50 Cent has verbally made it known on MANY occasions that he was fed up with Interscope and was ready to leave. Well, he’s finally got his wish.
Last week, he announced that him and his label, G-Unit, were no longer on Interscope’s roster. In fact, he has inked a lucrative indie deal with Capitol’s independent services division, Caroline. The new deal will give 50 Cent worldwide distribution and services rights.
This move, however, didn’t damper the relationship he has with Eminem and Dr. Dre. He spoke about them in high regards during a recent press conference.
“I have had great success to date with Shady/Aftermath/Interscope and I’d like to thank Eminem and Dr. Dre for giving me an incredible opportunity. I’ve learned so much from them through the years. I am excited to enter this new era where I can carry out my creative vision,” 50 Cent says via press release.
Eminem even shared his appreciation for 50 Cent and what his career has meant for Shady Records. 50 was signed to Shady/Aftermath/Interscope.
“Both myself and Shady Records are grateful to have had the chance to play a part in 50′s career. Shady simply would not be what it is without 50 Cent. I’ve developed a great friendship with 50 over the years, and that’s not going to change. We know 50 will have success in his new situation, and we remain supporters of both him and G-Unit.”
Under this new agreement, 50 Cent will debut his new album “Animal Ambition” on June 3. Fans will be able to receive two new songs from the project instantly when they pre-order the album. Starting March 18, 50 Cent will release a new song and video each week leading up to its release.
Young Buck‘s back on the streets and cranking things up. The Tennessee rapper is taking breaks as he jumps into the rap game and dropping new music. His most recent joint comes at the cost of his enemy, 50 Cent.
50 Cent released a new track called “This Is Murder Not Music” after having several unsuccessful attempts in the past few years. He has now returned with that original grit and grime fans loved. To beef up the buzz, Young Buck has jumped on the track. We aren’t sure if 50 enlisted him or this is just something that may help Buck’s career re-energize.
50 Cent celebrated the new year with a new freestyle. “This Is Murder Music” is the introduction to an upcoming project called Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win. No word on its release date.
Take a listen:
NBA All-Star and NCAA Champion, Carmelo Anthony has teamed up with 50 Cent on the SMS Audio, an audio and headphone accessory brand. Anthony has signed on as an investor. He will also be the newest brand ambassador.
“50 Cent approaches SMS Audio the same way I do each of my games – with focus and passion,” said Mr. Anthony. “SMS Audio produces and markets high caliber products, delivering a sound unlike anything I have heard – I look forward to representing such an innovative global brand.”
Since entering the NBA, Anthony has emerged as one of the most well-known and popular players in the league and currently plays for the New York Knicks, and is the team’s 2012/2013 scoring champ. Named to the All-Rookie team, he was also part of the All-Star and All-NBA teams six times. Anthony led the Nuggets to two division titles and to the playoffs every year from 2004 to 2010. As a member of the USA National Team, Anthony won a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics and gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.
Anthony marks the second celebrity to get involved with SMS Audio as an investment partner. In 2011, mega-producer Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley also became a partner, bringing his unparalleled music production background to the brand.
“Carmelo Anthony is one of today’s premier athletes and is known globally for both his sportsmanship and his philanthropic endeavors,” said 50 Cent, CEO of SMS Audio. “He perfectly embodies the values behind SMS Audio and we’re excited to have him representing our brand – Providing Superior Sound Quality through Innovative Audio Products.”
A global audio headphone and accessories brand, SMS Audio is dedicated to improving the way people around the world experience music by combining technology, function and style to bring a superior level of sound, comfort and fashion to every product. Delivering a professional, studio-quality music experience, the SMS Audio line includes STREET by 50™ and SYNC by 50™. SMS Audio offers a full range of premium headphones, earbuds, and accessories designed to meet the needs of various consumer segments. SMS Audio plans to release several new products throughout 2014.
Through its partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, each U.S. sale of SMS Audio products, in-store or online at www.SMSAudio.com, will help SMS Audio’s commitment to provide 1,000,000 meals annually to food insecure families throughout the United States.
All SMS Audio products are available at www.SMSAudio.com. For more information about SMS Audio, visit www.SMSAudio.com.
