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50 Cent, Almost Ready To Self Destruct
« on: December 01, 2006, 11:14:12 AM »
50 Cent has never been completely up front with fans about the deeper meaning behind his album titles. But he might just top Get Rich or Die Tryin' and The Massacre with the name of his third major-label release: Before I Self Destruct.

50 revealed the title to MTV News recently and justified it — cryptically, of course — by simply saying, "Because it could potentially happen."

The music, however, is likely to be lighter than his previous efforts, as the rapper has said he's been inspired lately by old R&B and Motown artists like Smokey Robinson. And we also know he's working with at least one R&B producer: Beyoncé hitmaker Rich Harrison.

"I show more vulnerability on this record than on others," 50 said. "I'm in a space where I can experiment a little bit. I mean, I felt a lot of pressure between each one of my projects. And they don't say, 'Do you think 50 can make a good record?' They say, 'Do you think he can do it again?' And that means [if I will] have the same success as I've had on each one of those projects. They don't care whether the state of the music business is changing; they'll say I've failed if I don't do what I did on the first two projects."

And, as 50 noted, that's no easy task.

"So 11 million records on my first album and 9.5 on my second album," he continued. "And when I'm getting ready to go into this project, considering that Apple is selling millions of iPods and Microsoft is coming out with competing products and Sony — everybody has something that encourages people to download material instead of purchasing the actual CD. The general public will still take advantage of it and say that I'm becoming less of an artist."

50 didn't elaborate whether Before I Self Destruct will try to live up to those expectations or shun them aside, but said to expect the album in the spring.

In the meantime, the rapper is furthering his acting career with several upcoming projects. The first of those, "Home of the Brave," with Samuel L. Jackson and Jessica Biel, opens next month.

"My character was actually a lot smaller [originally]," 50 said. "Irwin [Winkler, the director] kept expanding the character based on my performance. He wanted to see more from me in the film, so he just kept on adding scenes for me."

This report is provided by MTV News (MTV.com)
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2006, 11:21:35 AM »
looks like he's slowin his roll with the sales talk.
 

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2006, 12:14:34 PM »
^^ He probably knows that if Justin, Jay, Beyonce, Chrstina Aguilera, Luda.. are having hard time doing numbers they previously did, he aint gonna sell 1.1 mil again first week.

I posted the article already btw.
 

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2006, 04:29:13 PM »
looks like he's slowin his roll with the sales talk.

Word.  He's already coming up with excuses for why he won't push as many units this time around. 
 

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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2006, 04:31:38 PM »
But it is true. Its the state of music industry today. Bascially every 2nd kid has an Ipod or some shit like that.
 

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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2006, 04:44:18 PM »
I bet Game, Snoop, and Jay-Z are already multiplatnium on Itunes.
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2006, 04:51:39 PM »
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Word.  He's already coming up with excuses for why he won't push as many units this time around.

Yeah... hes going to sell 6 million instead of 11 million. Wow... hes really going to flop. No shit he won't push as many units, but hes still going to be the top selling hiphop artist of the year.
 

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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2006, 04:55:21 PM »
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Word.  He's already coming up with excuses for why he won't push as many units this time around.

Yeah... hes going to sell 6 million instead of 11 million. Wow... hes really going to flop. No shit he won't push as many units, but hes still going to be the top selling hiphop artist of the year.

Jrome you should know better than to talk bad about this guys love interest.
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2006, 05:19:35 PM »
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Word.  He's already coming up with excuses for why he won't push as many units this time around.

Yeah... hes going to sell 6 million instead of 11 million. Wow... hes really going to flop. No shit he won't push as many units, but hes still going to be the top selling hiphop artist of the year.

Where did I say he was flopping?  Re-read my shit boy, I said he's not gonna push as many units this time around and he's making excuses.  You step in mad emotional talking about people say he's flopping and that he won't be the top selling hip hop artist of the year.  You're hearing voices bruh.

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Word.  He's already coming up with excuses for why he won't push as many units this time around.

Yeah... hes going to sell 6 million instead of 11 million. Wow... hes really going to flop. No shit he won't push as many units, but hes still going to be the top selling hiphop artist of the year.

Jrome you should know better than to talk bad about this guys love interest.

Word.  These dudes kill me.
 

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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2006, 07:16:00 PM »
You guys talk about sales as if you're getting paid on the side for them..

