50 Cent says Nas’ Career is Dead, Music Too Intelligent

50-cent3.jpgWhile the longstanding feud between 50 Cent and Nas has been dormant for the past year, Fif takes some unexpected shots at God’s Son in an interview with the LA Times. “Hip-Hop ain’t dead. That’s just coming from an artist that’s dead.” Fifty said in response to Nas’ hip-hop is dead mantra. “Hip-Hop being what it was in his era – the 2Pac/Nas/Biggie/Jay-Z era – is dead. Right now [fans] don’t want to hear that nonsense.” 50 then went on to say, “Those guys that flood their music with too much intellectual information don’t sell. You could be so creative that you just got a smock and a French accent!”

  • http://xxlmag.com logic

    Then we wonder why our black kids have the lowest high school graduate percentage. YES! music is one of the problems.

  • hiphop

    50 is gay…long live lupe fiasco

  • http://www.myspace.com/mroc303 youngtwin

    50 cent video for the (I Get Money) remix feat Jay z and diddy

  • Music fan

    50 once a let down always a let down. and ignorance lives through artists like him.

  • complete package

    music ain’t the problem, 50 and everyone else like him is, they need to stop making music based on what they think is gonna sell and start making good music, i.e. nas

  • robproper

    shit! so….being stupid and not smart is cool for music? thats the message?
    the same artists who say they love bob marley and marvin gaye?

  • robproper

    so….being stupid and not smart is cool for music? thats the message?
    the same artists who say they love bob marley and marvin gaye?

  • bmb

    50 is so fuckin weak y is he stil rappin somebody please stop this man … how can u come at leadgens in the rap game like dat FUCK 50 AND ALL THE G UNIT FANS IN THE WHOLE MOTHA FUCKIN WORLD….. BITCH

  • Rodjilius

    dam 50 talks shit for no reason seriously

  • BklynBandette

    And all this time we thought Rev. Sharpton was the enemy.

  • JayDee

    Nas is too smart for fifty…. he just admitted it…. it is too bad not as many people appreciate nas brand of music anymore, but c’mon fif… recognize a legend

  • hiphop 4 life

    I think everyone should listen to what 50 is saying. Music and artist need to grow and evolve. all of 50′s albums show progression. kanyes’ album is GARBAGE. SAME BEATS AND SAMPLES. NAS IS WACK AND GAY-Z OOPS I MEAN JAY-Z IS A PUNK ASWELL. ALSO F**k MURDER INK. I GOT YOU FIF.

  • me

    LMAO…Damn yall hate too much!

  • D-bo

    yall gotta remember 50 is more about making money and there’s nothing really wrong with that. The money reflects what most people would rather listen to. I like Lupe and them other dudes too, but not everyone want to hear them. It’s bigger than what YOU want to hear. It’s what the majority want to hear. In that case it’s 50 or even Kanye now. Not to say Kanye’s a bad artist. That’s what he’s talking about by them being to intellectual.

  • Wayne

    Yall really like hating on 50 I noticed. It’s everywhere. Yall must be some little kids and teenagers or some broke ass, immature ass adults. I just had to write this for once. Yall should get together and put up a Hater website.

  • That Dude

    this nigga is a cancer in the industry. He just oozes ignorance.At least the dudes like Nas and Jay and mos def etc have messages in their music. This dude don’t care nothin about the people that buy his shit(that’s what it is). This nigga is in denial. Funny how nobody really pays him no attention no more when he starts runnin his mouth.

  • FUCK50

    FUCK DAT NIGGA 50….I DOWNLOADED HE’S ALBUM…SHIT IS WACK DIDN’T EVEN WASTE MY BLANK CD….HE STUPID AND IGNORANT…WHEN IS SOMEONE GONNA PUT A BULLET IN HIS HEAD….ALL HE DO IS TALK SHIT TO PEOPLE TO SELL RECORDS ECT ECT…..I HOPE HE’S PLAN CRASH OR SOMETHING……DAMN I BLAME ALL THAT ON THE FAGGOT WHO SHOT HIM 9 TIMES AND COULDN’T KILL HIM……DAMN DAT FAGGOT COULDN’T SHOOT……..

  • Fire

    I’m a 50 fan, but he has a lot of nerve insulting one of the best rappers alive. Nas would murder anybody lyrically. The reason 50 says that being intellectual isn’t cool is because he profits from the dumb motherfuckers that buy his albums that don’t understand anything except the simple dumbed down songs that he writes. Music with substance is always better than idiotic music. I write intellectual rhymes, and that will never be dead, there will always be people out there willing to listen. Just because more people like that dumb shit that an eight year old could write is no reason to think that the intellectual era of hip hop is dead, it’s just lying dormant. There’s too many dumb motherfuckers making and listening to hip hop these days. And if I sound like an old head, I’m not, I’m 18 and I feel this.

  • C-Money

    How is it hating do u not see how ignorant that statement sounds lol

  • http://www.royalbroughamway.com bear

    when did nas become mr. non-commercial rap? Who made “you owe me” with Ginuwine huh? In reality they’re both commercial and shades of gray of each other. 50 at least admits hes a sellout

    Also everyone will admit that 50 is a great business man and really smart self-aware person. 50 is smart as he needs to be, Nas wants to be smarter than he really is. 50 however, needs to to take some basic pr classes and be smart enough to shut the hell up sometimes.

  • Fire

    And who the fuck is 50 calling 2Pac, Biggie, Jay Z, and Nas music nonsense? Any of those MCs would murder 50 lyrically and Pac and BIG would murder him commercially. I’ve seen him run off at the mouth before, but this is bullshit. Just because 12 year old girls and developmentally challenged people are a big part of his fan base is no reason to attack intellectual hip hop.

  • Mr. Whats beef

    ima nas fan too but if nas wasn’t on tour bashing on 50 and talking shit about him at every show he does 50 wouldn’t have said nothing, he’s just finally answering back, its like a pesky mosqitoe that you cant get rid of.

  • SFJ

    So 50 is saying that what Biggie 2Pac Nas, and Jay-Z made is nonsense? All those rappers he said that made nonesense sold more records than he has in his career. Most of these artist have classic hip hop albums that are arguablly the best albums in hip hop illmatic, reasonable doubt, ready to die, and all eyez on me just one of those records is better than all of 50′s albums combined. 50 is just makin’ stupid music now i never was a fan & never will be i hope kanye outsells 50 so he can retire. He is garbage now. 50 would rather put out sing alongs for teens than real music that makes you think? 50 is a waste of time and the “hip hop” music he is making is the reason why it’s dying.

  • Seb

    All I have to say is FUCK any rapper whos callin 2pac or Biggie nonsense artist. These artist brought rap from the shit holes it was in. And for Nas, Nas is one of the last of raps greatest. Todays rap is much different and personally its become shit. We are left wit only a few great artist and luckly have gotten a few new respectable artist. As for 50 Cent FUCK HIM. I think 50 Cent is one of if not the shitiest rapper today and he really needs to fuckin stop takin up the ass.

  • Atl’s own

    50 dead on with his assessment!

    2days average teen could care less about Nas. they’d much rather hear “crank dat” or one of it’s many clones.

  • JD3

    “we didnt graduate from school nigga”
    “dumb it down”
    “dem big words aint cool nigga”
    “dumb it down”….

  • WeeBey

    To the ignorant motherfuckers

    50 isn’t insulting Nas, he’s stating a fact. Its true that Nas’ music is too intellectually stimulating for the average rap fan. So don’t blame 50 for speaking the truth, blame the record company execs for pressuring artists into “dumbing down” their music to increase sales.

