Hollywood: "50 Cent Has Lost His Hood Appeal"

Published: Monday 1st Sep 2008 by Sam
'Hollywood: '50 Cent Has Lost His Hood Appeal'Some of you may remember our trailer post on 50 Cent’s latest movie ‘Righteous Kill’, which he stars in alongside acting heavy-weights Robert DiNero and Al Pacino. However, with the movie’s release drawing nearer, its makers have begun to distance themselves from the G-Unit general, with Hollywood insiders stating it being due to 50 no longer appealing to the ‘Urban audience’. Peep the report below:

Fans may have noticed that 50 has been missing from the promotional ads for his new movie “Righteous Kill” starring Al Pacino and Robert Deniro.

According to a report found on Woooha.com, 50’s absence is due to the filmmaker’s concerns that he is no longer appealing to the “urban market.”

“The real reason the studio cut Curtis out of the campaign is because their research and exit poll information showed that 50 actually was not the urban or young demographic box office draw they were hoping for,” read the report.

“50 basically can’t draw in the core demographic that used to buy his albums by the millions. The box office let down of ‘Get Rich Or Die Trying’ should have been a hint of things to come.”

“It’s no secret in the music world that 50 Cent has lost some mainstream appeal, but in the film world you don’t necessarily need multi-platinum albums to have a successful film career (Common, Mos Def, etc.) you just need to appeal to the urban demo. 50 clearly is losing that appeal.” {Source}

Hardly surprising. Although, I must say, it’s been a pretty rapid fall from grace for 50 – from loosing to Kanye, to G-Unit’s latest LP flopping to this.

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  1. Miranda Priestly @ Runaway Mag. September 1, 2008

    HAHA!! That's good for 4 Dimes & 2 Nickel's ass!

  2. Anonymous September 1, 2008

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  3. Jay3091 September 1, 2008

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Anonymous September 1, 2008

    Yeah, he’s gonna sinkin’ soon.

  5. Anonymous September 1, 2008

    i WON'T LAUGH AT HIS FALL, CUZ JUST LIKE HE CAN FALL, WE CAN AS WELL! I will say this though, As a music lover, I get sooooooooo tired of today's rap and R&B1 It seems that it has become a big ass circus of artist actin a fool to get a dollar! To me 50 Cent is only a product of karma! He tires to capitalize on the careers of other artist, by starting contention and having a ego that will likely break like a glass window in the long run! This only shows you that once they get a dollar or to in there hand they sell themselves short for the devil! Pride comes before a fall!

  6. MeSouth September 1, 2008

    i’m not a hater or a bad guy but AHAHAHAHAHAAHA
    he’s totally fake!!!

  7. Alys September 1, 2008

    Hmm. Maybe he came up too fast, too soon.

  8. Anonymous September 1, 2008

    yeah maybe his come up was too quick. BUT as cocky as 50 is/was… it is kinda funny that this happened to him. he did he tried to take down so many rappers on his path to success and guess it back fired…sooner rather than later….

    -K.

  9. tia September 1, 2008

    he lost his hood appeal after his first album if you ask me…anything after that sucked with the exception of a few standout singles,but he got hollywood on everybody he is just a n**** that runs his mouth thats all

    but actually i dont think he has fallen from anything,the n**** still rich he is just gonna have to venture out and create some more businesses maybe another form of vitamin water because his music is a bust as of lately.

  10. Anonymous September 1, 2008

    Awww.. too bad…NOT!!

  11. Fashionista101 – Shanteé September 1, 2008

    I’m upset! I LOVE 50, and G-Unit [especially Lloyd Banks! — that’s my man!]. And ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ is honestly one of my faves, that I can watch all day, and pretend like I’ve never seen it before (each time).

    I’m sad they’d even say something like that about him, but I’d run to go see 50 in a movie, rather than Common or Mos Def. They’re more of an older generation (90s), and 50 is a millenium rapper, which is my music generation’s age.