50 Cent can finally breathe a sigh of relief.
On Monday, 50 Cent was found not guilty of domestic abuse against a former girlfriend. In June, police were called out to the apartment of Daphne Joy because of accusations that 50 kicked her in the face. According to police reports, 50 stormed into her apartment, ransacked her spot, and kicked her. The “kick” was allegedly committed after Joy hid in a closet and he later kicked the door down.
The incident warranted 50 Cent several charges which included 1 count of domestic violence and 4 counts of misdemeanor vandalism. [READ THE FULL STORY HERE]
The rapper pleaded “no contest” to vandalism and has been ordered to serve 3 years of probation and pay $7,100 in restitution. He is also ordered to take 12-months of domestic abuse classes.
His attorney Scott Leemon says that Mr. Jackson is pleased that the case is resolved and that the domestic violence charge was dropped. (AP)
Kudos for Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson for reaching out to the kids in Los Angeles. In a new reality show, 50 Cent and Jamie Oliver come together to help inspire trouble teens. “Dream School” will offer 15 Los Angeles teens the opportunity to learn first hand how to become successful in areas such as politics, music, science, and film. In a recent interview, 50 Cent expressed how sometimes it take a pop icon to deliver a message to teens that others can’t seem to get them to understand.
“I think it’s easier to receive messages that are not traditional, especially if it’s someone that’s an icon or someone that’s familiar in pop culture. It allows the kids to not be blocked by feeling like this person doesn’t actually understand or doesn’t relate to what’s going on at the moment.”
“Dream School” will premiere on the Sundance Channel, Monday, October 7 at 10/9c.
Just when we thought Janet Jackson could hold a secret…here comes shocking news about Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
According to the Los Angeles police department, on June 23, 50 Cent was involved in a domestic violence incident with an ex-girlfriend. Ms. Daphne Joy is a model and apparently the mother to his second child. This bit of news comes as a shocker to many people who has assumed that the rapper only had a teenage son. Well, TMZ says 50 Cent and Daphne had been in a relationship since 2011 and just recently welcomed a child together. What has caused this domestic violence incident? No one really know. But, whatever Daphne did surely sent the actor/businessman into a rage at her Toluca Lake condo.
Police reports states that 50 Cent kicked his baby mother and ransacked her premises. Over $7,000 in damages were caused (i.e. broken chandelier, television, and lamp) and clothing was spotted sprawled out over the floor. Daphne claims that she try to hide in the bedroom, but 50 kicked the door down and subsequently kicks her.
50 Cent is being charged with 1 count of domestic violence and 4 counts of misdemeanor vandalism. He faces up to 5 years in jail and up to $46,000 in fines.
In Summer 2012, Houston rapper Slim Thug released his first book, How To Survive In A Recession. The book was a surprise to most hip hop heads who were used to seeing Slim Thug in videos with flashy jewels and expensive cars. He even premiered once on the popular MTV Cribs showing off his sprawling home and fleet of cars. Well, years later Slim Thug decided to live a debt-free life which consisted of doing away with a few materialistic things he’d worked so hard far. He didn’t downsize because he was broke. Due to the recession, he took the smart route, man’d up, and began managing his personal finances properly.
Nowadays, there are more hip hop artists investing in stocks, opening businesses, and securing a great financial future for themselves and their family. Some music videos may tell a different story. But if you listen to their lyrics, you’ll notice that many of them are offering up some great advice about business and money. Recently, MSN posted several financial related quotes spit by several of our favorite rap artists. Financial experts reviewed each lyric and believed that fans of hip hop could actually learn a thing or two if we just pay attention. In case you can’t remember what a few of these rappers said, take a look at these lesson-filled quotes expressed by 50 Cent, Slim Thug, Yung Joc, Busta Rhymes, and Common.
50 Cent says, “I used to think that if I bought stuff that showed the world how much money I made I’d be happy. But that doesn’t work. For me, success was always going to be a Lamborghini. But now I’ve got it, it just sits in drive. My Rolls Royce has less than nine miles on the clock.” (quoted from interview with Daily Mail)
Moral of the Quote – Buying expensive items do not always guarantee happiness. Some assets, like cars, depreciate in value. So it is best to invest in assets that will increase your net worth. Then to find happiness, try giving back to the less fortunate.
