September 7, 2007 |
Like candidates trying to sway voters on Election Day, Kanye West and 50 Cent will appear on BET's "106 & Park" on Tuesday, when both their heavily anticipated albums hit stores. West and 50 Cent have hyped the albums as an epic battle of rap titans -- 50 Cent has said he'd retire if West's "Graduation" outsells his "Curtis" CD in their first week out.
June 23, 2007
Call it a case of art imitating life: Drug dealer turned superstar rap icon 50 Cent is set to portray -- what else? -- a drug dealer in the upcoming indie thriller "Righteous Kill," which co-stars Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro as detectives chasing a serial killer.
October 31, 2006 |
A Miami judge has dismissed a copyright infringement lawsuit accusing rapper 50 Cent of stealing the opening line for his 2003 hit "In Da Club" from a song by former 2 Live Crew frontman Luther Campbell. U.S. District Judge Paul C. Huck found that the disputed phrase was a "common, unoriginal, and noncopyrightable element of the song" and was not entitled to copyright protection. Campbell's song appeared on his 1994 solo album "Still a Freak for Life."
November 10, 2005 |
THE name "50 Cent" and the words "modest success" just don't seem to go together for lots of reasons, but that's the best way to describe the early sales of the "Get Rich or Die Tryin' " soundtrack CD, which hit stores on Tuesday and is lagging well off the rapper's usually torrid sales pace. "It wasn't quite what some people expected," said Geoff Mayfield, director of charts and senior analyst for Billboard, the music industry trade publication. Early reports from retailers had the 18-track CD on pace to sell about 300,000 in its first week, although the release of the tie-in film on Wednesday should factor into its weekend performance.
August 3, 2005 |
A behind-the-scenes look at this summer's Eminem-50 Cent "Anger Management" tour premieres at 5 p.m. today in a webcast on MTV Overdrive, part of MTV.com, six days ahead of its conventional telecast on the MTV cable channel. MTV officials describe the hybrid offering as a network television first.
March 17, 2005 |
Rapper 50 Cent's "The Massacre," which entered the national sales chart at No. 1 on March 9 after selling 1.14 million copies in its first four days in the stores, holds on to the top chart spot after selling 771,000 more copies last week. With that success, 50 Cent's extended musical family on Interscope Records claims three spots in the Top 10, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Compton rapper the Game, who is part of 50 Cent's rap group G-Unit, holds the No.