50 Cent Admits That He'll "Never Sell 13 Million Records Again"

50 Cent states that today's Hip Hop music is now "Pop music," commends Eminem for his songwriting skills.

As part of an interview series for SXSW, Queens rapper 50 Cent kept it relatively candid as he spoke on the state of Hip Hop and music in general. The G-Unit rapper even revealed that as far as sales are concerned, he’ll never top the success of his debut album Get Rich Or Die Tryin’.

Despite the severe decline in album sales across various genres, 50 Cent spoke on accepting this new musical climate and elaborated on the feeling he gets when making new music.

“Newsflash, I’ll never sell 13 million records again,” said 50 Cent. “I’ll never sell 10 million records again. I don’t think anybody’s gonna do it. It’s a different business. It’s a different thing and I’m cool with that. I’m making music because I love it and it’s why I’m here. There’s nothing that can actually compare when it’s right. What it feels like when it’s right. When the music is just dead right and it’s like ‘woo’ that energy that’s there…that’s some special kind of high that you get addicted to and you’ll chase it for the rest of your actual career.”

Fellow rapper Eminem was also brought up during the conversation as 50 Cent touched on the lack of rappers who are also able to song write and pointed out Em as an artist who has in fact succeeded in taking on songwriting.

“I think the best rappers are like battling each other. They come up with the wittiest lines—[the] coolest ways to insult a person you ever heard in your life,” 50 Cent explained. “But they can’t write a song to save they life…Em is one of the guys from that platform that made it to that point. [He’s] that strong of a writer. He means more to music culture than people give him credit for. Because Hip Hop culture is a black art form, it’s a black music. When they have a figure or you have someone that’s from a different ethnicity come in and he does it as well, if not better than everybody in it—it loses its color. And that’s why Hip Hop music is now Pop music…You gotta be careful or you’ll get your ass handed to you on a track man. He’ll get to you.”

The full interview with 50 Cent can be found below.

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371 Comments

  • KeepItReal

    Honestly nobody is going to be selling albums like that in hiphop ever again. Especially in the gangster rap genre. This is because everyone is all of the would be buyers are busy stealing everything that comes out. The really sad part is that now that everyone wants music for free, these artists keep making mixtapes, giving away music,in hopes to stay relevant and hope to hell it increases sales for them later down the road. The fans are what is killing hiphop, not the artists.

  • bizzalls

    Of course he wouldn't sell that much. And that's great that he would admit that because NOBODY will sell that much again. 50's still the shit, and I wish he would drop his album.

  • Cappadonna

    Anyone talking 'bout my new shit? No? Fuck outta here.

  • Anonymous

    Y'all are silly if you think 50 stole Ja's style of singing on the track. You don't know much about 50 before Get Rich or Die Trying. The Power of the Dollar, his first album was full of hooks that was in that same fashion before Ja really got on.

  • Anonymous

    When I red this Headline all i could say is" Yo fifty, no shit sherlock"!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Ya acting like any rapper will sell that much anymore... LMAO. Not with you bum ass leaches always stealing music!

  • girls feel it deep in they placenta

    he will never sell 500,000 thousand again he is a bum

  • This name was removed for violating our sperm and/or bust-in-his-ass content policies

    I wanna bust in Eminem's ass.

  • IROC

    50 has had his time the first cd get rich or die trying classic the second cd sold only because the public was looking for that same type gangsta club bangers and 50 gave us his Ja Rule type sing rap style , its over 50 you not that hungery rapper and you not gangsta you coperate now , Stop hating on everybody thats hot i look at rap as entertainment and Rozay is blazing hot everything he touch! Miami stand up

  • Anonymous

    50 Cent is so irrelavent that some of you took time out of your own life to sit on a hiphop site read what he has to say and comment to call him "Irrelavent" clearly he can't be that irrelavent if he has your attention

  • Anonymous

    "my grandmammy would take both they chains" Ja Rule would put your grandmammy in a headlock until her pacemaker went out.

  • Anonymous

    Humble, but let's be honest, I'll be surprised if the rest of the albums he sell in his career even add up to one million.

    • Anonymous

      cmon man. when he drops that greatest hits in a few years that shit is gonna fly off the shelves

  • Greatest Rapper Never

    That's very big of you to admit, Fitty. You are a very humble man.

  • wouzi

    fif cant even sell platinum records, maybe gold if he's lucky

    • Anonymous

      that roots album came out in 1999 and just went plat in 2013. great example. 14 years in the making for their 1st platinum album so it dont really count. and i was referring to rappers.

    • Anonymous

      Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, The Roots just had an album go platinum, Adele, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Biebs...

    • Anonymous

      who else can apart from drake, jay, eminem, and maybe kanye and wayne

  • Killah Casp

    Seriously........anybody need they dicks sucked????????????

  • jfk

    Fif is right again Im tellin ya for a guy who was grimey and shit at the start, hes truly become a good ambassador for hip hop Before Em , we all thought hip hop and rap was the stuff ghetto people did Em brought that shit into the mainstream... into middle America and the world

    • Anonymous

      50 still grimey as ever. you can take him out the hood but you cant take the hood out of 50. the guy had french montana cancel his album listening party at interscope cause he was in the building lookin for him, went bowling with gunplays chain then put it on an 8 year old kid in his video. tell me that aint grimey

    • Greatest Rapper Never

      Em was as ghetto and grimey as they come. All it took for Fitty was a million dollar investment deal with vitamin water and poof! he wasn't so grimey anymore.

  • Anonymous

    who the hell is buying his shit?!!

  • Really Doe

    No shit his wack ass won't sell 13 million. Garbage ass nicca.

  • Anonymous

    GIVE ME A CHANCE Youtube is all about finding new artist, & though I been rapping for a while im still consider a new artist. I just want my music heard thats all, im not looking for no record deal, getting famous 'r anything like that.! so please just spare a few sec. to check me out, & if you like what you heard please SUBSCRIBE so ill know you actually listen & support http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzBh55tD_eg

  • Killah Casp

    Anybody need they dicks sucked????

