50 Cent Skeptical Of Snoop Dogg's Name Change, Says "Black Magic" LP Won't Be Released

50 Cent is unsure of what to think about "Snoop Lion," and says "Black Magic" will remain in the vaults.

Snoop Dogg caused a stir recently when he decided to change his name to "Snoop Lion" after being one of Hip Hop's most internationally-recognizable names.

In a recent interview with hollywoodreporter.com, 50 Cent voiced reservations about the move. "It’s interesting,” said 50 of the change, which appears to embody a Snoop Dogg Rastafarian alter-ego. “Of course, there will be some people who connect to it and there will be some people that run from it – I don’t know how his little league team’s parents will feel about his new persona."

Despite his skepticism, 50 isn't too worried about Snoop pulling the change off. "But again, it’s a persona – these are the choices he’s created for himself creatively. And, you know, I think it will work.”

“Snoop’s always been that,” added Fif. “In the very beginning, that was his consistent theme – he had the weed, and everything else was there. [But] for Hip Hop culture, it will work, because there’s enough of that going on; Wiz Khalifa, his entire theme is that. I’ve consistently seen artists sell 500,000 copies with that as a theme: Redman, Method Man, Styles P."

Another subject 50 broached was his much-advertised, but never-released album Black Magic. “It doesn’t make sense – and that’s why you’re never going to hear that album,” said 50 of the project, which was meant to have a European dance-vibe, possibly like his collaboration with Justin Timberlake, "Ayo Technology." “I have things that I really appreciate that belong in my iPod -- my iPod only -- and leave it there.”

“I have ideas and I’ll be vocal, because I’m in a position where I’m consistently put in platforms and positions where the public will have access to my idea," added 50, who repeatedly announced that he was working on the project. "So I say it, and I don’t care. But to actually do it is a different thing, when you gauge at how people respond to you doing things that they didn’t actually want.”

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  • Feet

    50 cant needs 2 floss in dat pic

  • Chris

    For the folks that are shitting on the person who wrote the article, I can explain the title for you. 50 was skeptical about his Black Magic album because people were not giving him the impression that they wanted him to do a techno album. Therefore, he won't release the music because he is not convinced that there is a demand for it. He was skeptical due to the reception he was getting from his peers: "when you gauge at how people respond to you doing things that they didnt actually want. 50 is also SKEPTICAL that Snoop's new persona won't be embraced by everybody especially the parents of the children who play on the football team he coaches: Of course, there will be some people who connect to it and there will be some people that run from it-I dont know how his little league teams parents will feel about his new persona." So 50 is saying that the parents won't be thrilled that their children's leader and role-model is advertising himself as a weed-toking rasta. Sports and drugs, especially when your talking about kids, don't really mix all that well. But the again, Snoop's music was never for children in the first place. I am pretty sure the kids and their parents can differentiate Snoop the entertainer from Calvin the Coach. So to the children, lesson of the day is: If you don't have anything nice to say; SHUT THE FUCK UP! Please read in between the lines. The guy wrote the article for you, do you think he should also read and interpret it for you? Before calling someone a dumb ass, think a little bit.

  • Anonymous

    This entire article and headline were taken out of context. Now I'm questioning how many others are too. Anyone know a really good hip hop site with balanced reporting?

  • yami

    50 cent i sentes your whacting when filn dule beailve me victioury wil be mine send agingts me vioctioury pay sick im comming for you

  • godmaN

    the all might snoop dogg need a change!!he's over the hill!!!

  • TBahn

    sounds to me like 50 is just trying to get anyone to look at him anymore..dropping Banks & Yayo off G-Unit & now not dropping the LP because "Snoop" decided that he is all the sudden Bob Marley? what's next a song with Wiz but he don't want to make a video because he is all the sudden he wants to be Jimi Hendrix? 50Cent get a life

  • james yami

    pesssged may help you escaped i wont happing aging never aging pessged ones beofre never aging nothink porcit obilvert i never i sent perfect cowrdely asult

  • UE

    It's ok to accept his new name so you will always remember that snoop dogg was the one who did classics and snoop lion is the one who does only bullshit like 'Sweat' and all the other stupid pop songs..

  • yami

    50 cent i sents that your whacting you wil pay in them sick litte game consid this a woring dule victoury wil be mine in name of your sick litte game send agints beailve me lets dule

  • BlazeDatIshUp

    Does the person who wrote this shit even know what the word skeptical means?!?... Fucking dumbass needs to go back and take a few english classes to learn how to write, and so he can possibly get help on what certain words mean. I wonder how many of the people who write for this site finished high school, or got decent marks in english class.

