XXcLusive: Fif Says Drake Doesn’t Have “50 Cent Buzz” [With Video]

Toronto upstart Drake has gotten a cosign from a laundry list of MCs, from Lil Wayne to Kanye West to Jay-Z, but if you ask 50 Cent, the Young Money associate’s buzz isn’t comparable to his own back when he set the mixtape scene ablaze in ’02.

XXLMag.com recently spoke to the G-Unit General about his opinion on the hype surrounding Drizzy and the comparisons many critics have been drawing between him and the up-and-coming rapper’s buzz.

“I didn’t hear that, I don’t think you can accomplish that right now,” Fif told XXL about his popularity in the pre-Shady days. “Not without finance. I hear his record on the radio. He got a good buzz, I hear him. Shit, it wasn’t possible for my music to be on the radio when I was coming. You know mine’s was completely organic.“ [Watch Below]

In fact, Fif believes that Drake is getting a push from the music industry, something he did not receive when he was unsigned. “When you hear a song on the radio it means it’s being worked,” he explained. “Ain’t nothing there just because, enough for it to be playing every hour on the hour. That song is being worked like he’s on a label. You know I’m sure Sylvia Rhone or Universal — they’re spending money to get the record played. They got the public feeling like its just happening.”

When reminded that Drake, has yet to accept any label offers, Fif responded, “He might not be signed yet, but they may work it to get him to sign. Is it worth it to sign until you develop that?” – Max G with reporting by Carl Chery

  • latino heat

    say what you want about 50, but i gotta agree with him on this one. he was the hottest shit on the street back in 2002 but you never heard Wanksta on the radio until he signed his deal.
    plus 50′s buzz back in 2002 had everybody checking for him, Drake only has the females on lock from what i can tell.

    • stermt

      Drake is a corny metrosexual so who the hell would even like him?

    • swaggg padre

      Fiftys a washed up hater he hates on everybody to keep his buzz going everthing he put out lately has been str8 trash.

      • DR305

        i bet you were skinny jeans and shiny shirts… drake is garbage… what is he a singer or rapper… 50 cent is real and tell you how it is… im tired of all this rapper saying they rapping to make money.. back in the days there use to be battles…. hiphop is a competition.. stop all this money rap.. lets make it interesting… take it old school… Drake is gay

    • kenny

      Hey Fif is still one the hottest shit that we ever heard about.Who the hell is Drake anyway.50 ain’t no hater he just tells the truth

    • http://XXLMAG.COM FUGYAMAMA

      HATERS…

    • cincereholla

      50 is a pure hater no doubt

    • realtalk

      Yall niggas sound like some high school kids arguing about who got more “buzz”. Who gives a fuck about buzz? Hell most yall probably ARE some damn high school kids,ahaha. Y’all suckers all some dickriders talkin bout buzz and shit and basing your opinion on music on they “buzz” like its a fukkin popularity contest or some shit you goon ass motherfukkers. Honestly, 50 is wack and a hater, and Drake is kinda fruity and lame even if he can sing a good hook. Keep eating that slop they tossing off on you, I’m have to go back to 90′s rap and goddamn P-funk and James Brown, rap these days is garbage

      • MrP10

        Man if that ain’t one of the realest comments I’ve heard. This cats have forgotten that back in the days the music killed this garbage they call rap and r@b they got out now. These artists now don’t got real talent they got the powers that be backing em and Drake is the clearest example of that. Im still wondering why he has a buzz at all. Oh well same here I keep listening to the real.

  • hip hop nerd

    buggs tha rocka is next up, 50 cent is kinda right tho he was stictly getting a buzz from da streetz drake is getting alot of co-signs and industry help. and i heard drake and buggs tha rocka are fighting for rhianna’s love kanye west was even thrown in the mix

  • http://soundverite.blogspot.com/ Sound Vertie

    Industry joke in the street, I can’t believe niggas feelin him like that. I tried, shit is mad corny, sorry tastemakers.

    Big Up T.dot thou!

    • DetroitDraper

      Corny as hell

  • KEVIN RACHWEL

    HE IS MAKING ALOT OF SENSE…AND HE IS RIGHT HIS BUZZ IS NOT BIGGER THAN 50 CENT ITS CLOSE BUT ITS NOT…50 CENT SONGS WERE EXTREMELY EXPLICIT..AND DJS CLEANED THEM UP JUST TO PUT THEM ON RADIO WITH NO PUSH FROM A FINANCIAL SOURCE BUT HIS OWN..BUT DONT GET ME WRONG DRAKE BUZZ IS VERY CLOSE BUT NOT LIKE 50 CENTS WAS IN 2002 AND 2003

    • pee scholar

      i didnt know shit about 50 unitl i seen the wankster video!!!!! 50 buzz aint start hitting till he signed wit aftermath. Niggas wasn’t checking for 50 before the video.

  • cstar

    50 does not have near the musical or lyrical talent drake does… and nobody wanted to hear 50 on the radio before he was signed that’s why we didn’t hear him. quit being jealous you whiner. people want to hear drake..that’s why he’s on the radio. not to mention 2009 is a totally different game than 2002. 50 is lame as hell.

    • pee scholar

      cosign!!