  • Lia N

    Can I just say I am not surprised of fifty’s comment about Nas. Fifty is ignorant and we all know that’s bliss. He’s also a hater he trys to make beef with every other artist and ends up stealing some of their swagger (Ja Rule need I say more). It’s a shame that artisit like Nas and Kweli, Lupe and others in that genre (real music that’s about something not just how much money you have the music that make you want to attribute all you can to better the world). Just laugh at fiddy his record sales are 200,000 copies behind my man Kayne’s anywho. Yeah Kayne!!!

  • mrLex

    Wow! 50 called the 2Pac/Nas/Biggie/Jay-Z era nonsense. 50′s asking for it. He wants someone to just go and shoot him between the eyes. Somebody do it already. Don’t forget Bush, while you’re at it.

  • http://xxlmag.com Albert

    wow man so many ppl h8 on fif n say he sucks n shit. but look @ how many records he sells. u fuckers r just H8ers. if u dont like his music fine, but dont b a dick bcuz of it. i personally like both ttypes of rap, intelectual n non-intelectual. even tho im not a nas fan. n yes fif often duz open his mouth wen he shouldn’t. hes fucken cocky. but so is lil wayne n kanye west. “im the best rapper alive” fif has the right 2 b cocky.

  • BLAKSTEEL

    Damn,this dude is got to be the most ignorant bitch in this hip hop industry.Bitch ass nigga gets rich off our youth’s ignoranace and got the nerve to express it every chance he gets.Man this world is fucked up when we respect a person because they got doe and these crackers love to put a mic in there face so they can be in the background falling out laughing because they understand that there plan is working better than they imagine.Parents if your seeds are listening to this nigga you better be prepare for a long list of problems in the future, this dude is a real cancer to whatever he touches.Long live HIP HOP but fuck I’m running out of patience waiting for this shit to make sense again.I’m really fuck up reading this shit,HIP HOP my girl is a hoe to the 10 degree she will fuck with anybody.

  • http://loud.com/adrenalinetruth Adrenaline the Truth

    naw 50′s career is dead cause kanye gonna outsell him!!!

  • http://xxlmag.com houston’s finest

    fuck nas, get rid of gay-z and hip-hop will be saved

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/cwnewberry Chris Newberry

    WOW, 50 just called the greatest era of hip hop “nonsense”! He’s just doing it for attention, but word is born, he dumb ass muhfucka for coming out his face and saying that shit

  • datestreetrecords

    “FIRE” make a video for that song!! That song it HOT!

  • RSN

    the curtis album is hot fuck all yall faggots talkin shit but you know what i know as well as everybody else yall bought that shit and rock it come on did you see kanye cover fuckin pokemon mixed with rainbow bright and a touch of care bears if that is what you bitchs want to sell then shit i guess but real talk cause right now hip hop is in danger it dont matter who sells more what matters is that it sells you get alot of these broke ass niggas downloading and bootlegging albums that sells are getting weak if that continues then that will be the end i know that artist hope that their albums sells so real niggas and i mean real niggas cop the real shit and fuck those broke ass bootlegin bitch cause what i cop is real nothing fake cause real niggas can afford the real shit …………get at me cuz

  • Me

    50 got a point. Whats hot right now? The south… all u hear in the south is 2 steps and supermans… Thats the dumbest shit ever. BUT its hot right now… Lyrics arent hot (right now) Beats are… NAS is a lyricist… If he came out last week he wouldnt get no shine. Dont get me wrong Nas is that nigga but in the state of hip hop right now, he aint fittin

  • roccocaine

    i’ve just listened to 50′s new cd , it’s a piece of shit!!!!! now i realize that game is really better than 50 . and oh yeah , by the way 50 shut the fuccup nigga , you ain’t fuccin wit nas he’s a legend and you’re garbage now . kanye ‘s gonna outsell you bitch !!!!!

  • T.R.E.Y.

    i actually kinda agree with 50′s point on Nas, though i’d put it differently.

    Jay-Z and Biggie though? not so much. Hov especially has (or “had”) the “articulate without goin’ over your head” thing down.

  • e.c.o.

    YO FIF MAN THAT ERA OF HIP-HOP AIN’T DEAD THEN WE WONDER WHY PEOPLE HATE ON RAPPERS COME ON FIF STOP THE BULLSHIT AND DO YOUR MUSIC AND SHUT THE FUCK UP

  • Trickdd

    YALL SOUND LIKE SUM BITCHES .FUCK NAS

  • Hwooul

    What the fuck is wrong with this dude, you just mad because the your shit aint hot no more as a mater of fact fuck that dude. wanna hate on NAS and Jay when u know damn well your ass was on they shit before u got a deal so pay homage

  • http://gooddoctorzeus.blogspot.com DocZeus

    These are the words of a man who is desperate. He’s about four days from having his own career ended. Good riddance.

  • Thelistener

    Please keep it up dumb ass, so Nas will drop that ETHER to Officially drop your ass in your coffin! It’s Bad already that Kanye, just snatched the scene from you… Now Nas… The Truest” gonna have to finish yo ass!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com TonyBee

    I’m glad I didn’t get this fool CD,I have to agree with Bandette on this one.

  • brebre

    LMAO. 50′S ALWAYS GIVING THE BEST INTERVIEW. HAVE U EVER READ BORING 50 INTERVIEW? NOPE. NEVER.

    HOWEVER, NAS’ “HIP-HOP IS DEAD” ALBUM WAS HOT. DON’T GET IT TWISTED.

  • http://xxlmag.com semzza

    damn fifty u suck man u’ve realised u’ll be out gas soon so trying to fill up ur tank with other peoples name wont give u enough gas to travel another mile (g-unot) 1luv

  • Old school king

    This is exactly the problem with rap. Maybe Nas is taking a beating because he puts too much teaching in his music, but the thing is, you dont teach because it will sell records, you teach because it NEEDS TO BE SAID! If you can look at the black community and say ‘yeah that looks great, we dont need any changes’, then you will rap like 50 about total bullshit and sell records to the stupid masses.. if you want to actually make a difference and teach somebody something, then you will probably eventually be where Jeru the Damaja is.. totally sick with the lyrics but no audience to hear it.. so Nas’ rap isnt dead, it’s the stupid listeners who have died intellectually

  • Boy Down Under

    Man 50 Talks A lot of shit his music havent been all dat since Get Rich Or Die Trying Im sure if nas was 2 talk as much shit as him he b in da headlines as well

  • http://antron_cassagnolyahoo.com Antron Cassagnol

    50 borrowed sumthin from all those artist. nas is a genius, that will murder 50. i fuckd wit 50 but most of his fan wear high hills. 50 show improve dont follow the south movement. make some muzik dat we could shop lift 2

  • who gives a shit?? real talk

    you bitches care too much..i mean who gives a fuck if he says this shit..he could say what the fuck he wants to say..50 cent sucks but i think everyone has their damn right to say what they want about hip-hop.nas is the shit btw.but fuck his last CD was wack.

  • Phantom

    This is why hip hop is watered down with too much ignorance as is. Bitch ass 50 is basically admitting that Nas is light years ahead of him on the mike. Is there anybody this nigga won’t start a beef with to keep his name in the papers? This cat needs to face the fact that his time is up; Kanye is killing him right now in sales and now you want to talk shit about Nas? Are you that stupid? BTW: Alot of us down here in New Orleans heard that shit you said about Lil Wayne…50 please come down to the Magnolia Projects. Please.

  • anonymous

    funny coming from a guy who’s about lose a sales race he started against an “intelligent” artist like Kanye. LMAO!

  • Gangsta is Back

    don’t we all love gangsta rap? snoop, dogg pound you know old school west coast/death row era. well embrace 50 cent. he makes gangsta rap at its finest today !!! Curtis, Strenght & Loyalty, Adrenaline Rush 2007 and Undeground Kingz makes up for 2007 no doubt.. fuck all the haters….

