Have Jay and Kanye Ja Ruled Fiddy?

Say what you will about Jay-Z, but he somehow managed to get damn near a million people to buy an album that fucking sucks balls.

This week, the Blueprint 3 remained in the top spot of the Billboard top 200 albums chart for the second week in a row, having sold 200 some-odd thousand more copies, which puts it up near a million copies sold. After only two weeks. In 2009. Eminem’s Relapse has only gone 1x platinum, despite the facts that a) it’s been in stores all summer long; b) Eminem, at his peak, sold way more albums than Jay-Z; and c) Relapse was a genuinely worthwhile comeback effort.

But never mind Eminem. It’s not like he needs the money. And he’s still doing better than pretty much anyone whose name isn’t Jay-Z. Meanwhile, I shudder to think how a new Fiddy Cent album might sell, if the TIs at Interscope ever allow him to release another album. (It’s still not clear to who’s barring 50 Cent from releasing another album.) Remember Curtis got trounced by Kanye West’s Graduation, in their first week sales battle in 2007, and then struggled to reach the 1x platinum mark.

I’ve yet to hear a response from Fiddy (who usually jumps at the opportunity to talk shit) to Jay-Z’s statement, on some radio show over in Europe, that no one is scared of 50 Cent. The host asked Jay about Fiddy’s comment on 106 & Park that, if Kanye would have jumped onstage and interrupted his speech at the VMAs, like he did Taylor Swift, Fiddy would’ve blacked his eye. As if 50 Cent was about to get a Moon Man in 2009. Jay told the host that Kanye would have done the same thing, if it was Fiddy, because no one is afraid of Fiddy.

Aww dang…

I doubt that’s true, since Kanye is kind of a pansy and Fiddy is kind of a beast. But it’s gotta sting Fiddy a bit anyway, in the sense that 50 Cent has become such a nonentity. Yeah, if you tried to snatch some shit from his hands, he might punch you in the face, but was Fiddy Cent even at the MTV Awards this year? Even Lil Mama, who’s probably never been on MTV otherwise, was at this year’s ceremony, but 50 Cent was nowhere to be found. They probably asked him to stay home, in case he tried to start some shit. I remember the last time I watched the MTV Awards was that year when Fat Joe pointed out how many cops 50 Cent had with him.

Then I remember reading that, at one of the subsequent VMAs, they had Kanye performing from a remote location in a basement somewhere. They were probably afraid he’d run into 50 Cent, who’d kick the shit out of him, upset about his loss in their sales battle. But that was two years ago, when Fiddy actually had an album out. It didn’t sell very well, and he hasn’t had anything for sale since, so he probably had to watch at home this year. For all we know, he might not be back. Kanye probably wouldn’t have been back either, except for the fact that he somehow managed to sell a few copies of 808s & Heartbreak. He better hope his next album does well, after the stunt he pulled this year.

Jay-Z, with the Blueprint 3, has proven that relics from the late ’90s/early ’00s, who can’t rap well anymore, can still move units. Never mind the economy, illegal downloading and what have you. If 50 Cent wants to do anywhere near as well, he’s gonna have to take a page from the Jay-Z playbook. He can’t just count on aging haters on the Internets. M.O.P., who used to be on G-Unit, tried that shit, and look at how well it did them. The thing is, Fiddy might be hamstrung in his efforts to emulate Jay-Z, in that he can’t play the game like Jay-Z. Fiddy couldn’t go on Oprah even if he wanted to. He might be shit out of luck.

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    Well, Jay has been successful much longer than Fiddddddy. His debut album sold a shit ton of copies and The Massacre did very well but, love him or hate him (or his music), Jay has #1 albums for the past decade. That’s an unmatched stretch.

    • http://www.sylermusic.com Syler

      Pierzy! What up XXL fam, just wanted to let everyone know that the deluxe edition of my album, Syler presents The Empire State of Mind, finally hit all major online retailers (iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, etc.) today. All the joints from the original, plus 5 new ones (4 produced by Toronto’s own Tone Mason). If you feel like it, support it. Just know that I do this because I genuinely love hip hop Thanks.