  • Eye Control

    Not to drift off topic, but I would like to remind people to go out and buy French Montana's new album May 21st. French worked hard and really needs your hard earned money. He has 3 year old boy to feed and a baby mama to take care of. Also he is bringing back that real gritty NY rap that has been gone for so long. French is a man with a vision and he needs your help to make his vision a reality. French's new album will forever change hip hop, it will have rappers look at themselves and realize that things get deeper than this rap shit (to use the words of the great Rick Ross). French Montana is going to save hip hop, he is that great light at the end of a dark dark tunnel...

    • Anonymous

      you already said that punk. no one cares you not funny but its good to see someone mocking french montana

  • MBTM

    Fif been beat up, stabbed, shot up, sold out Prime and snitched on Chris and Irv. He has yet to have done anything to anybody outside of make diss tracks but he his the realist nigga out... sorry but I can't buy that. I respect his hustle but the path he chose to get where he is deserves no respect. Yea he has a gazillion dollars and gained enough power to shut people out of the music industry. People should at least admit he got smashed on the streets. Again... who has he shot or stabbed???

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  • Starmani

    I got respect for 50 and I agree with him. Rap music has gone downhill dramatically. The first time it was in 06, then in 2011......too many nontalented mufukas runnin the game. DO i really need to name names? And EMinem is a top 5 best rapper ever. Check his resume

  • Anonymous

    trek life - ready to live

  • Anonymous

    Chino XL - Take It Back

  • Anonymous

    Outkast - ATLiens

  • Anonymous

    this is a quote from 50 years ago: "I'm gonna take over the game by the time they get tired of me ill be sitting on $100 million.". Done. And he did it in just 6/7yrs. Instead of hatin. Be inspired like he is.

  • X Drop BOMBS Like Nagasaki

    I ain't even gon' front, when 50 came out, shit was on my ipod like everyone else, I also had a lil love for the white boy. All of a sudden, BISD, then relapse, and recovery, oh, and Game disappeared after LAX. It's like all of a sudden those major factors there contributed to the FUCKUP that is hiphop/rap today. Nobody can lie, Game, 50, and Em, fucking bumping shit in 06 07 even a lil in 09, they ran rap, then they ALL Fucked up. Stat quo, bobby creek, cashis, bishop lamont, obie, talented, TALENTED artists that would have kept hiphop high out of the reach from "kids" but you sAW how that turded out, eminem went FAGGOT, so did dre, 50 did too, now he wanna go back, ain't happening, fuck faggot game too. deuces. WEST SIIIIIIDE

  • Anonymous

    50 cent has the truest intentions behind his comments of Eminem. :)

  • RAP DOESNT SELL

    bec hiphoppers are bums who bootleg shit. plus the music now is fuckin wack, why would ppl waste their money on BS keef albums. noone worth buyin is pushed except kendrick lamar (who i copped) other genres sell music bec their fans arent broke bums, who bootleg shit...simple.

  • XaviR

    Mc's: Nas, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Drake, 50 Cent, Eminem, Jay-Z, Method Man, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, Scarface, Wale, etc. Rappers: Tyga, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Nicky Minaj, Birdman, Gucci Mane, Trinidad James, etc. There's a difference between a rapper and an MC.

    • Anonymous

      drake a rapper ... if anything he r&b

    • Anonymous

      when you graduate from high school 2014? emcee's: Rakim, Ice Cube, Scarface, Nas, Ghostface Killah, Tupac, Sean Price, i can go on for days.. rapper: waka, soulja boy, 50 cent, lil wayne, rick ross, tyga, oj da juice, tony yayo, trinadad james, 2 chainz, mack miller, mgk etc

    • Anonymous

      Where you at?, c'mon where you at? This is the difference between emceein' and rap Rappers spit rhymes that are mostly illegal Emcees spit rhymes to uplift their people Peace, Love, Unity, havin' fun These are the lyrics of KRS-One..

    • COOL

      COOL OPINION BRO

  • THE GODFATHER

    50 CENT IS WAITING FOR THE RIGHT MOMENT TO RELEASE "STREET KING IMMORTAL".... ONCE HIS DOPE IS OUT .... 50 CENT WILL BE IN TOP OF THE GAME....

  • anonymous

    a lot of people forget that they are not called rappers, they are called Mc's........

  • anonymous

    What a lot of people don't realize that is the mainstream aspect of music. Hip-hop is still here, but as underground hip-hop, which is where it should be.

  • Anonymous

    you gotta love people like this anonymous faggot who has literally responded to every comment probably on this whole fucking site damn dude get a life stop trying to tell us about the rap game fool get some sun your white as fuck

  • Anonymous

    Rick ross will never go platinum again

  • MASERATI-COOL-J

    bunch of bums in here. uve no clue of hiphop and now shut up all!

  • Anonymous

    So when Jay does a song with Justin, it's a smooth R&B song and don't hate on the white dude. But when 50 already did a song, that was successful, it's a pop song, like 50 collaborated with N'SYNC. Bunch of hypocrites I tell you...........

    • Anonymous

      then you got kanye, big sean, busta rhymes, drake, raekwon and ludacris all doing songs with justin fucking bieber,

  • Anonymous

    CURTIS JACKSON IS SO RETARDED,LOOOL. I LOVE THE WAY HE GETS ASKED A QUESTION & TRIES TO GIVE A RESPONSE LIKE HE IS SMART.HE JUST STUTTERS A BUNCH OF INCOHERENT WORDS WITH THAT SMURK SMILE. STUPID FOOL

    • Mr. Getitpoppington

      He actually says alot of thoughtful things, the problem is he talks like an executive, if you work in the corporate world you deal with people like this all day.

    • Anonymous

      And if he walked up to you right now you probably look like that other white nerd kid he ran up on and would cop a plea on how "it's the internet bro". foh

  • Anonymous

    he'll never sell 500k records again

  • Anonymous

    Ja rule accepts this challenge his new album aint goin platinum it's goin double uranium

  • bevis n butt head

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  • Marx1684

    He sees that Hip Hop is going down the same path Rock & Roll did. Both were once music for the people. Both were grabbed by corporation. Now Hip Hop is being mainstreamed & watered down as rock was. There will still be acts that stay true & stick to making music after the popularity of the genre has declined & it's no longer pop but another genre will have to take that place that Hip Hop once had.

