Kanye Wins UK Chart Battle, 50 Cent Cancels European Appearances

kanye-west8.jpgAs U.S. fans await the results of the September 11 showdown between Kanye West and 50 Cent, a clear winner has already emerged across the Atlantic in the U.K. According to the BBC and the Official UK Charts Company, Kanye West’s Graduation surpassed 50’s Curtis LP to take the No. 1 spot on the country’s Top 40 Charts. In related news, MTV UK is reporting that 50 has cancelled several appearances he was scheduled to make in the country over the next week. The G-Unit head was scheduled to perform at both the MOBO Awards and the Vodafone Live Music Awards in London on Wednesday night (September 19), as well as an MTV show in Germany on Friday (September 21). “50 Cent is very sad to confirm that due to a last minute, unforseen and unanticipated change in his schedule, he will have to postpone his European Promotion Trip from Sept. 18- 25,” a label rep for the rapper confirmed to MTV UK.

  • GUNIT SOLDIER

    I think 50 fucked himself over in a way. If he didn’t start all this shit with kanye, so many people would not have went against him. If anything, 50 helped kanye win. Kanye doesn’t necessarily have more fans then 50 or a better album.. cuz he don’t but there are just that many more people that hate 50. If he ddn’t make kanye his competition he would have outsold kanye easy. Either way 50 > kanye all day er day, and thats the truth homie. I-I I GET IT!!

  • C.L

    man, 50 cent is a PUSSY!

  • Worley

    50 don’t go out like a chump. It’s just a bad time for that street rap. Besides, cracka ass crackas always prefer a cuddly negro over a street n*gga anyday.

  • kblue

    backpage news

  • MDKDUKE

    HA HA YOU CAN’T TELL ME NOTHING 50CENT SUCKS KANYE ONE HIP HOP STAND UP

  • LOL

    IF Y’ALL DONT THINK 50 KNEW HE WAS THE UNDERDOG IN ALL THIS ALL OF YOU ARE ALL VERY VERY STUPID.

  • brebre

    THIS IS WHITE MEN’S WORLD AND WHITE PEOPLE LOVE KANYE. HE’S THEIR MLK. HE’S THEIR NIGGA, NOT OURS.

  • Unknown

    50 album is like the first two. The only different sound he had on this cd was Ayo tech. and I get Money. But besides those joints it the exact duplicate of Get Rich and The Massacare. Now he is been a sore loser on this thing. Be happy that you sold almost million or more the first week. TI and the rest of them could break a Million or just making it. The only other artist in Hip-Hop this year to sale over a Mil, Is JAY and he didn’t do it as fast as both 50 and Kanye. But Kayne album is hot no doubt about that. 50 fans mostly are suburing white kids who don’t know the streets. He may have some hood dudes but lets be real 50 fans are mainly little white teens who think they are streets. Can I get a witness on that.

  • REAL SPIT

    GUNIT SOILDER SHUT THE FUCK UP HOMO UR CRYING WORSE THEN THAT SNITCH CURTIS “FOLLOW MY LEAD” AND GET OFF HIS DICK ITS OVER FOR THE UNIT AND THE RAT,THAT SNITCH CANT EVEN KEEP HIS WORD RETIRE FAGET CAUSE KANYE TRIPLED UR SALES I GUESS HIP HOP FANS WANT HIM TO RETIRE CAUSE IF WAS A BIG PART OF HIP HOP WHEN HE SAID THAT WE WOULD OF NEVER LET HIM FLOPPED AND FOR 50 AND INTERSCOPE THE NUMBERS THEY USE TO SEE THIS IS A FLOP WETHER U LIKE IT OR NOT

  • LowEndofDaChi

    You all sound like fools. How many of you are from the “hood” or “the streets”? Lets be serious here, people have wisened up and are tired of 50′s formula rap. Thats exactly what it’s been since GRODT, a formula, just so happens that 3rd times a charm. Kanye’s album is a superb body of work that showcases exceptional artistry, 50′s is over-simplified street tales filled with shallow lyricism and lacking substance overall.

    I’m from the Southside of Chicago, and don’t need a ridiculously rich Vitamin Water affiliate to tell me about “the hood”, especially if he’s not going to be creative about it.

  • Rich Arte

    sounds like some of you G-Unit Stans should’ve supported your idol last week. It’s too late to cry over spilled milk.

    50 don’t care noway, remember…he’s laughing straight to the bank regardless.

    and to everybody hatin on Kanye, he just graduated so you can’t tell him nothin.

  • Rich Arte

    50 got mad that Londoners like Kanye more and cancelled his shows out there.
    SMH. lol.

    In the words of the great Jay-Z….”you lost one”

  • Danny

    GUNIT SOLDIER Says:

    September 17th, 2007 at 10:42 am
    I think 50 fucked himself over in a way. If he didn’t start all this shit with kanye, so many people would not have went against him. If anything, 50 helped kanye win. Kanye doesn’t necessarily have more fans then 50 or a better album.. cuz he don’t but there are just that many more people that hate 50. If he ddn’t make kanye his competition he would have outsold kanye easy. Either way 50 > kanye all day er day, and thats the truth homie. I-I I GET IT!!

    ^^^^
    What an excuse…

  • to all u little kiddies

    listen up kiddies: THIS WAS ALL PLANNED FROM THE BEGINNING!!! didn’t you all see 50′S bet special and the other interviews? he says he has said over and over that he hates making albums under deadline and doesn’t want to really make albums at all, anymore and that he’d prefer to just write for other people or just drop whenever he feels like it like eminem…50 is the face of a 100 million dollar corporation..do you actually believe that ANYTHING that occurs within a 100 million dollar organization is not palnned? do you actually believe that interscope records would allow 50 to just kick game out of gunit after game sold millions and generated tens of millions??? THAT was the plan all along…they just needed a bit of push to bring game out with so they introduced him as GUNIT…Furthmore, look how briliant the “competition” with kanye was..they made it so that each person , even people who wouldn’t have bought either album, bought one or the other–limited choices=increased sales and marginal revenue…economics 101….but the true beauty lies in choosing to have 50 go against kanye because everyone can identify more with one and than the other which will cause people to have very strong opinions and then go out and buy one or the other…its business kiddies–what you should be looking at are the TOTAL sales for both albums combined as opposed to what they would’ve been…lets be real, neither kanye or 50 would be close to #1…now when 50 retires behind this he will maintain his “street cred” for keeping his word etc… then eventaully after he gets his break he’ll come back on some “the game needs me” ish, and everyone will be right there to buy his album…as a wall street banker i can tell you that this whole ting was brilliant…wish i thought of it.

