50 Cent Partners with Apple for Home Computer Line

50cent.jpgAccording to Forbes magazine, 50 Cent is in negotiations with Apple Computer to create an affordable line of branded personal computer systems aimed at inner city youth. The controversial MC revealed his plans after landing the #8 slot in Forbes’ Celebrity Power 100 List, right behind names like radio powerhouse Howard Stern and Hollywood icon Steven Spielberg. The Jamaica, Queens native earned his place among the entertainment industry’s elite after bringing home an estimated $41 million in 2005 alone. The Forbes article also delves into 50’s many business ventures outside of the music industry, such as his partnership with Glaceau, the manufacturers of his Formula 50 Vitamin Water, and his deal with Reebok for a line of G-Unit footwear. Readers are also offered some insight into his relationship with his manager, industry powerbroker Chris Lighty. Lighty, whose Violator Management also guides the careers of superstars such as Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliot, offered: “I’m about building branded empires, but this is a dictatorship. Fifty tells me what he wants, and I make it work.”

  • Big Kev

    I don`t give a shit… I care about artists who make classics.Obviously,50 is not one of them.He`s average at best…Hey 50,
    concentrate on hiphop not on computer deals and Neyo choruses.. We want that raw shit with hard beats…
    Illmatic style!!
    I`m out

  • hu(STL)a

    50 got cake….BUT does he still have street cred?

  • ripsta

    aight look yall the snitch got money we cant hate the nigga 4 dat, but he no longer is rap artist he’s pop diva

  • calimovement

    He needs to focus on G-Unit putting quality music out. If they keep going the same direction all the clout he is using to make these moves will be gone…

  • gees dat dude

    if the 50 tryin to market computers poor mafuckas can afford than shit ima ride wit him thats some some real shit. he paid any way he dont ever have to make another cd if doin shit thats go benefit the hood in the long run i dont need to hear his ass rap.

  • The Boy Wonder

    Yall really some haterz this nigga is really doing something 2 help the hood get the finer things. This is more important than rap so quit hating and open yo eyes and realize that the music he makes has allowed him 2 help others.

  • EastCoastNiccah

    man yall hatin and as far a 50 not havin a classic what is GRODT and that soundtrack was tight too that should of been the second G-unit album keep getting that cake 50

  • Pimp Hard

    I dont like 50, but one thing I can say, that nigga is a smart business man.

  • Katari

    Boy Wonder. How is 50 selling sub par computers to inner city youth a helping cause. Honestly what good is a computer when you can’t afford internet. And im sure the white suburban kids will probably buy them before they make it to the inner city.

  • Payne

    You stupid bitch, its easy to get internet connection. Fuck Aol sends free packages so you can spends hours on the net free of charge. Stop hating and shut your ho ass up.

  • ReDiCuLouS

    Fitty aint gotta do shit….who cares bout his street cred? He dont….if he did, he would have put a lot more into “The Massacre”. Instead he did what sells…dance songs & other 4-pussy-only songs (tryin to be nelly or somthin’ lol)…so if he does go back to the streets…he will get flooded by bitches, not hood-lums, ya dig? This whole computer thing is just a publicity stunt to keep his name in households & to try and turn his name from “foe” to “friend”. I already got a comp…so I aint trippin’ lol.~

  • hgrooves

    Who Gives a fuck about street cred and all that bullshit that wont get people anywhere, cant you fools see that 50 is doing something to better the community, and all you hating assholes can think of is street cred and shit like that, its a shame, he’s trying to do things the right way and help people out, you fools piss me off, this is why us minorities are where were at, all we do is hate!

  • o.g. big chill

    hmmm the computer move is cool like katari says if you cant get the net its almost usless anyway not a bad move plus street cred shouldnt get lost cuz you peeps outside your hood who are not killers and or ballers know your name street cred almost got beanie segal killed anyway the midwest have something to say as well hipcity88@yahoo.com

  • mexican thug 06

    how did this mothafucka make the 100 most powerful celebrity list and now he thinks he can make personilized computers. Damn whats next G-UNIT DILDOS!!

  • http://sohhissohhgay.com PLAYA GIZZLE

    50 don’t need street cred he embodies what the hood is all about, giving us the real raw gangsta raps son…WORD!!