  • Anonymous

    eminem only one who could sell close to 13m these days

  • THA TRUTH

    should have never messed with Game fool...Game destroyed your career homie

  • the predder

    yes miss have you seen g unit the kids with the skateboard and back pack oh their at the game store playing t2 ok thanks

  • Anonymous

    man watch the end. hahha ricky rozay

  • NEXT

    this monkey is a fucking flop NEXT

  • Anonymous

    50 is a irrelevant nigga. nigga is to old and lame with his boring flow and saME subject matter

  • rainer12

    50 will always be that nigga.I dont care if he gonn sell any 10mil records again,probably he wont sell even 2millions again.But as far as hes sayin he got passion for the music im always gonn fuck with that,he dont really care if u like him or not anymore.Niggas say 50 went pop but they damn wrong,he could write a club/rnb song but in the meanwhile he would drop a street mixtape to please his loyal fans.Thats the difference with other rappers who lookin for mainstream success,they forget they old fans.50 never did. And of course he never went that gay swag thing that erbody else does,he stay that nigga,i dont find anything wrong with releasin some club hits,i cant understand u haters

  • ja rule killed his career.

    ja rule killed his career.

  • Ja Rule - Renaissance Project

    1. In a Dream (Produced by Irv Gotti) 2. Story Master (Produced by Scott Storch) 3. Whole Lotta Thug (Produced by Cool & Dre) 4. All on Me (Produced by Irv Gotti) 5. Love Ya'll More (Produced by Irv Gotti) 6. American Nightmare (Produced by Bangladesh) 7. World's Most Dangerous feat. Lil Wayne (Produced Cool & Dre) 8. Without Rhyme or Reason feat. Styles P (Produced Irv Gotti) 9. I Swear feat. Erick Sermon (Produced by Erick Sermon) 10. War & Love feat. Azealia Banks (Produced Hit-Boy, co. Chase N. Cashe) 11. Salute feat. Pharrell (Produced Pharrell Williams) 12. Tunnel Vision (Produced by Irv Gotti) 13. Big Beat (Produced by Swizz Beatz) 14. Bully Rap feat. Ghostface Killah, Method Man & Raekwon (Produced Irv Gotti) 15. Standing In the Shadows feat. The-Dream (Produced by Tricky Stewart, co. The-Dream) 16. Back on the Corner feat. Anthony Hamilton, Havoc & Jadakiss (Produced by Havoc) 17. I'm Ready feat. Swizz Beatz (Produced by Swizz Beatz)

    • Nigga please

      Nigga please. Ja Rule will get help from every mainstream artist he can find to make his shit hot. Ja Rule ft. Tyga, ft. The Game, ft. Frenchy Montana, ft. Lil Wayne, ft. Nicki Minaj, ft. Rick ross, ft. Meek Mill, ft. 2 chainz. All on one album. For Ja Rule.

    • Anonymous

      nobody cares retard

  • ATTENTION WHORE NEEDS ATTENTION AGAIN

    Nigga you also made pop music. You did songs with Justin timberlake. So what the fuck you talking about. besides every fan is fed up with your fake beefs to sell records and your so called gangster image. we know you have money. We know you a pimp. we know you have bitches. Your subject matter is always the same and boring. And you had just 1 dope album and fell off

  • dentaldamboy

    is this a subliminal? by those pedos do you mean me? i thought we had a genuine homosexual relationship but obviously not you broke my heart youngsta :(

  • youngsta

    i need my diaper changed and these pedos keep threatening me on the internet

  • So Icy Boi!

    Lil Wayne and Drake can sell 10 million records! swag

  • Greatest Rapper Never

    Hipsters are ugly... and stupid

  • Ricky Rozay

    This nigga is lame as fuck. Callin todays music pop. This bitch nigga done went pop with that candy shop years ago. This niggas last album went triple wood and now cant even get his shit released. Nigga shoulda stayed in his lane before Ross ethered his ass. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Hey loser, Curtis' last album went gold, so if that's a flop, your idol Rozay has been flopping his whole career.

    • Anonymous

      RICK ROSS HAS POLICE CONNECTIONS FROM HIS OLD JOB. WHY DO YOU THINK HE STILL HASNT BEEN CHARGED FOR THAT LOADED UNREGISTERED GUN HE DIDNT USE WHEN HE CRASHED HIS CAR INTO A BUILDING DRUNK AFTER HIS BIRTHDAY PARTY. HE EVEN GOT GUNPLAY TO SNITCH HOW ELSE YOU GET OFF A ROBBERY AND ASSAULT THATS ON VIDEO

    • Anonymous

      ross tried to go pop but failed with that bullshit usher record and a bunch of others. id rather fall off after having sold millions and gone multi plat then be a gold selling artist my whole career like officer william roberts

    • Rozzay

      bawse, these niggaz cant hold me back

    • Nick T

      for once, i actually agree with the Rozay fan on this. 50's music career is over

  • THA TRUTH

    50's career is OVER! He's a bitch. My nigga Game destroyed this faggot and he's still tryin to come back! Nigga don't nobody wants to hear ur wack ass music so fall the fuck back 50! Ur career is officially over, you fucking faggot! You bitch ass nigga! FUCK YOU!! GGGGGGG-UNOT!!!

    • Haha

      Oh noo! His RAP career is over. Boo hoo. Guess he'll just have to stick with next level shit such as movies, books, audio company, energy drink company, and boxing promotions. Yea more like it. Rap? Na...I'm sure he's straight. Y'all niggas can have that rap shit. Rap game is weak as fuck now anyway.