      • BD

        wow…..

        there is a lot of 50 haters leaving comments on here…

        i think 50′s latest shit has been hard as hell. and jay and kan have been soft…

        50 got jay on that flight 187

      • OG Matt Herbz

        @ Syler.

        I clicked on your link a few months ago and when I saw the “Empire State of Mind” headline, I was thinking about how that was an interesting play on words. Fast forward to a couple weeks ago when I picked up Jay’s CD and I see the title to track 5.

        It’s crossed my mind since–the probability of it being just a coincidence. I wondered how you would feel about that.

        Then I hit up your link today and saw your post about getting swagger jacked.

        Anyway, I can’t call it. It’s weird.

        –OG Matt Herbz–

      • $ykotic/Don McCaine

        Syler, don’t be mad.

        Just keep promoting your project, emphasize the DATING of your project, so anyone can see this is an original idea of yours.

        Besides the music is worthy to turn heads. Push that Canada connect yo.

        • http://www.sylermusic.com Syler

          @ Herbz

          Yeah man, I mean, Jay’s boy Ty Ty was at the same studio I was at while I was doing the initial recording/mixing/mastering of this project back in late 2007. He was there in some A&R capacity for this female pop group. I eventually left mad copies of the finished original album all around The Cutting Room in mid 2008 in the hope that someone like Ty or another person in the industry would check it out. Maybe he did, who knows? But what am I gonna do, sue Jay-Z on the chance that he happened to have seen the title of my album? Even if it’s true I wouldn’t want to be an artist who gets their shine that way, so I just gotta take it for what it is.

          @ Syk

          You’re right man, and I always have appreciated the advice and support. I mean, it’s pretty clear to anyone who does 15 seconds of research that this project of has been out for some time, the original in mid ’08, and the deluxe edition has been done for months as well. I’m not mad, just a bit frustrated, u know? On top of everything, it is one of the better songs on the album, and is now the #1 digital song in the country. Can’t help but feel a little like, “what the fuck is the deal?”

        • $ykotic/Don McCaine

          It’s your blessing in disguise homie. You know how I do. Our phone convos speak volumes.

          But I see “Billie Jean” is doing well. Proud of you.

          And to anybody who don’t know Syler, he would have won the XXL “Fight Night”(good exposure though), but he’s not a battle emcee. Give him an ear he’s worthy.

          This is how I get down. Ad+(Paris Pershun) and *BLOCK* are fuego as well. And next up to bat. Support these dudes.

          COMMISSION!!!

      • FlapJack

        Congrats Syler

        • http://www.sylermusic.com Syler

          Thank you, good lookin out.

  • Che

    And you forgot C) Em’s white which is why he used to move more units in the first place.

    • makeexcuses

      sick of that bullshit . thats like saying cocaine sells cause its white . fucking racist !!

  • Enlightened

    Nigga get the fuck outta here.
    I stopped reading after that paragraph that said “Relapse” was a worthwhile comeback but you saying Jay-Z album sucks balls.

    I repeat – Get. The. Fuck. Out. Of. Here.

    I don’t even think the Jay-Z album is great, but Relapse is some bullshit. Dre fucked up the beats, and Eminem stayed on that Count from Sesame Street-voice shit too long.

    I can never respect your opinion on music again – if I ever did before. I can’t remember.

  • Che

    I meant D)

  • David HussleSoft

    I hate to nit pick but 50 struggled to go platinum? He may have lost to Kanye the first week but he still sold like 600,000 units that week and went platinum in in like 2-3 months. Im sayin just get your facts straight.

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Fisty is gonna go 2X Aluminum………Believe that!

    • coKanE2009

      Dis fool craZy fif will sell more than Jay N dat C.O rOss cuZ dey both wack..second fat joe is wack and wen he tried 2diss fif , fif went to stage and called him out fif will no doubt bout it will beat the shit out of kanye if he tried to pull that stunt …fif has hard shit like that mixtape war angel,return of the bodysnatchers , etc.. dat shit is super bad and den fif gave back to the community he still did dat 40 day festival at queens fif is the BO$$

  • Worley

    50 lost major face with the constant delays. It is clear that he is not the boss he thought he was. Jay is definitely rubbing salt in his wounds.