  • NIFTY

    End of day it wa obvious tht kanye wa gunna win, cos everi1 is up is ass in UK, overall 50 is better

  • OG BOBBY J

    Kanye album is not as amazing as people think…its ok but a classic by no means….anyone who says different is either biased(lowendofdachi) because they from Chi or just a cornball (every “thug” from a state with a letter “k” in the name). 50′s shit is weak too….but i think its better than kanye’s weak ass mic skills.

    neither of these albums are worth the 10 bucks…burn’em

  • maxamill

    50 album was weak and im a fan of his and kanye music but his shit was not the hard shit he use to have if he had as many joints on this album with dr.dre this album probably would havebeen better but just like snoop niggas think they 2 big and they don’t need that dre team on the beats but without him he has the same outcome as snoop,he is starting 2 fall off.The album starts off strong but fades fast once you get 2 that a yo technology bullshit eventhough i like the robin thick collabo his album doesn’t fuck with kanye’s beat wise or lyric’s and that’s sad cause the game needs both of these dudes to stay ontop cause if not we left with superman that ho and that aint cool.2 make a long story short kanye shit just better than 5o’s this time around period

  • EZ DUZ IT

    G UNIT…KANYE DOES HAVE THE BETTER ALBUM…50 CANT EVEN RAP LET ALONE PRODUCE….50′S ALBUM IS GARBAGE AND EVERYBODY KNOWS IT. YOU CAN SAY WHITE PEOPLE LOVE KANYE AND ALL THAT CRAP BUT BOTTOM LINE HE HAS THE BETTER ALBUM…I’M FROM DC WHICH IS MAJORITY BLACK AND NOBODY FUCKS WITH 50′S BAMMA MUSIC. YOU DONT THINK 50 TRIES TO MAKE HIS MUSIC FOR WHITE PEOPLE? WHY WOULD HE HAVE ROBIN THIKE AND JT ON HIS SHIT? 50 IS LOOKING LIKE THE SELL OUT UNCLE TOM TO ME.

  • LOL

    I GIVE IT 1 YEAR B4 YOU PEOPLE START HATIN ON KANYE WEST.

    YOU’RE ALL DUMB.

  • GET THIS MONEY

    Great marketing strategy by 50 and Ye. They both wouldn’t have got the sales they needed if it wasnt’ for the it. Great day for Hip Hop. Who’s next? Pick up the Twista. Dude still spittin crazy.

  • GUNIT SOLDIER

    It’s not crying over spilled milk, trust me. 50 put out a quality album period. And as far as kanye’s album being a “superb body of work that showcases exceptional artistry,” uhh no. Kanye represents white america like it or not. I didn’t offer an excuse, i told the truth. Quit ridin kanye’s dick, he ain’t that good. 50 outplayed himself here, not kanye. I’m sure he’s still laughin btw. Ha Ha hahaha

  • yamajesty

    GUNIT SOLDIER Says:

    September 17th, 2007 at 10:42 am
    I think 50 fucked himself over in a way. If he didn’t start all this shit with kanye, so many people would not have went against him. If anything, 50 helped kanye win. Kanye doesn’t necessarily have more fans then 50 or a better album.. cuz he don’t but there are just that many more people that hate 50. If he ddn’t make kanye his competition he would have outsold kanye easy. Either way 50 > kanye all day er day, and thats the truth homie. I-I I GET IT!!
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Well…I think that actually helped both sales. Either way he’s at like 603k and still goin. Kanyes around like 720k. They’re both going platinum. And to me thats a fucking win

  • ya-yo

    HA…HA-HA-HA-HA

  • GUNIT SOLDIER

    wow i just heard good life for the first time and it blew… poor kids, just bought kanye’s cd outta hate for 50. haters…

  • REAL SPIT

    GUNIT SOLDIER RETIRE FROM THIS SITE WIGGER NOBODY CARES WHAT A HOMO FROM CANADA THINKS, U.S AND UK HAVE SPOKEN AND KANYE IS #1

  • maurice

    My guns go’s off is the shit on the west side of chicago. I never bought kanye cd, but i have all three 50 cent cd.

  • http://xxl b.sug

    man yall need to get off kanye’s dick…50 had a better album but all the white ppl love tht teddy bear huggin bitch…..and fukk the UK

  • CHI-W

    CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG

  • LowEndofDaChi

    People on these boards love making generalizations, so I’ll go ahead and contribute my own to the mix.

    Anyone that connects with Curtis Jackson or relates to his music in any way, shape, form or fashion is a lame coward with no sense of self. This dude glorifies this tough guy, “I’m not scared of sh!t” persona b/c it appeals to you weaklings out there in cyberspace that lack balls and the understanding of the concept of “manhood”.

    To OG Bobby J, I’m not biased by region at all brother. To be totally honest, my favorite period in hip hop (music period) was back when NY ran the scene with that crazy boom bap sound. I have no plans to buy Twista’s cd (a dude that’s been putting it down in the Chi for years), but when it comes to cats that exceed today’s shitty standards (Lupe, Common, ‘Ye), I have to give respect where it’s due.

    I think that most of you must be in your teens (or pre-teens for that matter), which would explain alot. Kanye makes music for grown men and women, which would explain why a song like “Drunken Hot Girls” would go over your heads, b/c alot of you are not even old enough to drink, much less go to a club.

  • tiffany

    Yo check this I’m teling you this kayne is so whack right now,because he cried at the VMA, 50 is the man people stop hatin,it is mad hot tracks and for all you beat riders listen to the lyrical content on 50′s joint and the word play and you will see who the real winner is he get money…. Kanye already admmited the dont know the numbers really well so it is the first week but let’s see if he can stand the test of time….