Slim Thug says, “I always say if you can’t buy it three times over, you can’t afford it. Don’t drive a Bentley on a Benz income.” (quoted from How To Survive In A Recession)
Moral of the Quote – Simply. Don’t live beyond your means.
Yung Joc says, “Hold off on all the jewelry and cars. Straight up…(the rap business) not a 9-to-5. You go to work 40 hours a week, you’re not going to get the same amount of money…every week because it don’t work like that.” (quoted in interview with Hollywood Heavy)
Moral of the Quote – Be smart with your money. Always have it least 6 to 12 months salary saved up for hard times.
Busta Rhymes says, “Floss a little; invest up in a mutual fund.” (quoted in his 1997 hit “Dangerous”)
Moral of the Quote – Diversify your portfolio. Never leave all your money in one bucket. Contact a financial advisor or stock broker and find opportunities to invest and grow your net worth.
Common says, “But once you get grown and out your own/Bills upon bill upon is what you have/Before you get your check then you already spent half.” (quoted in his 1994 song “Rich Man vs Poor Man”)
Moral of the Quote – Keep your bills minimal. Always store away at leat 10% of each paycheck in a separate savings account.
What do you think of the financial advice given by these artists? Do you have any advice of your own that has proven financially effective for you? If so, please share in the comments.
What is 50 Cent investing in next? As a man who always seem to venture into the most unthinkable industries, has made profitable strides in the fitness arena with Formula 50 and now in the boxing arena. But, apparently that’s not it.
50 Cent recently took to his Twitter account to announce “50 World Fitness Coming Soon”. Although, this doesn’t seem to be too far out of reach for rapper-actor-entrepreneur, it does come as a surprise. No other details were given about 50 World Fitness. But, many are assuming that his love of health and fitness has garnered an idea to possibly open up several fitness centers. Who knows for sure? If this is what his announcement meant, then this could potentially be very lucrative for 50. There aren’t many more chain fitness franchises around anymore except LA Fitness and/or Gold’s Gym. 50 World Fitness could be the next best thing for all of us gym rats. As long as he offers a great monthly/annual registration fee and up-to-date equipment and amenities, 50 Cent may come out a winner.
This is just a speculation though. We’ll get back with you as more information is released.
Forbes has released their list of the wealthiest hip-hop artists of 2013 and it’s no surprise as to whose at the top of the list.
Claiming this year’s number 1 spot is none other than music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs. Diddy has been going strong building his brand since the late 1990s and has managed to secure a net worth of $580 million. Even though he blazed his path through music, his other ventures such as his Sean Jean Apparel Collection and not to mention his millions of dollars deal with Ciroc, have played a major role in his financial success.
Trailing Diddy to take the number 2 spot is Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter with a net worth of $475 million. With stakes in Roc Nation, Carol’s Daughter, the Barclays Center to include the Brooklyn Nets in addition to his dealings with companies like Duracell and Budweiser, Jay-Z doesn’t seem to be slowing his paper chase down anytime soon.
Coming in third with $350 million, is the legendary Andre “Dr. Dre” Young. While his success with producing music speaks for itself, his Beats by Dr. Dre venture has a monetary voice of its own.
Cash Money’s Bryan “Birdman” Williams takes the number 4 spot with his $150 million empire. With some of today’s hottest rappers under his belt like Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj among other business ventures, Birdman’s value is sure to stay on the rise.
Closing out the list, is Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson with a cool $125 million. Along with his musical success, his ventures with SMS Audio and SK Energy, the G-Unit boss also hit a big lick with his Vitamin Water business endeavors. It’ll be interesting to see what he has up his sleeve next.
Congratulations fellas! You got to respect their grind!
50 Cent released the visuals to his newest joint “Major Distribution”. The track idolizes the dope dealer game and the weight that’s pushed. Featuring Snoop Lion and Young Jeezy, the song hits hard. Get into it below…
Super-producer Timbaland has sealed his stake in audio products. SMS Audio, the “brand” child of 50 Cent, will soon tap into the design and audio engineering expertise of Timbaland for several new products. The new partnership will increase the quality and style of future products. Being the businessman that he is, 50 Cent apparently sought out the help of the highly qualified Timbaland. Who else better to come in and share their talents and be comparable to Dr. Dre (Beats By Dre)?!