  • Moe

    So, what would you like for a new Jay-Z album to sound like (since this one “sucked balls” of course)? Why hate for the sake of hating?

  • http://WWW.MAJORMUVS.COM *BLOCK*

    BLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YOU KNOW SOMETIMES I BELIEVE PEOPLE MAKE COMMENTS ON BLOGS AND STUFF JUST TO GET PEOPLE TO RESPOND FOR AMUSEMENT…THAT’S HOW THE COMMENT ABOUT JAY-Z’S ALBUM SUCKING BALLS…I CAN HONESTLY SAY THE ONLY SONG I DIDN’T CARE FOR TOO MUCH IS THE ONE WITH SWIZZ BEATS…AS FAR AS EM…WELL I DIDN’T LIKE ANY OF THE ALBUM…JUST DIDN’T DO ANYTHING FOR ME..BUT TO EACH HIS OWN!

    AS FAR AS PEOPLE MAKING KANYE OUT TO BE GAY…THE ONLY THING THAT I SEE THAT MAKES HIM SEEM THAT WAY IS HIS OBSESSION FOR CLOTHES…WHICH THAT DOESN’T MEAN HE IS…OTHER THAN THAT HE JUST SEEMS LIKE A GUY THAT’S REAL PASSIONATE ABOUT HIS WORK…IN FACT IF MORE ARTIST WERE SALES PROBABLY BE AS BAD…

    AS FAR AS 50…ITS OVER FOR THE GUY…HE HAS BEEN TRYING TO MAKE THAT ALBUM COME OUT SENSE LAST TIME…HE CANT FIND THE CONTROVERSY TO DO IT….HE TRIED BAITING KANYE AGAIN…FAIL..HE TRIED REALITY T.V….FAIL…HE TRIED THE 3 HEADED MONSTER..FAIL…HE SHOULD HAVE DID IT DURING THE RICK ROSS BEEF…BUT ITS A GOOD CHANCE HE WOULD…FAIL REGARDLESS OF WHAT U MAY FEEL….ROSS HAD A DAMN GOOD ALBUM…AND I KNOW HE WAS A C.O…MICHAEL JACKSON WAS AN ACCUSED PEDOPHILE…DIDN’T STOP HIM FROM MAKING GOOD MUSIC THOUGH….

    I SERIOUSLY DON’T THINK 50 IS AS HARD AS HE MAKES HIMSELF TO BE…AT LEAST NOT ANYMORE SO I UNDERSTAND JAY SAYING NOBODY IS SCARED OF 50…OF COURSE LIL KIDS SHOULD BE AFRAID OF YAYO…CAUSE HE WILL SLAP THE FIRE OUT OF THEM…50 ONLY HATES ON ARTISTS FOR BEING SUCCESSFUL, RECORDS CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS TO USE AGAINST THEM ON A LATER DATE, AND DOES 500 PUSH UPS A MINUTE….I BELIEVE THAT EM AND 50 AND MAYBE EVEN JAY SHOULD LEAVE THE RAP ALONE AND FIND OTHER LUCRATIVE THINGS TO DO,BUT IF ANY OF THEM WERE TO DROP ANOTHER ALBUM I PERSONALLY WOULD PREFER IT TO BE JAY. I DON’T THINK THE TAYLOR SWIFT THING WILL HURT KANYE, ESPECIALLY SEEING THAT THE BUSH DON’T LIKE BLACK PEOPLE THING DIDN’T

    I FIND IT FUNNY THAT 50 AND ANYONE DEFENDING 50 FOUND IT SO BAD FOR ROSS TO BE A COP…AND YET 50 KEEPS THEM BY HIS SIDE…I BET SUPREME PROBABLY GOT A FEW STORIES TO TELL….OR HAVE BEEN TOLD ON HIM.

    OH AND TO GO PLATINUM IN 2-3 MONTHS AINT BAD…BUT IF YOU ARE ANYONE DISCUSSED IN THIS POST BESIDES LIL MAMA THEN IT AIN’T A GOOD SIGN EITHER…

    • Enlightened

      You must not have heard Kanye’s interview from a few days ago.

