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50 Cent

50 Wants Hardcore Hip Hop Back

Posted By on June 16, 2009

    As we previously reported, 50 Cent is getting ready to release "War Angel," his new mixtape. So where did 50 get the title from? 50's is fed up with the watered-down hip hop he says we have right now. "What I fell in love with initially ain’t even in the muthafuckin’ art form anymore. It’s cool because there’s an opportunity for me to become [that] to a whole new generation … because of their age group, they’re not aware of it." [watch here]

    50 has a plan. "Now I gotta shift the energy," 50 says. [watch here] "I gotta make them follow me. After they follow me, they’ll be able to make real hip-hop records and make them successful. I have to have a successful project with really good hip-hop music to make these people go, ‘OK, we can make [a real hip-hop album].’ I have to be successful to make the record companies go, ‘We can support this guy that wrote a rap album’ instead of feeling like ‘We need him to go on this record with Ne-Yo or Dream. Get somebody on there to do the hook.’ That’s the concept of what they feel they can present to the public and that’s not what the fuck I was going on when I started." [watch here]

    50 explained "When I start writing music to my core, I’m talking about the way I came up, the way I was raised. That’s easy to me. Tell me to make a commercial pop record, a commercial hit record and that’s more difficult to me than to create concepts that people are excited about where I’m from." [watch here]

50 Cent – Wants To Bring Hardcore Hip Hop Back

  • Eric

    Is there anywhere to still hear this audio?