When you're in the rap biz, it's all about the Benjamins. No matter how many shiny awards are stacked somewhere in that multimillion-dollar mansion, you've only truly made it when you rank among Forbes' wealthiest hip-hop artists. More than just lyrical worth, the worth of these rap moguls was c ... More >>
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 >>
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 we ... 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 p ... More >>
Wisin & Yandel aim for crossover staying power.
I won't give much credit to the guy holding the video camera. As a head's up, whoever captured this footage is moving around so much that you might get a headache. But hang in there If you're into the spectacle of 50 touring Africa...then watch the whole thing. It's really Africa...Angola to be exa ... More >>
My man-crush on 50 Cent
You be the judge. He is looking mighty ripped these days. First 50 Cent rumors of steroid use swirled, then it was Busta Rhymes and Timbaland (and rightfully so, who are we kidding) but now it's Dr. Dre? The 42-year-old Compton native recently appeared on television looking like he could retire from ... More >>
Tired of this fake Kanye Vs 50 beef? Here's the real story. The video below is definitely worth checking out. Forget about this being a money making scheme. 50 Cent is more chum chum with Kanye West than he is with the rest of his G-Unit clan. As if you didn't know, this is all just capitalism at it ... More >>
Throwing it way back once again. I came across this old school EPMD video and felt the need to drop it on a day like this when the hip-hop world is so out of focus. Everyone seems to be looking forward to Sept. 11 when 50 Cent and Kanye West are duking it out for record sales. And that's all good, ... More >>
"Pearly Gates" (G-Unit/Interscope)
50 Cent wants to be an actor, but he's not
First Flight: Early Calypsos from the Emory Cook Collection (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)
"Outta Control Pt. 2" (Aftermath)
"Don't Body Yourself (50 Cent Dis)" (White Label)
The Anger Management Tour may be mainstream hip-hop's high-water mark, but has it poisoned the well?
The Hunger for More (G-Unit/Interscope)
A year-end rant or rave for the rap music industry
Can Ray "Benzino" Scott's new hip-hop club survive his reputation?
The Shelborne Beach Resort
The world turns around 50 Cent
50 Cent gets by on personality alone with Get Rich or Die Tryin'