    • Anonymous

      You get so mad when people hate on your stripper game but you in here spewing hate for no reason. calling people faggot and shit. thats pretty weak. Especially considering YOUR FAV RAPPER WAS THE SONE TAKING HIS CLOTHES OFF FOR MONEY

  • DRAKE BEST RAPPER ALIVE

    only chance 50 has is if he gets drake features cus we all know drake is the face of rap and runs the rap game. Drake is the only one that can sell and make hits drake will go down as the greatest of all time.

    • Anonymous

      HAHAHAHAHA!! I know you're a troll, but Drake is not the face of rap and doesn't run shit. Drake's not the only one who can sell and make hits; he will not go down as the greatest of all time, but the worst.

    • Anonymous

      Drake and Ja Rule both had numerous # 1 hits, albums and sold millions and went plat. You cant put Officer Ricky in the same box as them

    • drizzay

      Ultimate collaboration - Top 3: Drake Rick Ross Ja Rule

    • Anonymous

      Lmao. This dude right here.

  • DANNYMELA-D

    i saw this interview like 3 months ago dx step ya game up

  • The Game

    too bad Game "ja ruled" the SNITCH aka 50 #G UNOT!

    • Anonymous

      But if game did an interview and it was posted here it would get like 24 comments. mostly by you defending his bitch ass and all the bitch ass things he does. Wasnt game the one trying to get G-Unit back together a few months ago? Did you forget about that one?

  • Ricky Rozay

    50 fans always talkin bout his OLD album sales from 10yrs ago, but here's a good question. has 50 dropped an album in the last 5 yrs that is musically BETTER than Teflon Don or Deeper than rap? Bawse!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      He got throwaway songs and mixtape tracks that shit on everything Ross has ever released. And hes not a fake ass overweight cop. Ross snitched on someone thats why he crashed his whip into a building drunk with an unregistered gun and didnt even get a ticket.

    • Ricky Rozay

      you didn't answer the question, did you? All insults aside, 50 doesnt have an album in the last 5 yrs that can fuck with Teflon Don Bawse!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      hahahahaha teflon don is a laughing stock, besides that one track with jay z....bought it and the only time i put it in is when im with my friends and we need a good laugh

    • DANNYMELA-D

      rick ross sucks dude is the hip hop cop...fuck boy

  • Hip Hop Fan

    I am sorry to say but no black artist will sell that many records again. Off the top of my head the only one in the last couple of years that sold more than 5 million was Adele. Hip Hop has gotten to the point where artists give away free music via mixtapes so why would anyone buy an album from a rapper.

  • Eye Control

    Not to drift off topic, but I would like to remind people to go out and buy French Montana's new album May 21st. French worked hard and really needs your hard earned money. He has 3 year old boy to feed and a baby mama to take care of. Also he is bringing back that real gritty NY rap that has been gone for so long. French is a man with a vision and he needs your help to make his vision a reality. French's new album will forever change hip hop, it will have rappers look at themselves and realize that things get deeper than this rap shit (to use the words of the great Rick Ross). French Montana is going to save hip hop, he is that great light at the end of a dark dark tunnel.

  • Kizman

    Someone will sell 10mil again but it wont be in hip hop. Why? because hip hp fans are the least supportive fans out of all the genres. its all in the numbers. Out of all the genres to suffer from bootlegging, hip hop is the most affected. I dont agree with selling out but i see why artists like Nicki and Flo Rida did. When you market your music strictly to the hip hop audience, youll see your numbers go down after a while whereas, for instance Flo Rida, once he went pop hes had hit after hit after hit after hit and has consistent success with a pretty loyal fan base. Adele did it not too long ago and Susan Boyle did it as well. Will someone sell 10million again, yea and itll probably be a singer. The closest another rapper will get is Eminem

  • Anonymous

    ja rule made pretty good r&b 50 nem stole his blueprint

  • nigga creep

    I'd punch that ja rule lover faggot that's always on this site tha fuck out if Id ever see him too.

  • nigga creep

    "Im making music because I love it and its why Im here". That's why 50 the realest nigga in the game cause he make shit from the heart and what he wanna hear, not like these trappin faggots like Gucci who admit they only in it for the money. 50 don't need the money or to make music n he do it anyway, and fuck you weak ass niggas that think otherwise

  • Anonymous

    50 won't even go gold again.........lol

  • j

    There will be an album that sells 10m. He is not the first and won't be the last. He flopped b/c he didn't listen to Em and Dre and tried to cut them out once he got big.. He is a horrible executive producer..

    • DANNYMELA-D

      i think what dude means is when 50 became a boss he really diddnt have em and dre mentoring his career like they did when he 1st came out.so 50's music did suffer because of that.get rich or die trying was em and dre's standards of music.everything else after that was 50's standards.and wasen't as good he cared more about the money.they did executive produce his albums but i think that was only really by title i know 50 and dre wernt even that close the last few years.but yea rick ross albums are flops he blows

    • Anonymous

      when did he cut them out? Dre and Em both were exec producers on BISD which was his worst selling album that still went gold. if you wanna call that a flop than every rick ross album is a flop

  • Camron

    you won even sell 10 records curtis

  • 59

    He's right man, especially about Rick Ross Lol!

  • Anonymous

    lol 50, ja rule - pain is love 2 sold 11.5mill worldwide

  • Anonymous

    even if you dont like him, respect Fif. ones of the greatest rappers of our time. popular artists now drake, nicki still have a long way to get the respect he has in hiphop.

  • Anonymous

    Real talk I respect 50's hustle but needs to fix up his record label kidd kidd isn't gonna make him money, 50 needs his own Meek Mill his own Drake someone who going to be hot and that could actually work in 50's favour giving him a buzz

    • Hip Hop Fan

      Meek made the mistake of putting out better stuff on mixtapes and releasing a garbage album. Literally a couple months after he released his album he let fans know another mixtape was coming. That itself showed even he knew his album was garbage. Too top it off he tried to get at Cassidy and the kid Cass killed any buzz Meek had left. Once Meeks street buzz got killed his whole rap career went down as well.