  • GUNIT SOLDIER

    haha

  • Banton

    FUCK EVERY BODY HATING ON 50 CENT, YOU ARE ALL BITCHES. HE HAS OVER COME EVERY RAPPER IN THE INDUSTRY YOU BITCHES….I GET MONEY FUCK GRADUATION. WHAT EVER DAWG IT’S STILL GGGG- G UNIT BITHCH

  • OG BOBBY J

    @ LowEndofDaChi

  • OG BOBBY J

    I wasnt sayin you necessarily…but alot of regional cats rep for Ye cause they from the same region….you may not….
    Personally, i only fuck wit Lupe and Common….not really fuckin wit Ye…but its wateva

    On that note….I am not sure your analysis of 50 fans is completely accurate…..you dont have to be sellin packs or gettin shot up to relate to struggle….or beef. Different people can relate to music on different levels……I dont suck dick so I dont like Kanye…ya feel me

  • http://50cent.com cheddamelt

    this whole thing makes me laugh, because kanye does’nt like white people he always complain about them.
    50cent has contributed a lot to black/white people but they dont buy his cd,this shows that people are nothing but dick riders.

  • Hip Hop

    50 Cent is done…hahahahahha….The gimmicks are over….Now go cop the MIRROR album NOV. 13….JA RULE AND MURDER INC….This will be Ja Rule 8th album – I don’t know if 50 will ever make it to 5 albums…hahahahah…..THE MIRROR NOV. 13TH

  • Cinsere

    GUNIT SOLDIER Says:

    September 17th, 2007 at 10:42 am
    I think 50 fucked himself over in a way. If he didn’t start all this shit with kanye, so many people would not have went against him. If anything, 50 helped kanye win. Kanye doesn’t necessarily have more fans then 50 or a better album.. cuz he don’t but there are just that many more people that hate 50. If he ddn’t make kanye his competition he would have outsold kanye easy. Either way 50 > kanye all day er day, and thats the truth homie. I-I I GET IT!!

    LOL! These G-Unit (is it actually even a a unit anymore?) fans don’t give up. 50 = stagnant. That’s why he’s not winning. All of a sudden he wants to be like “my heart’s not in it…I don’t have the passion anymore.” Maannnnn…dudes that really listen to music knew that since that wack-ass Massacre album. Now he’s not going on tour…he’s probably to fucking depressed cuz he set himself up for such a big fall. He’s probably SO sick right now. Why is it that some people never realize that they won’t be on top forever?! Your formula can only work but so many times. After a while, those that liked your formula have either a) moved on to a different formula (that southern sound), or b) moved on to something that defy’s formulas (Kanye). If you wanna stick with the same tired formula, that’s your business. The rest of us will move on to something better.

  • LowEndofDaChi

    To be honest, Kanye West being critized for being “gay” and “not street enough” is something that he deals with in the Chi as well, which could his inspiration for writing “Everything I Am.”

    “I dont suck dick so I dont like Kanye…ya feel me ”

    Was that a jab? At any rate, my analysis of a diehard 50 Cent fan remains the same. From what I’ve seen, alot of the folks that feel dude are teenagers who still think wrestling is real and are bored with their Harry Potter collection.

    Personally, when I feel the need to listen to some street ish, I go for a Jadakiss or Styles P cd. Their sh!t’s not as pretty as Curtis’ joints, ya dig?

    Also, as a MAN, there’s not much incentive for me to buy albums where another MAN is posing on the cover w/no shirt on. Oiled up. I’m just sayin’.

  • Y-G-J

    LowEndofDaChi Says:

    September 17th, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    I think that most of you must be in your teens (or pre-teens for that matter), which would explain alot. Kanye makes music for grown men and women, which would explain why a song like “Drunken Hot Girls” would go over your heads, b/c alot of you are not even old enough to drink, much less go to a club.

    —————————————–
    Perfect, just perfect. People loved 50 Cent because he’s tough enough to make them feel like less of a bitch by playing his albums.

    50 had the AUDACITY that the era of “Intelligent Rap” is over and the rappers like Nas are now irrelevant. Know what that means? He’s basically saying that all his fans are mindless drones that’ll toss their hands up to any song with a hot beat regardless of the message.

    I guess it’s too much work for people to use their minds even while listening to music.

  • bigpoppa804

    why sum of yall gotta bring rascim into dizz shit imma whyteboi n i say fuck kanye 50 is a betta rapper. kanye got like 1 decent song 50 got sum killa shit. everybody think only whyte people can be rascist but dat dude worley juzz calld whyte people cracka ass crackaz n dat shit aint rascist? fuck dat shit

  • LowEndofDaChi

    I noticed you said this also,

    “but alot of regional cats rep for Ye cause they from the same region”

    You don’t think the same goes for 50, or any other wildly popular rap superstar in this day and age? I don’t quite understand the point you were trying to make here, especially when the situation goes both ways.

  • ez duz it

    50 had to put out 4 singles for people to even warm up to his album….this nigga 50 is tryin to be LL but forgot the cool

  • Mr.Defrosted

    In my opinion I think that Curtis knew himself that this album was not going to be all that great because of his deadline he was given, thats why he brought up his interscope deadline in so many interviews with the rapper so he spark a friendly competition with Kanye to basically take from Kanye sell because if it were an all out beef no one would have bought both of the albums hey would have bought just one.HONESTLY NO ONE BUYS CD’S ANYMORE AND IF THEY DID WHAT ARTIST WILL YOU INVEST YOUR MONEY IN THAT YOU KNOW WHEN YOU PLAY THE CD ITS GONNA MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT NOT ONLY ABOUT YOUR SELF BUT WHAT YOU JUST BOUGHT? KANYE MAKES FEEL GOOD MUSIC AND THAT WERE THE INDUSTRY IS STRAYING AWAY FROM.

    http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/DEFROSTEDMIXTAPESAMPLER

  • Doobie

    Brebre says: “THIS IS WHITE MEN’S WORLD AND WHITE PEOPLE LOVE KANYE. HE’S THEIR MLK. HE’S THEIR NIGGA, NOT OURS.”

