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11 Years Ago Today, September 11-Curtis born!

The Queens rapper still pushing repetitive nihilism and G-Unit production styles instead of branching out and taking chances with his music.
50 Cent is a noted disciple of self-help guru Robert Greene’s Machiavellian handbook, The 48 Laws of Power. Not only has the muscle-bound hip-hop colossus modeled his career after the cutthroat guide, he’s working with Greene on a street-flavored addendum called The 50th Law. So far, the four dozen over-the-top credos have worked swimmingly for 50: He’s sold more than 20 million albums worldwide since 2003 while pulling in auxiliary profits with Vitamin Water and other less amusing side hustles.


50’s Hybrid

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”).

M.O.P.:”Why G-Unit Deal didn’t Work?!”

50 Cent:"I ain’t gonna bet on a horse with three legs, no matter how much I like the horse"


Billy Danze of M.O.P. Push ‘Em Back – XXL

Jubilant isn’t a characterization expected when describing Billy Danze, but today, the muscular half of M.O.P. is walking around in flip-flops, happily shaking hands and playing the role of host. Surprisingly upbeat, Danze’s laughing, smoking and drinking during a press day at Eagle’s Nest Studio in Manhattan for his new rap-rock group, Hevi Medal, and their self-titled debut album. Comprised of Billy, Ikkabod, Fox and Mounia Tajou, the group will release their LP at the end of the year on Hevi Medal Music/Geffen. It’s another M.O.P.

Ranking G-Unit’s Albums From Worst To Best: Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ Soundtracks Edition

GunitMovie9. G-Unit Nation-Get Rich, Or Die Tryin'

  • "At the Ent Of The Day, What will you hang on to?"

G-Unit Nation {G-Unit(50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo), Mobb Deep (Prodigy, Havoc), M.O.P (Billy Danze, Lil Fame), G-Unit Crips/G-Unit West (Spider Loc), Harlem World (Murda Ma$e), Olivia }

Guest: Nate Dogg

A G-Unit album as film soundtrack—alright, I'll take it. Luckily, this wasn't just a compilation project, but a legit new release with a few legit hits. If it took a $40 million vanity blockbuster to give us "Window Shopper," so be it. This here's a bona fide G-Unit album, and so, of course, it's more gangsta than playboy, more slick than seductive, so much so that

Ranking G-Unit’s Albums From Worst To Best: Curtis Edition

50curtis10. 50 Cent-Curtis

Not nearly as disappointing as the notorious sales contrast with Kanye would suggest, alas, Curtis was the watershed moment when 50 Cent's hype and persona overtook him. "Ayo Technology" may have gotten decent traction as a Timberlake/Timbaland collabo, all the rage in the mid '00s, but this approach nearly muted the grit and bombast that had previously given 50 a pass for otherwise thriving by club beats

Ranking G-Unit’s Albums From Worst To Best: Blood Money Edition

mobbmoney14 Mobb Deep-Blood Money

When it was announced that Mobb Deep had signed with G-Unit, the question arose: How would the gritty, raw, and often bleak duo from Queensbridge mesh with the shimmery, engineered, and self-celebratory demeanor of G-Unit? Unfortunately, the answer was: forgettably.

Don't get it twisted, Blood Money has decent moments. It's difficult not to nod your head to the production across the album (with Havoc taking on the majority of titles, but less than his typical share). Tracks like "Put 'Em In Their Place," "Day Dreamin'," and "Pearly Gates" stand out as notable offerings, while others come off as average. Havoc and Prodigy's visceral, unprocessed, hood-charm feels uprooted and their authority a bit diminished by the clear intention to construct records that

 

50 Cent and Sha Money XL ended their partnership

shamoney50In 2010 co-founder of G-Unit Sha Money XL, left G-Unit. Because after Mobb Deep's G-Unit album 'Blood Money' flopped. 50 Cent didn't invited him as co-executive producer of his third album 'Curtis' or as engineer of 'Curtis', or as beat-maker of 'Curtis'. In 2009 when Jimmy Iovin' dropped G-Unit Records, Inc. from Interscope Records. Sha Money XL understood, that it's time for find new 'home'. He signed Def Jam Records as executive directore. He wanted publish Lloyd Banks' third album H.F.M.2 under Def Jam. But 50 Cent didn't do deal with Def Jam. He signed G-Unit under EMI umbrella.