The decision to become a part of the team was a respectable sentiment expressed by both men.
“50 Cent has created an aspirational audio brand that produces the highest caliber of headphones on the market,” said Timbaland. “I’m looking forward to working with 50 and being part of a company so eager to bring studio-quality sound to music fans all over the world.”
“As an entrepreneur in the music industry, I have great respect for Timbaland and his evolving role as a producer, artist and influencer,” 50 Cent said. “I welcome his expertise and guidance. Timbaland will be a huge asset to the SMS Audio team as we move forward with new and innovative audio products.”
This is definitely BIG for SMS Audio and will place in a very competitive spot in the electronics world.
Timabaland’s financial buy-in is currently undisclosed. Nevertheless, he will be on hand to vote on official company business in his role as an board member.
In what has to be the weirdest celebrity breakups we’ve seen, 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather’s friendship status has been on idle since Floyd’s release from jail. But losing a friendship is one thing. The other is losing a business partner.
See, before Mayweather draped himself in the county orange, him and 50 decided to partner up on a company which would promote boxing events. 50 being the business man that he his, he began securing boxers and investors while his homie sat still in jail. 50 even reportedly secured a $180 million investment from promoter Bob Arum, which was to promote the highly anticipated Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight. But, once Mayweather was released, things between friends turned left. Twitter instantly became the platform both men decided to air out their differences.
Fast-forward to today, 50 recently expressed to the Associated Press why he believes Mayweather backed out of the deal.
One loss, he said, and Mayweather would probably never fight again.
“It’s all confidence when it comes to Floyd and his confidence wouldn’t be there,” 50 Cent said. “He kind of hand picks who he fights instead of taking the tough fights.”
Although 50 says he still has love for Mayweather, he’s moved on with the company securing fighters and venue(s) for future fights. His current promo effort is turning Cuban Olympic gold medalist Yuriorkis Gamboa into a fighting star. In addition, 50 is now a licensed promoter in the state of Nevada and ready to make major bucks in the boxing industry.
Can’t knock his hustle!
50 Cent released a brief visual for his new song “My Life“, which features Eminem and Adam Levine. It’s been a minute since 50 and Em collaborated on a project. So, this is definitely a highly anticipated one from the duo. According to MTV, “My Life” dives into their lives and the pressure fame causes. Sounds interesting…can’t wait to see the full version tomorrow.
Until then, check out the trailer below:
The song is available for purchase now on iTunes http://smarturl.it/50MyLife .
UPDATED: Here’s the official video…
Fans (and critics) of hip hop have debated this question time and time again. What is considered too old to rap? With many of our popular artists, whom have spent years cultivating their careers, you learn that they’ve come up in age but their talent is still there. So, what constitutes being “too old”? Do record labels determine this? Does fans and record sales determine this? Or does just a bunch of new school haters (who don’t have much else to do) determine this?
Okay. Let’s take a look at the ages of several rappers who has maintained a good level of success…
Jay-Z – age 44
Eminem – age 40
Busta Rhymes – age 40
Ice Cube – age 43
Dr. Dre – age 47 (damn! didn’t know he was pushing 50)
Snoop Dogg – age 41
Nas – age 39
Ludacris – age 35
2 Chainz – age 36
50 Cent – age 37
Birdman – age 43
Lil Kim – age 38
I personally wanted to look at a few of these “old” artists and assess their popularity and talent to come up with my own opinion. From looking at this list (and I know there are others that are missing), each of these individuals undeniably still has a buzz. Each of them have created a brand that has (in some cases) diversified their portfolios to include other business endeavours (i.e. record lables, clothing lines, sports team franchises, movies, audio products, etc). Their popularity spands out of the northern hemisphere into international countries giving them more power and abilities to sell records. Even when younger artists (i.e. Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, T.I., Drake, etc) seems to be overpowering the market with top charting records, product endorsements, and sold out concerts, the older guys are maintaining their place.
