Steve Stoute Says 50 Cent's Last Great Song Was 2007's "I Get Money"

Steve Stoute names Jay Z, Diddy, Kanye West and Dr. Dre as the most important people in Hip Hop.

Prior to last night’s airing of The Tanning Of America on VH1, the docu-series’ executive producer, Steve Stoute, appeared on Hot 97 to discuss today’s Hip Hop. While speaking with Hot 97 personality Angie Martinez, Stoute was asked to name the five artists he believes are currently the most important in Hip Hop.

After rattling down his list of artists, which did not surpass four people, the conversation then shifted to Queens rapper 50 Cent. Stoute went on to share his belief that Fifty is no longer influential due to the fact that he believes the musician hasn’t released a hit record since 2007’s “I Get Money.”

“He hasn’t had a hit in a really long time,” Stoute said. “I mean, he has not made anything musically that’s changed anything in a very long time. And I feel like he’s always like gearing up for something that never happens. Hopefully, now that he’s independent and there’s no record company to blame, his aggressive content can get on the air…I think he’s trying to get back, but those guys—you know, music is a great platform. If you’re an entrepreneur and you have a—you’re currently active making music. You’re currently active touching people with albums. That it makes it much easier for you to venture into business deals that will become successful using the music to parlay it to get it done. And without having any music that’s meaningful over the last—probably the last great song he’s made was ‘I Get Money’…Kanye’s put out three albums, four albums since then.”

Artists who did make it on to the music executive’s list of the most important people in Hip Hop included Dr. Dre, Jay Z, Diddy, and Kanye West. Stoute also gave nods to Drake, Rick Ross, and producer Pharrell Williams, an artist he feels has probably made his way onto that list.

“Dre, Jay, Puff, Kanye. I mean, really influential like really changing the culture—Yeah, probably that,” he said. “I mean, you know, there’s guys that are coming up. There’s Rick Ross. Pharrell, if you wanna say that. Definitely Pharrell. There’s guys who are coming up, the Drakes and Rick Ross who are getting there. When you talk about to be able to shift tides globally—bigger than just making hit songs. Drake has a lot of hit songs, but like changing things. Like making people change the way they dress and that kind of thing. And finding ways to capitalize off of changing markets and stuff like that. Those are the guys. It’s really four guys. And Pharrell is probably there now. I would say Pharrell as well.”

As a music executive, Steve Stoute has worked with or managed a number of artists including Nas, Mary J. Blige, and Eminem.

The Tanning Of America debuted last night (February 24) on VH1 and is based off of Stoute’s book, The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy. The docu-series will consist of four episodes, which are slated to air through February 27.

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182 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Whose this spook always saying OP? It's not my fault you can't debate or accept opinions without pounding your keyboard in frustration.

  • Anonymous

    "Going by what you said. 50 can forget about putting out an album and just release his mixtapes for free like he been doing for the fans, because he already sold 30+ million and had a nice run back when people still bought albums!!!" It's taken this bitch nigga four years and counting to not get Street King in stores lol The difference in sales was Ja had a nice run doing 2-3 million each album. 50 blew his wad on those first two albums, and then hit a wall. Don't get emotional. Just accept reality.

  • Anonymous

    If he's talking about rappers/business man that are releasing hits at the moment, than why is Diddy and Dre on this list? They haven't released a hit song in years. What a fuckin clown. Mad at 50 much?

    • Anonymous

      50 called him out last year for trying to insert him into deals after they have already been done and trying to take credit... theres a reason he had a falling out with nas for a while and theres a reason puffy smashed a bottle over his big ol shiny head.

  • Anonymous

    My Life was a big hit, fuck this bitch!

  • Anonymous

    Puff gon stay on ALL of his list...FOR OBVIOUS REASONS...lol..

  • Anonymous

    "Ja Rule last album sold 7000 copies, that is a bigger fall off" At least it came out. For the last time, it was an indie album with zero publicity. Ja Rule can forget he ever made it if he wants cause he's already sold 20 million and had a nice run back when people still bought albums. 50's been MIA for over 4 years all while blaming Interscope who gave these prick a handful of songs to release to try and generate hype for Street Slop Mortal. They all failed, so in the end, Jeffrey still wins.