50 needs to put out some good hip hop music and stop getting his fans to worry about soundscan. Like he said, not every dollar is a good dollar so why try to talk about your business, talk about your music. He didn't sell all those records on Piggy Bank or Outta Control, he sold those records from Candy Shop.

Shit, if you so worried about how many people going to buy your album.. just get some balloon pants, start dancing and call yourself MC Hammer II
 

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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2006, 07:30:19 PM »
Candy Shop was a good song. Every artist makes songs for the ladies. Luda, Lil Jon, everyone. Whys it such a big deal?
 

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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2006, 03:48:53 AM »
I dont like Candy Shop at all but like King Brant said everybody does a chick song. The difference is 50 made a huge hit out of it. If you look at this track from a different perspective youll see why. First it was targeted at the chicks and they loved it. It also had a banging beat so it was good for the clubs. It got him to sell 1.1. mil afterall too, which was his goal.

Once again I dont like the song mainly because of the super wack chours, the verses were normal for a chick track.However out of all the chicks tracks that were made in the past few years it was one of the best. 50 made it to sell and he succeded. Many try to do it it but fail to do so (Busta I Love My Chick for example)
 

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« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2006, 09:57:43 AM »
Nobody is doubting the business tactics of 50 Cent making a 'chick song' so he can sell records.. 

MC Hammer did the same thing, he made lots of tracks for the girls and dancers and he sold lots of records.. Should he be considered a hip hop/rap legend? Should he be next to 2pac and Biggie since he sold a shit load of records?

The point i'm trying to make is that 50 Cent is not selling 11 million records with good hip hop music, he doing it with pop shit.  Candy Shop, Just A Lil Bit are in the same category as "ice ice baby" and "here comes the hammer". lol 50 is so worried about record sales that he would never put out a hip hop classic if he had the ability to. So he makes me wonder if he is still an hip hop artist or just another Puff Daddy.

 

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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2006, 12:35:04 PM »
Nobody is doubting the business tactics of 50 Cent making a 'chick song' so he can sell records.. 

MC Hammer did the same thing, he made lots of tracks for the girls and dancers and he sold lots of records.. Should he be considered a hip hop/rap legend? Should he be next to 2pac and Biggie since he sold a shit load of records?

The point i'm trying to make is that 50 Cent is not selling 11 million records with good hip hop music, he doing it with pop shit.  Candy Shop, Just A Lil Bit are in the same category as "ice ice baby" and "here comes the hammer". lol 50 is so worried about record sales that he would never put out a hip hop classic if he had the ability to. So he makes me wonder if he is still an hip hop artist or just another Puff Daddy.



And the point Im trying to make is that almost every commercial rapper is trying to do the same but fail to do so. Its not like 50 Cent is the only one who dumbed down his 1st singles to appeal to mainstream. Other than Nas, I cant really think of other succesfull commercial rappers that havent made a garbage/ pop 1st single or a track. The differnce between them and lets say 50, Em, Jay is that they sell huge with these joints and others flop. Take Bustas "I Lovwe My Chick" for example. If that would have blown up like Candy Shop did he'd get hated on like crazy too. But he only went gold and everybody quickly forgot about it.
 

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« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2006, 12:47:09 PM »
GRODT sold 11 millions and it was good hip hop music..... I don"t like Candy shop but it's far from being the dumbest track from hip hop history... as Meho said , every rap superstar got at least one pop song... even if I don't feel the majority of 50 music RIGHT NOW... I gotta say the hate towards him is going WAY too far
 

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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2006, 01:07:55 PM »
21 questions = heat..........

candy shop = garbage

people can make joints for the chicks and it still be dope.........like detox said, it did its job, but the fact the album was also garbage puts the album into dust
 

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« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2006, 02:03:42 PM »
Nobody is doubting the business tactics of 50 Cent making a 'chick song' so he can sell records.. 

MC Hammer did the same thing, he made lots of tracks for the girls and dancers and he sold lots of records.. Should he be considered a hip hop/rap legend? Should he be next to 2pac and Biggie since he sold a shit load of records?

The point i'm trying to make is that 50 Cent is not selling 11 million records with good hip hop music, he doing it with pop shit.  Candy Shop, Just A Lil Bit are in the same category as "ice ice baby" and "here comes the hammer". lol 50 is so worried about record sales that he would never put out a hip hop classic if he had the ability to. So he makes me wonder if he is still an hip hop artist or just another Puff Daddy.



