Team Members, Hip Hop Fans) then you know you are in trouble musically. His only way to get even a tenth as popular as he was before Sept. 11 is to beg Dr.Dre to give him some Dope Beats and hire a Dope Ghostwriter (Somebody seen Skillz?). Kanye has already start his “Campaign” to become King on Sept. 11 with Funny YouTube videos, dope songs(Can’t Tell Me Nothing is HOT right now cuz every MC wants to remix it or jump on the beat) and his constant promotion and shit he be doin like Mixtapes and collabos. I mean even though Curtis is known as the “Machine” of Promotion of his Beefs and Drama, Kanye is a promotion genuist,too. He promotes his music becuz of the quality of it,a nd at the End of the Day who wanna buy a Album that sucks ass just becuz they like the Artist. White America likes Kanye more than 50 Cent, I never saw 50 on the Cover of Time Magazine, and they like his kirky “Artistic Genuisness” of his Music. White kids from the suburbs are bumpin his Techno-Electro Hip-Hop mash-up song “Stronger” a lot, and it’s gettin mad play on MTV and MTV2. Curtis must be scurrrrrrrrrrreeddd right about now. GRADUATION time bitchesss!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mike

    You said something deep. This niggah Jay-z can’t stand 50 scent.