    • Anonymous

      that boy will type a 100 fantasy opinions and swear it's the psalms, lol he need help with his ol' social misfit ass

    • Anonymous

      ^This. OP is a retard.

    • Anonymous

      "Ja Rule can forget he ever made it if he wants cause he's already sold 20 million and had a nice run back when people still bought albums." You sir are a moron. Going by what you said. 50 can forget about putting out an album and just release his mixtapes for free like he been doing for the fans, because he already sold 30+ million and had a nice run back when people still bought albums!!! FUCK BOI!

  • Anonymus

    50 has had plenty of hits since 07 but we have to grade those on a curve, if we use 50's original standards of what a hit is you would be wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Truth is if Steve never mentioned 50's name this wouldn't even be news. He just did a breakfast club interview and talked about 50 for a few minutes again. He's using the so called irrelevant rapper to make himself relevant? LOLOL

  • Anonymous

    50 spent on his money paying internet trolls to act like he's still relevant.

  • Joseph Abrams

    What's a hit record? Who defines what constitutes a hit these days? I find it extremely laughable how Steve Stout went out of his way to bring 50 up. He mentioned his list and then, apparently out of nowhere, he says 50 needs a hit. I don't know about you, but there seems to be more going on. 50 Cent's story is a true story of success. He has been able to accomplish more in a shorter period of time than many of the names Steve listed. As a person who has actually listened to 50's music over the years, he's had countless "hit" records since 2007. Has he received the same radio play as he once has? No. But is that how we determine what constitutes a hit record? How many artist have "hit" records and then wither away and never hear from them again. 50 means more to the culture than Steve is giving him credit for.

  • Proof

    There is a lot of truth to what he said. 50 haven't had a hit in a long time BUT it wasn't that long smh when did 'Baby By Me' come out? Like in 09 right? So its been since 09, not 07. 'My Life' would be the closest but that wasn't a hit, just a hot record. And Rick Ross isn't influential at all, name anything influential about him. Thats the only part I disagree with him on. And Lil Wayne should be 5th on that list too.

    • Anonymous

      If he's putting Diddy and Dre on the list I don't see why Birdman ain't on there at least business wise. Diddy and Dre havent had a great song in even longer than 50, maybe over a decade.

  • Lawrence

    "He hasnt had a hit in a really long time, Um, his last Single 'My Life' can be considered a hit... He's just been 'in and out' with music so he can't retain any momentum...

  • Lawrence

    "He hasn't had a hit in a really long time" Um, his last official Single, 'My Life' was a hit... 50 has just been 'in and out' with music so he can't retain any momentum...

  • Anonymous

    After the VMA's my baby momma cussed my ass out I kicked her ass, we back friends like Puffy and Steve Stoute Cut the grass around my crib so I could see these snakes You see 'em back in the hood, it's cause I see they're fake

  • Anonymous

    What was Diddys last great song?

  • 614grind

    Steve Stout is a corporate negro, never forget that. He thinks like a corporate guy and measures relevancy by quarterly earnings calendars. Nothing about him says "Hip Hop". Saying 50 is irrelevant because his last huge hit was in 2007 is like saying Outkast is irrelevant because their last huge hit was "Hey Ya". That's like saying Tupac and Biggie are irrelevant because their last big albums were in 1997. FOH, Stout.

  • hah

    50's a beast all he does is pump out great music. hes got bars for days and just kills beats.. i cant wait for his album-- noone

  • Anonymous

    this nigga steve is talking big shyte, knowing that's a gotdam lie. he's talking big shyte, like he can't get touched. sounds like jealousy on steve.....two words.....Apex predator....50 will be on you!

    • Anonymus

      Those aren't soundscan or billboard hits. At least not to 50cent standards, I'm rootin for the boy but he set a standard for his hits that he haven't achieved since "I get money", that is the truth you don't have to feel sad about it tho.