  • JFORTUNE

    DIDNT FIFTY SAY ON THE TRACK (WHO I REP WIT) “THIS QB SHIT BOUT TO TAKE ME THE NEXT LEVEL, NEXT BENZ, NEXT BITCH, NEXT BEZEL”. SO WHY YOU WANNA DIS NAS FIF, CAUSE THE FIRST I EVER EVEN PAID ATTENTION TO YOU DOGGY WAS ON THAT SONG BACK IN THE DAY.

  • Mpho

    don’t worry my people, kanYe is bout to end cuuuuuuuuuuuuurrttttttiss career anyway, just a couple more days and we won’t have to hear from mr mineral water a.k.a Bugz Monkey… talkin’ sh*t bout our generations greates era in hip hop (1993-1997) was trash, i guess he thinks all this candy shop shits and soulja boy is a positive movement in the Hip-Hop era… fuckin clown, KanYe gonna ether this niggas career :)

  • xtc of rap

    whoaaaaa! wtf he just said he went toooo far fuck u 50 u a pop star im 19 andd i appreciate real hiphop like the 1s u claimed to be nonsense and dis mother fuker has the balls to say 2pacs is nonsense yo so wut he tryna say todays generation is stupid dats it hiphop is dead and i regret coppin dat curtis and remember grdt was his most sucessful album and it was the realest hiphop album he made bitch so wat sells now u money pitchin mother fucker usin hip hop as a product to get rich wen in 2002 u claimed to get rid of all that pop bubble gum shit
    50 cent = george bush of rap

  • xtc of rap

    whoaaaaa! wtf he just said he went toooo far fuck u 50 u a pop star im 19 andd i appreciate real hiphop like the 1s u claimed to be nonsense and dis mother fuker has the balls to say 2pacs is nonsense yo so wut he tryna say todays generation is stupid dats it hiphop is dead and i regret coppin dat curtis and remember grdt was his most sucessful album and it was the realest hiphop album he made bitch so wat sells now u money pitchin mother fucker usin hip hop as a product to get rich wen in 2002 u claimed to get rid of all that pop bubble gum shit
    50 cent = george bush of rap

  • 713

    ether…eough said!!!

  • DOG

    Fuck nas his days over 50′s the bomb! like cube said, when i went to his gig, hip hop will never die! so like i said fuck nas 50 should fuc him up!

  • Taine

    HAHAHA Goin’ by first day sales, Curtis’ gon sell ess then Hip Hop is Dead. Kanye also sold more than him. Seems like this dude be eating every word he says lately.

  • dat dude

    “I think everyone should listen to what 50 is saying. Music and artist need to grow and evolve. all of 50’s albums show progression. kanyes’ album is GARBAGE. SAME BEATS AND SAMPLES. NAS IS WACK AND GAY-Z OOPS I MEAN JAY-Z IS A PUNK ASWELL. ALSO F**k MURDER INK. I GOT YOU FIF.”

    hahahahahaha, so 50 is showing progression???Is growing and evolving the same as dumbing down? How stupid is you hahaha.People like Kanye, Nas and Jay they show progression..50, no.Hes not an artist anymore hes just a businessman.You got to have some sorta love for the art of music man. Fuck all this vitamin water, ugly sneakerbrand and clothingline shit, go back to doin you in the booth fifty!The latest album is wack and so was the last one.Get rich was a straight classic though.

  • http://www.createforum.com/avenueredefined BreY

    Dumb it down…enough said

  • Kenny

    …And this is the state of Black America

  • Real HipHop

    50 needs to just sit down and SHUT THE FUCK UP!

    Oh yeah and you don’t Run NY!! Get the shit out of your big head. Water Head ass nigga.

    “50 you can have all the money in the world, you still garbage!!! ”
    -J Hood

  • RealTalk

    He has a valid arguement, that “intelligent hiphop” and/or “2Pac/Biggie/JayZ/Nas type hiphop” doesn’t sell anymore. That’s what we are to believe if you listen to the radio or watch TV.

    In reality though he is wrong. Nas probably falls into both categories: late 90′s style hiphop and conscious hiphop. Nas’”Hip Hop Is Dead” was one of the best selling hiphop albums of last year. Look at the numbers as far as conscious hiphop: Lupe Fiasco’s album, and Common’s last two albums were very big sellers, actually beating the sales of any of the one hit wonders you hear on the radio. And Kanye West? Do I even need to make the arguement?

    It’s funny how the more lyrical and intelligent rappers are actually the bigger stars and bigger sellers. Look at the south for cryin out loud! They got a lot of one hit wonders making catchy songs, and you got alot of party and pop rap down there. But the biggest stars and the best selling ones are the lyrical and intelligent ones like TI, Young Jeezy, Wayne, Ludacris, Chamillionare, Outkast, and a shitload of others!

    It’s funny that 50 is making that arguement because his first two corny pop singles off the album FLOPPED (Straight to the Bank, Amusement Park) which is why he released I Get Money which has been a big hit! And Get Money is actually MUCH more lyrical and intelligent than the other two! Anyone agree?

  • Celle21

    Stupid comments like this are why are children are in the dark. Until we open our eyes and stop being this garbage, the light s will stay out !!!!!!!!

  • Osaze360

    Real headz know 50% is not HipHop, so he shouldn’t even mention HipHop in his quotes as if he were an expert. In fact, he’s one of the main culprits is trying to destroy the culture by misrepresenting the East Coast as he has. Nas should ignore him, but if he responds he will surely tear 50% (as in 50% homo-thug) a new one.

  • jm

    kanye win please this man is really funny i don t think the young black man need a man like him he says nothing .fif i like your music sometimes but you can t touch nas

  • The Clean Up Man

    ALL OF U FUCKING BITHES CONTRADICTING 50 ON THIS SHIT, ARE FUCKING HIPPOCRITS, I FUCKING BET THAT ALL OF U WOULD BUY A WAYNE ALBUM, A JEEZY ALBUM, A TI ALBUM, WHEN ALL OF THEM RAP ABOUT STUFF THAT 50 IS TELLING HERE, SO STFU!

  • Mike Patch Fortworth,Tx

    If hatin’ was a crime they’d arrest y’all niggas. Why don’t you benches go do the soulja boy. G,G,G,G,G,G,G,… you know the rest.

  • GAMA

    See thats why hiphop is dead curtis is not a mc nas is the last of a dying breed the kids need nas curtis is a sellout how you gonna knock a person because he smart? WTF kind of ish is that man next they gonna say you wack cuz you take care of your kids fuck what curtis talking about how can he say that when he just went up aginst a smart rapper and he’s gonna lose I cant respect a man that would say something like that now I cant even respect his hustles .

    and to hip hop 4 life progression? that album is trash every time nas drops a album he raise the bar and if you think otherwise your dumb just like curtis is and take hip hop out your name nigga and change it to LD 4 life.

  • ron

    I can’t believe that there are still some ignorant ass artist such as 50 who really matter. I’m upset with myself just for reading his comments. I think 50 career is just about over DRE and EMINEM sould be ashamed of theirselves for jump starting a person like him. He’s not even realevant to anything or anyone but himself. His comments are not self destuctive to him but anyone else who pays him anymind. How many time can you release the same material and not grow as an artist or a man. SNITCH, BITCH AND A COWARD!!!!

  • willie

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    hiphop 4 life Says:

    September 12th, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    I think everyone should listen to what 50 is saying. Music and artist need to grow and evolve. all of 50’s albums show progression. kanyes’ album is GARBAGE. SAME BEATS AND SAMPLES. NAS IS WACK AND GAY-Z OOPS I MEAN JAY-Z IS A PUNK ASWELL. ALSO F**k MURDER INK. I GOT YOU FIF.