    • dime

      you bitch ass niggaz out there need to wake the fucc up i dont know all bout this sorry ass nigga from young dick sucking money but i do know all them bitch azz pussy that weeyz hang wit like guy ass birdman and sorry no skill having camp they run and the sorry ass niggz they cool wit al suck! i maen the west cost want that ass that’s way they dont go to hood’s out here b-cuz there not what they say are there pussy them rick ross is a fake that’s tru & jim jones &acehood and WHO EVER DOWN WIT THEM.O ya wezzy nigga out in PHOENIX AZ WAITING FOR YOU AND WHO EVER YOU BRING WIT YOU,YOU BITCH WEST UP OH YA MACK10 CANT SAVE YOUR ASS OUT HERE BITCH. WEST UP? 50 WE GOT YOUR BACK FUCC THEM PUSSY AND I CAN SAY I TALK FOR MY CITY

  • most hated

    i feel you latino heat, ima drizzy fan allday, but 50 makes uh point, universal qonna work at drake so he can sign that deall. they lookin too make there money cause he got sumwhat of uh buZzz qoin on riqht now. but my thouqhtz are he stays dolo, his next album doesnt involve any labels handlinq his marketinq.. him and his crew qonna market it themselves on the internet. then after that project is done, i say he should sign too
    > young money….
    FEEL ME ??

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  • DV8

    Drake doesnt have a 50 Cent buzz. That 50 buzz was something that will probably never happen again. Drake buzz came from who he is associated with. Drake is like the little brother of a popular person in high school. He is now popular because his big brother is.

    • nellz

      ur absolutely right. No one was checkin for Drake until Lil Wayne spit his verse, and shouted him out.

    • pee scholar

      because 50 wasn’t associated with em and dre!!!! fuckien idiot

    • http://thisismarlow.blogspot.com MarloW.

      Only niggas that were checking for 50 were NY niggas and in NY anything is possible, this nigga is from Toronto anyways you clowns don’t know shit bout Room For Improvement, or Comeback Season, so yall niggas aint got no say plus all yall on here are just NY dick riders anyways so keepin it 100 on here aint somethin im gonna expect

  • http://www.imstrate.com Strate

    50 is right… He’s smart and he knows the industry… but I will say Drake has the 50 cent buzz, but there is no more true statement than “I don’t think he can accomplish that right now” Drake’s got too much help around him and his growth is all payed for. Hes sitting on the backs of giants… Just my opinion… Fux wit it -=[www.imstrate.com]=-

  • Hands of Stone

    Fif is wrong,Drake is touring off a mixtape.Not a album,a mixtape and he not signed yet.fif didn’t have that buzz.Im not a big fan of Drake but he got alot of buzz.

    • Af Blak

      @ Hands of Stone….ACTUALLY you are DEAD WRONG….Fif was one of the 1st(i wanna say the 1st) to start that “chitling tour” (touring off mixtape material)….where you think Wayne got that from? 50 was doing shows ALL OVER the U.S. BEFORE “Get Rich or Die Trying” even came out….so what he is saying is right…They was playing 50′s MIXTAPE music on the radio cause the public was demanding it…

    • latino heat

      @ Hands Of Stone
      no diss homie but are you old enough to remember summer 2002? before his album dropped 50 was touring off of mixtapes also. Tony Yayo even had a line about that off one of there old songs from around that time.
      there’s no way in hell Drake’s buzz is anywhere near 50′s buzz back then.

  • Uncle B

    Can 50 just go away already?

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    coming from a “southern” perspective Drake buzz IS bigger than Fif’s was (at least in the south). but i gotta respect Fif opinion, though. the nigga know wat he talkin bout on some shit.

  • Azhar

    Cosign 50 on this one, they pushing him like he is on the label already, i think the hype around who he will sign to is propaganda and publicity… roll up!

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  • http://thechoklitfactory.wordpress.com Choklitfactory

    Yah Drake definitely has a lot of buzz, not more than 50′s or even Jeezy’s. The other thing is, Drake is a lot more commercial-looking than 50 which is why the Labels are salivating. He has the potential to be like a T.I with less swag but more sense.

    • pee scholar

      how can you say that???? Jeezy was signed to a whole group before anyone knew anything about him, 50 was signed to aftermath!! none of these artist had bidding wars like this. Drake doesn’t even have a video yet, people are anticipating that! No other artist has had the buzz this kid has, for the simnple fact that he is not signed yet!!!!!! Everyone else got hot after they got a deal.

      • ceezy4sheezy

        actually you’re wrong jeezy was also touring off mixtapes before he got a buzz (streetz is watching ,trap or die) it was after streetz is watching when he got the deal with def jam and bad boy boyz n the hood also got the deal with bad boy based off that mixtape 50 is a hater even he does have a point cause they pushing that best i ever had single like he is signed (i actually thought he was with young money until i heard that it was a bidding war for him)

  • k.ing

    drake buzz like a brother said above is from being co sign by wayne…

    and everybody know silvia bout to sign that boy…

    50 buzz came from 50… then when he signed to shady it was all over…

    50 toured on a mixtape too… he toured in the south with utp…

    drake is cool… not for me but i reconize his skills… he just sound to much like wayne…

    • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

      oookaaaay… did not kno dat shit ^^^

      • DetroitDraper

        Yea thats the tour he stole Young Buck on lol

  • Superstar Extraordinaire

    50 is right on this…..they see drake has that commercial appeal…..bet a shit load of muthafuckas making money off of this cat already….and u guys know the business….they gone milk the cow til they cant no more then make it into a burger and eat em up

  • El Tico Loco

    I”m shocked to say fif is right, Drake is not an upstart anyway he’s just the best case of actors turning rappers as opposed to rappers tryna act for the last 20 years, and unlike 50 he is far from an underdog and his moves are calculated and cliche like beefin with Kardinall Offishall? They should be breakin bread if you ask me. He needs to sign somewhere quick cuz his douchebaggery just began and that wears out your welcome.

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  • giantstepp

    Co-sign with 50 on this one!