    • Anonymous

      niggas dont listen to the tapes or the albums, they follow whats on the radio or BET, 50 def had some bangers since i get money but not real hits in a billboard sense

    • Anonymous

      Financial Freedom......Be my Bitch....Definition of Sexy...

    • Anonymous

      ...Complicated.....Took my Heart.....All your Love......CREAM 2009......I line Niggas......Talking in Codes......Steve is a phuxxin liar.

    • Anonymous

      Complicated.....Took my Heart.....All your Love......CREAM 2009......I line Niggas......Talking in Codes......Steve is a phuxxin liar.

    • Anonymous

      Death to my Enemies.....Crime Wave.....Get the Message......Fully Loaded Clip.......Major Distribution.......Roll that Shit.......Niggas be Scheming.......Body On It......should I keep going? only a hater would support, what this sucka Steve is saying. real talk...ya'll sucka haters need to get the phuxx out the game dissing real rap....lmoao!

    • Anonymous

      he didnt give 50 his first deal, he dropped him after he got shot up and later told him not to sign to emimen, 50 made it without steve and he doesn't like that.

    • upstate90

      he gave 50 his first deal helped him with gunit clothing label

    • Anonymus

      If he's lying then what's 50 cent's biggest song since "I get money", that should discredit what he said easily.

  • q29

    if 50 cent last great song was " i get money " then lil wayne last great song was " lolipop "

  • d-nucks

    Most honest assesment of 50's musical career as of late that i have heard from somebody in the industry.

    • Anonymous

      it's funny how you're only putting down domestic sales, conveniently leaving out international sales...LMAO!! haters...never cease to amaze me

    • Anonymous

      Ja Rule last album sold 7000 copies, that is a bigger fall off

    • Harsh Realities.

      Diehard 50 fans still support his music but the general public have moved on and dont support his music. GRODT = 8 Million Massacre = 5 Million Curtis = 1 Million BISD = 500,000 No other rapper in the History of HipHop has lost half his fanbase or more with every single album released. No rapper in history. Curtis "Interscope" Jackson has had the worst falloff of in the History of rap music because he has had the benefit of having the most popular rapper in the world on his left side and the most popular rap producer in the world on his right side and one of the most powerful CEOs behind him yet he still found a way to lose 7.5 million fans in 7 years (2003-2009). Tragic.

    • Anonymous

      thats a phuxxin like...Crime Wave wasn't dope? so many other songs that were dope based of quality and creativity, not unit sales. you see...that's where the game is messed up now. unit sales doesn't mean, quality dope music.

  • bL00mberg Baby

    OK.....YOUR RIGHT

  • Bulletproof Wallets

    Puffy's last great song was 'Victory' in 1997

  • 614grind

    If 50's so irrelevant then how come there are more headlines about Stout dissing him than there are about his "Tanning of America" show?

    • 614grind

      But if 50 is irrelevant then his name shouldn't stir up any controversy, right? Look, 50 is far from irrelevant musically. He just hasn't released any official albums. That's like saying Outkast is irrelevant because their last huge hit was "Hey Ya".

    • Anonymous

      50 is irrelevant musically and Stout didn't diss him he simply told the honest truth about his career. Gossip type shit always gets thrown up on blogs because controversy = clicks and clicks = MONEY for your website. 50 is relevant when he is dissing other people or talking about other people which is Eminem no longer needs him on Shady records.

  • Percy Whitmore

    I agree with Stout, he told the truth and his truth hurt the feelings of 50 Stans.

    • Anonymous

      ^^^if its hate than name another hit from 50....dont worry i'll wait

    • Anonymous

      stfu....it's a lie based of jealousy, steve's ego, and emotions. you have to be a dum sucka to believe that so called cheap shot by this punk steve. real talk...