    A great example of a dickrider. WTF?

  • Mr.Maye

    Ok. I’ve been a fan of hip hop music since I was five years old, so after reading 50′s comments, I’m definitely going to make my opinion known. First off, lets get all of the comments about 50 Cent out of the way so I can get to the big picture. Get Rich Or Die Tryin was a tremendous album for its time. The buzz surrounding it was great, 50 displayed an absolute hunger on that album that he will never match again, and after that, it just became all of about business. Want proof, check out the G Unit album Beg For Mercy, The Massacre was a HUGE disappointment, and I’m not even checking for Curtis. It’s clear to me where this guy’s head is @ in regards to hip hop music. Now, lets move to the big picture.

    50 quote: “Hip-Hop ain’t dead. That’s just coming from an artist that’s dead.” What kind of person would make a comment like this? First of all, Nas has been my favorite MC, not rapper, there’s a difference, since Illmatic, so if I sound biased, I honestly am. He’s been in the game since 1990 (remember Main Source??) and even though he’s had his ups and downs, he’s still created a legacy for himself and remained in the game for so long. Overall, Nas is far from dead.

    Next 50 quote: “Hip-Hop being what it was in his era – the 2Pac/Nas/Biggie/Jay-Z era – is dead. Right now [fans] don’t want to hear that nonsense.”

    Now, where does he come off making this kind of comment. No one wants to hear that nonsense? Ok. Lets stack the deck shall we? Including his new album, it pains me that what music has come down to is, and I’ll name names here, the absolute domination (that’s honestly what it is) from the South, and “artists” like Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Nelly, Ying Yang Twins, Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz, T.I., Mims, Rich Boy, DJ Bay Bay, and the list goes on and on. Now, and here’s the best part, the following era is garbage? Take a look @ this largely AWESOME lineup, and I’m taking it ALL THE WAY back to the East Coast rennaisance beginning in 1993:

    Nas – Illmatic
    Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
    Black Moon – Enta Da Stage
    Smif N Wessun – Dah Shinin
    Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
    Mobb Deep – The Infamous
    Jay-Z – Reasonable Doubt
    GZA/Genius – Liquid Swords
    2-Pac – Me Against The World
    2-Pac – All Eyez On Me
    The Notorious BIG – Ready To Die
    The Notorious BIG – Life After Death

    And the list goes on and on. This era is perhaps the greatest era in hip hop history, although challenged by the era from 87 to 89. Whoever says this era is nonsense needs their head examined. There’s NO album that’s has been released with the last 5 years that can come remotely close to being better than the albums listed above. That era in the 90s is something I’ll ALWAYS cherish. That was a time when music was music and it’s wasn’t this watered down, craptastic, senseless, lack of creative garbage we hear today. I’m not stuck in a time warp, but I’m one of the people who remembers how good is USED to be, and sadly, hip hop will NEVER be that great again.

  • Mr.Maye

    I hope my post reached out to true hip hop fans!!!!!

  • ABC

    Nas, bring Ether part 2!!!
    Kill 50 Cent lyrically!!!

  • J S-O-T

    so, 50′s basically sayin’ that music with substance doesn’t sell?,well, he’s in for a shock when those numbers come in an’ he gets fuckin’ ethered by Kanye lol.

    Everytime 50 takes these pathetic little shots at people like Nas(legend) i lose a piece of the very little respect i have for him. SHUT THE FUCK UP FIF’,do us all a favour an’retire,your borin’.

  • J S-O-T

    an’ hip-hop for life says
    “all of 50′s albums show progression” lol, thats some funny shit.

  • ok

    50 used to be nice now he is just awful and ignorant. He pretty much just said all people wanna here is dumb music that they don’t have to use their mind to understand. Nas is def. not dead. Stop tryna just sell records and take a hint from mos and kweli. Kanye is gonna out sell 50, hands down.

  • TripleX

    But on the real: Nas career been dead ever since It was written. Dude should write books, his flow is trash not to speak of his choice of beats.
    But I don’t think it’s a problem to be intelligent, the problem is that Nas tries to be intelligent, but people see right through his bullshit (remember how Jay-Z exposed him?).

  • Crazed Pac Fan

    This is crazy. On September 13th I have to post a comment on a 50 blog just to give Pac a shout out. XXL yall slippin.

    R.I.P. Tupac Shakur

    “Let me say for the record, I am not a gangster and never have been. Im not the thief who grabs your purse. Im not the guy who jacks your car. Im not down with the people who steal and hurt others. Im just a brother who fights back.” — Tupac Amaru Shakur

  • Zero313

    a you serious 50 how you gone call a whole era dumb i guess he is rite doe to much i intellectual information won’t sell to kids

  • Old school king

    Hey if you wonder where the problems with the ghetto start, you can look at the system in general. If you want to know how they continue and get worse, you can look at 50′s interview. Dissing on music because it’s intelligent, and then releasing mindless crap that sells to the mindless masses. High dropout rates, low standardized test scores, teenage mothers, AIDS, etc… you don’t just teach people because it will sell records, it probably wont, you teach people because they need to be taught. So 50 sells records by putting out bullshit like ‘Magic Stick’.. i’m sure the 13 year old girl who is pregnant and with AIDS now should have been listening to more Nas and Kweli and less ‘yo yo yo bitch lick my d**k and balls and walk your slutty ass home’… but apparently this is what the masses of idiots want, and soulless performers like 50 are more than happy to spread that image while doing absolutely nothing to improve the minds of the people trapped

  • maximuspop

    FOR THE LAST FUCKING TIME 50 CENT IS GAME.50 GAVE GAME A LIFE

  • U-kweli

    fifty is talking the truth he is not lieing,no one is checking for Nas cd’s if you dont believe me go check the post about Nas new album many of you niggas where dissing Nas saying he is irrelevant so why are yiou mad at fifty he is only talking the truth

  • http://www.myspace.com/couptakeover Dezzy

    I just don’t understand some people. I just hope that the people that are defending 50′s position are 16 or younger. Cause, if your over 18 and say that 50 is correct, ur ignorant and probably didn’t even finish high school. If people really think that the music of today is what the people really want to hear, then they have been brainwashed. In the 90′s, talent sold records. If you were the nicest, u sold the most records. That’s how it is supposed to be in all musical genres. These days, all the rap music sounds the same because the industry got corporate. The majors aren’t signin talent anymore, they are signin stereotypes. What they think a black man is. An ignorant, gun-touting, drug sellin, uneducated brotha. If u think that’s what the majority of young black men with common sense want to hear, then u are sadly mistaken. We as blacks, are smarter than these labels and new artists portray us as. Y’all need to wake up and see the big picture. Nas is loved by many. 50 was on Nas dick for a minute. They had a falling out, and he’s poppin shit. The only dis 50 can come at Nas with is that “he’s too intelligent”. Ignorant Dude.

  • dna

    NAS ALBUM DID BETTER THAN YOUNG BUCK AND LLOYD BANKS PUT TOGHTHER DOES THAT MEAN THIER CAREERS ARE DEAD 2?

  • Hip Hop is DEAD

    All yall 50 haters are the same ppl than ran out and supported him from Get rich.50 is right about Nas,when Nas was Escobar he was sellin more.Be REAL Nas is makin some BORING music right now when he shoulda been runnin QB right now.We’ll see what happens in December.