  • TEXAS DOPE BOY

    BREAKING NEWS….

    50 CENT AND JAY-Z WILL HAVE ALBUM FACE OFF.

    50 CENT- BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT SEPT 8.
    JAY-Z BLUEPRINT 3 SEPT 11

    50 TALK ALL THAT TRASH, EVEN WITH TIMBALAND AND DR. DRE HE WILL LOSE TO HOV. DOA IS TAKING OFF ALREADY AND 50 FEW JOINTS AVERAGE. 50 CENT NEW JOINT IS TRASH, THE BEAT IS GOOD, BUT 50 LYRICS WAS TRASH.

    I GOT MY MONEY ON JAY AS THE WINNER!!!!!!!

    TEXAS BOY, RESPECT THA SOUTH.

  • Mr. P

    This is a tricky one.I agree with 50 just a little because he didnt have a co sign in the beginning but just like Hands of Stone said, how many people you know 1.tour off one mixtape.2. Be on Conan O’brien off a mixtape 3.Work with Kanye,Jay,Jamie fox,Mary J. Blige etc off a mixtape. 4. Poke Rhihanna off one Mixtape and the biggest of all, sell out tours in each state not to mention Canada offone mixtape.
    Fif didn’t do that.

    • El Tico Loco

      You keep mentioning the mixtape,the mixtape you forgot the biggest force before behind his buzz Lil Wayne, can’t go pullin Em and Dre out yo ass (no homo) cuz he was already bubblin off the mixtapes, and bless the dead but Jam Master Jay pull was not that heavy out there. The whole thing is that 50 grinded out his success, Drake is having the world handed to him in silver platter on the strenght of his bff.

      • DetroitDraper

        BFF LMAO

  • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

    naw wayne’s hymey made clone ain’t seein curly at all,when he got non-stop videos in rotation, all day and night songplay, and 3 underlings with gold to platinum albums under his diamond one then we’ll convo on that. Drizzy unfortunately is jus a go between for wayne and white folks but they attention span last long as celebrity marriages. Mark my words by 2010 you won’t even be listening to drake and he’ll be tryna push his latest ” So far Barmitzvah”.

  • PuffDaGod

    And dont forget He writtes for Big Brah Brah Ya Dig! Wayne and Baby are just a like they have to pay ppl to write for them.

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  • http://xxl All Dae

    … his douchebaggery just began…
    (Taken from El Tico Loco)
    ———————————————–
    douchebaggery…lol

    This article is on point. If Drake is getting pop radio spins without payola then Black Star is owed an apology.

    Drake is opening a new lane by being unsigned and still f’n with major lables…handshake deals. I agree his buzz did not originate in the street but has co-signs by signed artist as well as radio pay for play.

    That wrote I heard a few of the kids joints and he got the gift…hopefully he doesn’t think he’s hard and starts spitting fake g rhymes.

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  • $ykotic

    And they were going to start calling me a Drake hater! Ha!

    Word out is Drizzy is a relative to someone on the inside. An anonymous buzz? Sounds like a favor…

    Again let that dude earn his keep!

    I’ve seen for myself War Angel has over 70k downloads! For one week! There’s even an instrumental one out!

    But I’ma turn away from Fif in a minute because Chamber Music & OBFCL2 are coming.

    • pee scholar

      and how many downloads do you think so far gone has????

      • $ykotic

        A little over 75k since Feb.

  • CYP

    fiRST OF ALL 50 IS RIGHT IN SOME RESPECTS. hOWEVER HIS HYPE WASNT ORGANIC. hE JUST HAS A BETTER UNDERSTORY THAN DRAKE DOES. dRAKE PLAYED ON dEGRASSI 50 GOT SHOT 9 TIMES. WHICH ONE YOU THINK IS GOING TO CREATE MORE BUZZ. AND WHO KEEPS GOING TO 50 FOR HIS OPINION. HE HAS FALLEN OFF. THE ONLY THING HE DOES NOW IS START BEEF WITH PEOPLE TO STAY RELEVANT. HOW ABOUT EXHAUSTING YOUR WORK INTO YOUR MUSIC. DRAKE LIKE HIM OR NOT HIS WRITING SKILLS ARE SECOND TO NONE RIGHT NOW.

  • Stan-Layy

    I’m not from New York, so i was never checking for 50 cent during the ‘how to rob’ era. What i do remember is 50 getting’ the big co-sign from arguably the most popular and known rapper in america Eminem and most known producer the Great Doctor Dre. When i first heard wanksta i thought 50 was from L.A. or somethin’. 50 reminded me of every other Gangsta’d out West Coast artist i’d listened to. Nothing revolutionary just solid Gangsta shit

  • Nate

    Mainstream radio Half and Half Hybrid approach.

    Get a lil Lil Wayne/Jay-Z affiliation, mixt it with legit singing and lyricist talent, take a artist who already has the acting experience as well, and make sure he is primed for the ladies, and you have all the buzz you need to be a player in this Hot **, and KISS ** dominated industry. Push the record and you have a million records sold artists.

    I think the companies are extra careful now instead of taking a risk with thorugh street artists they want a MANUFACTURED artist with media savvy. The jury is still out for me but he’s gonna be successful. But not as big as 50. Nobody will hit the heights 50 did for years..

    • latino heat

      co-sign everything Nate said. the industry is in trouble and Drake is there latest marketing scheme. if he sells units then expect a whole lot more artists like him. maybe Tyrese will even try that Chocolate Ty shit again. HA HA HA!!! hopefully not.

    • $ykotic

      Good observation, Nate.

