50 Cent Announces New Album, Talks JAY-Z's '4:44,' Being A Practical Joker On The Set Of 'Power,' Paris Hilton's Music (Video)

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"Power" star and executive producer 50 Cent joins Access Hollywood Live's Natalie Morales and Kit Hoover to talk about his Starz series and share his opinion on JAY-Z's newest album, "4:44." Plus, when is 50's new album dropping? "Power" airs Sundays at 9 PM ET/PT on Starz.

Access Hollywood: I hear you didn't like JAY-Z's "4:44" album

50 Cent: I said it was good. I just thought it was too smart. Because I do think you gotta dumb down the material to fit in to what the culture's producing. Because now it's a little more melody-driven. It's not as sophisticated as it was when I first came in.

Access Hollywood: When's your album coming out? 

50 Cent: It'll be the end of the year.

Access Hollywood: What is it gonna sound like?

50 Cent: It won't be as smart as the JAY-Z record. I wanna make music that people can have fun to. So you don't have to stop ... You can get it immediately without having to sit and analyze.

Access Hollywood: Are you friends with JAY-Z?

50 Cent: Yeah. I don't have a problem with him.

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Comment by Big_FRED_420 on July 20, 2017 at 1:58pm
Comment by dredai on July 18, 2017 at 8:54am
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Comment by Epitome aka TheWarriorPrincess® on July 16, 2017 at 4:55pm
All people are capable of rising to expectations. It is consistently low expectations that keep people stuck. Hip hop is such a powerful tool and it is disheartening to see it being used in the way that it is against the very culture/people that created it. They took what we created and are doing whatever they can to use it for our demise. Still, one of the things that I respect about 50 is that he speaks what is on his mind. I don't always agree with him but I will always respect his transparency. And there is some truth in what 50 said about the culture buying into music that is dumbed-down. There is no denying that. I just don't think that there is any need for music to be dumbed-down. People can rise to the occasion of music that makes sense and has meaning. Meaningful lyrics and beats are the core of hip-hop. Such may not be the core of trap music but trap music seems to live up to its name and too much of it can keep people trapped in la la land. There is a need for balance. There is nothing wrong with a party song here and there but constant, repetitive, mindless music is harmful to the masses. Of course some know this already bc it has been proven in basic psychology and proven over and over by scientific research. One has to have a somewhat strong mind and will to resist such conditioning of the mind. Simple and weak minded people will fall victim to to that type of mental conditioning over and over. People need to stop buying so much into mindless melodies but need to start using their logic and get serious about life. Trap music and mindless music only benefit those who make money off of it, the artists and whomever else makes money off of their music. And even if the artists donate something to the community, it will never benefit anyone the way that working hard, using your own logic and getting serious about your own life will.
Comment by Epitome aka TheWarriorPrincess® on July 16, 2017 at 4:50pm
I love 50, always will and I think that he has a brilliant mind. But still, it's a little disheartening to hear him stating that there is a need to dumb down hip hop. I agree that hip hop has been dumbed-down but there isn't a need to do it just a desire. And there is nothing smart about Jay Z's album. It's just common sense. He didn't say anything profound or noteworthy. His lyrics were basic, common sense though too many lack it. The lyrics weren't from a billionaire's perspective but a logical, common sense perspective. You don't have to be a billionaire or a millionaire to build a solid foundation in life with a house and a family. Home ownership should be an early goal and priority for everyone, especially those with children. And it doesn't have to be a mansion. A small, modest home will do well for most and provide a certain level of security for any family. Working hard, saving and investing money in one's future instead of using it at strip clubs, on bottles of liquor, drugs, clothing, jewelry, fake hair and wh*ores is basic common sense. People should be investing their money in their families, in their legacies. And if you don't have a family yet, invest in your own future. Yes, many are in a mindless party mode in life but they should not be bc such is detrimental to their futures unless there is no need for them to build their own futures bc their futures are already secure due to their families wealth. But that is not the case for many, especially many blacks from backgrounds like 50's. People whose families already achieved wealth that they will benefit from and inherit are the only ones who can afford to live life mindlessly and in party mode. They can afford to be dumb bc they don't have to work for anything. The rest of,the majority of us cannot afford to live mindlessly and in party-mode. Doing such will only keep you down and will prevent you from elevating to a better position in life. I can't think of any logical justification for music that is dumb-downed besides that fact that it sells. But it sells bc it is what is being pushed by celebrity culture. If being intelligent,responsible and upwardly-mobile was being pushed by celebrity culture and hip hop, then that would sell. There is no justification but an explanation may be that powers behind the music industry want the majority of certain groups to stay down and never elevate to higher positions in life so they make sure that poisonous, dumbed-down messages are dispersed amongst the masses in such a way that makes it seem cool.
Comment by VeinyDickTracy on July 16, 2017 at 10:51am
50 who are you kidding... you will not be putting out an album. Street King Immortal was flushed down the toilet and nobody even asks about it anymore.
Comment by JAY on July 16, 2017 at 7:54am
50 will probably sell around 4k copies the first week.

We need more smart hip-hop because these n!ggers are dum.
Comment by joe on July 16, 2017 at 5:20am
im the man by 50 is the dopest track in the past few years
Comment by dee on July 16, 2017 at 4:31am
At least 50 cent acknowledge that his fans are dumb so he make dumb music for his dumb fans & jay z music is smart for smart fans
Comment by ThaKid on July 16, 2017 at 3:23am
@united co sign the first statement. Duck jay z. And 50 can't make music to save his life. He upset Lloyd who wrote/helped a lot of music.
Comment by mack daddy on July 16, 2017 at 1:59am
Sorry 50 I can't listen to your s*** it's too dumb for me!! This is why you're irrelevant and jay is still relevant!!!! Your chasing new fans when you already had a solid base. Grow with your original fans like jay is! He knows he's audience is late 20's early 30's and they aren't in the clubs no more! Way out of touch! And as a fan since before get rich I'm offended!!

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