  • Anonymous

    JayZ is a cultural icon, just look at his album catalog, his MTV special and Fade To Black. Diddy is the richest mogul in the game and gave us Biggie so his legacy is solidified. Kanye will go down in history as one of the greatest producer-rappers of all time, the guy that crushed 50 in their sales battle and forced him into retirement. Ross did the impossible, here is a rapper who never went platinum but built an empire and helped another rapper go Gold on his label, cant recall another situation like that. Pharrel transcends HipHop, easily the most multi-talented artist in HipHop due to his ability to sing, rap, and produce with hitmaking accuracy. So many influential artists who did good things for the culture, I love what KRS has done for the culture as well as Bambataa, recently: love him or hate him Wayne cant be ignored with what he has done in his long career transcending genres.

    • Hmmmn

      Dude they are not hip hop they are pop stars that make music for the radio and music companies...Dre changed the game in 1993 with the Chronic, Kayne's music is overrated, Biggie had 2 albums and the second was average as he tried to make radio hits and then stay hip hop at the same time.... All these cats got rich but to call them hip hop never, puffy killed every career he touched...Real hip hop is not on your radio... Stout is paid but he is not hip hop... B-Boy don't listen to this stuff nor does graf heads or crate diggers... He was right about 50, he hasnt had a radio hit in yrs and get money was terrible with a horrible beat.... I'm glad that I know what real hip hop is, you cats must be young..

  • Anonymous

    People always give Game credit for destroying GUNIT and 50s rap career but have you ever thought that maybe music fans just jumped off the bandwagon for better more consistent artists? It says a lot when your own Boss is putting LiL Wayne on his albums and videos instead of you, I love EM and his songs with Royce are shitloads better than anything he has done with 50.

  • Anonymous

    50 Cent and GUNIT had a quick run, a few good songs and a whole lot of beef and negative energy, Buck and Game were my favorites from over there and they both helped destroy the brand.

    • Bulletproof Wallets

      G-Unit's best material was long before Buck and Game

    • Anonymous

      Nigga didn't share any of that money with me so fuck the money, as far as music is concerned they had a few early hits and then fell off, Ruff Ryders and DMX were the real crew the streets loved, 50 and Gunut were just Ems' side dish.

    • F The Fame we want the Money

      It ain't about how quick it was, it's about how much was made.

  • Anonymous

    50 may be washed up musically but he is still one of the most beloved rappers amongst white people.

  • GRiiP

    Steve Stoute is one of the few openly gay black music executives and he works hard.

  • Zweli

    Additionally, Kdot has more influence on hip hop today than Yeezy although the latter is just more popular but with time and patience Kdot will surpass most likely everyone on this list except Hov and Diddy. "Men lie, Women Lie, Numbers Dont" - Jay Z

  • Zweli

    Steve Stoute's opinion of most influential in Hip Hop is according to the Forbes list. I dont think he put some thinking into this or is he just mentioning his friends? i might not be a huge fan but what about Lil Wayne and Em? they have a lot of influence and still do in hip hop culture today.

  • Mike D

    Not 50 stan but Mr. Stout best deals are behind him and I guess he's trying to get a little attention for his new show.

  • jft1990

    You cant use the argument 'He hasnt changed anything musically since blah blah' as you argument against 50 then include Dre in your most important list! The Chronic!?

    • Anonymous

      what has diddy done in the last 10 years though

    • Mazz

      Ever heard of Dre Beats? Stouts point is that the people on his list are changing things. Changing how people dress, how people look at products. Dre is probably the best example of this. Because of Dre Beats more people are buying audio equipment that produce good-great quality audio where before most people were content with crap audio because we didn't know any better.

  • Na sombra

    So if you have worked with Nas, why don't you list him????

  • Anonymous

    LOL ANYONE WHO SAYS THAT IS HATING DUDE PUT OUT DOPE TRACKS SINCE

    • Anonymous

      I know what's he saying and it's the truth. 50 had more dope tracks since I Get Money. This sucka Steve acting like a chic talking like that.

    • Anonymous

      Learn how to put a proper sentence together and maybe someone will read you. Now gtfo retard.

  • Anonymous

    Kanye ain't Hip Hop, he represents the Pop genre.

