50 Cent

Feb
21
Video: 50 Cent – ‘The Funeral’

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50 Cent is leaving the past behind. After severing ties with Interscope/Shady/Aftermath and going independent, the rap mogul has released the cinematic video for “The Funeral,” the first release under his new deal.

“It’s a concept for a story I wrote that’s written like film where it’s not all talk and one piece,” explained 50. “There’s a lot of flashbacks. It starts at the end and goes back like the movies.”

His first indie album Animal Ambition drops June 3. On March 18, fans will be able to pre-order the album and receive two instant tracks, while the videos will premiere online.

As part of his new agreement, he will pay Caroline/Capitol/UMG only 7% of wholesale per album in exchange for distribution and support.

“It’s freedom to invest in your own ideas,” he told Forbes. “If ever I had a horse that I was betting on at the track, I’d like to be the horse. Let it be me, goddammit, because I’m going to run as hard as I can.”

Watch the video and go behind the scenes below.

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Feb
20
50 Cent Leaves Interscope Records, Signs Independent Deal

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50 Cent is venturing out on his own. After 12 years at a major label, the hip-hop mogul has decided to go independent.

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Feb
18
Rap-Up TV: ScHoolboy Q Reveals Why 50 Cent Is Not on ‘Oxymoron’

Those anticipating a ScHoolboy Q and 50 Cent collaboration will have to wait. The TDE rapper has confirmed that 50 does not appear on Oxymoron.

The rumors started after the G-Unit mogul announced that he would be featured on Q’s album. “I’m on school boy Q album,” he wrote on Instagram last week.

But Q cleared up the rumors once and for all. “He’s not on my album, but I would have loved for him to be on my album,” he told Rap-Up TV at a listening session for Oxymoron in L.A. on Monday night.

“We did a record. I know what record he’s talking about, but that didn’t make the album,” explained Q. “I wish he was on my album though. Like that’s 50 Cent, c’mon now. He’s the reason I’m really rapping. But I never even had the files to that record.”

Another rapper you won’t find on Oxymoron is J. Cole. “J. Cole did a record that I cut, but it didn’t fit my album,” said the Black Hippy.

However, you can expect to find contributions from 2 Chainz, Tyler, the Creator, Kurupt, Jay Rock, SZA, and Pharrell, who produced “Los Awesome.”

Jan
21
New Music: DJ Kay Slay f/ Fat Joe & 50 Cent – ‘Free Again’

Fat Joe and 50 Cent

Fat Joe and 50 Cent are leaving the beef behind. The former rap rivals join forces on DJ Kay Slay’s brand new song “Free Again” off the Drama King’s upcoming album Rhyme or Die. Instead of taking shots at each other, the New York MCs exchange friendly fire over the StreetRunner-produced record.

“It’s an anthem when I rant / Fuck you think I am Kanye / I had them wearing vests, now these ni**as wear dresses,” raps Fif, who plans to release his new project Animal Ambition early this year.

The two previously shared the stage at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards during a tribute to their late manager Chris Lighty.

Listen to them put their differences aside and come together.

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Jan
10
50 Cent on Return to Music: ‘I’m Ready Now’

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50 Cent stopped by the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas for the fourth year in a row. In addition to promoting his SMS Audio headphones, the hip-hop mogul shared details on his long-awaited return to music.

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Jan
1
New Music: 50 Cent – ‘This Is Murder Not Music’

Animal Ambition

50 Cent roars into 2014 with a brand new freestyle. The hip-hop mogul issues a warning to the competition and stacks his paper on “This Is Murder Not Music,” which he released on New Year’s Day.

“I had your style 10 years ago, I just didn’t use it/ You ni**as forgot how I do it/ Well I do it like there’s nothing to it,” raps Fif.

He plans to release a new project called Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win this year.

“This is gonna shake things up trust me,” tweeted 50.

Check his deadly flow below.

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Dec
6
Video: SZA f/ 50 Cent – ‘Teen Spirit (Remix)’

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While 50 Cent remained quiet on the music front in 2013, he caps off the year with something new. The hip-hop mogul appears in the remix video for SZA’s single “Teen Spirit.”

50 co-signed the TDE songstress, tweeting, “new artist SZA is on her way TDE got another one. DAMN LOL.”

His album Street King Immortal does not have a release date, but the G-Unit chief has been working on a new body of work for release in January. He told The Huffington Post that it’s more than a mixtape and includes all original material “inspired in a whole other direction.”

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