    • Anonymous

      he had the buzz but he couldnt sell like drake because he put out a weak album that was forgotten a month after its release

    • Anonymous

      I think he was referring to the fact that Meek has a buzz and is one of the popular names in rap like drake

    • Anonymous

      did you really compare meek mill to drake? aint no one getting rich off meek mills bum ass

  • im annoying but true

    come bk to me when any other rapper has stats like these apart from Jay or Em. http://api.ning.com/files/Wmplu1XRZrnaIj*9mYvEaIIVJ2sDcR9Mt48rJ2d6iti-ffU-lDP2jIdMsLtelU4Pa36HLjXDXleWI1YFOwdqG-Mb4DUSNNE8/50Cent_10years_Infograph1.jpg

  • Anonymous

    I think its so funny when people say 50's irrelevant he does an interview and its all over hiphop blogs and has hundreds of comments

  • Anonymous

    wow this ja track is touching and deep thank god he is free to make more tracks like this "pray for the day " http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUndC9JLR2g

  • Anonymous

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL Shots go off and Rick Ross be like "I dont wanna live this life"

  • Anonymous

    Eminem : Recovery + 7 Millions Worldwide (2010)

  • Anonymous

    It's obvious 50 cough cough let me clear my through 5-----O cop yeah 50 lol has to do with the reason ja went to jail. He has Feds written all over him, and he lost all his street cred. Nextttttttttt. Just heard that Pray for the day from Ja's pain is love 2 didn't hear it before that shit is the truth. Holly shit

    • Anonymous

      nice try. ja got caught slipping and didnt have the paper to make his charges go away and had to pay the price. you cant blame that fuck niggas mistakes on 50 the gawd

    • Riley Freeman

      Nigga you gay.

  • BCcoastin

    good interview. fif a funny dude. but real talk hes speaking the truth. still waitin for those aftermath releases

  • Anonymous

    JA RULE-PRAY FOR THE DAY LOOK IT UP ON YOUTUBE IT WAS ON PAIN IS LOVE TWO.... THE SONG ACTUALLY HAS MEANING AND IS THOUGHFUL UNLIKE THIS DUDES MUSIC JA FREE JA FREEEEEEEEEEE. AND TO ALL YOU THAT SAY JA IS A 2PAC WANT TO BE YOUR CRAZYYY. CAUSE I GUESS NATE DOG, JAY Z, NAS, AND TREACH ARE TWO FOR THE BACKWARDS BANDANNA ALONG WITH EVERY OTHER RAPPER THAT WAS ON TOP 97-2004 WHICH WAS JAY Z, JA RULE, NAS, AND DMX BEST ERA OF RAPPPPPPPPPPPPPP GET YOUR HEAD STRAIGHT YOU LITTLE FUCKS

  • Anonymous

    ja rule is freeeeeeeeeeeee. time for some real rap, fuck this buck tooth rabbit lol

  • Anonymous

    The Baha Men went platinum and won a Grammy.

  • Anonymous

    X to the Z Xzibit went platinum.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe as far as hip-hop goes, no Artist will ever sell 10mil again but Adele hit the lottery with 21. She is from the UK tho but still to be able to sell like that in today's music environment is fucking impressive. Her music is pretty good too

    • because...

      i guess it wouldnt be fair of me without mentioning todays 'hot' rap BLOWS as well and its not worth buying..so its 2 issues.

    • because..

      respectable people in the world (anyone outside the hiphop world) actually buys albums selling is dead in HIPHOP bec the fanbase is a bunch of bums who bootleg shit.. this is a rap issue not a music issue

  • im annoying but true

    Ross will still never or ever sell more than 50. He should go bk to correctional officing. Lool.

  • Anonymous

    flop since 05 son is done

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous Too: So is your moms..my dick is tired. Tell I said Happy Mother's Day when you see that bitch again! she said u came in 5 seconds lol

    • Anonymous Too

      So is your moms..my dick is tired. Tell I said Happy Mother's Day when you see that bitch again!

  • Anonymous

    "still pretty good for someone who hasnt dropped an album in 5 or so years" He was dissed by a scrub sports columnist, and snubbed by a female reporter, all on ESPN. That's not good. Especially when that scrub columnist ends his sentence by saying Drake is better.

  • Anonymous

    "triller than making 24k a year locking up the drug dealers you pretending to be in your fairytale raps" As usual your leaving out an important piece of information. Ross was 19. 24k legal money for babysitting society's filth. Sounds better than standing on a corner every night trying to sell drugs to dope fiends.

    • IMhO

      and had ross rapped about that shti first off then ppl might of fucked with him.. but he lied, stole a gangsters name. rapped about everything in life hes never done before..and now were here..

    • Anonymous

      sure theres nothing wrong with that but dont go pretending to be something you're not. ross never sold a gram in his life. never busted a gun. never been to jail. definition of a fraud.

  • Anonymous

    He'll never sell 1 million records again.

    • Anonymous

      but atleast he did it. most of these new rap niggas (and some old) will never be able to say they did it even once

  • post 05 flop

    its colour not color fucking dumb americans and yes eminem is the best period OH AND WHITE LOL **** FUCK YA'LL HATERS****

    • Anonymous

      BRITISH SUCK DICK: suck my dick whitey Im Irish... americans are such dumb cunts color my fucking ass

    • Anonymous

      post 05 flop's tutor: Get off the internet and study, bitch! Also, I'll be with your mother in her bedroom so when you see the sock on the door nob don't come knocking for anything you lil' shit! you dumb fuck- typical blinded american

    • BRITISH SUCK DICK

      suck my dick whitey

    • post 05 flop's tutor

      Get off the internet and study, bitch! Also, I'll be with your mother in her bedroom so when you see the sock on the door nob don't come knocking for anything you lil' shit!

  • post 05 flop

    dre and eminem are the only reason u sold anything and anybody to day different are just plain stupid and have no smarts

  • bill

    you know how 50 is still popular? whenever he speaks you'll still get lots of views and 125 comment posts. Legend. Top 10 rapper ever to date.

  • gang

    the funny thing is he'll still sell more than most of your favourite rappers worldwide other than Eminem. 50 is an international renown superstar, regarless. He got a vault full of hits and is still selling shows and getting interviewed. Its as though ppl in America are lost, Lil wayne? french montana? really? these guys cant complete their ABC's let alone rap.