And the point Im trying to make is that almost every commercial rapper is trying to do the same but fail to do so. Its not like 50 Cent is the only one who dumbed down his 1st singles to appeal to mainstream. Other than Nas, I cant really think of other succesfull commercial rappers that havent made a garbage/ pop 1st single or a track. The differnce between them and lets say 50, Em, Jay is that they sell huge with these joints and others flop. Take Bustas "I Lovwe My Chick" for example. If that would have blown up like Candy Shop did he'd get hated on like crazy too. But he only went gold and everybody quickly forgot about it.

Dr Dre - Fuck with Dre Day
Snoop - Whats my name
2pac- California Love
Jay-Z - Aint No Nigga
Eminem- My name is
Jay-Z - Show me what you got
The Game- Westside Story
The Game- One Blood
Kanye's singles are quality
Common's
Mobb Deep
(i had a bigger list, but my comp froze on me lol)

anyways, i feel what you are saying. There's nothing wrong with creating a radio friendly single to get your album promoted.. But theres a difference between a pop star and a hip hop artist.

Britney Spears can come out and rap on every track of her new album and i bet you it'll sell over 10 million copies. Does that make her a hip hop artist? Can someone like her put out an album as quality and deep as Jay-Z's Black Album or 2pac's 7 Day Theory Album? As I listen to 50 Cent more and more, he seems like he is going away from his ability to put out a good hip hop album. If Jimmy Iovine told 50 Cent that country music would sell 12 million records, i bet 50 Cent would have 10 country tracks recorded the next day. He admitted his switch in the song "In Da Club". People have the same feelings for Snoop Dogg, lol, even his son told him that he wasn't spitting right anymore.. Unfortunately, 50 Cent doesn't have a little son to tell him that he aint rapping good no more. He around a bunch of yes-men who kiss up to him so they can get their albums released.

I don't think 50 Cent will ever say "i'm just going to put out a top-quality album, i dont care about the sales because i make millions already".. all 50 Cent will ever say is "Last year i sold 10 million records, so this year i'm going to try to sell 11 million records" or "The rapper is wack, he only went gold. i'm better because i outsold him"
 

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« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2006, 03:52:06 PM »
Nobody is doubting the business tactics of 50 Cent making a 'chick song' so he can sell records.. 

MC Hammer did the same thing, he made lots of tracks for the girls and dancers and he sold lots of records.. Should he be considered a hip hop/rap legend? Should he be next to 2pac and Biggie since he sold a shit load of records?

The point i'm trying to make is that 50 Cent is not selling 11 million records with good hip hop music, he doing it with pop shit.  Candy Shop, Just A Lil Bit are in the same category as "ice ice baby" and "here comes the hammer". lol 50 is so worried about record sales that he would never put out a hip hop classic if he had the ability to. So he makes me wonder if he is still an hip hop artist or just another Puff Daddy.



And the point Im trying to make is that almost every commercial rapper is trying to do the same but fail to do so. Its not like 50 Cent is the only one who dumbed down his 1st singles to appeal to mainstream. Other than Nas, I cant really think of other succesfull commercial rappers that havent made a garbage/ pop 1st single or a track. The differnce between them and lets say 50, Em, Jay is that they sell huge with these joints and others flop. Take Bustas "I Lovwe My Chick" for example. If that would have blown up like Candy Shop did he'd get hated on like crazy too. But he only went gold and everybody quickly forgot about it.

Dr Dre - Fuck with Dre Day
Snoop - Whats my name
2pac- California Love
Jay-Z - Aint No Nigga
Eminem- My name is
Jay-Z - Show me what you got
The Game- Westside Story
The Game- One Blood
Kanye's singles are quality
Common's
Mobb Deep
(i had a bigger list, but my comp froze on me lol)

anyways, i feel what you are saying. There's nothing wrong with creating a radio friendly single to get your album promoted.. But theres a difference between a pop star and a hip hop artist.