    • PhillyMu

      That's such a white, internet nerd thing to say. MBDTF is the greatest hip-hop album in the last 10 years other than good kid, maad city. Stop getting your opinions from other white internet nerds that don't know shit about hip-hop.

  • tru story

    wo wo stop before we get 600 comments of trash From 1990 to 1999, Stoute was an executive at several leading labels in the music industry. At Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Stoute served as President of the Urban Music division and executive vice president, producing best-selling albums from U2, Eve and Limp Bizkit, as well as Eminems debut album, The Slim Shady LP. Stoute has also produced several major motion picture soundtracks. Prior to joining Interscope, Stoute was president of Urban Music for Sony Music Entertainment, where he played an instrumental role in launching the music careers of Mariah Carey, Will Smith and Nas. Stoute was also former manager to Nas and Mary J. Blige After Deathrow Stout thought dre was washed up he didn't want him at interscope now lets go back to Power of the dollar steve was the president of sony urban department who was on sony? 50 cent.After 50 got shot steve dropped 50 sony didn't want to back a artist that really had ties to the streets kind of funny how he backs ross but anyway you know the rest of the story 50 winds up with interscope after they got rid of steve so he just hates interscope even more.He just madder and 50 blew beyond what could he imagine yeah he was nas manager but he never got him paid so no way he gonna show love to Eminem or anything interscope AND we all damn know diddy wants to be the ARTIST

    • Rdcj

      At the guy that wrote "who cares" your lack of interest of history will limit you and you obviously have a low self esteem if you have to stop and post an insult to a comment that you have no interest in. I hope one day you'll get healthier and contribute something positive to the world.

  • Dick B

    Wow, he stated the obvious. Really article worthy stuff right here.

  • David

    ross , 50, fat joe and jeezy need to do a track for the streets and to get the rap game back in its proper prospective . anyone else see that loser plies post about real niggas dont squash beef ? side note that new kay slay tape is the best mixtape in the last 2yrs . ny is about to take the rap game over. that why jeezy and ross clicking up they know the south time will come to a end in 2014 . that trap sound is played out heavy

  • lowprofile

    that's the problem with trying to sound smart when you aren't 1st off dre hasn't dropped an album since 99 and u mention him as important, diddy can not even be considered a rapper if u know anything about hiphop, 50 has however dropped 3 mixtapes during his so called hiatusas u look at it namely the big 10, the lost tapes and the unofficial albume 5...which is more than any of the people mentioned have done in the past 3 years, take it to the business side of things in the past 3 years 50 has been able to get 2 headphone deals, an energy shot business and a boxing promotion company... yes they do not necessaril take off as easily as anticipated but don't act like he's been sittin back and doing nothing and just for the record Im more of a Jay fan than a 50 fan

  • Natty dread

    notice everyone who needs atention always got some to say about 50

  • Charlie

    I object to Puffy being on the list. I also object to Puffy being on the Forbes wealthiest musicians list. Why? Because he hasn't made any music in a long time. And when he did make music, he always seemed more about the marketing than the art. But now Puffy makes all his cash off coconut vodka. Call him a businessman, sure.

  • THE GAME

    RIP FIDDY (2003-2005) LOVE -GAME

  • BCcoastin

    just goes to show u the world is fucked up. how are all these important music figures telling the world rick ross is the hottest. No lyricism, no story tellin, no positive music.....I hate no rapper because ill never get to know them personally but how is this dude gonna diss 50 but co sign rappers that arent teaching the world positive aspects of life. also funny how stout makes these statements after 5o left interscope. cant fuck with the big dogs.. respect to fif

  • LOX

    50's mixtapes n tracks he's been putting out since b4 I self destruct have been really dope (hated that my life track tho) dunno why interscope didn't just put out the album it wouldn't go platinum but u may as well put it out if ur payin for videos n shit

    • Anonymous

      I'm On It was the greatest rap song of the decade but 50 was BlackBalled because he calls white people craccers in his songs.