    • LMAO

      dude said a vault full of hits LMAO stop it 50 been beggin for a game changer since massacre and cant get it.. im sure if 50 had hella hits he would of dropped one by now instead of the shit hes been droppin

    • Anonymous

      his new hits would be hits if they were released by anyone else but they trying to black ball him because he ended too many careers and niggas dont wanna see him win anymore

    • a hit is a hit

      old hits, new hits does it matter? he still has hits. alot of them. stop hating on him.

    • Anonymous

      That vault contains old hits. His new material is flopping. Stop cheerleading this man and find a new hero to fill the gap in your life.

  • Anonymous

    if the rest of it has the energy of we up, it'll be good.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, HipHopDX... this IS NOT the first time he has said this. He has said it for years now. Wake up. Reaching for a headline. No one will sell that much...except maybe that South Korean guy...lol follow at noles506

  • bawse

    no sh!t lmao fuQ 13mill he'll never go gold again ever!!!!!

  • Mr. RapGuy

    He might be on to something. Hip-Hop music hasn't had the general appeal that it once had some years ago. Jay-Z hasn't sold over five million copies since 2003. Kanye's "masterpiece" MBDTF has sold only slightly over a million (since Feb 2012). Eminem fares better with 4 million off his last album Recovery. I just think its the a mix of the internet (not as many people buy albums any more and that rap isn't as marketable as it once was.

  • Anonymous

    this nigga dissed himself. they cant write a song to save they life sounded like U fifty!

  • Anonymous

    shut up 50 ja rule is back that's why your not going to sell shit no more. his street cred is actually real, not that i makes you a good rapper, but ja is a way better lyricist than 50. VVV is more lyrical than get rich or die trying believe meeeeee. 50's is just catchy that's it

    • Anonymous

      does ja rule have any hits without a female r&b singer?

    • Anonymous

      ja rule the truth and his cds are clasics nothing but the hits nothing but the hits nothing but the motha fucking hitssssssssssssssssssssss hit after hit i really do believe ja go way more hit records than 50. lol

    • Anonymous

      a tennis playing jehova witness who watned to be 2pac has more street cred than the guy who beat him up and took his chain?

    • Ja Rule Gang

      give it up shits not funny no more. 50's right

  • Anonymous

    "He was the boss of a crew of drugdealers" Lol So the top low level dealer had a crew of smaller low level dealers? That's unbelievably trill.

  • asher1985

    how about being really honest. should've said "I will never sell 300,000 again". Or "I will never release a major label album again".

  • yo!

    Tech N9ne the best lyricist alive no ene can out flow him

    • AP

      Gay Z has never killed anyone verbally or literally in his life. Fact.

    • Anonymous

      Jay Z & Eminem would eat Tech alive. That's why he works with Twista and Lil Wayne to make sure he doesn't get upstaged on his own song.

  • Anonymous

    "no hes selling hundreds" Which is ok since he's already sold 20 million albums.

    • Anonymous

      point is ja's last album sold 6000 copies. 50 would off himself if he ever flopped that hard

    • Anonymous

      The public has you down packed Quote-Man, you can't just submit contradictions and think all is good.

    • Anonymous

      ja sold 30 millions just thought i'd let 50 fans know that. since ya'll always throw 50 on everything ja does lol

    • Anonymous

      if 50 cent sold 6000 copies of his latest album you would be one of the first to mock him and call it a flop but since it's ja rule its all good

  • Anonymous

    "and still in the news more than your fav rapper" Be honest with yourself. He's only in the news if 1.) He's talking about somebody or 2.) Shows up for no reason to a sporting event and tries to get face time.

  • REally

    In other OBVIOUS news the earth is round and the president is black!.........

  • d-nucks

    Not that he needed to state that, but Gold is the new platinum theses days....250,000 is considered gold in my book.....regarding hip hop. Its hard to sell a million these days... I know justin Timberlake just did it with ease....BUT PEOPLE CAN'T EVEN FATHOM THE TYPE OF MACHINE THAT IS BEHIND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE....his shit was WORKED BIG TIME

  • Anonymous

    bap bap bap bap!!! rick ross diss....

  • Mecca

    I watch this whole interview live. I thought they would've put it out by now.

  • 666

    that rick ross shit was funny at the end ..he a fool.. but he aint lying tho.. he one of the few that keep it real

  • OUCH!

    Eminem Recovery: Worldwide: 10,000,000 US: 4,040,00 CAN: 435,000 i Think hes wrong...

  • Duck

    he has no buzz, thts why his album been pushedback further then tyga hairline... undisputed pushback champion

  • keep it real

    eminem could bring the real back

  • Anonymous

    i don't know why,but it seems like 50's about to cry

  • Anonymous

    Nigga we all knew that ever since you dropped curtis nigga.

  • Anonymous

    em next album might be real rap he said he wished he never put recover out on "my life"

  • HA

    look at 50 laying out the reason why hes about to go triple cobalt on his next album

  • CRACK BABY

    THAT'S WHY YOU SCARED TO DROP THAT WACK ALBUM...THAT TRACK WITH KENDRICK SOUND LIKE FAGGOT MUSIC!!

  • Anonymous

    itll happen but it wont be in hip hop. Why? because hip hp fans are the least supportive fans out of all the genres. its all in the numbers. Out of all the genres to suffer from bootlegging, hip hop is the most affected. I dont agree with selling out but i see why artists like Nicki and Flo Rida did. When you market your music strictly to the hip hop audience, youll see your numbers go down after a while whereas, for instance Flo Rida, once he went pop hes had hit after hit after hit after hit and has consistent success with a pretty loyal fan base. Adele did it not too long ago and Susan Boyle did it as well. Will someone sell 10million again, yea and itll probably be a singer. The closest another rapper will get is Eminem

    • Anonymous

      thats true but if you look at how many albums that are shipped then youd understand. I think there was an interview out like 2years ago, ima try and go look for it, that flo rida said the label only ships like 150k of his albums to stores because they already know hes gonna bring in the money with his ringtone and tour money. Which is genius of him and his label to do. Save money from not pressing a shit ton of albums and use that money on promoting his singles. Also remember a lot of movies and sporting events have his singles as their anthems which in turn means he gets paid for that

    • lol

      florida got a loyal tour fanbase. and thats whre he makes his money and knows it. his albums flop harder than flipper on a beach, but his touring makes up for it all.. sure hes fuckin garbagio but he makes sum good club joints

    • Anonymous

      flo rida sells singles but the albums flop. he dont even got 1 gold album, but like 12 plat singles

  • Anonymous

    Hip Hop is dead...hip pop is alive and well.