So, what is too old to rap? I believe when you get older your lifestyle changes. Most of the listees are married and have kids. I’m sure their everyday lives don’t consist of throwing ones at big booty strippers. It don’t involve chilling in the streets bussing shots. But apparently their musical content will make you believe otherwise. I’m not saying all of these artists talk about those things. But, when you hop on as a “feature” on other artists’ songs who may be living that type of lifestyle, you can’t help but think that their lifes aren’t that much different. At the end of the day it’s all about record sales, right?! But, come on!
When content doesn’t change as you get older, I think that’s when your talent becomes questionable. As a huge lover of music, especially hip hop music, I want to hear and feel that growth. I want to be able to relate to the music. No, I don’t think there should be an age cap on artistic expression. Everyone should live their lives as they see fit. They should continue to live out their dreams. Artists should not let the talent fade away. Talent is a God-given thing. Rappers shouldn’t waste it. But, rap artist step up and plainly put “act your age”. Allow your lyrical content to show that you are in a different mental space. No one want to hear you still talking about the same stuff you did 10-20 years ago. We simply don’t believe you.
Readers, how do you feel? Do you think their should be an age limit on rap artists?
Even though he introduced himself to the world as a rapper, I think it’s becoming more and more evident that 50 Cent is less of that these days and more like an entrepreneur. A few weeks ago we told you about his upcoming venture to release his fitness book, Formula 50: A 6-Week Total Body Transformation Plan. While the book is not scheduled for release until December, 50 is already setting the promo trail ablaze recently release a promo video for the book. Check it out below and let us know in the comments if you’ll be getting your workout on with the G-Unit boss.
As if the boob tube doesn’t already have enough reality show, it seems as if 2013 will bring even more. Next up on the roster of upcoming reality show is ‘Starter Wives.” The head honchos at the TLC network are gathering the exes of celebrities to include 50 Cent, DMX, boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. and NBA player Lamar Odom. The show will highlight the ladies’ lives as they live it now as wells as the time in their lives when they “supported their former husbands/boyfriends before the fame and wealth made them the men they are today.”
Here’s a full list of the ‘Starter Wives’ cast…
Tashera Simmons: Ex-wife of Earl “DMX” Simmons and mother of four of his children.
Shaniqua Tompkins: Ex-girlfriend of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and mother of his son.
Zakia Baum: Ex-girlfriend of Jermaine “Maino” Coleman and mother of his son.
Cheryl Caruso: Ex-wife of mobster Phillip Caruso and mother of his two daughters.
Josie Harris: Ex-girlfriend of Floyd Mayweather and mother of his three children.
Monica Joseph-Taylor: soon to be ex-wife of Aston “Funkmaster Flex” Taylor and mother to his two children.
Liza Morales: Ex-girlfriend of Lamar Odom and mother of his three children.
‘Starter Wives’ is set to premiere early next year with filming beginning this month.
BLACK FOLKS DO NOT KNOW HOW TO ACT!!!!
Over the weekend, BET hosted the 7th Annual BET Hip Hop Awards at the Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia. As many of our favorite artists walked the red carpet and headed inside for a few unforgettable performances, the mostly peaceful evening quickly turned sour when rival artists (Rick Ross and Young Jeezy) ran into one another backstage.
According to several reports, the two came into close contact while backstage of the awards show. Surrounded by their security, Ross and Jeezy shared a few harsh words and things went left. Although, no one was touched and quicly deaded by BET staff, APD, and their security, the beef drifted onto their entourages later on in the parking lot.
Apparently, Gunplay, Rick Ross closes comrade and MMG/Def Jam rapper, got into a dreadful argument with an unknown out of 50 Cent’s camp. It has not yet been confirmed exactly who from 50′s camp go into squabble with Gunplay. But, according to the video footage below (from WorldStar HipHop), some dudes apparently jumped on Gunplay. But, Gunplay being the known goon that he is, turned the tables on one of the fools and jumped back. Police were in the vicinity and quickly sprayed mace on the rapper and apprehended him.
No word yet on if Gunplay was taken to jail and/or released. Until the full story comes out, take a look at the blurry footage of the fight.