  • Evan

    calimovement, 50 wont put out good g-unit material anytime soon cause i mean face it, G-unit sucks ass, 50 cent is fucking good and you cant deny that i said it before and i’ll say it again he wupt ass in record sales in the last 2 cd’s and that says soemthing. But if this stupid fucking faggot dosent quit fucking putting his name on shit hes going to end up a fucking washed out sell out. What the fuck do people mean by snitch? it makes no fucking sense its like if i called dr dre a fucking arsonist or some fucking stupid thing tahts why rap musics quality is declining its all ofem making new words and making no fucking sense using words out of context and giving new meaning. to me its a sign of just not having enough skill

  • INTERSCOPE JACKSON

    #8 slot in Forbes’ Celebrity Power 100 List, Damn hommie oooweee
    50 makin’ all these fuckin’ rappers out that claim to have money look real poor mayn LOL
    can’t knock the Hustle, good to see a nigga from the hood doin’ good.

    ” The Top Feel’s so much better than the Bottom, so much Better ”
    Congratulations you made it nigga

  • blackman

    First off this nigga came from the hood and should be a role model for a lot of niggas doing dumb shit in the street risking years of imprisonment for a couple of dollars.Niggas getting 20 years for a half key of crack is crazy.Only ignorant niggas care about street cred you think michael jordan, magic johnson, Dwayne wade give a fuck about street cred.All the niggas that care about street cred end up dead,life in prison,or snitching.Plus the street don’t love anybody ask all these niggas that come home from the feds after doing 10 plus years and never snitching to get killed once they step on their old block by a new young nigga who is running the block.

  • Fuck YA’LL HATERS

    FIRST OF ALL, YOU STUPID ASS PEOPLE ARE CLEARLY LACKING ANY BIT OF COMMON SENSE. FIFTY IS CREATING SOMETHING THAT WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO HIS BOTTOM LINE IN THE FUTURE. BECAUSE OF YOU DUMN ASS UNLOYAL FANS, HE NEEDS TO BUILD THIS EMPIRE BECAUSE HE WON’T BE ABLE TO MAKE MUSIC FOREVER. HE’S THE ONE RAP STAR WHO WON’T BE COMPLAINING IN THE FUTURE THAT HE’S BROKE BECAUSE HE’S SMART ENOUGH TO MAKE GOOD BUISNESS DECISIONS. IT MUST BE HARD FOR ALL YOU HATERS TO SLEEP AT NIGHT, BECAUSE YOU TALK SHIT NOW WHEN YOU KNOW YOU WERE YELLING GGGGGG-UNIT TWO YEARS AGO. IT’S FANS LIKE YOU THAT ARE TO BLAIM THAT THESE ARTISTS GOT TO PUT OUT THESE RADIO FRIENDLY HITS. FUCK YA’LL AND IM RIDING WITH FIFTY FROM START TO FINISH.

  • http://xxlmag.com E-man (South c)

    Nigga fuck the haterz and try put ya self in the shoes of true fellows tell me what would you do?

  • tumza

    I’m from South Africa.

    Pls tell me why rappers with street cred (except Jigga, Pac, biggie, Em & maybe Kanye) can’t have platinum albums. Street cred won’t make niggaz eat. 50 doesn’t give a fuck about that. Tell me which other rappers with street cred have platinum records

  • http://www.ananzi.co.za PHONY YAYO

    I HATE 50 BT BIG UP ONDIZ ONE BITCH..

    GGGGGGGGGGGG-UNOT

  • 5%er

    Rediculous a hater, most f your comments have something negative to say about St. Louis, but trust, evrertime you do I’mma check yo’ ass. Get off Nelly dick! Damn…The article about 50 and this hoe ass nigga still talkin’ about Cornell…

  • oc

    every things belongs to 50 now. the guys got it all, hey u guys not hateing.

  • blackman

    Some of you guys are stupid as fuck a nigga goal is not to rap forever that shit is short paper. This nigga is trying to get outside investments to keep him financial straight like a Mike Jordan who hasn’t played in years but still generate 30 plus million a year income. Even Jay-z who have put out more flop albums running Roc-a-fella but he himself is not damaged goods.Jay-z is doing a Hp commerical which is aim at selling computer to the hip hop world.