  • bizzle

    TRIPLEX YOURE TRASH SON..NAS IS ONE OF THE BEST RAPPERS EVER…EVER. NAS TRIES TO BE INTELLIGENT? HE DOESN’T HAVE TO TRY. SO THAT MEANS FIFTY MUST TRY TO BE AN IDIOT..HE DOES A GOOD JOB AT IT TOO. 50 IS GARBAGE AND I DONT CARE WHAT HE’S SOLD IN THE PAST HIS MUSIC IS ASS AND HE’S BECOME THE WANKSTA HE ONCE SANG ABOUT…..I PUT 50 RIGHT THERE WITH JA RULE…AND 50 IF YOU GOT SO MUCH MONEY GO SEE A FUCKING DENTIST…

  • BIZZLE

    YEAH 50 HAS REALLY EVOLVED…HE USED TO TALK ABOUT GUNS AND MONEY…NOW HE TALKS ABOUT MORE GUNS AND MONEY….50 IS A MEAT HEAD…GET OFF THE ROIDS KID….AND FIX YOUR BUCK TEETH BEFORE YOU PUT YAYO’S AND BANK’S EYE’S OUT WITH THOSE THINGS!

  • LowEndofDaChi

    Nas outsold Jeezy by 3,000 when it came to their first week sales. Considering that the advertising campaign was pretty underwhelming, and the fact that he did this w/out singles that fit into today’s TRL/106th and Park format, I think he did pretty damn good. One of the columnists on this site (NOZ) put up a post that made a pretty good point, basically saying that the majority of the 18 and older crowd doesn’t even buy music, downloading albums instead. Most of Nas’ core fanbase has been there w/him since the mid-90′s, and for him to dumb his steez down for this new generation would be a disastrous move, causing him to lose that core support.

    Older people that value the actual artist, and not a practiced image, still go out and support real music.

    50 Cent definitely made his money, and will more than likely continue to do so this time around as well. But my question to his fans is this, who’s he going to diss next time? And will you still cop his albums even though he chooses to sell you short w/monotonous concepts and questionable production?

  • Cinsere

    Exactly why I’ve never bought any one of his albums!

  • babyboy

    Even though the nigga soyunds dumb, he is right, rappers that sound try to play the intellectual card, dont sell, look at lupe fiasco, Mos def, Talib Kweli, all them r too ahead of their time still they dont sell much, but look at Young jeezy, that guy has a album with 18 tracks talkin about sellin weed and coke, what the hell is dat?? worst is he goes platinum all the time.. come on guys how many ways can u sell crack?? sure aint 18 ways lol

  • Danny

    Nas! Please Nas if your listening out there!…

    Please drop Ether pt 2 on 50 …. right now! Like tomorrow or something!…

    This is an ideal time! 50 has ruined hip-hop for too long! He is pissing on the grave he himself put hip-hop in!

  • MOEBG CEO

    XXL WILL YALL HAVE 50′s COMMENT IN THE “NEGRO PLEASE”. THIS IS THE DUMBEST THING A RAP ARTIST CAN SAY. I BLAME XXL BECAUSE YALL DICK RIDE 50 SO MUCH. YOU GUYS HARDLY TALK ABOUT TRUE TALENT. 50 IS GONNA GET SHOT AGAIN. PEOPLE REALLY DON’T LIKE THIS GUY BECAUSE HE COMES OFF AS BEING THE BIGGEST ASSHOLE. I DON’T KNOW IF HE IS , I NEVER MET HIM. NAS IS A LEGEND. AT LEAST MURDER INC TALKED ABOUT REAL STUFF. WHY DON’T YALL PUT JA RULE ON THE COVER. I THINK MURDER INC’S STORY IS GREAT. FUCK SELLING COVERS AND ALBUMS. THAT’S WHY HIP HOP IS DEAD. TALENT AND SOME GOD DAMN SENSE SHOULD GET YOU FAR, NOT RUNNING YOUR STUPID MOUTH ALL DAY. FUCK 50 AND FUCK XXL IF YALL KEEP HANGING ON HIS NUTS

  • http://www.myspace.com/crillzbeatz Crillz Beatz

    Nas’ only problem is beat selection. If he knows he’s not gonna do his his #’s then he just needs 2 make a banger. He needs to holla @ Preemo, Dre, Just Blaze, ALC, Large Pro, Crillz Beatz, Scott Storch, 9th Wonder, Havoc, Timbo, Al West, not Will i am or Salamm Remi. Like Jay said “Smartin’ up Nas”.

  • 11kap

    Real Hip Hop is Lyrics, for your information, Bugs Monkey! Fuck the Hip Hop Police! 50 is a cop, and what the fuck have they done for the black community but kill and lock a whole generation the fuck up? This nigga just dug his own grave, plus the nigga is over-the-hill now, so he should count his fuckin’ blessings. Soon, all the young people are not gonna see him as a has been too, clown ass nigga. 50 knows Nas and everyone else he named plus many more real emcees will rap circles around his stupid ass. I hope his new album puts him in debt, so he can finally stop making these ignorant ass headlines. America, wake up! We’re slipping!

  • DownSouf

    Man, as much as I hate to admit lil buddy was dead on with his observation. He wasn’t saying that 2Pac(GOAT), BIG, and the others are trash. He was stating that the consumer doesn’t want to hear that. They hear it in school and at home! Music is about making you feel good and gives you a chance to escape reality if only for a minute. Today’s music is by no means garabe. Its creative and it feels good. Ex. I hate Superman, mentally, but when it comes on my body bounces to it. As far as Nas anybody can look up words in a lyric dictionary to sound intelligent. Now he is hell with his lyrics, but man so is a lot of others. As basic as Jeezy is he still motivates the masses check out any of his performances. U know why people relate it isn’t that there dumb. I’ll end with this just because we speak broken english doesn’t mean you’re an idiot. They’re smart enough to make millions of dollars where their predecessors weren’t and then invest it to make wealth. Ex. 50 Cent, TI, Jeezy – (businessmen homie)

  • http://bblizak.blogspot.com/ B Black

    Someone please put something in 50′s mouth cause my zipper’s stuck. The fact Kanye is beating his ass in record sells should be an indication that we are tired of hearing from dumb portraying ni**az like him.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com understand what your reading

    come on guys you are all getting it twisted and by reading some of your comments some of you sound like you have sense, lets get this into perspective. all 50 cent said was that nas music IS too smart for alot of the consumers out there, we have to realise that there are more ignorant motherfuckers buying music than smart people who like abit of substance and sence, so what you do as a business man is cater to the majority. lokk at kanye he gives some stuff but not to much that is why he is doing so well

  • Trizzle

    50 really wasnt to off the target by that comment because hip hop isnt really dead at all. i dont know why muthafuckaz swear it is, but to be honest if you look back at all the rappers who said that shyt in the first place you’ll see that they are all underachieving artist or artist past their prime or era so b4 you all start jump’n on thys hiphop is dead train just think about that shyt. 4 real

  • lesson120

    As soon as you say Biggie, 2pac, Jay-Z, and Nas are wack and then co-sign Suolja boy as “the shit” in this very magazine…..everything he says now should be irrelevant. How can anyone take him seriously regardles if your a fan or not based on the above example?

  • T.L.

    I like how folks always say well he sells more than this artist or that artist and that means he’s good. Based on that flawed logic Vanilla Ice is a better MC than Rakim and Britney Spears is a better singer than Anita Baker. Just b/c you sell a lot doesn’t mean you are good. All 50 did was kill Ja’s career so he could take over that same niche…pop/crap rap music. He’s a good businessman and nothing more.

