By: Ismael AbduSalaam
Now that 50 Cent’s disappointing first week numbers are official, rival Rick Ross is now claiming victory in their 2009 feud.
In a recent concert for DJ Khaled’s birthday, Ross proclaimed full credit for 50 Cent’s lowest debut week (161,000) of his previously multi-platinum career.
“So we celebrating my n***a birthday, but we’re also celebrating the demise of a p***y. R.I.P.… Continue
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50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct is estimated to move as many as 100,000 copies heading into its second week in stores.
Based on late-week estimates, 50 will likely avoid a 50 percent drop from his first-week sales.
Decca's Andrea Bocelli is the lone Top 5 holdover at 180-200k, where he's running neck-and-neck with Def Jam/IDJ diva Rihanna's critically acclaimed Rated R with the same estimated total. Carrie Underwood… Continue
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G-Unit associate Lil Scrappy recently spoke on his relationship with Young Buck and 50 Cent claiming the Cashville rapper would likely not be able to mend past issues with his former camp.
Having been involved with the Unit during the promotion of Bred 2 Die Born 2 Live, Scrappy detailed where he stood during the two's publicized rap beef.
"Buck is my homie; he's like a big brother you never had," Scrappy explained in an interview.… Continue
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Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon recently shared his opinion on 50 Cent unifying New York rappers at his This Is 50 Festival last month and said emcees should look to follow the G-Unit leader's path.
According to Raekwon, rappers are too grown not to unite on-stage together.
"That's something that he did that was a great move," Raekwon explained in an interview. "It's like New York n*ggas, this is what we never ever try to do because… Continue
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A controversial new documentary about superstar rapper Lil Wayne has shot to the top of the iTunes movie charts.
QD3 Entertainment’s film The Carter is currently the No. 1 selling documentary on iTunes in the U.S.
In addition to landing the top slot on Apple's iTunes U.S.’ music store, The Carter is also in the Top 10 on the Canadian iTunes music store alongside such blockbusters as Bruno and GI… Continue
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Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has addressed recent reports which cite 50 Cent's entourage as being responsible for causing a dispute with famed NBA announcer Marv Albert last week.
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According to Kimmel, both parties were present backstage during a filming of his late night talk show, however, a confrontation did not take place.
"Someone from 50 Cent's camp wanted to use the phone in Marv Albert's… Continue
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Rick Ross has shared his reaction to 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct first-week sales by calling the numbers proof of 50's "death" and questioned why people were shocked at the turn-out.
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Speaking to fans at DJ Khaled's birthday party concert, Ross weighed in on 50.
"We also celebrating the demise of a p*ssy," Ross told a crowd of fans during a concert performance. "R.I.P. to the donkey. We buried… Continue
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Grammy-winning producer Timbaland recently discussed his upcoming album, Shock Value 2, and explained what motivation he had to return with a new project.
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For Tim, his aim was to make the project more well-received than 2007's platinum-selling Shock Value release.
"My overall vision for Shock Value 2 was to make it better than the first one if I could," Timbo explained in an interview. "And it was… Continue
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Diddy, Raekwon, Just Blaze, DJ Drama and more have taken in on the biggest shopping spree of the year, Black Friday, and shared their experiences from today through Twitter.
Diddy made sure to inform fans of the Sean John sales taking place in select stores.
"Its Black friday!!! Go ceck out the new sean john collection at macys today!!!! FIRE! Let's get it." (Diddy's Twitter)
Raekwon said he took part in today's… Continue
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Fabolous has broken his silence on being accused of taking part in a high-profile Lamborghini heist earlier this year and playfully labeled the claims as rumors.
Writing via Twitter, Fab also revealed his run-in with police Friday (November 27) morning.
"On my way 2 Promenade.. Got pulled over but we on the move now..," Fab wrote. "Cops pull us over & say "do u know u were speedin?" I said "Yeah, we're in a rush!" Lol..… Continue
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Royce Da 5'9 recently discussed the future of Slaughterhouse and why it is vital to release their sophomore album through a major record label.