  • RAMMY

    Thats pretty stupid. He needs to concentrate on puttin out good music like he used too. I think he’s focusing on movies and things to sell so much he forgot about his music. Don’t get me wrong i still love his music but it used to be way fuckin better.

  • H-Man

    50 is da industry period. Millionaire. Give it up to him. Da world is yours big dog. Along wit erything wit it

  • mr agee

    fuck street cred. this nigga hustle is endless. it like we need to start our own business ventures. while some of us sit on the side line and hate, and the end of the day its all about that cake.

  • Hung

    Aight ya’ll first of all, we all know 50 can’t rap forever. So by doin’ all this extra shit, he’s goin to keep him financially straight into his older years so he can afford luxurious things instead of runnin’ from the IRS. Y’all just mad cuz this nigga so fuckin rich and dhe ain’t givin yall a cent. Ya’ll gotta work for shit like 50 did man.

  • Will T. Bagyou

    …i wouldn’t fuck wit dem fifty-snitch computers dey might just could be bugged…hmmmm.

  • Gutta

    damn this world filled with haters…how you gonna hate on the next man tryin to get his money up??say what u want, the man his making a computer affordable for the kids in hood,you name any other black entertainer thats doing anything close to that right now…but if he was gettin money sellin crack to ya mother you would be lookin at him like he was jesus…u stupid muthafuckas

  • ReDiCuLouS

    Word up gutta, dat’s the truth…dis nigga 5%er aint really a 5%er…more like the other 95%, fool…nigga think this is “Oz” or somthin, get the fuck outta here nigga…I prolly know more bout Allah than you do…lol…and the only reason I brought nellys god-forsaken name up is to compare his & Fitty’s current song styles, 4-pussy-only shit. So stop jockin’ my cock nigga, I don’t like men, ok? Big up to Fitty…get ya paper mayne.~

  • http://xxlmag.com Big I

    Let’em hate. Thats all ni99a know how 2 do. Look around muthafuckas…. Do you really think 50 gives a fuck about what a ni99a thinks?? Problem is dumb muthafuckas got nothing going for themselves. Y is that???? Get money ni99a Holla!!!!!

  • dipset

    CANT HATE 50 FOR GETTEN MONEY BUT DAME HOW MUCH SHIT WILL HE TRY MOVIE FLOPPED THE OTHER MOVIE WILL SUCK THE WATER SUCKES DICK AND I HOPE THIS SHIT MAKES HIM LOSE MONEY

    FUCK 50
    GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG-UNOT

  • bleed

    Dipset or whatever i understand the frustration poverty has brought upon you
    and i know your future is indeed very
    bleek yea dats why u hate.GRODT has earned 90milloin dollars and is currently among the top ten selling dvd
    in d country, if dats a flop then consider every movie every other rapper has been in let alone smith,cube and em
    as not even on the radar you corny two
    timing son of a whatever.

  • THAT_BOY_NOAH

    50′S TAKING HIPHOP BRANDING TO A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL…THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT DONALD TRUMP DOES WITH HIS “TRUMP” NAME. JUST OVER SATURATE THE MUGG. WHY NOT RIGHT??…THIS WILL ONLY BENEFIT THE BRAND AND MAKE APPLES STOCK GO HIGHER…

  • http://myspace.com/gunitsoldier50xl Ether

    this dude 50 should really be a inspiration to all us mothafuckas in the hood, this nigga is a dropout from the hood on the forbes top 100 list, now tell me that ain’t somethin….and yea i agree his music ain’t as good as it was three years ago but it’s still good, you know you be likin his hooks. i’m ridin wit fif till i die also. and for all you fuckin idiots writin GGGG UNOT i mean come on, grow the fuck up.

  • jojochicago

    Unlimited paper! And 50 loves the kids!

  • http://heyyou jiggy watson

    1. about 15 of the people writing comments on this site might need to invest in a cpu and use the spell check. 2. you don’t need the internet in order for a cpu to be useful, you can use it for design or even for music production.(ever hear of protools) 3. the music industry is just that, an industry. the purpose of getting in the “industry” is to make money. if it was soley for the love of music, he would have went the inde route.