  • JONNY O

    50 could never, EVER put together another CLASSIC, one of the greatest of all time albums "get rich or die tryin"..... because after that album the expectations were super high, and now everybody think he just mediocre, cause he will never live up to the "get rich or die tryin" status every again

  • haha

    50 got to be estatic people are finally talking about him..even if its another story not about his music.. peple will talk about him droppped, hell realease music off his buzz and maybe sell 25k lol hell buy 10 himself lmao. g unott

  • Anonymous

    50 cents career is over. noones lookin out for that bum no more foh. ol gorilla lookin nigga cant even rap.

    • Anonymous

      Street cred? wtf are you talking about? Eminem never cared about street cred and has always mentionned he's not about that life. And 50 Cent wasn't the first black guy on interscope. His friends D12 were. Basically your post is complete bullshit. You should feel bad. Now gtfo retard.

    • Anonymous

      This bum? Lol he got like 250 millions in the bank, who the hell are you calling a bum? You are laughable.

    • Anonymous

      Yes but we will always love him because he gave Eminem street cred and was Ems first Black guy on Shady records.

    • Anonymous

      and you can? or nah?

  • AFM

    What the fuck did Diddy do for hiphop in the past years, this guy clearly has no idea what he's saying. I agree that Dre, Jay z, and Kanye are big now but he forgot 50.. his last great song was major distribution which was sicckk. And the most fucked up thing in the whooole interview was rick ross.

  • Anonymous

    Didn't 50 end this guys career?

  • Anonymous

    How on the fuck are you gonna say that about fifty then turn around and throw diddy on the list. What in the fuck has he done for hip hop innthe last 15 years?

  • CS

    How many Hit Rap songs period came out after "I Get Money" .. Rap Music has been trash for a good 5 years now. Average at best ... None of this music is really standing out right now.

  • Anonymous

    Mastermind has leaked!!! Full stream on youtube right here! http://youtu.be/b3PeMT_NHWk

  • Anonymous

    He's still salty about dropping 50 after he got shot and not getting a piece when he made it without him.

  • Anonymous

    He looks like a Genie

  • Anonymous

    In 2000, Gangstalicious reportedly assaulted record executive Johnny Guiness with a Tennis Racket and a bottle of Hennessy on the set of a music video... ...Smack up ya Moms like I smacked Johnny Guiness/3:00 yesterday/I don't care what they say/Suckas really shouldn't play/I hit 'em wit' the Hennessayy...

  • Spray Tanning Of America

    Steve was such a brilliant manager Nas ended up in the poor house owing 6 million to the IRS.

    • Anonymous

      Steve Stoute doesn't do taxes. And Nas only got his publishing garnished, he keeps his tour money, appearances, assets, all intact. know you were slighting Steve. Get a better argument, even though I know you were slighting Steve.

  • Anonymous

    Diddy punked dis nigga hard. Smashed a bottle over his head and he's still giving him his props like a good little boy.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, any man who has to use a bottle in a fight is not really a man.

    • Frrrruck kanye lame bitch

      stoute is a bitch nigga but so is that fruity nigga puffy u know well he had at least four 6'7 300 pound bodyguards there to save him if anything went wrong

  • hood ass nigga

    Jay Z, Diddy, Kanye West cant even play a fuckin instrument or compose music. They aint important to me. I dont even like they shit. If it wasnt for other niggas who DO play n actually compose shit, these niggettes would be workin at subway

    • Anonymous

      the huge flaw in your comment is that most of these guys had music classes in school, even know how to play an instrument they cut music out the curriculum when they graduated many of the newbies don't know about the scales and if you were so into music composing, you would be a classical music fan do they even have classical music websites like Hip Hop does so you can get your composing on? jokes on you fucknugget

  • Anonymous

    now that 50 is independent i can actually think buying hes albums

  • detroit slim

    Fuck this milk dud headed nigga. He would say all those weak ass niggas are important, yet the only one who can actually play an instrument is Dre, and even his ass bites EVERYTHING. Thats why he gets sued for samplin all the time. 'I get money ' was weak as fuck. 'Major distribution' with Jezzy was bangin like a muthafucka

  • Anonymous

    Steve is mad 50 made it in the industry without him after he missed his chance. When was the last time Dre or Puffy had a hot song on their own????? I feel like Birdman should have been mentioned way before Kanye, Drake or Ross.