Britney Spears can come out and rap on every track of her new album and i bet you it'll sell over 10 million copies. Does that make her a hip hop artist? Can someone like her put out an album as quality and deep as Jay-Z's Black Album or 2pac's 7 Day Theory Album? As I listen to 50 Cent more and more, he seems like he is going away from his ability to put out a good hip hop album. If Jimmy Iovine told 50 Cent that country music would sell 12 million records, i bet 50 Cent would have 10 country tracks recorded the next day. He admitted his switch in the song "In Da Club". People have the same feelings for Snoop Dogg, lol, even his son told him that he wasn't spitting right anymore.. Unfortunately, 50 Cent doesn't have a little son to tell him that he aint rapping good no more. He around a bunch of yes-men who kiss up to him so they can get their albums released.

I don't think 50 Cent will ever say "i'm just going to put out a top-quality album, i dont care about the sales because i make millions already".. all 50 Cent will ever say is "Last year i sold 10 million records, so this year i'm going to try to sell 11 million records" or "The rapper is wack, he only went gold. i'm better because i outsold him"

Preach.
 

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« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2006, 04:26:44 PM »
Nobody is doubting the business tactics of 50 Cent making a 'chick song' so he can sell records.. 

MC Hammer did the same thing, he made lots of tracks for the girls and dancers and he sold lots of records.. Should he be considered a hip hop/rap legend? Should he be next to 2pac and Biggie since he sold a shit load of records?

The point i'm trying to make is that 50 Cent is not selling 11 million records with good hip hop music, he doing it with pop shit.  Candy Shop, Just A Lil Bit are in the same category as "ice ice baby" and "here comes the hammer". lol 50 is so worried about record sales that he would never put out a hip hop classic if he had the ability to. So he makes me wonder if he is still an hip hop artist or just another Puff Daddy.



And the point Im trying to make is that almost every commercial rapper is trying to do the same but fail to do so. Its not like 50 Cent is the only one who dumbed down his 1st singles to appeal to mainstream. Other than Nas, I cant really think of other succesfull commercial rappers that havent made a garbage/ pop 1st single or a track. The differnce between them and lets say 50, Em, Jay is that they sell huge with these joints and others flop. Take Bustas "I Lovwe My Chick" for example. If that would have blown up like Candy Shop did he'd get hated on like crazy too. But he only went gold and everybody quickly forgot about it.

Dr Dre - Fuck with Dre Day that was in 93 lol, times were completley different then
Snoop - Whats my name watch above
2pac- California Love above
Jay-Z - Aint No Nigga above
Eminem- My name is above
Jay-Z - Show me what you got
The Game- Westside Story not 1st single
The Game- One Blood bot 1st single
Kanye's singles are quality
Common's hes not commercial
Mobb Deep
(i had a bigger list, but my comp froze on me lol)

anyways, i feel what you are saying. There's nothing wrong with creating a radio friendly single to get your album promoted.. But theres a difference between a pop star and a hip hop artist.

Britney Spears can come out and rap on every track of her new album and i bet you it'll sell over 10 million copies. Does that make her a hip hop artist? Can someone like her put out an album as quality and deep as Jay-Z's Black Album or 2pac's 7 Day Theory Album? As I listen to 50 Cent more and more, he seems like he is going away from his ability to put out a good hip hop album. If Jimmy Iovine told 50 Cent that country music would sell 12 million records, i bet 50 Cent would have 10 country tracks recorded the next day. He admitted his switch in the song "In Da Club". People have the same feelings for Snoop Dogg, lol, even his son told him that he wasn't spitting right anymore.. Unfortunately, 50 Cent doesn't have a little son to tell him that he aint rapping good no more. He around a bunch of yes-men who kiss up to him so they can get their albums released.

I don't think 50 Cent will ever say "i'm just going to put out a top-quality album, i dont care about the sales because i make millions already".. all 50 Cent will ever say is "Last year i sold 10 million records, so this year i'm going to try to sell 11 million records" or "The rapper is wack, he only went gold. i'm better because i outsold him"

50 DOES talk about the sales too much. But the dude sold amazing numbers. At least he has the right to brag about it and trust me on this EVERY rapper would do the same shit. Were talking about peoples with gigantic egoes here.

And you guys are acting like all 50s singles are crappy.. He had Wanksta, In Da Club, 21 Questions, Pimp remix, If I Cant, Many Men, Outta Control remix, Piggy Banks which I all consider dope singles. Candy Shop and Lil Bit were wack but they served their purpose -  being catchy.