50 CENT talks Eminem, Rick Ross, Street King Immortal, Say Hip Hop is Pop Now (VIDEO)
This hour long interview will be posted in separate parts. In part 1, 50 Cent talks about how he has time for all his projects including music, book writing, headphone line, boxing management company, acting, etc. “Newsflash, I’ll never sell 13 million records again,” said 50 Cent. “I’ll never sell 10 million records again. I don’t think anybody’s gonna do it. It’s a different business. It’s a different thing and I’m cool with that. I’m making music because I love it and it’s why I’m here.”
“There’s nothing that can actually compare when it’s right. What it feels like when it’s right. When the music is just dead right and it’s like ‘woo’ that energy that’s there…that’s some special kind of high that you get addicted to and you’ll chase it for the rest of your actual career.” – 50 cent
50 goes on to talk about Eminem and how he feels Em is not given enough credit for taking race out of Hip Hop by being as lyrical as he was. 50 states that Hip Hop is now Pop. Hip Hop is about telling your own story, not replicating someone else’s story. “I think the best rappers are like battling each other. They come up with the wittiest lines—[the] coolest ways to insult a person you ever heard in your life,” 50 Cent explained. “But they can’t write a song to save they life…Em is one of the guys from that platform that made it to that point. [He’s] that strong of a writer. He means more to music culture than people give him credit for. Because Hip Hop culture is a black art form, it’s a black music. When they have a figure or you have someone that’s from a different ethnicity come in and he does it as well, if not better than everybody in it—it loses its color. And that’s why Hip Hop music is now Pop music…You gotta be careful or you’ll get your ass handed to you on a track man. He’ll get to you.” 50 says that he is not a fan of his younger cousins music because he hasn’t gone through the struggle and instead of telling his own story he tries to rap like 50.
“Death is in the Tongue” says 50 if he puts that out in the universe its going to attract the negative energy back to him. “You see it man, shots go off, POP POP POP POP Rick Ross be like ‘I don’t wanna live this life’, You see it.”
We have a lot more with 50! Tune in for part 2 of our conversation with 50 cent next week exclusively at http://www.hardknock.tv
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