AMA Live: Jay-Z & Alicia + Eminem & 50
Jay-Z celebrates his first number one single across the country, live at the American Music Awards at L.A.'s Nokia Theater - "Empire State of Mind" with the premier songstress, Alicia Keys. "Women lie, men lie, number's don't lie!"
For the entire live performances of the AMA's (including J-Lo dropping onto her highly valuable fat ass. Ouch!) [CLICK HERE]
Cover: Curtis Fronts XXL (Dec/Jan Double Issue)
Taken from NahRight.com
As one of the game’s most influential artists, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has the honour of holding down not one but two separate covers of XXL’s special year-end double issue. In the December/January cover story, the G-Unit CEO breaks bread with XXL to talk about his new album Before I Self Destruct, his big year on the Web with his site thisis50.com, his role in hip-hop and much more. Also included is a 10-year anniversary tribute to the making of the record that first brought 50 to the public, “How to Rob.”
Other features in the first-ever Internet Issue are XXL’s list of the 100 Best Hip-Hop Web sites, articles on Snoop Dogg and OJ Da Juiceman, as well as tribute pieces to rap legends ODB and Mac Dre to commemorate the fifth year anniversary of their passing. For the first time ever XXL has two candidates for Eye Candy of the Year, complete with a reader contest to vote for your favorite. But wait, there’s more as XXL reviews the new Gucci Mane album, The State v. Radric Davis.
XXL’s December/January double issue hits newsstands on December 1.
50 Cent Speaks About Detox
Taken from Rapbasement.com:
50 Cent recently talked about his studio relationship with Dr Dre and what he has done for Dre's highly delayed and upcoming "Detox" album. According to the G-Unit leader, Dr Dre used him for a portion of his recording process on the album back in 2007. "I don't even know what's going on with the Detox," Fif admitted. "The last [time] I spoke to Dre, he was actually not mixing my records because he was working on The Detox and then we finally got him to mix the records and you know, I think he's back in here producing records for it but I haven't heard pretty much I think it was five or six songs that he actually recorded but that was a long time ago. He probably has a lot more now but I've been recording for The Detox two years ago."
50 Cent Talks About Working With Dr Dre On His Detox Album - Watch Here:
Dr Dre Talks About The Delay Of His Detox Album - Watch Here:
Video: "Flight 187" by 50 Cent
50 Drops Album Date to Avoid Blueprint 3
50 Cent is running scared from the Jigga Man. He officially announced Thursday that he would not release his album on the same day as Jay-Z as previously planned. Instead his album will be released a full two weeks after Jigga’s September 11th release date. Pleased with his decision, 50 bragged about his new album calling it “perfect” and saying that production from Dr. Dre was running behind.
“My album-it’s perfect, I feel. I’m ready,” he told MTV. “I’m ready to put this album out. I really don’t need adjustments. I need a few songs to be finished, mixed. Dre, he drags his feet. He’s slow, but it’s because he’s so creative. He’s gonna make sure it’s perfect. I’m never mad at it. I understand that process from him.”
Despite Dre’s sluggish finishing touches, 50’s “perfect” album, Before I Self Destruct, hits stores September 29th.
In related news, G-Unit soldier Tony Yayo has said that he refuses to accept The Game’s apology. While expressing an understanding as to why Young Buck and The Game would leave G-Unit, and noting that there would be advantages to him leaving, he noted that he would never do that out of “loyalty”. The G-Unit underboss also called The Game “bipolar” and stated that his feelings on the Compton rapper’s apology is mirrored by everyone in the Unit. -
Interview: Game Apologises to 50 Cent
Game apologises to 50 Cent, Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre and the entire G Unit / Aftermath/Interscope-Geffen family for the whole bullshit drama and beef. he has only now just landed from that plane-wrecked beef he had with 50 and G Unit Records/Aftermath.
Cover: 50 Cent Fronts XXL
Video: "Get Up" by 50 Cent
Reality Series: “50 Cent: The Money and the Power”
Queens rap superstar, 50 Cent will be the latest recruit onto the reality world of Music Television.
The G-Unit Capo's new MTV show, “50 Cent: The Money and the Power” will star himself as host pitting 14 contestants against each other to become record label moguls. They will compete for prize money awarded by 50 for the best business ideas.
In the series, the 14 contestants will live together in a warehouse in Brooklyn dubbed, "Camp Curtis" for the show. They group were hand picked by 50 himself and will be judged by guest panels. Def Jam legend, LL Cool J, Danity Kane's Aubrey O'Day, fellow G-Unit member Lloyd Banks and Hot97's Miss Info will all make appearances. G-Unit's Tony Yayo will act as 50's Underboss.
“50 Cent: The Money and the Power” will première Thursday, November 6 at 10PM on MTV.
Trailer: 50 Cent's "Before I Self Destruct"
Taken from Rolling Stone:
50 Cent’s life is like a movie, so it makes sense that he’s writing one. The rapper is working on a feature film, Before I Self-Destruct, which is based on his album of the same name. “It’s not Purple Rain,” 50 says of the flick, which he also directed and produced. “But it was inspired by the actual music.” (His album is due out December 9th; 50 plans to release the movie simultaneously.)
The film — which isn’t autobiographical — aims to show the complexities of what 50 refers to as “urban life” in a new way: “When [movies] portray certain lifestyles they don’t show cause and effect,” he says. “But I showed characters under pressure in scenarios where they felt like there were no other options, even though there were.” He adds, “There are always options. People just usually start to see them while being incarcerated — for not seeing them in the first place.”
As for a soundtrack, tracks from Before I Self-Destruct the album will be missing from the movie. “Then Interscope would automatically have the rights to it, when they had absolutely no ownership of the actual material,” says 50, who penned a separate score for the film and recruited unsigned artists to record vocals. But that doesn’t mean the tunes are sub-par. “I kept the music up to standards,” says 50. “I worked with it until it was right.”