    Wow, it would have taken me at least 8 or 9 pages to come up with a statement so deeply unsound, unfounded and downright stupid…way to go!

    Worley says: “50 don’t go out like a chump. It’s just a bad time for that street rap. Besides, cracka ass crackas always prefer a cuddly negro over a street n*gga anyday.”

    Ditto to you Worley! Gangsta rap monopolizes the genre for 15 years, with “white folks” making up the vast majority of the audience, but at no point does that mean that whites prefer a supposed “street nigga” over a so-called “cuddly negro”. But when Kanye outsells 50 the first week, it totally nullifies those 15 years of precedent that were already set suggesting that white folks actually prefer a supposed “street nigga”. Oh yea, that makes perfect sense. “The record buying public in general prefers Kanye over 50 this week” is the only definite conclusion that you can draw from the fact that Kanye sold more albums. And if you’re thinking to yourself, “but that doesn’t really mean anything”, you get an “A” because you are absolutely correct. I can’t believe how ass backwards some of these comments are.

    Only someone who is from the suburbs themselves (not there is anything wrong with that, it’s a shame that things have gotten so perverted that many people in the rap audience feel less-than for being lucky enough to have been born with more, while their idols ironically live in huge mansions in the Hampton hills) or has allowed Viacom and other corporate entities to effectively condition you to believe that the images of blacks as savage, intellectually inferior, coonish buffoons that they market are actually true would write comments like the ones that I’ve quoted above.

    Lowendofdachi, I feel ya homie. You made some really salient points. I’m still waiting for these fools to answer your question about how many of them are actually from the “streets” or the “hood”. I actually am from the streets and the hood, and I really don’t think it’s anything to brag about.

  • http://none GINO

    Havent heard Kanye album but STOP HATEIN
    50 album is hot if u like 50 b4 u will like New CURTIS it is HOT

  • AR 15

    it think its crazy, its seems like most of these people on here, are still blaming white people, watev, you guys need to wake up…..50 cent sucks , a snitch will die every time

  • http://myspace.com/loonyt706 Loony T

    ha haaaa, u cant tell me nothin’…ohhhhhhh

  • Doobie

    Also, it looks like 50 is the real cry baby here, cancelling shows just because Kanye sold more records than him…some real “street nigga”. Sounds like he’s crying like a little bitch to me.

  • grapes

    I fucks with 50…but Curtis is softingz still. Follow my lead? Ayo technology? But still, both him and Kanye are bitches…one complains about not getting a performance at MTV or whatever and the other gets outsold in a region and cancels his shows there. Just get the fuck over shit, damn.

  • FO LIFE

    everyone on here is missing the whole point. this is good for hiphop as a whole. i’m not a 50 cent fan, but i’m hoping he an kanye are doing real well because hip hop has been under attack this year because of the don imus bs. This is going to prove that hip hop can continue to top that charts no matter what the critics say. So I feel true hip hop fans should support both 50 and Ye because this is going to make hip hop stronger.

  • Tre The Truth

    Worley GUNIT SOLDIER brebre…. Y’all fuckin relax. So you mean to tell me 50 did some better shit? I spent my time skippin thru the album because it’s the exact same shit everytime. Kanyes album is better based on the fact he did some different shit or at least talked about something different. Kanye let the music sell itself. 50 relied on beef and gun talk again and he lost. Figure out a new way to sell ya records

  • hfjsbgjifbjfrgj

    50 is mad…….kanye beat him………g-unit is dieing……..lol

  • macho

    G-unit die? yeah right jim jones comes 2 G-unit!:)

  • Tre The Truth

    Banton Says:FUCK EVERY BODY HATING ON 50 CENT, YOU ARE ALL BITCHES. HE HAS OVER COME EVERY RAPPER IN THE INDUSTRY YOU BITCHES….I GET MONEY FUCK GRADUATION. WHAT EVER DAWG IT’S STILL GGGG- G UNIT BITHCH

    I say: Nigga when did you suck off 50? Did he give you a record deal after You got fucked by the whole crew or something?
    Did you blow ya life savings on his album? There’s a difference between bein a fan and being gay.

  • Tre The Truth

    I mena I’m from the hood and I’m as hood as they come, But GOT DAMN!!!! How many songs can you possibly have about niggas getting shot? That shit gets a lil tiresome

  • Seatown MIC

    All 50 Cent albums are the same…killin, money and Ho’s…with a couple of love rap songs mixed in. Peop’s is tired of hearing the same sh*t over and over…it’s played out. He’s a multi-millionaire that still raps about killin and lives in a mansion in Conn.? Give me F*ckin break. That’s why people like Kanye better…he brings new and creative sh*t to a stale rap game. Plus, Ye’s way more real than 50, he doesn’t front like he’s something he’s not….50 gets money and good for him but he ain’t no gangster anymore. STOP FRONTIN’!!! Chi-Town is saving hip-hop.

  • William

    Give it a year and kanye will be where 50 is at cause HIP HOP fans are some of the FAKEST in music constantely hating on certain artist cause everyone else is. when people say 50 can’t rap or produce this was a man who blew up the mixtape game crazy now it’s flooded and his fist album was the last album in hip hop to be called a classic remember even Jadakiss and stylesP said gave fif props so the same people talking shit now know they were part of that 11million when fifty first dropped and I thought hip hop was compettitive 50 wasn’t talkin shit its compitetion and alot people don’t that DEF JAM BOUGHT 200,000 COPIES to make kanye’s publicity shoot up. Politics have invaded hip hop it’s a sad day.