    As for G-Unit’s latest album flopping — you can’t really call any album a “flop” these days, because no one’s really selling like they used to. With companies like LimeWire and iTunes, no one cares to buy a full music album anymore.

    Also, G-Unit will continue to have a large fan-base — mainly because not everyone’s into that “TIGHT SHIRT, TIGHT PANTS, TALK ABOUT NONSENSE” music. Real lyricists spit real lyrics! So, if you think they’re work is classified as “gangsta rap”, then that’s obviously who they are. And I bet all of these ppl that are criticizing them were buying their albums and singing their songs at one point.

  12. Fashionista101 – Shanteé September 1, 2008

    **Dang I wrote a lot! LOL.

  13. Anonymous September 1, 2008

    i agree with:i WON’T LAUGH AT HIS FALL, CUZ JUST LIKE HE CAN FALL, WE CAN AS WELL!: thats tru what your saying!!!

  14. tyesiha September 1, 2008

    I LOVE THE GAME!!! BEST MC ALIVE

  15. Anonymous September 1, 2008

    I’m not a 50 fan but I’m tired of so many good black actors and actresses not getting roles because they are given to rappers who cannot act.

  16. Anonymous September 1, 2008

    Lost his hood appeal, but steady making millions.

    Who really lost what?

    50 used what he had to get what he wanted, rap was his hustle, not a life long dream, he came in “get rich or die trying”, he was never on that I want to be the best rapper, best actor tip, he wanted money.

    Of course he lost his “hood” appeal, he ain’t been in the “hood” in a long, long time.

    When he falls off the Forbes list – then start talking.

  17. Anonymous September 1, 2008

    50 n g-unit are wack..they suck big time!!

    GAME is da man!! LAX is on fire!!

  18. Anonymous September 1, 2008

    Whats so funny???
    50 is still richer than you n***** would ever be HAHAHA..

  19. Mark September 2, 2008

    I really hate 50 as an artist, but the dude knows how to make money… He ain’t no Diddy, no matter how hard he tries.

    But as long as he is happy to throw his own millions at his projects, you will not see the last of him…

    M@rk

    http://www.urbanreview.co.uk

  20. Anonymous September 2, 2008

    i was under the impression that 50’s core demographic was white suburban youth, not urban market.

    like someone previously stated 50 lost his hood appeal after his first major cd. and that movie get rich or die trying was some garbage.

  21. Anonymous September 2, 2008

    we need more artist that sing music that make sense. I’m not into gangsta music. I don’t support gangsta music, and I hope you don’t either…

  22. Anonymous September 2, 2008

    it's sad but when I saw daddy yankee, and wisin and yandel team up with 50 I was upset. Daddy Yankee and Wisin & Yandel could do better away from 50 and his crew…

  23. Anonymous September 2, 2008

    Yay! im an offical 50 hater cause he loves boys 😉 and hates girls;(

  24. Anonymous September 3, 2008

    Ja rule is da Best,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,he coming back!!!!!

  25. Anonymous September 3, 2008

    hahahhahahhahaah tats what his whack ass gets….!

  26. Anonymous September 3, 2008

    hahahah f*** 2 quarters..!
    JA RULE is coming in hard f*** all da haters hating on JA

  27. Ant from cleveland to cali September 3, 2008

    ya he brought gangsta rap back for a minute but i knew it wasn’t going to last…it about pretti boi rap now..he made his money..and to me 50 a f** dnt no street n**** be on gurl shyt like with ja then the game and now young buck he does alot of gay thing to me…he like to gossip to me

  28. Nameless September 4, 2008

    NOT TRUE…the marketing company that’s handling the movie said 50 wasn’t a featured character and they didn’t want 2 trick his fans in2 goin 2 the movie thinkin they gonna see him a lot…that’s y he wasn’t in the ads.

    http://www.myspace.com/sharpeyeent

  29. rainbowsix99 September 6, 2008

    TAKE THAT N****

    HALF A DOLLAR

    LOOSE CHANGE

    2 PUNK ASS QUARTERS

    G-G-G-G-G-G U NOT!!!!

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