  • Bonafide

    Let me start off by sayin Im a G-Unit fan and everyone thats sayin GGGGGG-G-Unot are fuckin lames cuz half of them know they were G-Unit fans at one point of there lives, and can u name anybody on BlackWallStreet? People just hatin on 50 Cent, do you think he gives a fuck about u sayin G-Unot, he made 75 mil last year so y would he care about yall broke as haters yellin G-Unot. With that being said i dont agree with 50 makin affordable home computers cuz just think about it, the more niggaz in the hood with access to a PC the more bootlegging, and ya’ll know thats the truth. And we are in the bootlegg era, its damn near impossible for hip hop artists to go beyond platinum without crossing over because bootleggin is so high. Goin double platinum is like going diamond during this era. So at the end of the day this is gonna fuck up sales and just because 50 is the one behind these PCs doesnt make him and his G-Unit crew exempt from the wrath of bootleggin cuz niggaz dont care. And everything is out there that makes bootleggin easy, there are dozens of filesharing programs like limewire, bit torrent, and bearshare, cd burner software is already in most media playin programs like windows media player so booteggin or bein able to purchase a bootlegg cd is already easy enough but these affordable computers will just make it easier
    50 im a fan of u and g-unit and the whole shady/aftermath (r.i.p. proof) but this is a mistake

  • Halo

    all i can say is… i’ve never seen so much consistent hate in my life!!! do yall even think before yall start typing these hatting ass remarks. the man is making moves, watch and learn. its funny because when 50 first dropped, i bet all of yall was running around screaming g unit. what happened? too much success to support huh???

  • Will T. Bagyou

    ^^nah more like too much snitchin to support brah! F**K THE POLICE!

  • The ObSerVer

    Look, street cred or wisdom is what the focus seems to be about. Be honest people. Would you choose danger or peace? Money or Poverty? Power or no Power? Longevity or short lived success? Shit, I know what I would choose. Bottom-line is he is kind of doing both. In the end 50 is a business man, who just happens to be from the hood. Really from the hood. He learned the street hustle and to be a businessman in the streets. He happened to have skills at rhyming. So he used them to make power moves with what he knew…the Phuking Streets!!!

    Quit hating on that people! I can give a shit what you say, you would do exactly what he’s doing if you could. All he is doing is getting his grind on. While he does that, he is also trying to help out people who grew up like him. Whats wrong with helping and getting $ at the same time? Not a damn thang yo! Quit trippin and quit hating. We need 50 cuz he is bringing other artists up. His empire is making jamz we love.

    When it comes to his music, he varies it a little to give everyone something. That sounds like catering to fans to me. I can live with that. He still keeps it 50/Gangsta. He aint no pussy and he aint no snitch. He handles his.

    Keep making power moves 50! I want to see you still around when your old and grey haired. I hope your the next Russel Simmons dogg. Bigg up!

    Your unknown Mexican fan, -dg-

  • bleed

    all ya’ll dildos saying fif snitched
    have never proved shit. just word of mouth and some childish play from a deceased rapper named Ja and his click.

  • WI$EGUY

    50 IS ABOUT HIS CHEEZ!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://sneakerhead.com 5wirv

    fif is is about to cake it stupid!!!

  • http://www.guapgitta.com Guapgitta

    im tired of yall niggaz hatin on 50. he’s livin proof dat niggaz who come from nuthin can B sumthin. it seems 2 me that this dude is taking over tha business world. 50,keep gittin dat guap while all deez broke ass niggaz hate.

  • jonjon–23

    You can’t hate on 50 for all that cake he gettin’. I don’t neccessarily agree with his exploitation of the black culture but he’s a great business man.

  • Alex Brown(G.B. Bahamas)

    yall should put that nagative shit on the back burner. I give props to anyone doing something for the hood. 50 is doing a great job on this business venture. Look nigga he is doing it for the hood. Alot of yall aint from the hood so you cant relate mo’f**kers. yall sitting yall ass up in these rich houses in the Subs. Yall need to feel the hood and then you would love what 50 is doing.