  • Tre The Truth

    I mean I’m from the hood and I’m as hood as they come, But GOT DAMN!!!! How many songs can you possibly have about niggas getting shot? That shit gets a lil tiresome

  • og bobby j

    @ LowEndofDaChi

    Nah no jab….just sayin that i, personally, aint feelin kanye cause i dont think he can spit….he can produce some fire tracks but i aint feelin his whole flow. I know the same shit happens (the regional support) but I think in the case of 50 its different….he dont really get alot of love in the NY hoods…probably because he came out of his mouth trying to fuck with Jada…and he got madd hood love….

    this whole shit is stupid anyway…it aint payin my bills….fuck it to each his own i guess

  • MTV Awards from Germany

    Ha ha ha….50 can’t even pronounce “unforeseen and unanticipated.”

    Sie werden, weil Sie verloren, Curtis umgekippt! Jadakiss war recht! GGGGGG-Unot!!!!

  • http://D-Line Dashon

    Yall cant honestly say that you like 50′s album better than Kanye. Its about time somebody with actuall talent wins the race.

  • Yesssir, i’m here now

    brebre Says:

    September 17th, 2007 at 11:01 am
    THIS IS WHITE MEN’S WORLD AND WHITE PEOPLE LOVE KANYE. HE’S THEIR MLK. HE’S THEIR NIGGA, NOT OURS.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    SHHHYYYTTTT….ALL I KNOW IS IF KANYE WASN’T FOR OUR PEOPLE HE’D BE SPITTIN LIKE 50… I AIN’T SEE 50 OR ANY OTHER NUCCA ON NATIONAL T.V TALKIN ABOUT HOW PRESIDENT BUSH DON’T CARE ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE DURING KATRINA OR TALKIN ABOUT HOW TO GET YA MIND RIGHT (NOT WIT THE WEED) YALL JUST HATE ON INTELLIGENCE

  • Jamie B from KC….keepin it REAL lol

    Maybe what we are seeing is a shift in CLASS consciousness. Yes boys and girls, I said CLASS. You see, the reality is there are a shit ton of black AND white poor people. We are called the proliteriate….look it up. So maybe its the poor CLASS that has decided to move away from ignorance. Its sad really, because 50 has an ability to motivate and captivate large audiences, but under the “Keep it real” umbrella, he just resorts to bullshit. Maybe 50 should just adapt to the times, and make music that will become timeless. There are alot of issues to address other than pussy, and material trappings. They are called trappings for a reason. Look, good job society for realizing 50 makes good music, while Ye delivers great messages. Is Kanye the white peoples 2k7 MLK????? Would that be a bad thing??????

  • ripsta

    you g-unit white boys make me laugh, just take this loss like the good lil white suburban kids that yall are

  • Dr Flav

    I see all this typing, but nobody is really understanding that both these guys had excellent opening week sales achieved through a marketing scheme designed to chump fans into a bullshit election using your dollars for ballots. The labels and artists are richer, slappin 5 and laughing like, “We got over like Fat Rat”

  • tstarceo

    To be honest…neither album is exceptionally great. They’re good by this day’s low expectations. Numbers wise, each artist is doing what they’re supposed to do at this point in they’re career…50 can’t possibly expect to consistently sell 10 million records even if the consumer climate was the same, it just doesn’t work that way. Somewhere in the mix, a couple million people didn’t get what they expected from Get Rich or Die Tryin and they got off the bandwagon each time he came with a new album…let your shit bubble quietly and then you blow…Kanye started selling slow with College Dropout, but he got the trophies…accolades generate intrest…so naturally his sales increase with each album…he’ll eventually see a peak too…at the end of the day, both artists will probably go 2x or 3x platinum, the majority being their core fanbase. I personally like Kanye’s record better, 50 just isn’t varying it up…neither of them are that great of an MC, so…it’s all about what you wanna hear…for you guys that wanna hear some tough guy shit…buy Curtis…for those that wanna hear Kanye stunt and give you a lil substance…buy Graduation…for those who don’t want to see this music die…buy BOTH! At least that’ll keep the game alive until a true titan can come and claim things.

  • KLETEWOOD

    to all u little kiddies Says:

    September 17th, 2007 at 11:36 am
    listen up kiddies: THIS WAS ALL PLANNED FROM THE BEGINNING!!! didn’t you all see 50′S bet special and the other interviews? he says he has said over and over that he hates making albums under deadline and doesn’t want to really make albums at all, anymore and that he’d prefer to just write for other people or just drop whenever he feels like it like eminem…50 is the face of a 100 million dollar corporation..do you actually believe that ANYTHING that occurs within a 100 million dollar organization is not palnned? do you actually believe that interscope records would allow 50 to just kick game out of gunit after game sold millions and generated tens of millions??? THAT was the plan all along…they just needed a bit of push to bring game out with so they introduced him as GUNIT…Furthmore, look how briliant the “competition” with kanye was..they made it so that each person , even people who wouldn’t have bought either album, bought one or the other–limited choices=increased sales and marginal revenue…economics 101….but the true beauty lies in choosing to have 50 go against kanye because everyone can identify more with one and than the other which will cause people to have very strong opinions and then go out and buy one or the other…its business kiddies–what you should be looking at are the TOTAL sales for both albums combined as opposed to what they would’ve been…lets be real, neither kanye or 50 would be close to #1…now when 50 retires behind this he will maintain his “street cred” for keeping his word etc… then eventaully after he gets his break he’ll come back on some “the game needs me” ish, and everyone will be right there to buy his album…as a wall street banker i can tell you that this whole ting was brilliant…wish i thought of it.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Gimme a fucking break! Sales 101 before Economics 101….think about it.

    Do you think 50 planned to flop? You hella dumb. Both albums lick balls.

    Every last word you said is ridiculous.

    RichNiggaz don’t cry!

    -NickelDime510

  • http://xxlmag.com kanye tita

    man all ya r 50 ceny cock suka u should have known dat 50 wasnt even hard dis year like kanye.50 released 5 tracks and still cant mange to sell plus only one of dem is hot(get money)kanye had two and they were fire from da start to da finish!

