3. The Game
4. André 3000
5. Kanye West
6. Young Jeezy
8. 50 Cent
10. Jim Jones
You have different kinds of people. You have people that are extremely book smart that lack common sense so they don’t know what’s going to affect their audience. They have more information than me based on reading. For instance, Nas is a really smart guy. He reads books constantly. We were around him on the Nastradamus tour. He was almost weirder than me ’cause we would go to breakfast and he’d be there reading a book. Conceptually, I think that’s what made him drift away from what his initial audience enjoys from him and why he’s not hot right now.
Aside from the fact that Nas tops 50 in just about every way, shouldn’t the G-Unit leader be worrying about his own career? With the released material from 50′s upcoming ‘Curtis’ CD flopping all over the place, you’d think he’d look at himself first. I guess he thinks his tired routine of calling out other rappers to generate buzz will work this time. He doesn’t seem to get it – no one cares for his music anymore.
What do you think of 50′s comments?
50 Cent seems to be dropping videos so fast nowadays. Not to be confused with the next official single ‘She Wants It’ (ft. Justin Timberlake), ‘I Get Money’ is the latest street single from 50′s upcoming album ‘Curtis’. The sub-par video isn’t really what’s in question here (after all, it’s only a street/buzz single), it’s the song – it’s garbage. With the news today of the album being pushed back yet again (from September 4th to September 11th), 50 is gonna need a miracle for the album to be a hit. Most of the his new material hasn’t been saying much.
What do you think of the song / video?
The much anticipated video for Ciara and 50 Cent’s new single ‘Can’t Leave ‘Em Alone’ premiered today. Considering the pre-hype, I found the end-product to be kinda anti-climatic. There was little to no chemistry between Ciara and 50 -with the video looking pretty standard; especially when compared to the videos for Ciara’s two last singles. Nonetheless, both the song and video have a laid-back summer vibe to it and definitely fits this time of year.
What do you think of the video?
Rapper 50 Cent stopped by BET’s 106 & Park to perform his current single ‘Amusement Park’. The G-Unit leader also took a moment to address his shambolic performance at the BET Awards earlier in the week. Performance aside, most of 50′s new material just isn’t cutting it and he’ll need to come harder than this if his ‘Curtis’ album is to be a success.
What did you think of his excuse and performance?
Jennifer Hudson & Jennifer Holliday – ‘And I Am Telling You’
T.I. – Big Things Poppin’
Diddy (w/ Keyshia Cole & Lil’ Kim) – ‘Last Night’
Beyonce & Kelly Rowland – ‘Get Me Bodied’ / ‘Like This’
Ciara – Like A Boy / That’s Right
Robin Thicke – Lost Without You
50 Cent – Amusement Park
Eryka Badu – Diana Ross Tribute
Judging from some of these performances as well as viewer reports, this years show was definitely one of the better instalments of the annual event. Performance of the night, in my opinion, goes to Beyonce and Kelly Rowland’s joint showing. Everything about the performance was on-point; Beyonce nailed ‘Get Me Bodied’ and Kelly had her ‘coming out of the shadows’ moment by tearing down the stage with ‘Like This’ alongside Eve. Another notable performance was from Ciara, who did her thing with a medley of ‘Like A Boy’ and future single ‘That’s Right’. She has definitely upped her stage presence and live vocals too. I also really liked the Dreamgirls opening- which saw Jennifer Hudson perform ‘And I Am Telling You’ with the original Effie, Jennifer Holliday. It was a monumental moment seeing Jennifer Holliday finally get her moment to truly shine as Effie. On a side note, her facial expressions are still priceless lol. 50 Cent’s performance didn’t go…well just watch it lol. Overall it seemed like a great show.