50 Cent runs an empire. Certainly you've seen in him in a movie or two. He's published books. He's hustled Vitamin Water. He's become a boxing promoter. And now he's even gotten into the headphone business with SMS Audio. But after taking a few years off from music to pursue acting, writing, and w ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke chimes in on K Dot's lyrical throwdown. The music recording industry needs to thank Compton, California, rapper Kendrick Lamar f ... More >>
Step into Barezzito, Miami's newest late-night eatery and music venue -- and South Beach screams from every neon-hued nook and cranny. The sleek new Collins Avenue outpost is offering up live music, specials every night of the week and Asian fusion cuisine with a Latin flair. The new digs are the ... More >>
He may have the "Magic Stick," but 50 Cent couldn't find an opportunity to "hit once" nor "hit twice" while kicking it NASCAR-style at the Daytona 500 yesterday. Before the start of Sunday's "Great American Race," FOX reporter Erin Andrews was working the pre-race beat when she spotted the G-Unit ... More >>
Case of the Mondays? At least you're not being ridiculed by 50 Cent on social media for crashing a $300,000 Rolls Royce into a building on your birthday after a failed attempt on your life. The G-Unit capo thinks that Rick Ross' early-morning brush with death was little more than a publicity stu ... More >>
Even though there's been an open, outstanding arrest warrant on his ass for the last six months, Maybach Music Group member Gunplay ain't sweating the small shit. You know, like an armed robbery charge. In fact, seven hours ago, the swastika-tatted rapper, aspiring escort service entrepreneur, and ... More >>
Many men wish death upon 50 Cent, but only one guy had the cojones to call a mainstream celebrity gossip website and ridicule the "twerp." Rick Ross protégé and Maybach Music foot soldier Gunplay (AKA The Human L.A. Riot) called into TMZ Live to discuss his ongoing beef with G-Unit, as well as h ... More >>
Even though their raging bromance seems to be fizzling, 50 Cent recently told radio jock Rickey Smiley that he and Floyd Mayweather were "always [going to] be cool." And until this morning, we believed him. But then Fiddy turned his back on Money and ventured into enemy territory with the best Fil ... More >>
He's a platinum-selling rapper and movie star. He gets $90 out of your IRA every time you buy a Vitamin Water. He won a rumored $4-million lawsuit against Taco Bell, a hardworking group of first-generation Mexican-Americans who are guilty only of figuring out how to make both tacos and Doritos more ... More >>
Nearly seven months ago, an emo 50 Cent was texting about death, admitting that, "I don't think I'm gonna live much longer." A few months after that, the rapper tweeted a picture of himself laying helplessly in a hospital bed surrounded by stuffed animals as he prepped to go under the knife. For ... More >>
See also "Is 50 Cent Dying? Rapper Tweets Pictures from Hospital, Reaches out to Floyd Mayweather." Just one day after having his colon stretched at a New York City hospital, according to Media Takeout, 50 Cent is following in Jay-Z's footsteps and weighing in on President Obama's decision to back ... More >>
Surrounded by stuffed animals (a giraffe, elephant, and lion) and wearing a hospital gown, rapper 50 Cent looks weak as he battles what may or may not be a life-threatening illness that remains unknown to the public. A seemingly nervous Curtis Jackson (50's real name) tweeted a picture last night, ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>
50 Cent is dying. "I'll be honest," 50 Cent tweeted January 2, "I don't think I'm gonna live much longer. That's why I started my street king movement." The 36-year-old rapper isn't terminally ill. He's just "conscious that life is short" and admittedly "not suicidal." Nevertheless, Curtis Ja ... More >>
Cover of 50 Cent's new mixtapeCurtis Jackson, best known as 50 Cent (pronounced fitty) unloaded a mixtape about an hour ago via Hulk Share, one of those download sites that looks mad shady. Evidently, The Big 10's so popular that it's caused a massive cyber traffic jam and subsequent comment up ... More >>
Photo by David "Dro" RosarioRick Ross controversies are back in the news again. It seems that constant foe 50 Cent used his website (ThisIs50.com) to post this unclear video of someone with a close resemblance to Rick Ross in a racy video clip. It was said to have been recorded way before Ross b ... More >>
Unfortunately not all big shows can launch their tours in Miami. We get that. But when we heard that last night's Jay-Z/ Eminem concert in New York -- the first in the new Yankee Stadium -- had a ton of special musical guests, we just had to share some footage we found.Their special guests includ ... More >>
Photo by Sayre BermanClick here to view photos from this event.50 CentFillmore Miami BeachTuesday, June 15, 2010Better Than: Whatever you did last night, but not as much better as it should have been.The Review:If somebody tells me to put my hands up one more time I'm gonna flip. I mean, really. ... More >>
If only for one night.
Forgive us Miami. For the past few days, a Rick Ross/50 Cent war of the words has been all over the internets and we're just getting around to reporting on it. Blame it on the fact that a headline containing "Curtis Jackson" and "beef" made us think that it was 2001, Dubya was back in office, and w ... More >>
And now it's time for the "I love you like a fat kid loves cake" memorial Worst Lyrics of 2008, March Madness-style tournament, this year a terrifying mélange of appalling oral-sex requests, bargain-bin philosophies, grammatical atrocities, and cringe-inducing pillow talk. To elevate the drama, I ... More >>
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