  • Cuban Link

    if 50 wanna get his shit back together, he need to just release a diss track to everyone.Kinda like Eminem, only more direct.Come out and say fuck game, kanye, jay, BET, MTV, Interscope, ja rule, jada, fatty, nas, the UK, bws, olivia, oprah, 106 and park, all his former fans, and everyone who buys Graduation and not Curtis.That would get people interested in him again

  • diz

    Fuck it kanye for president

  • Macdatruest

    How can it be called hating on a rapper if u don’t like him? Niggas who say shit like that is brainwashed dorks cause music is made to either be liked or disliked. And if I don’t like a nigga MUSIC cause he’s not any good to me, but he got money from SLANGIN’ SUGAR WATER that’s just fuckin’ Mac goddamit. Now wit that said, I wanna answer Lowendofdachi’s question about who really from the hood-me nigga.

    And to tell you the truth niggas been not fuckin wit G-Unit at least in my city.You can look at a nigga, and tell if he listen to Fiddy. They got that look like a nigga posin’ as cool, but he not knowin what’s hood, they got that “I’m from Da Hood,USA” look. Nobody respect a snitch. It’s a difference between ridin’ for the hood, and ridin’ a hood image. COPS ride a hood image when they are UNDERCOVER. You might hear something in the hood about real hood ass niggas but a undercover? they “street cred” is revealed in a planned and apportioned manor. If niggas was really in the hood, and not surrounded by white folks telling them what they WANT TO SEE as hood, they would know, niggas in the hood aint on all that shootin and robbin and i want beef just cause i’m a nigga type shit. that’s shit you see white folks wanna see out of us to maintain their feelings of superiority. But real niggas in the hood is tryin to be entreprenuers and young businessmen. A nigga get hundreds of millions of dollars and don’t do nothing to help out-not even just hood niggas like dope dealers-but the PEOPLE, the kids, mothers, businesses, schools-and not only that, but hate on whoever you see black networking and pulling together AND promote beefin’ as a means of profiting as opposed to networking???????

    FAKE ASS PUSSY ASS SNITCH ASS NEW YORK PUBLICITY STUNT KING OF KINGS. TOO BAD THE PUBLICITY STUNT FOR THIS ALBUM WASN’T SHIT AT ALL, AND NEW YORK NIGGAS NEED TO QUIT TRYIN TO USE CONTROVERSY TO SELL RECORDS. JIM JONES SOUND LAME AS HELL KISSIN’ FIDDY ASS AND DISSIN’ CAM. WHY YALL SELL OUT SO EASY? DON’T YALL SEE A PERSON’S PURPOSE IN BUYING YOU OUT IS TO PREVENT YOU FROM BEING AS BIG AS THEY ARE???? AND CHECK THESE NIGGAS RESUMES’ FIDDY, JEEZY, ALL THE HIP HOP UNDERCOVER COPS

  • http://xxlmag.com Albert

    k first of all, fuck whoever says fuck canada. we got indian gangsters ova here bitches. n they’ll straight shank ya ass muthcfuckas. but either way y is every1 either sayin 50 is 4 white ppl, or kanye is 4 white ppl? y the fuck duz color matter? n no i aint white. every1 is just straight dissin eachother on the comments . chill out boys.

  • havoc

    look at late registration. to date its at 3mill, while massacre is at like 9mill…

  • Ali

    haha yes….so hip hop isn’t dead after all

  • Tyler

    50 is the only real gangster

  • dahukid

    not saying fitty is better than kanye or the other way around, just sayin kanye isnt the symbolic rapper, like lupe, that he thinks he is. sounds to me like he just mashes up words taht he thinks flows or wateva but they dont make no sense. lupe is da tru chi king.
    o ya, and fitty runs ny.

  • Fire

    havoc Says:

    September 17th, 2007 at 6:10 pm
    look at late registration. to date its at 3mill, while massacre is at like 9mill…
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Who gives a fuck? I bought both CDs, and Late Registration is FAR better lyrically and musically. Just because an album moves a lot of units makes it good. Sure, sales and good music are both important, but why do people care more about sales than how good a CD is? Like Big L would say, “I don’t understand it how MCs take this rap game for granted.”

  • http://FOOKU.com Christopher Wallace

    Mayne fuck that nigga 50!

  • niggas is funny

    Its funny to me how people verbally assault each other in the comments over two niggas they don’t even know. People who roll with Kanye brag over how 50 flopped, and people who roll with 50 use excuses to say why Kanye is winning (mainly saying his fans are white people, which is the dumbest shit of an excuse). I really believe is all of the people on this comment section were in a room, there would be a couple of fights that break out. Meanwhile, neither Kanye nor 50 would break a sweat for any of these niggas. I actually think that some of the niggas on this site that take up for 50 is either 50 himself or someone in G-Unit, because some of the excuses that 50 Cent fans come up with be the most retarded dumb shit I’ve ever heard. Niggas can’t unite worth shit.

  • mike Patch Fortworth,TX

    My lady bought me both Fif and Ye. They’re both great albums in their own right. Kanye’s cd is creative and well produced. Fifty’s was definitely up to par. It’s sad because a lot of you bishes wouldn’t recognize good music if it walked up and shit in your front yard. Ha haaaaaaaaaaa. Buy both you broke batches. Oh, I’m sorry. I meant borrow someone elses and burn it. Then get a job. Or hustle. Or rob.

  • Rodjilius

    all ima say is im happy for kanye both are good but fif is too ignorant for his own good

  • Tone

    Wake up people this is friendly competition ye and fif is cool if anything fifty was smart going against kanye because even if he lose he still win yall don’t know shit about business it’s chess not checkers and i bet 50 re-releases curtis with new tracks or a dvd and sells a extra million in the end 50 will win his album has repeat appeal to it. after the first 6 times litening to kanye’s you get a little bored.

  • Young Hustle

    I think that Kanye’s album would reach more people because his music is more diverse, 50 though is more like gangsta/party rap. Good luck to both but I think Kanye will win in the U.S. too.

  • GUNIT SOLDIER

    “G-UNIT OR G-UNOT I STILL GET PAID?” Ha Ha-Ha-HaHaHa.

  • T.R.E.Y.