      So since it’s manufactured for this dude does it mean that it’s legitimate? Cause it kinda looks like to me that dudes we know in our hoods with just as much talent and skill WILL NOT GET A CHANCE.

      I’m not downing Drake but this is the point that I’m making.

      Because the more we accept this type of marketing/promo for Drake, the more we exclude those who are deserving. The industry is copycat.

      They will start to look for the next “Drake”.

      Not the next “artist”.

      • RDS

        But is Drake not an “artist”? The So Far Gone mixtape sounds like no other mixtape I can think of last year or this year. As the old adage goes, real recognize real

        As for 50, I agree with him to an extent, but he’s a hypocrite. 50 had a co-sign from Eminem and Dre, Em for obvious reasons and Dre coming off of the 2001 album. I don’t think this is a diss as the title here seems to imply and as some people calling 50 a hater are saying. But clearly 50 forgot his buzz had NOTHING to do with his “How to Rob Era”. I remember that song and while it was good, Jay-Z rendered 50′s entire career dormant with a one-line response to that song:

        “I’m about a dollar/what the fuck is 50 cent?” “When It’s Hot”

        The Ja Rule beef was pre-Eminem, and went quiet, but NOBODY was checking for Eminem (at least not here) until Wanksta came out.

        And why are we comparing Drake and 50? These are two different people. Drake has made it clear he doesn’t do beef. 50′s entire career was built on beef.

  • Mac Marc

    Too bad Fifty dosent have that kind of buzz going on anymore. Maybe he should stick to licking dres nuts

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  • K.ing

    2TEXAS DOPE BOY…

    D.O.A IS SHIT!!!

    AND AUTOTUNE IS STILL AROUND… = DRAKE

    JAY LAST SHIT TOOK A YEAR TO GO PLAT…

    50 6 WEEKS…

    THIS WILL BE JAY’S SECOND GOLD ALBUM…

  • willzo

    drake is only on the radio because of lil wayne i have had drake on cd for 3 months before he came out on the radio. now i ride around and hear people listen to drake and it make me mad they dont know anything about him .its all mainstream bull shit and drake is way hotter than 50.he has that voice and 50 got nothing now all 50 song sound the same

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  • RWord

    LOL!…man 50cent is sad.

    this dude hate EVERYONE. just like monkey. What they need to ask him is:

    1. Why he burn is baby mama house down?
    2. What he think about Ross album?
    3. Why is his buzz COMPLETELY GONE?

    50cent is alway talking about OTHER people music. shout out to all the 50cent dick rider to reply to my comment

    • untouchpuertorocNYC

      he already addressed Officer Pig Rossifers album…he says it was worth the marketing money pumped into him!LOLhahahahahah

      Yo Rword, the “frawse” album is a dud! although it’s good music, the album sales dud’d thanks to 50 killing him slowly!

      His strategy backfired and exploded in his face! He reignited 50 to make better music lately!

  • Hanch

    I agree with Fif on this issue, I think Drake although I havent really heard a whole lot to make to much of a informed opinion on dudes music yet but i just dont think his Buzz is as big as Fifty’s was back in 02! I doubt anybody ever has that big of a buzz ever again to be personally honest

  • RWord

    PLUS, 50cent buzz didnt come from 50 cent, it came from the dude that put three bullets in him. The hype around 50 HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HIS MUSIC but that fact he was shot “nine time”. that is a fact!

  • therealwayno

    50: How do I keep my name in the media today…hmmm…Got it! I’ll indirectly take a poke at the industry kid with the most buzz.

    Marketing 101.

  • Ja’Nay

    This isn’t even up for discussion people…..50 cent needs to realize that drake is comin up BIG.His music is HOTT, and so is he. I wish people would stop hatin on other people and jus give this kid his props becauze he’s doin his thing.I have NEVER been a 50 cent fan nor will I start,I happen to listen to good music and 50 jus dont do it for me….Love drake or hate him he’s talented as hell, smooth, and plus everybody wants dude on their records!!!!!

  • Gerv

    One of the richest rappers in the game is also one of the biggest haters in the game.I don’t really care bout Drake,but I ain’t no hater 50 need to just get his ever so pushed back album out and stop talkin shit like he that Hilton fool that’s famous for nothin.

  • Gerv

    Stop talkin bout a buzz you had years ago that don’t exist no more.

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

    I’ll ride with Curtis on this one, for the fact that I’m old enough to remember a different music industry than its been the last 10 years.

    An artist does a cameo/feature on whoever’s hot @ the times’s album. Usually one of the better tracks of the album. From there, the artist builds a small following, & eventually releases a single. That’s where the “buzz” started. Then it was up to the label to promote, the artist to deliver. 50 killed that with the mixtape hustle on full smash. He created his lane from the remnants of gangsta rap that lay forgotten due to shiny suits syndrome. Cats knew about him purely of his mixtapes (& a JMJ cosign, ironically), & back then that was sort of unheard of.

    So, I feel what he’s saying, he just didn’t have to be such a douche nozzle about it.

    • latino heat

      @ Grand$
      your right when you talk about the way it used to be, but don’t forget DMX came and smashed the game during the shiny suit era long before 50. remember X’s 1st album had a huge 1st week just off of the buzz he had on the streets, and most of white America didn’t even know who he was. and at the time Def Jam had been struggling for a few years. Jay-Z and Dmx resurrected that label and a lot of people forget about that.

  • BeerGangsta

    Fuck 50! This Bitch is a nobody. 50 is ugly! Can’t sing. Getting Fuck by EM,DRE,Jimmy. Who in the hell won’t to be like that. Cheese ball eater is a staight hater. Jealous of Drake all ready. That’s a dam shame.