      That nigga is gay.

      He actually said out of his own mouth…”I don’t like guys. I’m sure of it (in a voice that was unsure).”
      No straight nigga would ever say that out of his mouth unless it was the answer to a direct question: “do you like guys?”

      Ron Mexico wrote a blog about a part of it, but I don’t see how a bigger deal wasn’t made of it. The nigga went on a 5 minute rant (once again he brought it up himself) that sounded like a confession – like he was going to break down and come out of the closet at any minute.

      At this point I wish he would and get it over with. But I don’t see how anybody can listen to that interview and not know that that nigga is gay. Then again, I don’t know how you can’t tell already.

  • giantstepp

    50 cent has already surpassed his time in the game. His not talented enough to continue. He has steady gone down since GRODT. He has shown absolutely NO growth in production, lyrical content or subject matter. Same ole, same ole with 50 and the people see it. Despite his money, he is not in the same league as Jay, or ‘Ye, musically, period. He is getting too old to keep spittin that same ole gun bustin, supa thuggin, dope selling, fuckin 50 hoes a week BS! Grow the fuck up 50!! And nobodys afraid of you lol.

  • texasleen

    *yawn* im going to take a nap

  • DV8

    J7M

    50 Ja- Ruled himself. Hes unable to get that vibe/ buzz he had back when he 1st came out. Plain and simple he aint hungry anymore. Plus nobody believes his rich ass is out there shooting people like he says in his raps. The era of people diggin all that fake bullshit is slowly dying. I think people just want to hear honest shit now. Now matter how horrible the music may be (Pitbull, New Boys, etc). Thats why all these corny rappers are winning on the radio now. Except for Plies I love that Becky shit. Finally blowjobs have a theme song we can listen to the radio.

    COMMISSION!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://j-mace.deviantart.com Shawty J

    Nice drop but, there’s a a couple I feel the need to comment on here, Bol.

    “Jay told the host that Kanye would have done the same thing, if it was Fiddy, because no one is afraid of Fiddy… I doubt that’s true, since Kanye is kind of a pansy and Fiddy is kind of a beast.”

    Kanye probably would’ve run on the stage at 50 Cent, but 50 wouldn’t have let him take the mic, and 50 might have tried to two-piece. And 50 isn’t a beast anymore, right after Curtis dropped he dropped down to 175 in weight for a movie role and hasn’t regained any of that weight.

    “Even Lil Mama, who’s probably never been on MTV otherwise…”

    Lil Mama actually works on an MTV show, she wouldn’t make any money otherwise…

    “But that was two years ago, when Fiddy actually had an album out. It didn’t sell very well, and he hasn’t had anything for sale since, so he probably had to watch at home this year”

    Actually 50 dropped a G-Unit album last year. It bricked though.

  • jonny bizness

    i agree wid u totally Block i just can’t see 50 selling anything worthwhile again.that ne yo joint is terrible i think he oversaturated himself like puffy circa late 90′s with the amount of mixtapes he put out.The public has got bored with him and the image he portrays could only last 4 a while anyway. I mean could u see him on his 11th album….. me neither ha

  • AvengerXL

    I would like to say I told all you bags that Jay was going to move these units without question(nullus). Because wether you like the album or not it is a decent hip-pop record it embraces the new minimalist elctronic element Kanye and company have lifted from artists like J Davey,Heavy,Santagold,MIA etc…. So it takes some getting used too. But it is not nearly as bad as kingdom come which was just incoherent. This has a common thread sonically throughtout and Jiggas flow is solid not mindblowing stuff but this is pop rap. You don’t listen to the major pop arm of any genre anymore for innovation all they do is borrow from the bleeding edge and claim they created it.

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    I’d say 50 is just a stubborn ass dude who refuses to walk away from rap. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt, & say that he’s loaded with doe, like Forbes or whoever wants us to think. & with that said, what exactly is it that needs to be proven?

    It’s not like he’s been releasing hotness on a consistant basis the past couple years. There’s no shame in not rapping. The limelight has dimmed, the fans are looking for what’s new & fresh, what’s the purpose? I don’t think I’ve ever heard him say “I do this for the love of Hip Hop! Hip hop is my life!”. I have heard him say, constantly, “I get money. I love money. I need money”.