  • dentaldamboy

    I actually am not a accountant, I gotta come clean. I'm 14 and live in my grandparents house (my mom gave me up cause she was a crack-head and never met my dad). I do this trolling thing because it makes me feel like I matter to SOMEONE at least ! Now that the jokes over, I just want to apologize for being such an troll and all my fake opinions...please don't be too mad, this site is all I have ...

    • dentaldamboy

      i am dentaldamboy....and seriously, I messed up guys. I played it too long and I'm sorry. I truly am.

    • fake using dentaldamboyname

      Im not dentaldamboy. What I've said describing him actually describes me.

  • JRich

    50 spot on. You should make music that feels good to you, and let everything else take care of itself. Everyone on this site is so quick to point out flops (which, if you read through some of these damn comments is about 99% of albums released over the last few years) but these dudes pretty much know about what they're going to sell before they drop the album. It's not 2002 anymore

    • JRich

      I'll give you that homie...I don't mind Meek's music but he was a fool for that one. And French is just retarded, str8 up. He'll do Tyga numbers

    • Anonymous

      some of these rappers are delusional though like when meek mill said he was gonna sell a million first week and french montana expecting to move 200k units first week

  • None of your business

    He lost me when he said Em is a good songwriter. Correction: Em WAS a good songwriter.

  • kevinj

    50 smarter then ur favorite rapper at least lol, most rappers can't get out a full sentence and fif is actually articulate...not a fan of his music really but a fan of the guy

  • Anonymous

    At least he's being honest.

  • jus10

    I kinda feel like 50 is popping shots at Slaughterhouse. (i know they're labelmates, but still...) "They come up with the wittiest lines[the] coolest ways to insult a person you ever heard in your life, but they cant write a song to save they life"

  • Anonymous

    no one in hip hop or rnb will because the music is so bad another great interview from 50 watching his interviews is like watching a normal person speak real shit not like these other guys who come across like cartoon characters putting on a front for the people watch a 50 interview then watch a rick ross interview

    • Anonymous

      lol @ ross being human. that niggas whole life is one big movie role. he been in character since 2005

    • Anonymous

      The difference being Ross comes off like a human being. 50 has a motive for every interview he does. He's always name dropping somebody. Case in point, Eminem, again. Or giving us his take on how the music industry has changed. Here's a thought Curtis. Talk about your son. Talk about the Knicks. Talk about Banks shoe collection. Anything other than Eminem or music.

  • end

    yea, now wannabe rappers like macklemore are trying hard to be hiphop. sad what happened to hiphop :D

    • start

      yeah i hate those rapper wanna bees like gucci, 2chainz n chief keef.. fuckin wannabees killin hiphop

  • Bubs

    50's sole purpose was instigating Ja Rule's downfall. After Ja fell off for good, he had nothing else to offer.

  • 490717

    Someone will sell 10 million again. Hip hop is just bored of the same old shit. When someone surprising, refreshing and new comes along, they will sell. Artists need to stop crying and making excuses. If apple can sell a new version of iphone in ridiculous numbers with only a small handful of changes, than a hip hop artist can still sell 10 million records worldwide. That being said, 50 will never sell 10 million again

    • Anonymous

      itll happen but it wont be in hip hop. Why? because hip hp fans are the least supportive fans out of all the genres. its all in the numbers. Out of all the genres to suffer from bootlegging, hip hop is the most affected. I dont agree with selling out but i see why artists like Nicki and Flo Rida did. When you market your music strictly to the hip hop audience, youll see your numbers go down after a while whereas, for instance Flo Rida, once he went pop hes had hit after hit after hit after hit and has consistent success with a pretty loyal fan base. Adele did it not too long ago and Susan Boyle did it as well. Will someone sell 10million again, yea and itll probably be a singer. The closest another rapper will get is Eminem.

    • Anonymous

      nicca is trying to compare iphones sales to rap albums

    • MarcusBWS

      Not in Hip Hop. YOu can see as many different kind of rappers are out there that make music so different from the rest and they won't hit a 10 million mark

  • One

    News flash!!!!! We already knew that. 50 just happen to drop GRODT at a good time before piracy took off. And even with all the bootleg copies that were out, he still sold his ass off. His music career isn't over yet but he sees the decline. Betta do more investments, my nigga.

  • rideonemjixxer

    50 is spot on. He will never sell like he did, but he also doesnt have to. He has made great business decisions and built his brand, so now he can make music for fun. Too many artists lose sight of the "fun", "passionate" element of making music, and it shows. As for his comment on pop, hiphop has gone pop. not in the sense that it sounds like typical pop music, but that it truly is popular music. There are so many genres in hiphop now, which is great. You can be underground, mainstream, in between. So many different lanes are open that enables us as fans to have access to so much music. The only people that complain are hiphop hipsters. People have to accept that hiphop can appeal to everyone. I cant stand waka flocka, gucci, but they have their core audience. I remember in 2001, cash money was super corny, but say that in the south and you may get punched in the mouth. haha. There is tons of great music for everyone.

  • OF COURSE

    OF COURSE HELL NEVER HIT PLAT.. NIGGA GON GO DOUBLE FUCKIN WOOD NEXT ALBUM NOONE TRYIN HEAR HIS SHIT NO MORE- HE LOST HIS HUNGER AFTER HIS FIRST ALBUM BLEW UP YOU CAN TELL.