  • 206

    I finally listened to Drake the other night to see what the hype was all about. Ehh.

    Not tryin to hate but what sets him apart from every other R&B cat that’s come out over the past 5+ years?

    he’s not that good a singer or rapper. he’s singing/rapping about the same sh*t everyone else does. his style isn’t that original either. I don’t get the buzz?

  • mrJiscrakc

    yo the thing is. Drake is a whole different artist than 50. yes 50s buzz was from the streets, but thats because he only appealed to the streets. aint nobodys mommas or uncles gunan listen to 50 like that. Hes played out. his era is finished. Drake on the other hand, his buzz is far more vast. not only do ppl who LISTENED to 50 listen to drake now but so does everyone else that DIDNT like 50 in the first place. so YES Drakes buzz is far more reaching and complex than 50s. By far.

  • brand-new

    50 has def had the hugest buzz in hip hop music history.

  • mrjiscrakc

    yeah.

  • zayzkidd

    I didn’t know that 50 still was rappin. Is this the same dude from “Get Rich or Die Tryin”? Can’t be, talk about fallen off!!! Anyway, Drake is a product of the system, whoever this dude manager is, needs a raise.

  • http://myspace.com/dgoodproductionz DGood

    i’ll give 50 that,Drakes buzz is not as big as his when he came out but the game has definetly changed.Also,its not like Drake asked wayne to jump on his record wayne found out about drake and the rest is history.Niggaz need to start givin credit where credit is due. The nigga drake is nice(no im not dick ridin) and half the people talkin bout him sayin he is wack or a metrosexual ect…ect…will probably go and buy his album”and claim they got it for their sister”lol.All things aside i would like to see a 50 and drake collab.

  • tru predator

    ooooh the irony.all the people callin 50 a hater,but they steady hatin on him.i guess hate breeds hate.class dissmissed

  • brand-new

    50′s buzz started as, that guy that got shot 9 times, to that guy signed to eminem (who ruled with an iron fist in 02), then wanksta dropped, and them in da club was like an atomic bomb. there will never be anything like that again.

  • zayzkidd

    brand-new

    What about Snoop during the first few years of Deathrow?

  • http://xxl south

    Drake has no buzz…he’s just heavily promoted by Universal…another version of lil wayne in the making all thats missing is the lollipop lead single but i guess best i ever had would be considered that.

  • tru predator

    man straight up.this cat is garbage.thats all drake is hype.his buzz will never be like that of 50s or any other cat that was comin up back then.the industry is desparate because it is in trouble.they need hype to create record sales,and this is a sad attempt to promote an up and coming artist,with half the skills of fifty which is a slightly above average rapper.i like fif and respect his past,but yeah his time has come and gone and he is just further tarnishing any chances he has of a come back with his media actions.one last thing if i forgot to say it ill say it again,drake is garbage.i got dudes in my town on the come up that would eat this dude for breakfast.naptowns on a come up my towns bubblin its only a matter of time before before we get noticed.there is some serious talent startin to get heard.funny i listen more to local music now than i do the radio,it used to be the opposite.

  • zayzkidd

    tru predator
    Nowadays if you got too much talent, you might scare record companies away. I hear guys everyday also who have a lot of talent but companies would rather pick up on the Drakes and Gucci Manes.

    • tru predator

      yeah they want someone they can market and control.thats why i respect most of the artists in my town because they are pavin their own way.a couple of them have their own record labels.they are pushin their music on the internet.doin good too,they are makin a good livin doin it.they are marketing their selves on the club scene and in the underground.its crazy our town used to not have a strong music scene now its poppin.

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  • k.ing

    @ RWORD

    U DO KNOW HE WAS BEING ASK THE QUESTION… ARE U STILL MAD THAT TAWSE CANT BREAK PAST 300 K

  • brand-new

    @zayzkidd 50 exceeded that buzz, i would say that snoop’s buzz was larger than drakes though. snoop once sold the most records for a hip hop artists first album, 50 took that and doubled that, thats why i gotta give it to 50.

  • http://kug.com meeeeeee

    DRAKE IS THA SHIIIIIIIT. F*CK 50 !

  • zayzkidd

    Damn, you niccaz be saying some gay shiit on here!!!

    • tru predator

      cuz we are talkin about a gay rapper care to join us?

  • zayzkidd

    @brand-new No, I think Snoop was the first artist (not rapper) to sell more than a million records in the first week. Anyway, the buzz for Drake is whats hot now, but I don’t listen to none of that shiit. i just mostly listen to old school shiit.

  • zayzkidd

    Don’t get me wrong, 50 did top that record. I was just throwing out a artist off the top of my head.

  • zayzkidd

    latino heat

    LOL. This dude said Tyrese…Damn.

  • zayzkidd

    Rap is the only genre of music where after you had a 5 year run, you are worthless to the industry. Think about it, you got people like 500 year old Paul McCartney still selling records but 50 can’t no more? Come on, yall need to see that the media is pushing this so young minority people can’t make money as long as their beloved white legends. And not to knock artist like Soulja Boy and Gucci Mane, but the media is also pushing these dudes to the front so that rap will stop being taken seriously and die. What does Universal look like helping to popularize a rapper who could reach a generation (Pac and Nas) and still have the style and street cred to blow on all levels.

    • tru predator

      naaah what is killin the rap industry is itunes and downloads.for every artist it helps its also killin another one.not as many people run to the store and buy an atrists cd.why would they they can just download the songs they like from that album insted of the whole cd.not to mention for free from some sites.