    Still sticking around is proving to work against him, @ this point. Album pushbacks, free albums over the Net; from what I gather, dude is going to make his bread regardless. & if he never raps again, he’s still 50 Cent. He’ll always have a place in rap music, whether we like it or not.

    I still say if he put his mind to it, he could take Gucci Mane, OJ, & Lil Boosie’s spots, & these days, thats nothing to sneeze @.

    • squadwildin

      Nah like Bol said, its really at this point about the T.I.’s. He said somethin or did somethin to piss off somebody at Interscope. And of course the industry has brainwashed the fans to make him seem like Public Enemy #1. Fifty hasnt lost a step. The T.I’s just want you to think that by constantly pushin his release dates back. Listen to his mixtapes: music that his label has no control over. You will see why 50 is still as good as when he came out.

      If you liked him before, there should be no reason to stop liking him just because the T.I’s are tryin to shelve his music

  • won1

    Jhon da Analyst says:
    “Fisty is gonna go 2X Aluminum………Believe that!”

    Fifty got a long-lost brother we dont know of?

  • Caino

    ‘Say what you will about Jay-Z, but he somehow managed to get damn near a million people to buy an album that fucking sucks balls.’

    LOL, bold statement!!! some good points raised. Fiddy is losing his appeal fast, only one’s l really bumped on G-Unit was Game and Buck.

  • RiZob

    Co-sign almost everything in this drop…Yes B3 (not BP3 cause “blueprint” is one word) did suck major balls….but so did Relapse…and I want to believe both Em and Jay know they sucked, but who cares, they’re millionaires…

  • brand-new

    even if 50 responds to jay-z, jay will just ignore him. i really think jay-z is afraid of conflicts. he ignored cam’ron, jim jones, and even recently the game. hell, the only time jay got into a battle, he took a loss from nas. i think he’s scared to lose again.

  • biggamike

    Here’s a legitament question: Who would have a better chance at making a comeback…50 or Ja Rule?

    • $ykotic/Don McCaine

      Ja.

      His story is interesting at the moment.

  • nae

    ITS FUNNY HOW EVERYONE TRIES TO SAY 50CENT IS FADIND FAST AND YET EVERYTHING THAT HE SAYS AND DOES OR IF SOmE ONE IS TALKING AbOUT HIm IT beCOmES THE NUmERONE TOpIC ON EVERY HIp HOp bLOG SITE JAY mAKES ONE LITTLE STATEmeNT AND THIS IS THE bIDDEST mOST TALKED AbOUT THING ON THE INTERNET AND THEN YOU GOT pEOpLE COmmENTING SAYING THEY DONT CARE AbOUT 50CENT bUT YOU GUYS ARE ITCHING TO GET A RESpONCE OUT OF HIm AbOUT THIS WHOLE JAY STATmENT

    • spencer

      Get off xxl and go to thisis50 you dick rider. And typing like that makes you look like a complete moron.

  • http://www.myspace.com/atlatino El Tico Loco

    Ja Rule window of a comeback opportunity closed when he backpedaled on the Maybach music remix, he should held his ground. Even though beef is played out, that’s a legitimate beef to revisit or squash- Hey maybe if they squash the beef they both could make a comeback it would be newsworthy if anything.

  • OG Matt Herbz

    What’s good people? I just wonder about some of you cats sometime. You don’t know how Bryon rolls yet? He may or may not really think that album sucks. I like Blueprint 3 and I also give a fuck if Bol or anyone else agrees with me or not. So many people won’t say anything unless they’re sure someone else agrees or they wanna cry when someone disagrees. Man up…move on.

    Anyway, Nah, 50′s still a power player, like it or not. He knows the game and what it takes to keep people talking about him. As disposable as his music is, he still has legions of fans worldwide that’ll spend money on their man. I wouldn’t, but then I never made that trip to purchase Blueprint 3, neither and Jay will still go platinum.