  • http://www.myspace.com/mc585 M.C

    THIS NIGGA IS HILLARIOUS–WHAT HES SAYING GOT SOME TRUTH TO IT-{nowadays rappers that’s spitz concious rap doesn’t sale much} BUT THEN AGAIN {rappers that doesn’t spit concious rap doesn’t have longevity in this game} 50 was getting ready for retirement untill stupid cam’ started this whole sht with him { BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCK} was the title before {CURTIS}…I STILL BUMP PAC FROM TIME TO TIME–NOW I DON”T KNOW IF I WILL BE BUMPIUNG 50 IN five more years…TRUE STORY…WHAT NAS WAS TRYING TO SAY IS WE”RE IN THE ERA OF BULLSHT”’”WAYNE MUMBELING AND YOU MUTHAFUCKAZ SAYING IT”S HOT” “THIS LITTLE NIGGA SUPAMANIN THAT HOE” GROWN ASS MAN ARE SNAPPING THEIR FINGERS” THIS WHOLE SHT HAS BECAME A DISGRACE TO pAC, BIG, AND ALL THE LEGENDS THAT SPITTED SOME REAL SHT>>>WWW.myspace.com/mc585 if you wanna know who’s saying that sht…holla at me

  • http://www.myspace.com/ivyleaguenewyork ivyleague

    As much as you wanna hate his statement it right. The biggest song outside of him and kanye are AY BAY BAY and SOULJA BOY.SONG WITH NO CONTENT. WHERE ARE THE REAL MC. Not to say there none out there but MAINSTREAM AMERICA WILL NEVER HEAR THEM. HERE’s SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.TELL ME HOW MANY TIMES DID YOU HEAR COMMON OR TALIB ON THE RADIO TODAY.

  • http://www.myspace.com/mc585 M.C

    It’s funny –these part time rapping niggaz think they can talk smack about the era that birth them—like SIgel said
    —I BIRTH AND I BURP’ YOUR NIGGAZ–True hip hop legends did that for you 50—–NIGGA CORNY IF YOU ASK ME–I”VE SPOKEN TO HIM in the past -AND HE SOUND LIKE A SMART DUDE–BUT IN REALITY HIS NOT THAT BRIGHT…Saying sht like that….HIP HOP IS DEAD–CAUSE YOU RAPPING BRAGGING ABOUT YOUR BANK ACCOUNT__NOTHING FOR THE YOUNG MINDS___WWW.MYSPACE.COM/MC585____

  • Rockcity

    What nigga n this world would keep other nigga’s names in they mouth so damn much? 50 is such a fuckin homo, nas is a legend always will be in the top 10 while 50 on the other hand is and always will be a sell out dick eatin nigga, i dont respect him or his existence as a “man”

  • 11kap

    The new generation WILL soon see 50 as a HAS-BEEN, not NOT as a has-been. my bad. Nas and all the other real emcees that Fif mantioned plus many more will be remembered forever, while Fif will REMAIN just a catchy song-maker, no one important to Hip Hop history.

  • http://www.myspace.com/crockerishiphop Crocker

    Short and sweeet. Kanye Won. 50 Cent Is Dead. LOL. Time to say NA NA NA NA NA NA NA, Fuck Yooooouuu!!!! Goodbye!!!!!

  • the wire

    Its about time people begin to vent their resentment with fifty. For the past year give or take any time that man said something about the next person, everybody would agree and run with it. like the bully at lunch time and his flakey friends agreeing. Hip Hop isnt just temporary music for teens, hip hop has been here since 79. 50 can cater to the youngins that believe acting like 50 talks is cool, but in reality that leads to a felony! if Nas is intellectual rhymes suck, then why did common and kanye both go 1 on the charts? hip hop as the years go by will be the music for people in there 30′s 40′s. this isnt just for teens and bad asses infatuated with G Unit’s guidebook of how to act this way and attract cops and give police a reason to go after the “sterotypical” thug that alot of people think is great.

  • CHI-W

    Kanye is superior to 50 musically.Kanye makes his own beats and 50 leans on Dre.

  • MEMPHIS TN

    DONT GET ME WRONG I REALLY LIKE 50 AN I REALLY FEEL SOME OF HIS MUSIC, BUT FOR HIM TO SAY WHAT HE SAID JUST DONT SIT RIGHT WITH ME. I MEAN HERES A GUY WHOSE SO CALLED ON TOP OF THE WORLD RIGHT NOW, PEOPLE LOOKING AT’EM, AN HE’S IN GREAT POSITION TO MAKE CHANGES TO COMMUNITIES. WHAT HAS HE DONE FOR BLACK PEOPLE, OR PEOPLE IN GENERAL BESIDES TALK NEGATIVE ABOUT PEOPLE? I MEAN HE NEVER SENDS A GOOD MESSAGE TO PEOPLE LIKE PAC DID, YET HE SAYS HES THE NEW 2PAC….COME’ON!!! 2PACS TURNING IN HIS GRAVE RIGHT NOW B/C OR THE WAY THE WORLDS TURNING, THERES HARDLY ANY GOOD MUSIC OUT RIGHT NOW…..”OH SORRY KANYE MY BAD”, BUT NOWADAYS HIPHOP REALLY DONT SEND A GOOD MESSAGE, AN THE ARTIST THAT DO.. THEY NEVER GET PLAYED, SO I AGREE WITH NAS, HIPHOP IS DEAD. LIKE A SAID B4, IM BIG ON FIF, BUT SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO WATCH WHAT U SAY B4 U OPEN YOUR MOUTH AN DO LIKE YOUNG BUCK SAY “SLO YA ROLL” FIF!!

    P.S. ANOTHER QUESTION?, IF FIF’S RUNNING TO THE BANK LIKE THAT AN WE ALL KNOW HE GOT MONEY….WHY HE DIDNT JUST GIVE THE LIL GIRL ON 106 5 STACKS, INSTEAD OF 500 DOLLARS? JUST A QUESTION!!!

  • Tre The Truth

    Anybody who agrees with what I’m about to say please say so.

    G-Unit Is becoming the modern day No Limit Records!!! The only difference is Master P never spoke ill of his rap peers, he just rippped em off every chance he got by biting their shit.

    Like P, 50 Cent continues to flood the Market with the same “If you fuck wiht my bread I’ll put one in ya head” rhymes and the people have finally spoken. When you go from selling so high to only half of what you’re use to selling, you’re shit is over. And 50 doesn’t realize that his pointless shit talking is basically pushing his sales lower and lower. There is no growth between Curtis and The Massacre and thats the sad part. Not even the great white hope Justin Timberlake could push the album to number one.

    So we can all expect a diss record towards Kanye and Kenny Chessney. Mark My words. G-Unit is the new No Limit

  • JFORTUNE

    (WHO I REP WIT) NAS FEATURING 50 CENT. “THIS QB SHIT BOUT TO TAKE ME TO THE NEXT LEVEL,NEXT BENZ, NEXXT BITCH, NEXT BEZEL, ITS THAT REAL” THAT WAS SAID BY CURTIS BACK IN 1999, SO PAY RESPECT CURTIS.

  • unknown

    I can’t believe this dude 50 he going to make a real dumb comment about Nas. Let’s be clear Nas is a MC as well as PAC, BIG and JAY. 50 is a rapper there is a difference rapper put words together just to match MC’s paint pictures and lyricly will kill you. For this dude say that era is dead is a great great example of what Nas said HIP-HOP IS DEAD. Nobody of this era wants to hear words just beats so we need to just buy instrumental and no words. But this dude never can go a interview without mentioning NAS or JAY-Z he may say he is irrelevent but lets be clear that he don’t want no part of neither of them on wax. They would destroy this dude. He on Jay dick all the time. And Nas come on I think I am Jay-Z is my all time fav., and I must say that NAS rip my boy Hov a new ass on ETHER so 50 really don’t want Ether part 2. There is not enough gun rhymes to get at Nas. That is all 50 talks about this dudes albums are the exact same. No difference except I get money. He has a gun shot sound on every album that is old now.
    CORperate Takeover.

