By now, it's no secret that Kanye West is a big fan of Lloyd Banks and vice versa. Their mutual admiration might be odd, considering that G-Unit General 50 Cent and 'Ye were embroiled in a rivalry of sorts back in 2007, when their respective LPs, Graduation and Curtis went head-to-head in a release-date showdown. Fif… Continue
Akon, 50 Cent, Lenny Kravitz will be featured on the upcoming Michael Jackson album, Epic announced today. “Hold My Hand” with Akon will be the first single from ‘MICHAEL’ and its world premiere will appear on Jackson’s website on Monday. “MICHAEL” will feature 10 songs and is due out December 14th! Those are some nice features! Akon has previously…
Okay, this is too funny. Keenan Cahill has become a Youtube sensation with his lip synching videos. A clip he posted of himself lipping a Katy Perry song got over 3 million hits. Now, thanks to a little help from Chelsea Handler apparently, Keenan got a visit from 50 Cent to join him in his latest video. Keenan is 15, though he looks much younger, and…
(AllHipHop News) Rap star 50 Cent has been hit with a lawsuit claiming he stole the idea for his movie and album Before I Self Destruct was stolen from a book titled The Preacher’s Son-But The Streets Turned Me Into A Gangster.
The lawsuit, which was filed in United States District Court of New Jersey by the book's author Shadrach Winstead.
Winstead claims he owns the copyright to the book The Preacher's Son-But The Streets… Continue
After the last issue, I wasn’t sure what we were going to do. We were all wiped out from Kanye West and crew and needed a vacation (but ours doesn’t come until that fun week between Christmas and New Year’s). Nothing we were going to do was gonna be nearly as intense as KW’s 40 pages of power, but we needed to do something hot. And then it hit us—it actually hit digital content director Anslem Samuel and co-deputy editor Rondell Conway at the… Continue
In some ways the rap game has gone from sugar to sh*t. Keeping it real isn't what it used to be. Back in the day rappers had to stand for something. That didn't mean being a killer or hustler, it simply meant being who you said you were or else fans would reject you, just ask Vanilla Ice.
These days fans don't care so much about that. A guy can for example be an ex correctional officer, then the next thing you know make records… Continue
When it comes to being real, every artist claims authenticity but few live up to the title. During our interview with 50 Cent for the November 2010 issue of XXL, the G-Unit general—never known for not having any issues when it comes to street-credibility—co-signed 1017 Brick Squad’s own, Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame for their believability on the mic.
“When I offer aggression, I offer it from an author, a real place,” Fif… Continue