    Curtis got G-Eunuch’d

  • T.R.E.Y.

    and Graduation > LR. better production, more compact, more focused.

    y’all can use your fake “sales don’t matter” excuse if you want

  • AHHHGETSOME

    DUDE KANYE HAS THE GAY COMMUNITY CHEERRING FOR HIM AND BUYING HIS SHIT PLUS WHITE KIDS LOVE HIM CAUSE HES HARMLESS AND THEY CAN UNDERSTAND HIS AWFUL LYRICS TRUE STORY

  • damn

    50 lost. 50 lost. with every day it becomes more apparent that americas preference is shifting away from him. congrats to kanye for gettin in the ring with a heavy weight and holdin his. that being said. ill never pay a dollar for another gangster rap album unless its titled DETOX and has was recorded by a certain doctor we all know….or maybe the new face album.

  • Fire

    T.R.E.Y.,
    Funny G’Eunuch’d line. If you’re talking to me, I bought Graduation and feel it’s a lot better than Curtis. Ye’s albums have been consistently better than 50′s. I’m not a Ye stan, but I hate these G-Unit fanboys making excuses. However, I believe Kanye’s best albums go in the order they were released.

    1. College Dropout (best lyrically)
    2. Late Registration (best musically)
    3. Graduation (still really good)

    Sales don’t dictate the quality of an album, so in that sense they don’t matter. I’m just glad to see that good music is selling for the moment.

  • to all u little kiddies

    Gimme a fucking break! Sales 101 before Economics 101….think about it.

    Do you think 50 planned to flop? You
    hella dumb. Both albums lick balls.

    Every last word you said is ridiculous.

    RichNiggaz don’t cry!

    -NickelDime510
    —————————————-
    they didn’t plan for 50 to flop but they knew the numbers weren’t going to be what they used to be…here in nyc every one was talking about how 50 was no longer relevant etc….and the response to his first few singles was mild at best. then amusement park came out and everyone (especially in new york) was done with 50-period….they used “economics 101″ to INCREASE his sales and kanye’s…they wouldn’t have been this high without it and they knew that going in…And this “competition” did the trick. when has rap every sold over 1,000,000 combined cd’s in a week??? even timbaland said it would be a tie because there’s no way they could push over 1,000,000 rap cds (combined )in a single week…as i said creating this “competition” was economics 101…and it worked! the totals are going to be close to 1.5 mil. for the week.
    with all due respect to you–how old are you? if you’ve taken at least into to economics in high school/college and honestly feel that “every single thing i said is ridiculous” i give up…i honestly give up trying to get all these brainwashed kids dumb ass “hood niggas” out there to see things from an appropriate perspective and have some clarity about what goes on around them…i give up. and in all sincerity i really wish u all the best and hope that some day you all stop getting robbed by all this marketing and learn to think for yourselves and that you all go on to find a way to accomplish your goals…i really mean that–i wish all you kids out there the best.

  • GORILLA UNIT CUZZ

    I WONDER HOW MANY DID CRYNE WEST BYE OF HIS OWN CD’S?

    I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT PIECE OF CRYIN, EGOTISTIC, PATHIETIC SHIT HEAD DOES NOT HAVE MORE FANS THAN FIF. I HEARD CRYNE WEST ALBUM. HEARD IT! NOT BOUGHT IT! HIS MUSIC SOUNDS LIKE THAT GARBAGE MUSIC THE ICE CREAM MAN PLAYS WHEN HES SELLING ICE CREAM. ANNOYING AS FUCK!

  • Brasco

    So Kanye won the initial battle? Im a fan of both, more so 50 and a result maybe I’ll be harsher on 50 as I expect more from him. His album aint great and if we are honest we will never get another GRODT. His music has been at best inconsistent since, with poor choices for singles and not enough street tracks. Lets face it, thats what he was best at, that underground gangsta shit. POTD anyone?
    Kanye is selling more because he know embraces a wider white audience. His album is probably the worst of his trio but his public persona and themes of his songs simply ply him on a broader spectrum. GRODT sold so many cause it blew everything else out of the water.
    As for the Sept 11th battle? It was unavoidable for 50 so he had to embrace the head to head with his trademark confrontation. Kanye said very little in the way of disrespect as thats his character. For once, 50 was in the corner in a possibly unwinable situation although thats know excuse for 2 of his 4 singles being garbage. And the forthcoming Robyn Thycke effort? You can’t do Justin and then release another r&b joint. Thats just bad business if your business is gangsta rap.

    I just hope the G-Unit album will bring it all back.

  • Boy Down Under

    I thought 50 said he was gonna win i mean he was sure of it hahahahahaha i shout out kanye west i got ur album n i dont regret buyin it

  • old school king

    Worley Says:

    September 17th, 2007 at 10:51 am
    50 don’t go out like a chump. It’s just a bad time for that street rap. Besides, cracka ass crackas always prefer a cuddly negro over a street n*gga anyday.

    well worley you are truly an idiot. Are white people wrong for chosing someone who actually raps about something other than drugs and guns and whores? It’s a good day when a more light hearted album with substance and real issues beats a tired, worn out drug dealers bullshit ramblings. So why come down on white people for making the right choice? Who is a better person overall? The person who wants to understand things and who tries to preach a little bit about morals and advancement, or the guy who will kidnap your kids and make an album with 50 songs about getting shot or getting laid or talking about all the crap he spends his money on?

  • Fire

    Brasco,
    Since most rap records that are bought are purchased in the suburbs, EVERY rapper that wants to be successful has to “reach out”, as you put it, to a white audience.

    I know way more preppy white people that like gangsta rap than Kanye West, at least that’s how it was at my high school. Plus, gangsta rap was way popular for a while with a lot of white people supporting it, and no one said anything about it then.

    I’m white and I like both, but no record from either category in today’s era can compare to the classics, although Kanye’s tight.

  • Rizzop

    I dont know if ya’ll have actually listened to the albums, but they are both very good. 50 came hard as hell with the exception of two songs. He had incredible production and he sounded like he did on get rich. But his one drawback was subject matter. Its either “kill niggas, im gangsta” or “give me some ass” and thats what i expected. Kanye is not just a rapper, hes an artist and takes his shit seriously. We should really just try to appreciate what each brings to the table. Kanye has won grammys though, so he’ll get more respect artistically than 50 who is just considered a rich nigger who will reach for commercial success with a few song ayo tech?? Follow my lead is hot for you and yo women….

