Posts Tagged ‘50 Cent’

[Video] 50 Cent – “Hustler”

Posted: April 15, 2014 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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For the latest video off 50 Cent’s upcoming Animal Ambition project, the Queens mogul does his best Boardwalk Empire impersonation. Probably the best song we’ve heard off the album since “The Funeral.”


With 50 Cent making the media rounds, the G -Unit founder has dropped the official video for “Smoke” just one day after leaking it on Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club. 50 and Trey are noticeably absent in favor a femme fatale stalking a man (fugitive?) throughout the city. It’s not often you see any man running from a woman who looks like that. 50’s Animal Ambition drops June 3.

50 Cent – “Pilot”

Posted: March 25, 2014 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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50 Cent is back with another leak off Animal Ambition entitled “Pilot.” 50 speeds up his flow on this one and it fits well with the booming string arrangements. While the rhythms are different, this has the same catchy feel of Schoolboy Q’s “Man of the Year.” Speaking of Q, he’d be well served on a remix to this joint.





[Video] 50 Cent – “Don’t Worry About It”

Posted: March 19, 2014 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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For his latest release off Animal Ambition, 50 Cent drops the club-themed “Don’t Worry About.” Tracks like these are to be expected on major label albums, but let’s hope Animal Ambition has more tracks of “The Funeral” variety. You can purchase “Don’t Worry About It” HERE.

[Video] 50 Cent- “The Funeral”

Posted: February 21, 2014 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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The post Interscope era for 50 Cent is off to a strong start via this new video for “The Funeral.” Produced by Jake One, 50 tells the story of a murdered man and the college kid who risks everything to avenge him. The story flows with the imagery and the hook is a nod to long-time fans, who’ll remember it from those vintage mixtapes of the 2002-2003 era. The album, Animal Ambition, drops on June 3. You can also check out a “behind the scenes” feature on the video HERE.


After a record-setting, 12-year run with Eminem and Dr. Dre’s respective Shady/Aftermath imprints, 50 Cent has confirmed his departure from the labels and a new deal with Universal Music Group’s Caroline Records.

In a prepared statement, 50 Cent thanked is mentors while alluding to the surprise move being spear-headed by creative differences.

I’ve had great success to date with Shady/Aftermath/Interscope and I’d like to thank Eminem and Dr. Dre for giving me an incredible opportunity. I’ve learned so much from them through the years. I am excited to enter this new era where I can carry out my creative vision.

Founded in 1973, Caroline Records has primarily served as a jazz and rock label, putting out records from The Misfits, White Zombie, Hole and Ben Folds Five. 50 Cent, who’s sold over 14 million records in his solo career, will be the label’s sole rap act.

Eminem added his own encouraging words for his former protegé’s new venture.

Both myself and Shady Records are grateful to have had the chance to play a part in 50′s career. Shady simply would not be what it is without 50 Cent. I’ve developed a great friendship with 50 over the years, and that’s not going to change. We know 50 will have success in his new situation, and we remain supporters of both him and G-Unit.

50’s last solo album, the gold-selling Before I Self-Destruct, was released in 2009. Since then, he’s released several mixtapes, including The Big 10, The Lost Tape (w/ DJ Drama), and 5 (Murder by Numbers). His next album will be the much-delayed Street King Immortal.


It’s way too early to make predictions on how this will play out. On one hand, you could argue this might be problematic considering Caroline Records lack of previous work with Hip-Hop artists, let alone someone of 50’s caliber. On the other hand, no other rap act ensures 50 would likely get a lot of attention and as he put it, allow him to make music without the pressure of meeting his previous success.

What’s your gut reaction — good or bad for 50’s career?


Last month, 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions held a their first ‘Big Apple Boxing” show in the mogul’s native Queens, New York. Over the weekend, 50 released this video recapping the entire card. As you can see from the list of performers, 50 was attempting to draw in the casual fans who love the music but not necessarily the sport. While I’m not personally a fan of music performances during a boxing show, it was a smart move in this case considering what most know 50’s brand for. Hopefully this will be the first of many cards the G-Unit founder will bring to NYC.