    • OF COURSE

      WASNT FOR YOU TO LAUGH AT ITS THE TRUTH.. NIGGA 50 HASNT BEEN INSPIRED ON A TRACK SINCE GRODT OR THE SOUNDTRACK .

    • ....

      "He'll go double....fucking....wood"..... I'd laugh, were it not such a poor line...

  • YESSIR

    50 PEAKED ARTISTICALLY AND CREATIVELY ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO. HE CAN DO SONGS WITH THE MOST POPULAR YOUNG RAPPERS OUT NOW AND IT STILL WONT HELP HIM. 50 IS A GREAT BUSINESSMAN (SLIMEBALL TOO). BUT MUSICALLY, HE IS COMPLETELY DONE. NO MATTER HOW MANY RECORDS SPINS AND DR DRE BEATS HE GETS. HE IS DONE. NOT EVEN BIRDMAN WILLIAMS CAN SAVE HIS CAREER. #PRAYFORBIRDMAN

    • Anonymous

      INAHB2 is a full studio album. The Skylar Grey song isn't even Eminem. That's not proof. Wait until he release his own single.

    • Anonymous

      i dont think you understand what a side project is

    • dentaldamboy

      IANAHB2 is a side project. Eminem has struggled with Skylar Grey's single as well. That's proof.

    • ^

      Eminem on a decline? HAHAHAHA!! Good joke. Let Em release his new single and you'll take those words back.

    • Anonymous

      you see waynes last album sales? you call that a rise? and that lil bitch tyga sold half of what tyler the creator did first week out

    • Boy

      Cosign. Eminem could not save 50's ass form the flopping My Life single. That shows Eminem is on a decline while YMCMB is on a rise.

  • dentaldamoby

    Fiddy's music is pop but YMCMB is true hiphop.

  • Ja Rule

    Pain Is Love 2 sold so many records it crashed billboard.com

    • Ja Rule

      No, The 6000 is just from my purchases alone, he's sold more records than eminem

    • Anonymous

      no moron it sold just over 6000 copies LMAO! and that was in over a year on the shelves i bet you didnt it cop that shit

  • Ja Rule

    Ja Rule just sold 3million records this week

  • Ja Rule

    Ja Rule about that life

  • Ja Rule

    Ja Rule the only real nigga sellin records

  • Anonymous

    50 can sell max double plat after a year, no hip hop artist shall go diamond status

  • No one cares about 50 Cent anymore

    50 will sell 200,000 records MAX when he finally drops. 40,000-80,000 first week sales since his last one did just over 100,000 3 years ago. He shouldn't even be speaking about millions.

  • The Truth

    Fuck this homo ass nigga, Fiddy. I'd rather suck a dick than listen to any of his shitty ass songs.

  • Anonymous

    Read between the lines. Curtis is still very bitter about not having a career anymore. He's complimenting Em, but if you read between the lines it's like he's saying how can he still sell making music I wouldn't have made and still be able to sell a mill without even blinking. It eats him alive. And for the record, 50 never went diamond (domestically). He was always changing the number he sold to justify his rising ego.

  • Anonymous

    That's funny. 50 wasn't about that life either. He was a low level drug dealer. I.E. A dime a dozen.

    • Anonymous

      so in other words ross is a bitch nigga for pretending to be about that life when he grew up good and went to school

    • Bom919

      @The Decatur ATL Boi: Truest words ever said on HHDX. Finally somebody on here speaks the truth ab how it really is in the hood. You can tell who's really live that life. Or at least been around it enough to kno what it is. Driving thru few times (scared as fuck)& the bullshit these fabricated,bitch ass rappers don't mean u kno shit ab it. When u really did come from the bottom & u make it as a rapper,and get rich, yea u gonna flaunt the $$ & whips but you appreciate it & ur not talking ab it like its "cool". Lines like "fuck broke niggas","So much doe Ill some new Buggatti's when Im bored". That sounds like a spoiled ass fuck who grew up with $$ & two parents the 1's. Real rapper that make it appreciate every dime & thank God everyday u dont have 2 sell dope any more. _ Not Related 2 50 Cent's irrelevant career, cant remember how/who but brought it up. Just had to put that out 2some dumbasses who think they kno but r clueless

    • Anonymous

      lol, u do knw hes the only rapper that got shot 9 times and lived to rap about it, doesn't get any more street than that, respect.

    • not rly

      even niggas in his hood who hate 50 admit he was about that shit. coke n crack. if your enemies up you on the streets then u know u made a move

    • Anonymous

      again someone talking about something they dont know about smh

    • Anonymous

      ^ He wasn't boss of nothing. Why do you think that? Because he's the leader of that g-unit bullshit? He was a petty criminal just like every other "gangster" rapper. Sold a little weed, maybe robbed some innocent people. None of these dudes are the big coke, crime bosses you think they are.

    • The Decatur ATL BOI

      Like being from the streets is a cool or good thing. Dudes from the streets don't wanna be in the streets. They want to be in penthouses and condo's. People give far too much credit to "that life". "That Life" had no retirement plan, no 401K, no benefits, no success model. Just a threat of entry, failure, jail and tombstones. People, wake up and promote something better or you will always get what you have.

    • Anonymous 2

      What the fuck are you talkin' bout? He was the boss of a crew of drugdealers.

    • Anonymous

      He still from the streets, he never hand cuffed niggas and locked them up

  • Anonymous

    "You see it man, shots go off, POP POP POP POP Rick Ross be like 'I don't wanna live this life', You see it."

  • IMhO

    scarface and 50 cent should talk bec their on different wave lengths about hiphop lol

  • Anonymous

    Watch to the end to see where he takes a quick shot at Officer Ricky for not being about that life!!

    • Anonymous

      Officer Ricky is heavy on everything. The scale, the servings, the couch, that nigga is heavy!!

    • Anonymous

      What do you mean has nothing to do with him? He said his fucking name in the video above.

    • Anonymous

      You should get a room with Officer Ricky. He's heavy on your mind, even when it has nothing to do with him.

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