  • http://www.bebo.com/martypatrone PatronE

    now hang on a minute! unknown!! u saying most of 50′s fans are suburban white kids who dont know the streets,M’T'F its not about knowing bout the streets and how its run and how to play the game, its the difference between right and fucking wrong and holding down your homies,your fam your cuz the lads your peeps,standing by them thru thick and thin not just giving up when the shit hits the fan,50 has been a bitch since he came out, any one that takes a dead mans name should be put in the hole he belongs,dat mother fucker is wrong,im from ireland u thin we behind time.lol you all need to fix up and look sharp people pulling the wool over your eyes,kayne is a inspiration he does what he wants makes good music, music you feel good about when u listen to,like it deserves respect, every track a different concept,boi’s got creativity, not like 50 same old same old, hotter tham a tea kettle, toy soldier ride the magic sick,,shit getting old 50 so are u old ass monkey,no offence to the black community but he does he prob had a banana stuck up his ass to ha ha,50you need to go down like yayo in jail, CAUSE u know that bitch went down oohh yeaahhh,new yorks ok but i rep for LA,kayne do u your shit, im not even worried he’s got it locked down,,G G G G G G – UNOT NOT NOt…peace Patrone IRELAND

  • Millz

    Ok… Ima be real. “curtis” was better then The Massacre. And this was Kanye’s worst album… not because it’s not good… just because his others were better. Just like Nas’s “I Am” was Nas’s worst album at the time… Its a classic but just not as good Illmatic or It Was Written… so at that time It was his worst album… But anyway… To All The Kiddies is right tho… Kanye even said he’s rather be #2 on an important day then #1 on his own day… even tho it turned out different. It was all a marketing plan. lol

  • the one

    GUNIT SOLDIER Says:

    September 17th, 2007 at 10:42 am
    I think 50 fucked himself over in a way. If he didn’t start all this shit with kanye, so many people would not have went against him. If anything, 50 helped kanye win. Kanye doesn’t necessarily have more fans then 50 or a better album.. cuz he don’t but there are just that many more people that hate 50. If he ddn’t make kanye his competition he would have outsold kanye easy. Either way 50 > kanye all day er day, and thats the truth homie. I-I I GET IT!!
    “”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"
    Your a dumb ass, Ye’s album KILLS 50′s.

    Kanghey-1
    Fifty Snitch-0

  • dayshaun

    50 is not street, he got yall lil kids thinking that. grown up, get money and do you. yall thinking what yall hear from a street rapper gonna make yall hard, man plz. relax put the guns up, bang bops, dress fly, and live with no beef. unlike 50, who needs bodyguards and police around 24/7 cause he a snitch. like jay-z say,” yall respect the one who got shot, i respect the shooter”

  • SugarHill

    Back in the 90′s when 50 was a monster on the mixtape scene, his lyrics were fire. 50 has progressively lost that lyrical swagger that made him what he his. He just isn’t hungry anymore, and his lyrics are lackluster and pretty repetitive. His latest CD has mostly club/dance tracks designed to cater to females (who may be buying the majority of his CD’s anyway). A lot of the songs on this CD will probably turn into strip club anthems.

    I don’t like Kanye as a person, because his ego and arrogance needs to come down a few notches. This album is nowhere near as good as his others, but it is still overall better than 50′s.

    50 had already said he was tired of touring, so he may have used this whole scheme with Kanye as an excuse to cancel touring appearances. 50 learned a lot from studying the way Tupac did shit, and 50 tries to strategize shit the same way Pac would.

  • calimovement

    SUGARHILL: don’t put pac and that bitch 50 in the same sentence.

  • Who Dat ?

    Truth be told the image of a gansta rapper is what white suburban folk have perceived and unfortunately there have been people like 50 who have brought this perception to life. I cannot imagine any black male in urban America who believes that 50 is a gansta or who believed that Ja rule was thugged out (murder ? huh). Yet real ganstas like Kenneth Supreme Griffin are not even known to some of these folks.

    Kanye is a an artist period. For the white folk AND for the black. Unfortunately some black folk disagree with this and call Kanyes gay ( or some shit like that ) when the truth is that they ( the blacks who take on this thug image as perceived by the folk ) are the ones getting played. To the “lil nigga” who thinks I am talking trash , just wait, when you are 30 plus years and all you have is your high school diploma and mouths to feed then you are going to want to be gansta for real.

    At that time 50 will have a billion dollars…I guess you could approach him then and ask for some change or the money you spent on his cds. In the time being when fisty scent is talking about getting money you oughta say shut the fuck up- wait till I get my money right.

  • “THA ENLIGHTEN ONE”

    Wait, Wait, Wait, one minute!!!!! How dare you fake, phony ,wannabe gangsta, living with your mama, standing in the mirror looking hard ass niggas, going to come out and try to play the race card!!

    THIS SHIT DOESN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH RACE. “JENA 6″ is racsim!!!! KANYE KICKING 50 cent’s ASS is TRUE HIP~HOP!!!

    I’m a educated black man who loves HIP~HOP not RAP!!! KANYE is lyrics, creativity, style and swagger!!!! 50 is just another a nigga rapping, saying the same shit over the same looped basslines!!!!

    KANYE DISSED THE PRESIDENT!!!! 50 openly supported President, what???

    Hip~Hop is BILLION Dollar industy and Kanye is not afraid to speak out for black people no matter what the risk. White folk, Black folk and everybody in between should take note and RESPECT a BROTHER who speaks from the soul!!!!

    THIS IS HIP~HOP IN THE TRUEST FORM!!

  • lintus

    fuck 50..fuck the police
    thats wat happenns wen you fucking wit the game….shame on fifty..he made 2 nd album that ruined his reputation

  • http://www.myspace.com/deandresurrellthegreat deandre

    kanye u a fuckn jerk…yo name should be jawbone…get it..lol