These niccas ran it for years..
50 - 2003
Usher - 2004. Big year for 50 too whilst Akon showed up, hitting the floor runnin
50 - 2005. Akon gettin some of the hottest featured hooks that year. Usher was busy smashin Alicia Keys this year though.
Akon - 2006
50 - 2007
Usher returned in 2008, after a long a** lay off. Didn't come as hard, but did very well.
What next? Justin Timberlake gonna struggle to get out an album?
50 and Kanye owned 2007. Curtis had better singles. Graduation had better album fillers, none had to grow on you. Curtis, at least 5 songs had to grow on you. And most importantly, Kanye had 'so much' sales, the rest of Kanye sales were from Camron, Jay-Z, Nas, Ja Rule, Lil Kim, Fat Joe, The Game and Jadakiss fans.
Don't think so? Kanye has never even gone gold in the first week since that album. Kanye West owes a lot to 50 cent, Rick Ross too. 5O gave them attention.