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When a rapper with as high a profile as 50 Cent declares bankruptcy, you could power a small nation with the schadenfreude. Twitter wags – inevitably – weighed in, with various puns on Curtis Jackson’s chosen alias, while others laboured to make jokes about the EU bailing him out. Newspapers printed pictures of him festooned with gold and captions advising him to visit the nearest branch of Cash Converters. There were few well-wishers, or people organising volunteers to run “a mile for Fiddy”.
On the face of it, this gleeful celebration of misfortune is hardly surprising. The setback follows hard on the heels of a jury ordering Jackson to pay $5m in an invasion of privacy case that saw him delivering a tasteless and unfunny narration over a sex tape. 50 Cent’s larger than life approach – encompassing a hugely successful rap career (2003’s album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ sold over 12m copies that year alone), high-profile business ventures (his stake in Vitaminwater is rumoured to have made him $100m), spats with other rap stars such as The Game and Rick Ross, and acting (he plays the trainer in the recent Jake Gyllenhaalfilm Southpaw) – was bound to have commentators chiding him for his hubris when he hit a bump in the road.
50 CENT TO RELEASE GREATEST HITS ALBUM ‘BEST OF 50 CENT’
50 Cent is looking back on his storied career with his first-ever greatest hits compilation, Best of 50 Cent.
Arriving 14 years after his breakout debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, the album will feature songs from the multiplatinum effort, as well as Fif’s other acclaimed projects, including The Massacre, Curtis, Before I Self Destruct, and the soundtrack for his Get Rich or Die Tryin’ movie.
The 18-track collection includes Get Rich hits like “In Da Club,” “21 Questions,” and “P.I.M.P.,” with appearances from Olivia (“Candy Shop”), Mobb Deep (“Outta Control (Remix)”) Justin Timberlake and Timbaland (“Ayo Technology”), Akon (“I’ll Still Kill”), and Ne-Yo (“Baby By Me”).
The Sonny Digital-produced song received its gold certification on October 21 after reaching 500,000 certified units.
50Cent signed Uncle Murda to G-Unit! Direct from g-unitcity to 50 Cent!: 'Hip-Hop has new generation: J.Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, B.o.B…Street Murda artists such is:Uncle Murda is under the Dust and Rust now!
Hip-Hop changed, Uncle Murda doesn't. Uncle Murda's TIME is went! I listen his tapes and they are not for new TIMES.
50 Cent! look Lloydbanks' statue is crying AGAIN: More than half decade went without his official album!
Donald Trump is fan of G-Unit music! Donald supported Lloyd Banks, when Banks was making album “Rotten Apple”!
DJ Whoo Kid: 'G-Unit Radio! Whoo Kid!Yo Yayo You get money!'
Tony Yayo: 'I get lot of money with Donald Trump. Donald Trump said something!'
Donald Trump: 'I am here folks, I'm here, this is great group of people.'
Tony Yayo: 'Mr. Trump do you buy my album 'Thoughts Of A Predicate Felon?'
Donald Trump: 'I was first who buy your album!'
Tony Yayo: 'Thank You!I am your friend! Could I ask you question?'
Donald Trump: 'Yeah, ofcourse!'
The lesson here: Sometimes it’s best to just forget about Dre.
But back in 2009, that wasn’t an easy task for fellow hip-hop artist 50 Cent, who watched as Dr. Dre raked it in with his Beats by Dre headphones. By the following year, 50 Cent thought, “I can do that,” a decision that has since cost him millions of dollars.
1. 50 Cent-Get Rich Or Die Tryin
In hip-hop's grand retrospect, we take 50 Cent more seriously than we take, say, Nelly. As if Nelly was just a hitboy wonder of 2000, whereas 50 Cent was a #realrap icon, a credible promise of lyricism and violence, both at once. Yet in 2003, the appeal of "In Da Club" was no less immediate, and no more complex or high-brow than "Country Grammar," or than most of Ja Rule's contemporary hits, for that matter. Yet neither Nelly nor Ja nor even DMX ever made an album quite like Get Rich Or Die Tryin'.
What set 50 Cent's debut apart, then, wasn't just the singles, or all the beef and preemptive drama. With the Wu in decline