WHEN WILL THE UNNECCESARY BULLSH*T IN HIP HOP STOP???
Photo Credit: Vibe.com
Rapper, actor, and entrepreneur Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson is embarking on yet another business venture. This time in the form of a fitness book, the Queens native is about to help you transform your body. Partnering with publishing house Penguin Group USA, 50 is set to release Formula 50: A 6-Week Total Body Transformation Plan.
According to a press release on why he went this route, 50 said, “I had a strong desire to write this book because it is very important to me to help people make positive changes and take charge of their overall health. FORMULA 50 is a radical six week mind-body transformation plan geared to help readers develop mental toughness to achieve optimum results while offering a nutrition component.”
Formula 50 will hit store shelves December 2012. Will you copping the book and working it out the Formula 50 way???
In my opinion, Curtis Jackson is the definition of sexy.
For those who beg to differ, 50 Cent may not be sexy to you, but he sure is suave enough for millions. As the next single off of his 5 (Murder By Numbers) mixtape, 50 released “Definition of Sexy”. The Havoc-produced track features a beautiful woman using her bodily sexiness to seduce 50. Check out the steaming video below:
If you are wondering when 50 Cent will release a new album, you’re in luck. You can expect Street King Immortal in November 2012.
Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, is back with a new mixtape. “5 (Murder By Numbers)” showcases 50′s effortless approach to street music. The mixtape, which is mainly himself, also features Kidd Kidd, Brevi, and Hayes. It is classic 50 to the fullest. If you haven’t heard it, check out the live stream below:
On Sunday, the OWN Network’s ”Next Chapter” aired an segment which featured rapper/actor/businessman Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Mentioning that her first time ever hearing of 50 Cent was when Gayle played “Its Your Birthday” for Oprah Winfrey’s 50th birthday, she candidly talked to 50 to get a rare inside look into his complex life and personality.
It should be of no surprise that Sean Combs is AGAIN the wealthiest artist in hip hop. Ranking in at number one with a massive net worth of $550 million, P. Diddy may become hip hop’s first billionaire. He owns Bad Boy Records. He owns the Sean John clothing line. He owns restaurants (i.e. Justin’s in Atlanta). He owns several properties throughout the U. S.. He’s an actor. He’s an artist. He’s a marketing genius. Diddy’s expansive resume and portfolio is the reason why he’s the wealthiest. Plus, his stake in the Ciroc Vodka brand over the past few years has took him to new financial heights. The man is BAD!
But, all great leaders need a bit of comradery to fuel the desire to be in the top spot. According to Forbes, Diddy successors include Jay-Z (net worh: $460 million), Dr. Dre (net worth: $270 million), Birdman (net worth: $125 million), and 50 Cent (net worth: $110 million).
While talks have been in the air for quite some time, the rumors have now been confirmed. A joint project between G-Unit and DJ Drama is for sure in the making. Via Twitter, 50 Cent recently announced that he will be working on a Gansta Grillz mixtape called The Lost Tape. We’ll keep you abreast as more details about the project emerge.
In recent 50 Cent news, the frustration has built up in the Queens rapper/entreprenuer. All year, Fif has stated his disgust with his label, Interscope Records and the chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Jimmy Iovine.
Contractually, 50 Cent’s record deal is non-existence. But, apparently, Interscope has yet to bring a new record deal to the table and this has pissed-off the multi-platinum rapper. So in true 50 style, he let the world now how he really feels (“tell’em why you mad son!”) via Twitter.
“Ok I need a record deal jimmy iovine, call me early tomorrow or I’m putting out another mix tape.”
While many speculate if 50 can still sell records, his recent mixtape The Big 10′s first video “Put Your Hands Up” garnered over 3 million views in three days. The Big 10 mixtape has also received various accolades from several creditable news sources. So, 50 still got the “it” factor and talent to make hits.
Hopefully, Interscope and 50 Cent can come to an agreement soon. It is rumored that 50 already has his next album completed and ready for shelves. Let’s cross our fingers and hope that he’s able to release an album in 2012.
In more positive 50 Cent news, the uber-entreprenuer announced on Twitter that his new Street King energy shot drink will now be distributed by the Pepsi Company.
