Earlier this year, 50 Cent sat down with HardknockTV for an hour long discussion about, well… pretty much everything. In the first part (shown above), Fif reveals how he makes time for all his ventures, shares his thoughts on Eminem, how he thinks hip hop is pop now, throws shade towards Rick Ross and more.
With a video quality reminiscent of Choke No Joke’s epically vintage clips (however, CNJ’s clips are actually vintage; this just looks like it was recorded on Betamax), Curtis was in the Palms in Las Vegas, NV and decided to stop by Tony Neal & The Core DJs’ annual Mix Show Live retreat that was being held there. Upon seeing Monster headphones… hijinks ensue. You’re just going to have to watch and see it for yourself.
English alternative rock band The Heavy debut the visual to their latest collabo with 50 Cent just before The 2013 NFL Draft kicked off last night on ESPN. Check out the clip featuring Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
50 Cent stars in brand commercial for the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft. The Draft, presented by Bud Light, takes place at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City from April 25 to 27 and will air live on ESPN on Thursday, April 25 at 8pm EST.
Curtis recently made a visit to Larry King Now to discuss a variety of topics. From his biological father, the inspiration behind his involvement with Vitamin Water, dating Chelsea Handler, why he thinks Queens is better than Brooklyn, why the East coast is better than the West (*cough* bullshit *cough*) and more. Check the full interview here and head down bottom for separated clips.
50 Cent takes some time out from his hectic schedule to give us some behind-the-scenes looks at his many business ventures, mainly SMS Boxing. Street King Immortal, coming soon.
Diddy defends his 2012 title with a repeat victory in being crowned the “wealthiest rapper” of 2013. With a estimated net worth of $580 million, Diddy tops Jay-Z (475), Dr. Dre (350), ‘Shit (150) and 50 Cent (125).
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Fif cuts Kidd Kidd’s verse and adds another one of his own on the official album version of his latest single off Street King Immortal. The long awaited LP is slated to arrive sometime in the Spring.
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Curtis Jackson III, aka 50 Cent, grew up on the violent and drug infested streets of Jamaica, Queens. His mother was murdered when he was 8, and by the time he was a teenager, he was following in her footsteps, dealing crack to make ends meet. Several arrests led to hard time in a “shock incarceration” boot camp. Headed down the wrong road, 50 Cent gave up the hustle and chased a new dream: to become a hip hop star. But his road to superstardom wouldn’t be easy. With gritty street rhymes, 50 attacked the industry and his bad boy reputation grew as fast as his list of enemies. A public feud with fellow Queens’ rapper Ja Rule led to a brawl and 50 got stabbed. Then, in May 2000, nine bullets nearly ended 50 Cent’s life. Facing his moment of truth, 50 persevered thru intense physical pain, emotional self doubt and came back to the game even stronger. Teaming up with Dr Dre and Eminem, his first two albums, Get Rich or Die Trying and The Massacre, were hugely successful. 50 Cent parlayed his street hustle instincts into an empire, forming the G Unit business enterprise and inking a lucrative deal with Vitamin Water that reportedly earned him over 100 million dollars. Always a target, 50′s street cred was attacked as he engaged in feuds with everyone from Fat Joe to his protégé, The Game. The beefs only fuel 50′s drive. Older and wiser, he hasn’t lost the edge he honed on the streets of New York as he continues his relentless quest for success.
Hip-Hop will take over the land down under for 2013 Supafest Music Festival in Australia next month. 50 Cent, T.I., Young Jeezy, J. Cole, Akon, Ne-Yo, Fozzie Bear, and more are slated to headline Australia’s largest urban music festival taking place from April 25 to 28. Head over to Supafest.com for full line-up and ticket details.
Having recently made national headlines for awkwardly kissing a Daytona 500 reporter on pit lane, polymath rapper 50 Cent remains focused on driving the success of his many entrepreneurial ventures. The Queens, New York native has been seen tirelessly working to keep his promotional boxing company afloat while his fledgling headphones label, SMS Audio, looks to compete with similarly positioned, rapper-funded brands. However his longtime fans from the days of G-Unit Radio mixtapes couldn’t be less concerned with his recent portfolio expansion as his fifth studio album and its mid 2013 release date is much more exciting. With each minute of his time just as valuable as the next, 50 Cent scheduled a video interview with our sister-site Hypetrak in his Manhattan artist to discuss, among many things, his past, present and future. In Part 1 from last week the rap mogul spoke on his responsibilities at SMS Audio, the difference between this upcoming album and his critically-acclaim debut, as well as today’s artists current fixation with fashion. In Part 2 of Cut From A Different Cloth, 50 speaks on society’s love to see the greats perish, rappers from the digital age and why his projects are now measured against his past efforts rather than the current landscape of music.
Watch part one of 50 Cent’s interview with HypeTrak after the jump.