From Royce's stance, a label like Eminem's Shady Records could provide ample support and enhance their presence to fans.
"Right now, the focus is the group," Royce explained in an interview. "I'm focused on the group in terms of the next move, like with signing. Yeah, Shady is an… Continue
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By Nolan Strong
Famed Director Spike Lee will be honored at an auction to benefit Children's charity Camp Brooklyn this December.
Camp Brooklyn was founded by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, who will present Lee with the 20th Anniversary Mickey Mantle Community Service Award.
The auction will raise funds for Camp Brooklyn, which gives children a chance to leave their urban… Continue
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Beanie Sigel recently updated fans on his status amongst 50 Cent and denied recent reports of becoming G-Unit's latest member.
In addition to 50, Beans also touched on his issues with Jay-Z and why he was out supporting Fif's MySpace Music Release concert earlier this week.
"I ain't on G-Unit yet," Beanie explained in an interview. "Nah. I feel free, I feel more tension right now, you know what I mean? I feel good. I'm just… Continue
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50 Cent recently discussed the aftermath of his rap dispute against Rick Ross and explained his inability to allow himself to leave diss records unanswered.
For 50, it is his appreciation for the hip-hop culture which motivates him to engage in a rap battle.
"That's hip-hop culture," Fif said about beefing with rappers beneath his radar. "Is it me attacking Rick Ross or is Rick Ross attacking me? Why ignore [him] when I can… Continue
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Wyclef Jean recently talked about what it would take to get his past associates Lauryn Hill and Pras back together for a Fugees reunion and his anticipation to put together new records.
In addition to the reunion talk, Jean also said he hoped his latest music would inspire the remaining two members.
"Yeah. And it's actually a good question, because people within hip-hop don't really care about groups like that, you know what I… Continue
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Rap mogul Diddy will reportedly make his way to the television screen next week as he promotes his Unforgivable and I Am King fragrances on the Home Shopping Network.
According to reports, Puff will hit the retail network channel on Monday (November 30).
On November 30, beginning at the ripe hour of 11 p.m., the Home Shopping Network will be forever changed when P. Diddy hits the airwaves. Diddy will shill his Unforgivable and I Am King… Continue
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NBA player-turned-rapper Allen Iverson has announced plans to retire which has sparked a flurry of mixed reactions from emcees including Fabolous and Q-Tip.
Reports of the baller's retirement landed online through a statement released to the public.
"I would like to announce my plans to retire from the National Basketball Association," he wrote. "I always thought that when I left the game, it would be because I couldn't help… Continue
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Former G-Unit member Game has shared his reaction to 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct moving 161,000 sold albums its first-week in stores and said he should be credited for a portion of the sales.
Despite his "G-Unot" campaign in the past, Game co-signed his former associate's latest effort.
"& if you REALLY wanna know the truth : to me, 50 album wasn't that bad.....," Game wrote via Twitter on Wednesday (November 25). "I… Continue
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By Nolan Strong
Reformed gangster rapper Master P. and actor/former rapper Mark Wahlberg have teamed up to serve Thanksgiving dinner in a high risk community.
Master P. and Mark Wahlberg have teamed with Reachback LA and OneMillionGifts.org to serve meals in an area of Los Angeles known for crime and gang violence.
"This is our third year in this program,” Master P. told AllHipHop.com. “It’s great… Continue
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Southern rapper Torrence "Lil Boosie" Hatch has spoken out against his recent four-year jail sentence and said his actual punishment should be going to rehab.
Boosie believes that his drug habits are the ultimate cause of his problems.
"They're treating me on who they think I am," Boosie said in an interview. "They judging me on Boosie Bad Azz, not Torrence Hatch...If I made a mistake with marijuana, why am I not eligible for… Continue
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