  • brand-new

    @zayzkidd, a lot of cat’s forget about snoop’s buzz. that was major, it started with deep cover, then all on dre’s singles, he was killin it, and is still relevant even now 15 plus years later.

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    Check out how Stones aka Buckshot’s lil cousin feels about Drake’s buzz on stonesmuzik.com: http://www.stonesmuzik.com/2009/06/above-video-is-clip-of-interview-50.html

  • Cool Steph

    Yo have you guys heard Def Jam’s new artist Mr. Finley yet… dude sounds like he’s the truth and he’s from Vegas.

    Check out his video intro:

    http://www.imeem.com/mrfinley/video/lN6aJNcD/mr-finley-video-intro-music-video/

    I heard his new album “The Talented Mr. Finley” going to be hot!

    Listen to his new track “Any Night Of The Week.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMcmOlKuxvs

    http://www.imeem.com/mrfinley

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  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    lol at the drake being a metro sexual comment and thas the reason not to like him, so do you like street dudes??? that comment doen’t sound right. They two different artist, althought they both sing, but 50 knows he has the buzz that’s why he saying something about it. its not the same comparison because its seven years ago and so much has changed in the music industry and just in the world period. forget the buzz back it up.

  • the fattest skinny man

    to pep scholar: I see where ur comin from but 50 Cent actually had a huge major label bidding war so huge that several labels were offering no less than seven figures for the kid…that’s huge.

  • Mz Rock

    OK so…let me break it down…Yes, Drake is getting backed by other artis, but it IS b/c of the skillz he has…this man has placed 3 mixtapes on the streets and ne one familiar w/ the mixtape scene knows that he has been around for a mi, collecting buzz and gathering a loyal following…somewhat of what 50 says is true, but the way I look at it…50 took a different approach than Drizzy to get a buzz going…50 had “situations” that occurred in his life that he choose to set out & he also choose to come at artist already out (i.e. Ja Rule) to get people talking…Drake takes on a different approach…he is just being himself in EVERY SONG HE MAKES…50 always chooses to point out negative in others or knit pick w/other artist when he is getting ready to sale an CD, movie, etc…although very smart it is no longer amusing…I find it funny that he can talk about how this person isn’t hot b/c of this or how artist are not on his level…he’s right Drake isn’t on his level, he’s beyond…He didn’t make his 1st radio edit about dissing somone for the type of music he was making (singin’ hooks, songs for the laddies, etc) he choose to make a song that fit the audience he was trying to reach…LADIES…we are the ones that go out and buy and support the most, so he took the smart approach…like many articles have stated Drake has created so much of a buzz, that the release of his album is one of the most anticipated since Weezy’s last album…this guy has hustled just like other artist and nothing has just “come” to him!! 50 needs to FALL BACK, stop getiing mad when someone else is getting the spot light…go make some more of those songs u dissed Ja Rule for making
    ~Sincerly A Ride or Die Drake FAn!!!!

    • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

      *anybody else hear the pussy talikin?* jus’ curious.

    • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

      aaaaaye! it a female ^^^!!! dats wassup ma, i feel ya.

      • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

        I ain’t say it was a bad thing but her lips is talkin and not her lips.

  • Bruce Leroy

    It’s pretty dope this guy is all over TV, the radio, and doing big concerts all with mixtapes material! On top of that he’s not singed! Who ever is in his corner sure is doing alot for him!

  • KENNETH

    FIFTHY IS WRONG AND A LIAR HIS FIRST RADIO TRACK WAS “HOW TO ROB” WHICH WAS ON THE RADIO AND BE WORKED BY D-DOT WHO WAS LIKE THE #2 MAN AT BAD BOY RECORDS THEN HE FELL OFF THE MAP AND REGAIN BUZZ ONCE HE WENT AFTER JA RULE, “WANKSTA” WAS A UNDERGROUND COMEBACK TRACK IN REAALITY SO STOP HATING ON DRAKE CAUSE HE WAS A ACTOR AND IS RIDING WITH LIL WAYNE WHO HAD THE GAME ON LOCK LAST YEAR CAUSE MOSTLY ALL GREAT RAPPER HUNG AROUND GREAT TALENT B4 THEIR CAREER POPPED! 2PAC-SHOCK G >>> BIGGIE-2PAC >>> JAY-Z-BIGGIE >>> JA-RULE-JAY-Z >>> 50-CENT-JARULE >>> JUVENILE-JAY-Z (“HA” AIN’T POP TILL JIGGA GOT ON IT 4REAL 4REAL) LIL WAYNE-JUVENILE >>> DRAKE-LIL WAYNE !

  • http://thisis50.com mike

    anybody who doesnt like drake is diabolical hater… and i always been a fan of fifty but hatin on drake is unheard of thats just the bitterness of not being hot anymore.. and hes right drake doesnt have 50 cent buzz because its way bigger than that wack ass buzz.. that niggas an unsigned icon damn near already

  • Bay Legend

    Fif’s telling the truth on this one fellas. They are working drakes record. If you do anything in the MUSIC BIZ you know radio spins aren’t based off talent!

  • george W kush

    drake is better rite now than 50 ever was or ever will be…..50 is juss trash now

  • Supreemwun

    I think a lot of you are missing the point. I don’t think Fif is dissing the kid at all. Listen to what he is saying…I mean the man is one of the smartest business savvy cats in the game. He didn’t just make all his money off touring and records…the man has a great business mind.

    But I bet the people at Universal ain’t too happy with him and his “spending money to get the record played” comment.

