50 Cent is in full promo mode for the release of his upcoming album Animal Ambition. The Queens rapper’s latest press appearance took place with Vibe.
In the interview, 50 shares his thoughts about wanting to work with Lil Boosie and moving past his feud with Nas.
Eminem is now only behind Garth Brooks in total album sales for a male artist over the last 23 years. According to Billboard, Slim Shady passed country singer George Strait to become the second highest selling male performer since SoundScan started tabulating sales.
Em now has 44.91 million units sold. Strait falls to third on that list with 44.89 million. Brooks leads the way with 69.52 million.
With a consumer electronics company of his own, Queens rapper 50 Cent was critical of Interscope Records during his recent Sirius XM Town Hall interview as he addressed the label’s placement of Beats Electronics products in artists’ visuals. The G-Unit founder even referred to his former label home as “Beats Records.”
As founder of SMS Audio, 50 Cent says there were times when his clothing would be blurred in a music video if the words “SMS Audio” were featured on them.
Sitting down for an interview prior to his performance on The Wendy Williams Show, Future described how Beyonce and Jay Z’s “Drunk In Love” began as a track he wrote with shared producer Detail for his upcoming album Honest.
“I demoed the song with the producer,” he said. “I demoed it first for her to listen to. I guess she had done the record and she was saving the record and I had did another version, ‘Good Morning,’ because we didn’t know when she was going to put the album out. Then she put it out [in] December, after I was supposed to put my album out in November, it just pushed my song to the side.”
Jay Z appears on New York Magazine's "The Annual Yesteryear Issue" in its "The Encyclopedia of New York Pop Music" article.
New York Magazine posted the cover on Twitter with a link to the article on Vulture, which features Rick Rubin writing about Jay Z.
A$AP Rocky, who released Long.Live.A$AP in 2013, says his sophomore album is on the way.
"SOPHOMORE ALBUM COMING ASAP," Rocky says in an Instagram caption.
As an artist who has worked with 50 Cent on numerous occasions, producer Scott Storch went on to express his confidence in 50 and the Queens rapper’s new deal with Caroline/Capitol/UMG during a recent interview with Mikey T The Movie Star. 50 Cent’s independent deal also marks the end of the G-Unit helmsman’s deal with Interscope Records, his label home for well over a decade.
According to Storch, 50 was able to learn a great deal about the music business during his time at Interscope and even has the ability to become the owner of the next Interscope Records.
Speaking with Billboard on the day of celebrating her 72nd birthday, Soul singer and icon Aretha Franklin reported plans to work on new music with Outkast rapper Andre 3000.
During a birthday party at the New York City Ritz-Carlton Hotel that featured an appearance from Denzel Washington, Franklin opened up to Billboard about the album “Babyface is working on the tracks,” she said of the Grammy-winning singer and songwriter. "So, I'm just waiting for him to finish that so he can finish my tracks please," Franklin said of the singer’s current tenure as a guest star in the Broadway musical “After Midnight.”
Sitting down with Vibe during SXSW, Slaughterhouse detailed the recording process behind their upcoming release and claimed the album was mostly done.
50 Cent expressed recently that his break with Interscope Records may have involved the battle between Dr. Dre’s Beats headphones and his own SMS Audio headphones, but the Queens mogul also says has does not have any personal problems with the superproducer or his other mentor Eminem.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, 50 contends that his relationship with Em is solid.