  • G unit Soldier

    this is a faggot industry that embraces police officers and niggas that wear dresses but they say booboo fell off lol fukin fags go listen to some 2chainz G-unit heavyweights

  • G unit Soldier

    niggas always hating on 50. he achieved the most in hiphop in music, business and film. they hate on him cos hes also one of the only real street niggas

  • G unit Soldier

    my life 50m+ views on youtube we up 20.7m+ views on youtube major distribution 10.5m views on youtube FACTS When was Dr dre and diddy last hit????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????. pharrel? wtf is this nigga high.

    • Anonymous

      hit records aren't judged solely on youtube views bruh it's more numbers to look at than that

    • Anonymous

      views dont mean hit or great song look at nicki minaj's stupid hoe...that song broke records for most watched video on youtube the first 24 hours

  • Anonymous

    but Rick Ross is??? LOL STEVE STOUTE is a lame

  • G unit Soldier

    what kind of faggot puts Kanye infront of 50? btw when was dr dre and diddy last hit? fcking faggot industry G-unit HipHop Heavyweights fuck your opinion

  • pope

    this nigga said rick ross is influential. #dead

  • Anonymous

    50 is a bum but the has plentiful support in suburbia.

  • iseetrolledpeople

    Hit as in industry hit...maybe, altough BISD had Baby my Me and Do you think About Me which made some smoke. But for the fans 50 made more than one hit man. BISD was great and right before that he had Forever King and War Angel LP that were hot. Imo the last hit for 50 is Major Distribution.

    • Anonymous

      War Angel LP & The Big 10 'Financial Freedom' was hard too Flight 187 When I Pop The Trunk those Off & On & Crime Wave videos were crazy we need that 50 music for balance or we gonna be stuck with more Young Thug rappers (son is garb)

    • Anonymous

      another dope song jimmy didnt wanna support. 50 dont like stoute. i read an article pretty much saying he didnt like him because he was kind of holding nas back. which is why he always go at nas cuz he felt nas she be alot bigger than what he is. remember 50 was fucking with the bravehearts at one point.

    • Anonymous

      major distribution was dope as fuck yo. bisd was a great album. better then curtis. i bump bisd more then any rick ross album. idc if he got beats and features from the "whoevers hot at the moment" rappers. 50 got better lyrics then ross and better hooks.

  • ben

    Disagree... 50's last great song was "Do You Think About Me"

  • Anonymous

    50 still constantly is putting out quality tracks among the crap he releases. WE UP was a certain hit, even had the man of the moment (Kendrick) on. His time is somehow over, airwaves and networks don't him anymore. That's the truth. Not even the quality. Same as Nas. He dropped Life is Good, nobody cares about that anymore. Only real hiphop people still listen to that, and that's only 2 yrs ago.

  • LOLL

    LOLL This guy is a joke and clearly does not listen to Hip-Hop. 50 has been putting out great music. Ok its not Radio music, but 50 is NOT known for Radio. He has cross over records but the majority are street HITZ . "We Up" was huge.. "My Life" was a big record. This guy is a joke lol

  • Anonymous

    This the guy that's rumoured to be the first signee of 50 cents indie label! sounds promosing http://www.sharebeast.com/5uthr5xegv7e

  • Edubb

    Steve Stout once I seen that name no need to read the article. A bitch-ass in every sense of the term!!

  • Skirts really gonna catch on smh

    Kanye don't change shit he Is a fuckin joke every interview/rant he makes a complete fool of himself and his music has just got steadily worse

  • Anonymous

    STEVE just butt hurt he tried to run 50 out of the game and now fif has the money he wish he had.

  • Well

    Actually his last good song he put out was a very recent one.

  • jokes

    Steve what gives you the bottle to say that shit Oh yea that's right Diddy!!!