    I can’t F with Drake on the strength of his “Thats my nigger” comment talking about Cardinal O. I mean the only people I know that add the R on the end of that sh!t have swastika tatoos and would cut that kids throat if they had the chance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lexxbrown LEXX BROWN(The Bahamas)

    Drake does not have 50 buzz, I remember 50 buzz that shit was crazy as hell. 50 dont even have that buzz to this date.

    Drake is not on 50′s level, never. Some blogger made this topic a trend now. But Drake is not that big. Drake not does not even have Carter 3 buzz.

  • $ykotic

    I’ma shout this one out Commission:

    HOW CAN YOU COMPARE A ROOKIE TO A LEGEND!

    LET THIS LITTLE N*GGA PROVE HIMSELF FIRST!

    WE DEAL WITH ACTUAL FACTS!

  • gabobz

    Anyone who says 50 Cent is a hater for saying this just doesn’t know anything about the music industry. Word is Atlantic records is already shopping for beats for Drakes album and has been for a while now dude probably already signed they are just saying that shit to build hype. Fif is stating facts you can’t get a record on national radio every hour on the hour without label finances backing it. They are using an indie radio promoter to push it but the bill is going to on of them labels.

  • Teddy

    ha! man 50 got nas, eminem, dre co signs whats this idiot talk about now fuckin analyzing mother fucker stop doin hater interviews and drop some worthy music fallin off fuck boy nigger

  • Teddy

    all 50 does is do interviews and analyze everyone else (hate) and for all his smartness (jealousy) he cant take his own advice and put out good music since he seems to know so much about what the public (his favorate word to insult the listeners like we are all sheep with no brains)will do and want and all this rubbish he talks all he does it talk no album yet just hate on everyone your not t.i wayne drake kanye who actually make music people like and then analyize some more and then make stupid statements in interviews like everyone is only concerned with sales and not making good music when he was the one who was always all about sales and making manufactured formula tailored hot garbage

  • http://www.gregwashington.ca Greg Washington

    50 doesn’t have a clue as to what’s actually going on. He’s just speculating. And he’s dead wrong.

    Drake is blowing up because he has a multi-million fan following from his acting days on Degrassi, so it was just mad easy for him to bring all his fans with him and Drake’s shit is on the radio because that’s what his fans wanna hear. You think Universal is really gonna throw money at a kid who’s running around with so many other money makers? He’s touring with Wayne, Kanye is directing his video for “Best I Ever Had” and you think Universal is gonna throw money at the radio networks in the “hopes” that Drake might turn around one day and say, “Hey thanks Universal. Yeah, I’ll sign with you. Thanks for putting me on.” That’s the biggest joke ever.

    Labels aren’t doing anything for the industry other than acting like money sucking middlemen. And today you don’t even need em. You don’t need their studios to make music. You don’t need their promoters to market you. You don’t need their directors to make music videos… and you sure as hell don’t need them to distribute hard copy records. Everything is digital.

    If you don’t like Drake, it’s all good. If you need him to be a singer or a rapper or an actor… if you need him to pick one, it’s all good. But understand that that’s not the way things are anymore. For anyone who thinks otherwise, you need to get hip to the game cause this is the new school. If you want that paper, you need to do it all.

    Hate all you want. Drake just wants to be successful… and he will.

    P.S. Drake is gonna be the first independent artist to blow up and go platinum all without being signed.

    You can quote me on that.

  • http://heyshae.com/blog sHaE-sHaE

    It’s true. People may not be able to stand him now, but he did blow up through mixtapes and hit the industry by storm. So yeah, Drake’s doing exactly what he did. Maybe he’ll do it even better, who knows.

  • czl dzl

    fuck baby weezy a.k.a. degrassi drake.is it me or does best i ever had sound like do it 4 the boy offa wayne’s the leak 5 hmmmmmm jus wonderin whats all the fuss about.

  • RICHKEED

    Everyone who is basically on 50′s side is gutter and ignorant..
    that class of person is fucking lowbrow…
    yall will never rise up… yall will always be animals..
    50 got that break.. but the wasp still got their fingers up his ass…
    regardless..
    the two rappers are from to different eras.
    50 didnt really have myspace or facebook.
    Drakes era does..
    generation gaps grow drastically within a couple of years now..
    with the exponential development of technology .. shits gonna be different tommorow..
    and plus its a sign of the times..
    50s image is way to saturated and it didnt evolve…. why do you think kanye is still bigger then fifty after the same amount of album releases.
    fifty is smart enough to hang on to his chips till this point..
    but unless fifty comes out of the closet and pushes homo rap…
    hes done.

  • NOTORIOUSAGC

    its funny how all these tight pant stupid shirt with retarded 80s sunglasses are tryna get at 50 for tellin the DAMN TRUTH..labels know “emo” shit is hot right now..i mean..the most popular movie last year was with emo vampires…oh yeah,
    whos drake?

  • NOTORIOUSAGC

    its funny how all these tight pant stupid shirt with retarded 80s sunglasses people are tryna get at 50 for tellin the DAMN TRUTH..labels know “emo” shit is hot right now..i mean..the most popular movie last year was with emo vampires…oh yeah,
    whos drake?

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  • +BaSe+

    ALL OF YA DAT SAYS DRAKE IS TRASH THIS N DAT YA ALL JUS HATIN ON HIM ALL HIS SONGS IS CRAZY HOT HE HAS AN ORIGINAL FLOW N IS EVEN BETTER DEN WEEZY

    +BaSe+

  • Fresh Jones

    Damn..Nobody Fool Fiff!
    This Nigga Knows His Shit..No Wonder His Like Top 5 Highest Paid Rappers!