  • http://ttodb05 T-MAN

    Yall can say 50 cant ryme but man he shure knows how to manage his money and you cant hate him for that keep up da good work fiddy

  • Styles

    2nd cd was commercial shit and people say he don’t give a fuck about the hood. What the hell do you call this, he’s been giving back to the hood by making donations to school systems and certian schools that need the money and with this computer shit he’s giving back more. I think it’s a shame that people can’t get off of they favorite rapper’s dick and see that he’s trying to help our younger brother’s and sister’s out. He’s giving them the tools to build a better life for themselves and keep them out of the streets where you don’t care about your future, you only care about today and making it back to your bed. A nigga tries to do good and all of a sudden you want to tear him down. He’s in a good space money wise and is sharing it. All this shit about he’s doing this as a tax write off or to stay in the news needs to quit.

  • texas flippin

    evan fucking tool. read the oprah comments i left you. fam betta watch it

  • Larbs

    On the real, let’s not lie about it 50 is one off the best when it comes to selling hiz sh*t. but this is hip hop not wall steet. nigga is no rapper. get that fake G off my XXL mag. put real niggaz on like nas and shit…come on double…

  • ja rule

    mane rappers be saying they wont leave the hood r they wont go commercial shit if i was a rapper ill get all the money i could while i was hot like 50 does

  • Jermaine

    yo fif is tha smartest ni66a alive all ya’ll ni66az can hate but at the end of tha day he’s makin all tha bread n u ni66az iz sleepin wit roochez in yo bed!

  • Jermaine

    oh yea i forgot u ni66az 50 iz a real hustla. y u niggaz hatin on him? cuz he “snitched” tht ni66a aint snitch if he did he wouldnt at 1 point have NYC behind him and then a whole mothafuckin ridin with him.. he may have dropped tha classik GRODT 2 years ago n maybe g-unit n 50 aint as hott as they even were a yr or two ago but still dis ni66a iz a tru hustla alwayz gettin his cake ^.

  • http://www.g-unitworld.com loco

    fuck all these haters who’s runnin their mouth man…just because he’s doeing rap and Buisness ya hatin on him….shit ya woulda do the same shit if ya had the chance…so dont be jealous and shit…he’s the best nigga from nothin’ to something…from the bottom to the top..no wonder he want it all…and you gotta edmitt that he’s sellin’ like like a muthafucka…stop hatin start lovin….GGGGGGGGGGGG-UNIT TAKIN OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andrew

    g-unit take over

  • http://blackwallstreets bush

    gggg GUNIT
    FUCK game
    FUCK JA YOU
    FUCK FAT JOE

  • Geek Squad Up

    That Dumb Ass Nigga probably can’t even use a computer, but get that $$$$ though!!! 50 cent probably don’t even know what “Binary Code” iz and i bet half you dumb bitches ridin his dick don’t either!!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com solo130

    shyt i like 50′s music and every gangsta track he sung on except that best friends bullshyt that was too far,but his music i like as a ni gga fu ck 50!i dont respect a snitch but i can respect the money the money the money the cake!!!(lloyed banks hook quote)plus he got mad ni ggaz that can touch u yo its more then just rap keep yo eyes open

  • http://www.myspace.com/gopentertainment Sayso is Donny Slaughter

    All yall stoopid muphuckas talkin’ bout 50 need 2 focus on his music is misunderstandin’ tha bizzness, maan, I thought we wuz all Capitalist, U know, free enterprise!!! Yall need to focus on da big picture…empowerment!!!

    http://www.myspace.com/gopentertainment — check me out, lemme know whut yall think!!!

  • rosecity

    none of you ignorant ass, xxl reading muufuckus, know what you’re talking about. as for 50 the rapper, doin’ well, top five out right now and you know his next joint won’t dissapoint; as for 50 the businessman, 40 mil in 2005 speaks for itself. guys also need to stop callin dude a snitch like it’s gospel, ya’ll don’t really know what you’re talking about, just square-ass bloggers.

  • JT

    50 is a faggit!! his 1st cd was the shit but now he’s a bitch.like Cam said”He looks like a gorilla with rabbit teeth” haha GGGG G-UNOT!!!