    I guarantee that Kanye wouldn’t have pulled that shit if 50 and G-Unit were on stage. Remember that little fuck that punched Dre and got stabbed with a butter knife? Kanye knows Drama like car accidents and losing his mama to a botched surgery, but Kanye don’t know drama like getting cold-cocked in the face. He ain’t built for that–he’s more on par with little white girls as far as his “Do-not-fuck-with heaviness.”

    –OG Matt Herbz–

  • fatDAN

    Jay-Z is at the point in his career where hype of an album is greater than the substance put into it. He and the label knows that we will keep buying the goddamn things, whether they bang or not. That is what a “following” does.
    I feel he does not deserve the “god” status people give him.
    As far as Fifty goes, he’s more played out than Bruce Bowen trying to guard someone half his age. If he would of spent more time writing than marketing himself, he would actually be somewhere today. He never ran shit and never will run shit. He will be Rocky 5 status in 3 years. This is fact, I have a crystal bong and saw it in the smoke.

    • $ykotic/Don McCaine

      “I have a crystal bong and saw it in the smoke.”

      Funny.

      Curtis has already moved on. The film company w/Mickey Rourke, thisis50.com, dude switched it up a minute ago to multimedia status.

      I say do the Jay move, pay outta that Interscope contract. Release BISD ONLINE 4 free. He won’t have to answer the flop questions, and move on to other endeavors. Besides he gets a lot of love from them Hollywood people. Even the old schoolers(Bette).

      When you bubble out the gate like he did, it’s hard to revisit.

      Kanye’s got one foot out the closet. I’m looking forward to Jigga Sinatra to headline Vegas in the future.

      Em’s the only one who could drop another 2/3 albums and get away with it.

  • Brooklyn

    jay’s definitely speaking for himself when he says that ain’t nobody afraid of 50, because kanye west strikes me as a softy. first of all, he’d be too concerned with fucking up his louis vuitton suit to actually knuckle down with a nigga. second of all, have we ever actually seen kanye go against anyone that would potentially fuck him up? kanye reminds me of that nigga in junior high that talked a lot of shit and made himself out to be mad tough and would run up on 6th graders and take their chocolate milks but when you jumped at homeboy he ran away screaming for the teacher. and if, hypothetically speaking, 50 had kanyed kanye, kanye wouldn’t have blackened his eye, he would have slapped him across the face, shrieked, and then ran behind his big brother jay.

  • cheeks

    Well the Beatles are better they have 19 #1 albumns…Jay-Z aint there yet. He sure did crush Elvis…He’s like the new king of Pop in a way

  • oskamadison

    As far as 50 goes, there’s one word that sums everything up: karma. During Jay’s run, he wasn’t the most altruistic, reaching out to people type of dude but he wasn’t going out of his way to start unnecessary beefs and disrespect people (Nas notwithstanding.) That, coupled with his obvious talent, made it easy to not be mad at seeing him win, maybe even root for him for a second. 50, on the other hand, tried to shit on as many people as he could after he blew. Yeah, we all knew his story: the loss of his moms, the hustling, the 9 slugs in his ass, getting signed, making an album only to get dropped after the aforementioned 9 slugs in his ass, the recovery, the long mixtape grind, the meeting with Em and Dre, the rest being history. If this was anyone else with any sense of humility, this would have been one of the most celebrated stories in Hip-Hop, and it was for a minute…until the smell of his money turned into urine stench. As a result, 50 in 2009 is bearing a real strong resemblance to one Jeffrey Atkins circa 2003.

  • Teddy

    firstly em did in 1 week what jay has done in 2 weeks with about 5% of the marketing that jay has been doing to push bp3, imagine em had a madi square concert and went on 1 billion and 1 billion radio shows and tv shows around the world not to mention opera 2ndly ems album is at about 1.5 mill jay is at around 700-800 thou mark so he hasnt even reached platninum yet as ur blog claims and then give his album the amount of time ems has had on charts and i doubt it will surpass ems current mark

  • http://www.justice.gov.za GO-Getta’

    It’s not like Fiddy gettin’ Ja-ruled by Ye & Jay.

    It’s strictly ’bout music which Fiddy been championing with his mixtapes offering of late but i guese when it do cums 2 makin’ an actual album like GRODT & moving sales is gonna b’ a massive mountain 2 climb.