  • ALBANY4LIFE

    A lot of people dont know that Nas has been dissin 50 on tour for a long time so it was only a matter of time before 50 said some crazy shit regarding him.I dont believe that 50 was meaning that the 90s era music was nonsense but the making of that styled music is in todays music world.I hate what hiphop has turned into now but if your an artist in todays market you have to do what sells,and intellectual shit dont sell.Im over 18 and a high school graduate and appreciate music that deals wit real issues,thats why i miss the 90s,but know that the shit that is on tv and radio is brainless bullshit,but gets spins and ringtone sales so more will come.50 has never been an intellectual rapper but is far ahead of these new jack pillheads comin out.NO MATTER WHO WINS,HIP HOP IS ALIVE AGAIN AS OF SEPT.11!

  • The Journal

    50 Cent is correct to a certain extent about the fans being obselete and more into party music more than intellectual music but to dis someone in his peer group that’s still mentally in his prime a decade ago (because they both are in their 30s and were raised in the 80s)is completely wrong. 50 Cent needs to act more of his age and mature and be more intellegent because he’s very articulate in interviews but is more wacker than rappers outside of the birthplace of hip-hop and his lyrical skills should’ve improved massive. But 50 Cent is selling records so you have to respect that and Nas is very intelligent and still appeals to a younger audience which you have to respect as well. 50 needs to learn how to stop disrespecting his peers and take up for them and help them advance and collaborate cause at the end of the day, he’s getting older like them and he’s a father to a preteen like them and he’s older trying to appeal to the youth like them not someone in their 20s appealing to their peer group.

  • HOMOTHUG

    2pac/Biggie/Nas/Jay-Z were the best age of hip hop. 50 cent iz crazy to Dis these Major Rap Titans…once Kanye West outsells fiddy..his career will be Dead. besides…Ti and ‘Ye were the 2 top rappers in this new era…its 50 cent’s big mouth that make ppl not wanna buy his shyt NO Homo..SIKE!..lol

  • kdizzle

    To that Nigga (FIRE) Man you said some of the realest shit on this forum. To think that we have to dumb down our music for our own people to hear itreally tells me how we really view ourselves as black people. Nobody ia saying that hip hop music should all sound like Shakespere, hell when NWA came out they were far from it. But Listen to an NWA albulm. The beats were RAW and Lyrics were more Raw. Those niggas still said things that made since though.. Therewas still substance. Even if you just liked the beat eventually you would hear what niggas were saying and be like damn! It just tells you what 50 thinks of the fans that keep defending his ass.. “All y’all are fuckin stupid so I’m gonna give you shit that dummies understand.” Don’t get me wrong, I like fif, he’s a real smart dude but he’s in it for the cash, that’s all that’s it and that’s kinda scary.

  • kdizzle

    Can anyone remember any lyric from this dude
    that get shouted out at the club when is bangin? To that dude (FIRE), well said my brotha, well said.

  • yay-o

    more like 50′s solo career is dead….

  • Unknown

    50 is in this for the money and nothing else. He is not about the music of hip hop. I can’t knock him for getting his money. I don’t see to many charity events that he has going. If he do then that great, but he not a MC like stated before so we should expect rappers to make those comments. Like most of the South rappers. Now Scarface is South as well as Outkast but those are MC’s. I have no problem with today’s music in the club, i am not going to front the clubs do be popping when those joints come on. But in my car not trying to hear that coming home from the office. I need to hear Mos, ATCQ, J-Dilla, Hov,etc…
    that is what keeps me focus on what I am here to do, be somebody that is what i remember from hip-hip positive music. Now i got my Wu and Smif and Wessum and so fourth if I want to get grimy but that’s true MC’s spitting fire. I can get into Piles ” AS SOON AS I SAW I TOLD HER I WOULD PAY FOR IT” some tell me what the hell that mean. OR SMOKE A WHOLE POUND OF PURPLE FAMOUS LIKE THE NINJA TURTLES. that is trash. LUPE IS HIP_HOP’s new generation MC nobody new can touch him.

    COrperate Takeover.

  • BklynBandette

    @ Tre The Truth: You Got It!

    @ T.L.: You Hit The Nail Dead On The Head!

    @ Mr. Maye: Damn, I Felt You In The Core Of My Soul.

    But let’s fall back and really re-focus. 50 is correct. HipHop Is NOT Dead. HipHop has just been chillin’ in the cut for the past 10 years. The problem we’re facing is the Entertainment Industry using Rap Music to camouflage as HipHop. Rap left HipHop for Industry dough and things ain’t been the same since. And this is what our elders tried to warn us about but we wouldn’t listen. There are bigger forces at work trying to dumb us down. And these “Forces” sign 50′s paycheck. He says what they want him to say it is important that he says something that will impede our progress as a people. Nas NEVER does a project without droppin’ true gems. And they know, that if those gems fall in the right ears we will become enlightened, awaken from our intellectual sleep, and no longer will we co-sign on the BullShit Okey Doke. Profit wise, where will that leave them? We are the trendsetters. And although Rap Music is largely consumed by white males, they consume it ’cause they think WE think it’s what’s up. But once we shift the tide, we’ll shift the ride.

    50 had a point but he didn’t articulate it well. He not only insulted Nas (one of the Greatest MCs EVER), He insulted other MC Bretheren, and he insulted the listeners. It’s High Time that we stand up and say something. This should never have been Rev. Sharpton’s fight. We should have put the brakes on the ignorance.

    The Day Of The Geechie Is OVER!
    What Y’all Wanna Do?

    Just A Woman’s Perspective.
    Holla If Ya Hear Me …

  • JMJ

    To everyone who are saying there are too much haters, HOW CAN YOU NOT HATE ON A COMMENT LIKE THIS ??? IF YOU GOT AT LEAST A LITTLE BIT OF INTELLIGENCE, YOU WOULD REALIZED THAT 50 IS TALKING BULLSHIT & NON-SENSE

  • Cuban Link

    lmao @ that last statement he made.That was pretty funny.

    But, uh, fuck 50.NaS is hip hop, why dumb your shit down?Is that how much your worth, that the people you sell your material too lower your own standards?Thats not at 50, thats just a general statement.

    You gotta respect 50 for always speaking his mind thou, he aint afraid of saying anything!

  • Beef

    First off, fuck 50 and his sad and pointless attempts to draw attention to himself/his album.

    But I hate to say he has a slight point. That by far aint a good thing but niggas today likin fuckin gay radio shit over true hip hop.

    But how is nas dead? Just cause the majority of them are being too ignorant to see what’s going on doesn’t mean their aren’t tons of people who can see.

  • Beef

    #
    BklynBandette Says:

    September 13th, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    @ Tre The Truth: You Got It!

    @ T.L.: You Hit The Nail Dead On The Head!

    @ Mr. Maye: Damn, I Felt You In The Core Of My Soul.

    But let’s fall back and really re-focus. 50 is correct. HipHop Is NOT Dead. HipHop has just been chillin’ in the cut for the past 10 years. The problem we’re facing is the Entertainment Industry using Rap Music to camouflage as HipHop. Rap left HipHop for Industry dough and things ain’t been the same since. And this is what our elders tried to warn us about but we wouldn’t listen. There are bigger forces at work trying to dumb us down. And these “Forces” sign 50’s paycheck. He says what they want him to say it is important that he says something that will impede our progress as a people. Nas NEVER does a project without droppin’ true gems. And they know, that if those gems fall in the right ears we will become enlightened, awaken from our intellectual sleep, and no longer will we co-sign on the BullShit Okey Doke. Profit wise, where will that leave them? We are the trendsetters. And although Rap Music is largely consumed by white males, they consume it ’cause they think WE think it’s what’s up. But once we shift the tide, we’ll shift the ride.