  • jamesmcdoanld

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  • jamesmcdoanld

    babie what you do if rick rosss shot me love james sxxxxxxxxxxxx and if you want we be superheroers i stike up for you if you where dead i run for you help you anyway i hope theys tiggers dont miss with us il give you a diss rick dosnt have mushc love for us as we do your all so buttle

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  • somebody

    peace. I'm curious about the title of this article. How is 50 skeptical?

  • Anonymous

    and how many rappers have we seen succeed as gangster rappers?

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  • Sharpest

    This album is fif chance to fall off to oblivion or resurrect his already sinking brand. Comebacks are not easy fits to achieve but not impossible either. I think fif can bounce back, but that all depends on how much work he put in. If the album has that single with dre and alicia keys vibes then he is definitely on the right track.

  • ceepeeteezee

    stick a fork in this niggaa.. if swiizie,dre, and alicia couldnt bring him back no one can.. give it up fiff.. you on the verge of looking pathetic!!!!!!

  • hulk


    • Jacc

      Fuck all of you.

    • Anonymous

      what the fuck are these two posts... ^

    • james

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  • jnr

    Here we go again with this nigga doing an interview and still using the same words... "Creatively" and "Actually" Damn Fif....

  • Anonymous

    I swear yall turn every fucking thing that this nigga says into a story.

  • Anonymous

    Who else thinks this nigga is about to have a nervous breakdown lol?



  • Anonymous

    what a misleading, falsely provocative headline. people like slava are why kanye doesnt do interviews anymore

  • Anonymous

    Pauly D just got jumped into G Unit.

  • Anonymous

    this is taken out of context and the headline is so misleading. HHDX, post the full interview and stop misleading your viewers.

  • Anonymous

    50 cent checks snoop dogg. that funny one of his classic songs is worth more then your whole musical career. i will take notes 50 is important

  • da1

    This nigga is done. lol

  • Anonymous

    This negro narrowed it all down to a joint of weed

  • YEBO


  • Anonymous

    Fuck Slava. Seriously. This cracker is posting this old ass shit now???

  • dentaldamboy

    don't listen to this ignoramus. i am the intellectual savior of the masses. this nigga is trying too hard to be a philanthropist. don't buy his album. his new day belongs with prostitutes (or might this monkey called them bitches or hoes). my new day belongs to save you from some gorilla like him and encourage you to listen to some more realistic and more mature music as in the likes of aubrey graham.

  • So Icy Boi!

    fuck Snoop Lion and 50 Cent... Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne are much betta den deze old ass nigguz. our generation wanna listen to real muzik not old shit. swag

    • Anonymous

      LOL at you lames beefing with a troll....

    • Music

      @So Icy Boi You must be a retard for claiming that wiz and weezy are better than 50. Talk when weezy doesn't sound like a bitch and when Wiz makes something relevant rather than making pop songs with maroon 5 and since your stupid go get educated you dumb fuck and listen to real music wiz and weezy will never be nothing in the music they will never be greatest of all time.

    • So Icy Boi!

      fuck you David! I know itz u! ma sister rejected yo ugly head! BITCH NIGGA! swag

    • I Raped So Icys MOM

      Shut ur bitch ass up or else i will fuck ur sister in her ass and make it bleed hahahahaha

  • illone

    *in other news, 50 cent's ipod reported missing...

  • Anonymous

    haha weed's a good theme.

  • Anonymous

    50 cent fell off.. I don't even listen to his new shit anymore

  • RC

    European dance vibe?? Yea probably best that shit never sees the light of day.



  • Yamz

    I love the way he talks about his music. He makes it sound like he's really artistic, when in fact he's simplistic and basically garbage as fuck

  • Starquality

    I love your music fif! cant wait for the album! hope there is going to be a feature from my daddy on one of ur songs

  • Anonymous

    Does 50 really think people care about his every opinion? And after hearing why he ain't putting that album maybe it's not a bad idea "Ayo Technology" was already like Ayo son.

  • Anonymous

    Its better 50 To release no albums at all. Your voice, flow, Lyrics and fake promotional beefs suck.

  • Anonymous

    ....i hate this guy...literally and figuratively....die tryi

  • gmoney

    I think 50 would be a stronger artist if he spent less time trying to "gauge how people respond to you doing things that they didnt actually want," and made music from his heart and then tried to take people with him.

  • reed

    50 ? ------------) opinionguy2011 com

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