  • shteeve

    you think this is coincidental? the moment 50 sets himself up to rival the heads of the game, the competition starts throwing shots.

  • clueless

    Ice Cube & Eminem cmon Steve

  • 50's Cold Out Here

    Say what you want to, bottom line is this nigga ain't lying

  • EvenOdd

    Eminem has had a bigger influence then most the other dudes he mentioned. Also, he seems salty towards 50 for some reason. This interview just made Stout sound like a retard. Diddy ain't putting out anymore hits than 50, and all his artists are garbage. Frenchie and MGK are both weak ass rappers. Stout needs to take his old ass on and focus in old people shit like bingo and nitting.

    • Anonymous

      compare Diddy's artists to 50's artist... Montana got singles and an album out, the same goes for MGK but what does Kidd Kidd have out? nothing. what about Shawty Lo? nothing. Paris? nothing. and the rest of them have nothing either so at least Diddy's artist are winning on some level whether you like them or not

    • dolo

      nas also hated on 50 so you can see why 50 hates nas and steve 50 wasn't suppose to win by at all 30 million records later FUCK STEVE nas a snake also power of the doller was gonna change shit as far as new York rap but its ok we got GRODT>>illmatic.

    • Chi-Ill

      Buhahaahaha "focus in old people shit like bingo and nitting" Shit was too funny!

    • da REAL

      wo wo stop before we get 600 comments of trash From 1990 to 1999, Stoute was an executive at several leading labels in the music industry. At Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Stoute served as President of the Urban Music division and executive vice president, producing best-selling albums from U2, Eve and Limp Bizkit, as well as Eminems debut album, The Slim Shady LP. Stoute has also produced several major motion picture soundtracks. Prior to joining Interscope, Stoute was president of Urban Music for Sony Music Entertainment, where he played an instrumental role in launching the music careers of Mariah Carey, Will Smith and Nas. Stoute was also former manager to Nas and Mary J. Blige After Deathrow Stout thought dre was washed up he didn't want him at interscope now lets go back to Power of the dollar steve was the president of sony urban department who was on sony? 50 cent.After 50 got shot steve dropped 50 sony didn't want to back a artist that really had ties to the streets kind of funny how he backs ross but anyway you know the rest of the story 50 winds up with interscope after they got rid of steve so he just hates interscope even more.He just madder and 50 blew beyond what could he imagine yeah he was nas manager but he never got him paid so no way he gonna show love to Eminem or anything interscope AND we all damn know diddy wants to be the ARTIST

  • Seedub

    Damn...no mention of Eminem? This guy biased as fuck. not to mention Lil Wayne? like him or not, he's been pretty influential in the last 7 years or so

  • OoNo

    lol Stoute is a hater because 50 didn't need him to blow up but its cool fif its up to you homie to do it! Don't say nothing about homie show and prove!!!

  • Anonymous

    50 stans going all PMS

  • Anonymous

    If I was 50 I wouldn't respond or even get upset. After today no one will care about Steve Stoute, 50's name made him relevant for 24 hours

  • Young Lou

    F*ck his comments. 50 CENT's-BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT cd had plenty of fire power. Who cares that PHARRELL influencing men to dress in tight clothes & wear "ice creams". SMH Truth be told, Lil Wayne has more influence than all the above other than Diddy & Jay Z over the last 5 years or so.

  • Anonymous

    I'm finding it kind of funny that Steve Stoute would even give Diddy any praise after he smashed that champagne bottle over his head in 1999

    • Anonymous

      Boondocks did an episode about dat. I think puffy was the inspiration for gangstalicious with his gay bars and kilts. "In 2000, Gangstalicious reportedly assaulted record executive Johnny Guiness with a Tennis Racket and a bottle of Hennessy on the set of a music video... ...Smack up ya Moms like I smacked Johnny Guiness/3:00 yesterday/I don't care what they say/Suckas really shouldn't play/I hit 'em wit' the Hennessayy..."

    • Anonymous

      steve is a dickrider

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