    50 had a point but he didn’t articulate it well. He not only insulted Nas (one of the Greatest MCs EVER), He insulted other MC Bretheren, and he insulted the listeners. It’s High Time that we stand up and say something. This should never have been Rev. Sharpton’s fight. We should have put the brakes on the ignorance.

    The Day Of The Geechie Is OVER!
    What Y’all Wanna Do?

    Just A Woman’s Perspective.
    Holla If Ya Hear Me …
    ^^^^^^^^^

    Co-sign I hear you

  • http://xxlmag.com luc

    50 cent is trying to end his career now restarting that shit with nas. Think of what nas is capable of he beat jay z ( I think jay z won but whatever) he would manhandle 50 cent he’s no where even close to as good as jay z or nas so he could be done in like one song. Kanye could ruin his career come the 19th. Rot in piss 50s career

  • CHI-C

    Beef= EXCUSES

  • DirtDoggy

    That’s because there more stupid people than smart in this damn world, 50′s one of the stupid ones always claiming he’s such a smart buisness man, fuck outta here, he had all the hype in the world from getting shot up, if he didn’t get shot the fuck up nobody would even know this guy.

  • BAMO

    fif is dat nigga fuck all u haters, fuck 2pac he was gay and biggie was fucking obese and that fucking gay-z is wack and nasis as bitch strait up when he sees g-unit he fucking ducks

  • columbusohio

    50 might have something on nas they are both from queens you never know. but 50 does sound more and more ignorant by the day. Kanye cd sounds better anyway.

  • CHI-C

    Beef= I guess the truth hurts

  • Ace

    I’ve noticed something. All of the dudes defending 50 cent have a loose grasp of how to express their opinions in a cogent, coherent manner. I’m not saying all of the nas/real hip-hop (50′s not real hip-hop. You’re lying to yourself if you think he is) supporters have expressed perfect opinions, but I’m saying that they at least have a semblance of an education and a grasp of this language we speak called English. I don’t know, some of you asses might have heard of it.

    As displayed by your strings of words and apostrophes that doesn’t really present an idea, you cats are why we need Nas: dude actually brings intelligence to a game that so frequently shuns mental and social improvement for vapid material wealth.

    Also, if you have no idea of what I just said, this is also why you need to listen to Nas because you dumb fucks need to pick up your vocab and stop being fucking ignorant of the world around you along with rejecting the poor quality of your surroundings. Don’t come at me with any of that wigger/bougy black shit. Fuck that. I came from the same blocks as these rappers, but I can string words together into a real sentence.

  • fnf disciple

    yo 50 has his opinion but i think if every1 did do all that get money and learn nothing else mentality then we as hip hop fans would be more fucked than the way we are now. cause we already have a fucked up way of thinking because the music, since music influence us in so many ways. We need the nas,Lupe fiasco,kanye west,talib kwali,mos def, and others to balance us. they bring the knowledge we need. but 4 real 50 need to keep those negative comments to his self. Kanye is beating him in sells cause people are tired of all that beef bullshit, it is played out. 50 just give up.

    FNF UP
    Lupe Fiasco’s The cool coming Nov20th,07

  • Duke

    50 is officially a true rocky story. i cnt stand how he says this shit bout having 3 albums and forgets completely about his best album. i guess its too intelligent to talk about. how can he talk shit about nas, nas got like over 10 albums and he got double discs and shit. 50 made 2 real hip hop albums then died. he had a fked up life and i respected his real first 2 albums alot. then he took hip hop and massacred it. hes just like rocky cause he got the fame and lost his passion for what hes supposed to love. if hes only about the money then he should quit rap and start other buisnesses. i dont care if sumbody is about making money, but dont kill hip hop in the process. hip hip is dead and 50s new album is proof. every album hes made since get rich or die trying has gotten worse album by album. he cnt tlk shit about jay z either. he is jay z. he joined the country club and forgot about rap. i guess he cnt tlk about anything real these days or else his country club membership will be revoked. what a bitch

  • SOUTHERNBREED

    this shows why 50 isn’t people’s favorite
    because of bullshit like that.
    the kanye west thing didn’t work because kanye didn’t bite the bait and just shrugged 50 off.
    so now 50 has to find someone else to get on now.
    nas ain’t said shit to 50 and now he goes at him?
    i want to see 50 say that same shit to krs-one and see if the teacher don’t blow him out the water!
    there is nothing wrong with learning!
    but nas can go hard if he has to!
    remember ether?
    nas keep ya head up!
    and to 50,i was about to buy your album but,this let’s me know that it’s gonna be a wate of time and money!

  • http://www.rawtoneproductions.com Blend Da Beatmaker

    Look, 50 Cent is weak saying that. Nobody’s trying to hear all that bullshit. I classify “rap” music in 2 categories: gangsta rap and hip hop. There’s definitely a difference and I don’t take away from 50 and what he’s done with his career, no matter who thinks he’s hot or not, he’s paid, so he doing something right. But hip hop isn’t dead, he’s right about that (i.e Nas, Common, Talib Kwele, etc.). But if he classifies himself as a hip hop artist, then he’s stupider than that comment he made!

    Blend

  • Shorty74

    Nas is one of the best MC’s ever.Hand down. But 50 is right. Sometimes the truth hurts. It stings. Nas is a better MC than fiddy but 50 talk that shit that niggaz want to hear. You rather hear substance, but substance doesn’t sell. 50 know what he doing. Ya’ll quit hatin! PATICIPATE.

  • Mr.Maye

    Good points BklyBandette :)

  • trend setter

    50 is retarded and superficial white america is the only reason that crap sells

  • Fire

    trend setter Says:

    September 14th, 2007 at 9:36 am
    50 is retarded and superficial white america is the only reason that crap sells
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Wrong. That’s part of it, but I know a lot of ignorant people from all races that listen to that shit. I’m sick of people blaming everything on white people and not looking at themselves with a critical eye like they should be doing.

  • AI

    50cent talks just to see what you guys say it looks like he won! Nas is one of the best MC’s ever read a book!!!!!

  • Tug life

    I need a gun,i want to shoot 50,he need a bullet on his dead for saying stupid things about nas.

    Nas the king

  • real talk

    he right i’ve been sayin that

  • Tre The Truth

    Bamo and Shorty74 are the reason 50 cent sells records. If you disagree then disagree. But you two niggas really need an education. Read a fuckin book or something. Plus, insulting those who enjoy Nas for speaking in a smart manner, you never know how many of those same people buy your record for whatever value. So in some way shape or form you eliminate fans and at some point become alienated and rich.

    Sorry if those words were too big for those two dumbasses Bamo and Shorty74. But I’m hood just like you. Just went to school. Uh oh!!! Might not be hood enough.

  • Fire

    If you read the comments you already know my thoughts on this subject. Just wanted to say that Bamo is probably the biggest idiot I’ve ever seen on a XXL Mag comments thread, and that’s saying something.

  • edson_mpt

    Man…50 i like ur song, but when u say “Right now [fans] don’t want to hear that nonsense.” 50 then went on to say, “Those guys that flood their music with too much intellectual information don’t sell. You could be so creative that you just got a smock and a French accent!”

    Hey man
    that uncool

  • jmick

    50 isnt saying that 2pac,big,nas,and jay shit was wack. he is saying that now hiphop is about money,hoes,cars,and fashion, if wayne had said that ya’ll a be jocking his dick.

  • http://xxl gods son

    get rich or die tryin we thought u was hot now the same nigga wanna take us to the candy shop

  • http://www.aifaprofootball.com/ Anthony Kitanik

    stupendous book you’ve compass