    Massacre was’nt bad either just 2 long ,should had been about 14 actual songs on there. Curtis did’nt do 2 bad either but its gonna b interesting 2 watch with the making of BISD.

    Watchout 4 a diss track from Fiddy soon…..

  • General

    I think 50 has been his own worst enemy. The bottom line is that he has not been able to be consistent with quality music and that is what it takes to be in this shit long term…

    Fans will forgive you for one subpar CD, if you have a body of work that can negate that, but the fact is that he doesn’t…

    50′s place in the game is based on his story and not much else…I thought Jada hit the nail on the head when he “you ain’t got shot again so whats your next album about”…

    The problem is 50′s formula for success has all the ingredients to get attention, but doesn’t include makin quality music…

    I don’t think Jay has anything to do with 50′s downfall, nor do I think Kanye does, other than it exposed how one dimensional 50 is

  • Al

    “Then I remember reading that, at one of the subsequent VMAs, they had Kanye performing from a remote location in a basement somewhere. They were probably afraid he’d run into 50 Cent, who’d kick the shit out of him, upset about his loss in their sales battle.”

    The ’07 VMAs were held the weekend before Graduation and Curtis were released, and Kanye and 50 presented an award together last night. I’m pretty sure at the time you even wrote about how it was proof that the sales battle was planned by the “TIs” or some shit like that.

  • Eric

    wow, jay-z has got to be the most hated on legend in music history. blueprint 3 sucked? wow. i guess this is one of those posts that draw the anit-hov crowd, the ones who will find some way to hate on the man no matter what the topic.

    anyway, somebody said something about Em and jay’s sales. please don’t compare them like that — they are both hip hop, but, put it like this, if Eminem hadn’t been on some of 50′s songs on that first CD and hadn’t cosigned 50, there’s no way 50 would have done those numbers. Absolutely no way.

    Read in between the lines.

  • King

    this stupid clown said jay-Z’s bp3 sucks..hahahahaa fucking idiot…

    this clown is an idiot….I swear..is he kidding me?…to say BP3 is a trash album..is to day Michael Jordan is not a good basketball player. Same idiotic shit.

  • capcobra

    50 been baiting jay since “how to rob”…jay said “i’m about a dollar what the fuck is 50 cent”…and as soon as 50 got the money and power to go to war..this nigga jay got on some semi-retired grown man button up chasing beyonce break up the roc shit…jay know who to try and who not to…ask nas..ask kiss..ask LL..i even think cam would’ve brought it to jay and 50 but dipset lived up to they name and left cam stranded frontline..even more than that tho’..where would jay be without kanye and beyonce?….RETIRED and ETHERED.

  • http://-- gaddic

    Bp3 was a good album no classic or near a classic but good

    Beleive or not Curtis sold over 5 million records worldwide while ye sold 4 mil

    Curtis= shoddy cheap beats, sub-par lyrics
    Bisd= good beats(Dr. Dre and Scott Storch) good lyrics(check out mixtapes)
    BiSD will go triple plat mark my words!!!
    FUCK YOU Haters!

  • Tator

    yeah Oprah’s really pushing BP 3……whatever

  • CL

    For all of you bammas that say Jay-z is “scared” to go at 50, Camron, Jenny Jones, Game, etc. because he doesn’t respond:

    “I was gonna kill a couple rappers
    But they did it to themselves
    I was gon’ do it with the flow
    But they did it with their sales
    I was gon’ 9/11 ‘em, but they didn’t need the help
    And they did a good job them boys is talented as hell
    Cuz not only did they brick they put a building up as well
    They ran a plane into that building and when that building fell
    Ran to the crash site with no masks and inhaled
    Toxins deep inside their lungs until both of them was filled
    Blew a cloud out like a L into a jar then took a smell
    Cuz they heard that second hand smoke kills
    Niggas thought they was ill found out they was…ILL
    And it’s like you knew exactly how I wanted you to feel”

    • Darryl

      Exactly, why keep feeding into dudes promotion and aresenal just for them to use it to make records, you suppose to be in the business to make money and better music. Isn’t that what everyone says in their interviews and if you don’t make good music I guess you have to make good beefs.