  • CreemGeez

    If ya’ll been listenin to drake back then you would know that he doesnt even need Wayne,radio,etc. to be hott. And thats the main thing people want HOT MUSIC.

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  • ceezy4sheezy

    The truth of the matter is that the times have changed 50 had a buzz when he was signed to columbia due to that controversial “how to rob” he ended up getting shot and his buzz had died cause he dropped from columbia he regained a buzz again when he started the beef back with ja rule of his mixtapes which in secured his deal with shady/aftermath (one of the best hip-hop producers and eminem who is also considered top 5 dead or alive mc) when the co-signed him it really sparked a buzz

    drake has never and i repeat never had a record deal he actually finaced his first mixtape himself (he had money from that degrassi series which i must say that show sucks the acting in that show is horrible) also now with itunes and several other internet sites where you can just download music for free or even put on your myspace page which drake did he created a buzz not to mention he is being co-signed by the hottest rapper in the game right now is also helping his buzz so actually to be honest you really can’t compare the buzzes right now cause it was two different times 2002 people were still actually buying cd and the internet wasn’t as big as it is now everybody pretty much has a computer and a mp3 player or ipod right now

  • ceezy 4 sheezy

    to further prove my point do anybody think soulja boy would have gotten a deal back then in 2002 with that dumb ass song he did hell no he got his deal off a you tube video gucci pretty much got his deal and buzz off of putting over 234533 songs for free on the internet (am i the only one that thinks gucci and oj is retarded)in 2002 there wasn’t youtube or even an itunes yet the game has changed

  • http://yourmother.com Wayne’sWorld24

    50 cent need to shut his old tired fake ass black ass hatin ass scary ass up

  • http://-- gaddic

    I agree with fif
    his status back in 02 was godlike
    Drake has talent but no way on 50 cent’s level
    Just the truth not hating
    BISD mothafuckers

  • R.Daddy C

    50 wack ass fuck, when is that last time you heard a tight ass bar from 50. Drake is getting all the buzz from these other rappers cause he can rap and he kills it on every song that he does. 50 is just hating cause he’s notpoppin anymore. 50 had two good cd’s and that was it.Drake is writing for legends because he is tight. its funny how people are hating because there good at something they do.

  • bb0istance

    he does have a point, but you also have to think this as well…..how is drake doing shows? interviews? how is all that possible with someone unsigned? hes on remixes….people are on his remixes…hes had 2 videos i believe. all without a label…videos arent cheap, so how was he able to do it independentaly? he has to have some sort of manager or small team behind him that he has on payroll to accomplish this all. hes does have money though. do know this, drake is financially stable. best i ever had was a mixtape song, more than likely he financed tha mixtape on his own. everyone knows getting in the rap you have to spend money on yourself, you have invest in yourself. its common sense. maybe hes doing it on his own…maybe? there can be so many different ways that its happening but dont be so close minded to think its only a label thats pushing it.

  • Jay

    I’ve been in the music industry since 1998. & I’ve got to co sign what fifty cents just said. He is indeed being worked. & it’s mostly for the ladies… I wouldn’t be suprised if Jay-z and people like Kanye were paid to support him once or twice in a couple of interviews. & as for Kanye shooting his video… Hell that could have been a favor, or he could have been paid off as well to try his hand off at directing. Just so you all know Kanye went with the same look as DAVID BANNERS song/video “PLAY” when he filmed “BEST I EVER HAD” for Drake. It was a complete ripoff. I am in the music industry… I don’t hate on Drake but I can see right through him. They’re trying different tactics right now. It’s 2009 so the music industry is different than it used to be. Oh and YOUNG MONEY has the finance to back him as well. He’s got himself some good relationships in the industry because of his previous acting work in DEGRASSI as a crippled student. So well there’s a general rule of thumb in the entertainment industry. & that’s the fact that relationships are the most important thing you can have. Which is why some weak artists make their way up. By the way his “Best I ever had” video had so many women to intice men to watch it and hear the song. The idea is to get guys to catch on, while women watch for him. Thing is some girls may not like him so much anymore because of the explicit display of women in that video. My two cents as a music exec…

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  • Lissa

    i dont care what noone say’s,call me a hater but 50 cent is real.He keep’s it so 100.So what if he got beef with alot of rapper’s?People who are outspoken dont have alot of friend’s,Eminem is the same way just 50 cent is more blunt.G-unit was popping back in the day,im not saying 50 is the best alive but he has better real hip-hop material music than Drake hate it or love it.People getting hyped who make’s more money and who has more fan’s.So what?at the end of the day 90s music kills this bullshit.90s music is the realest compare to now and days.Drake can’t sing without that auto tune,using auto tune in my book is not considered talent.Drake started off alright now he is becoming straight garbage.Everyone kissing his ass but face the fact his population is the ladie’s…he’s trash.Compare to the 90′s he ain’t saying nothing.Put these young money people in a REAL FREESTYLE BATTLE.Put the whole young money up against EMINEM..DR DRE…SNOOP DOG..even KANYE WEST BACK IN THE DAY…SLicK RICK…THA GAME.. OLD JAY Z..ANDREA 3000 or 2000..w.e… put him up against someone challenging!… bring the big boy’s out..put these little fools against some real big boys prove their talent!…NAS JADA KISS..even fat joe probly destroy this fool..JUELZ SANTANA…I cant stand dipset but even Jim Jones finish him…RED MAN..GHOst FACE KiLLAH…if tupac and biggie was alive they’ll be no competition!

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  • beezy

    You bitches don’t understand. 50 Cent had a buzz on the street. He didn’t need a record label. He was straight on his grind.