I did a deal with Pepsi to distribute streetking its gonna be every where buy a bottle feed some one in need,” 50 Cent tweeted.
As we reported a while back, 50 Cent Launches “One Like = One Meal” Campaign, the goal is to have his products promote philanthropy. In 5 years, he wishes to have fed over 5 billion people in Africa. Great cause 50!
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson talks to Lee Hawkins, over at the Wallstreet Journal, to discuss his new SMS audio headsets and what separates his product from others like Beats by Dre. In addition, 50 let us in on his philanthropic efforts alongside Feed America, his upcoming mixtape (“Big 10″) and the evolution of his image.
Check out the 10 minute video below:
Each move Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson makes, best believe it is a business move. This guy know how to establish brands and make them profitable. In addition, 50 showcases his philanthropic side every chance he gets.
One of his new products, Street King Energy Drink, will give Facebook fans an opportunity to help a needy child. Every time someone on Facebook hit the Street King’s “like” button, 50 Cent will donate a meal to the underpriviledged. The goal is to reach 1 million “likes” by Sunday, October 23.
“People who want to help fight hunger are not being asked to donate or pay anything to help. It’s real simple. All they have to do is ‘like’ the Street King page on Facebook and I will give a meal to a hungry kid.”
In conjuction with the UN World Food Programme, 50 Cent has agreed to donate a meal for every Street King Energy shot sold in the next 5 years.
Do you want to help 50 donate 1 billion meals by 2016??
Following in the footsteps of a few music maestros such as Lady Gaga and Dr. Dre, rapper 50 Cent is gearing up to release his own line of headphones by way of SMS Audio. 50’s ear bangers, Sync by 50, will have the ability to sync a max of 4 users from one source and features a 50’ wireless range. Check out the specs….
SYNC by 50
Professionally tuned wireless headphones
- Professionally tuned Digital EQ
- 16-bit lossless digital sound – Full on-board controls with bass boost, volume control & mute
- 50′ wireless range
- Custom 40mm driver
- Soft memory foam cushions
- Passive noise cancellation
- Sync up to 4 users from one source
* Available in Black and in White
- Wired mic cable
- 3.5mm wireless transmitter
- Hard-shell carry case
- Micro USB charging cable
- USB/AC adapter
- Airplane plug adapter
- 1/4″ gold-plated adapter
Info as to when they’ll hit stores and how much they’ll cost has not yet been provided. But when we know, we’ll be sure to let you know!
On Monday, May 23 at 9pm EST, VH1 Rock Docs will air a special segment featuring rapper/businessman 50 Cent. In 50′s documentary, he will travel to a small town called Edgefield, South Carolina in search of his family’s past and their contributions to slavery.
Born in Queens and schooled on the street, 50 Cent’s incredible death-defying story of survival and success does not just begin with him. Like all African Americans, he is the product of a greater journey, one that began thousands of miles away and hundreds of years ago — in slavery.
The birthplace of noted segregationist Strom Thurmond, “Bloody Edgefield,” as the town was known, bears the scars of a violent and racist past. This is the town where 50 Cent — born Curtis Jackson III — sets out to track his roots. With help from local genealogists and census data, 50 manages to find his great-great-great grandmother Jane Jenkins, who lived and worked as a slave in the mid-1800’s.
Along the way, 50 also learns that in the years following the Civil War, his ancestors faced the infamous ‘REDSHIRTS,’ the precursors to the KKK, giving him a new perspective on the violence he encountered as a young man in Queens. As America commemorates the 150th anniversary of that war this spring, the film provides a moving testament to the lines that still divide us.
Check out the sneak peek:
Sounds interesting! 50 Cent: The Origin of Me will be available online following the television broadcast. For more information, go to RockDocs.VH1.com.
Rapper 50 Cent, in all his business glory, has set out on yet another venture. Premiering this Thursday, April 28th at 8 p.m. (est), will be 50 Cent’s very own comedy show by way of Thisis50.com. Partnering with Jam House Live, Thisis50.com will bring ‘This is 50 Comedy Show’ live and direct via the web. Featuring top comedians from around the world, each hour and a half episode is sure to be packed with laughs.
Check out the promo below (NSFW)…