Though his fans may choose to ignore it,50 Cent‘s career just isn’t what it used to be.
No longer the hard hitting commercially potent lyricist the world was introduced to back in 2003, recent years have seen his material struggle to compete with the likes of Jay Z, Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Drake on a number of different fronts.
Now, in what will sure to have the folk over at Interscope wondering just what do with him, he has hit out at the label’s executive Jimmy Iovine , who he holds responsible for the difficulties his career is currently facing.
His comments below…
I got 3,500,000 views in 3 day on hands up. Ok I need a record deal jimmy iovine , call me early tomorrow or I’m putting out another mix tape.
Going onto add:
Anybody want to sign me I’m a young hungry artist and I work harder then everybody in hiphop call me tomorrow.
While it would be wrong to ‘take sides’ seeing as we do not know the ins and outs of 50’s relationship with Jimmy, it is clear to see that Interscope have no intentions of releasing a new 50 Cent album any time soon.
And to be honest- who can blame them?
For, with the label still dealing with after shock of the sales disaster that was ‘Before I Self Destruct‘ , it would be foolish of them to invest in it’s follow up when chances are it will do just as poorly.
It would seem, that much like fellow performer Lil Kim, the dated nature of ‘Gangster Rap’ has resulted in him losing the majority of his market share to some of his more ‘well rounded’ rivals.
Here’s to hoping this dispute is resolved in a way which leaves both parties happy.
When will artists learn that YouTube views and Twitter followers have and will never be indicative of album sales?