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50 Cent has accomplished so much as a rapper, actor, businessman and philanthropist people often wonder what's left for him to achieve. In 50's opinion there's a lot more.
He sits down with HYPETRAK TV to talk about what motivates him, his current business ventures which include G-Unit Records, SMS Audio, SMS Promotion, Street King energy, Cheetah Vision Films and more that don't require him to market them.
When 50 set out to create SMS Audio all he had was a 3-D rendering of what he wanted the headsets to look like, which he took with him to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) three years ago. From here he acquired KonoAudio to create what is now SMS Audio.
The company has shown steady growth since its inception. In January, Timbaland came on board as an investment partner and member of the company’s board of directors. The headsets have now launched in 46 countries.
50 goes on to compare Get Rich or Die Tryin to Street King Immortal and talks about how music has changed from the beginning of his career into more of a hipster culture now. He thinks people will eventually start to miss the elements that created great hip hop.
"It turned into a fashion show for a little while," he says. "Where artists are writing about fashion. It's crazy, that was never really the core of the actual art. You had to offer different walks...different perspectives. Your album was supposed to be better than the other guy's album. That's why I do often got involved in battling that they call beefing. They changed the terminology to beefing after Biggie and Tupac, but these guys aren't Biggie and Tupac."
There's much more to the interview. Check it out below.