Friday, March 23, 2007

50 Cent album Before I Self-Destruct

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According to the news, Hip-Hop star 50 Cent revealed in a radio interview that his latest album Before I Self-Destruct will be out in stores in June 19. Making his own remarks over the upcoming album 50 Cent said that his third album is better than his previous two albums Get Rich or Die Tryin and The Massacre. It is also known that the album will feature production by J.R. Rotem, Rich Harrison and also Timberland. Lets hope for the best! Details about 50's upcoming album Before I Self-Destruct are yet to be revealed.

I'm getting ready to go into this project, considering that Apple is selling millions of iPods and Microsoft is coming out with competing products and Sony — everybody has something that encourages people to download material instead of purchasing the actual CD. [...] You gonna love it. I'm tellin you, you gonna love it. Its crazy hot. It's better than Get Rich and The Massacre. Im excited I cant wait for my record to come out so everybody can listen to it.
- said Hip-Hop star 50 Cent -

[from topmusicblog.com]

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

LL Cool J for lip balm Chapstick and 50 Cent for Glacéau Vitaminwater energy drink?

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According to the news, Rap star LL Cool J is in negotiations to to represent popular lip balm brand, Chapstick while Hip-Hop star 50 Cent is in negotiations with Glacéau Vitaminwater. The move is believed to be a strategy of LL Cool J and 50 Cent who are seeking more popularity as celebrities. (Why shouldn't they?) LL Cool J is also reportedly searching to endorse a vitamin supplement for the fitness/training market, especially that in Dec. 2006 he released his book Platinum Body. As for 50 Cent he will certainly star in the grape flavored Vitaminwater energy drink's first national TV ad campaign now that he is also an Glacéau' investor. The rapper also has in mind to release a new energy drink this year, following the debut of Vitaminwater energy drink, Formula 50.

Anyway as for the music side, Hip-Hop Celebrity 50 Cent will executive producing LL Cool J's 13th album titled Exit 13, which hits stores in May while 50 Cent's album Before I Self Destruct is due to hit stores in June.

It's an obvious fit. LL has been licking his lips for 20 years. They'll get to speak to people who normally would not pick up Chapstick.
- Lighty told Brand Week -

[from thecelebrityblog.com]

50 Cent takes legal action because son's mom has unreasonable demands

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Hip-Hop Celebrity 50 Cent - who has paid a lot of money to support his son, Marquise - never had an official arrangement Shaniqua Tompkins, the mother of his son, but now because her unreasonable demands he is forced to take legal action. The star filed papers under his real name Curtis Jackson. Shaniqua and 50 Cent were a couple five years ago, but the four-year relationship didn't last, however in this time they had Marquise, their first child. Hip-Hop star 50 Cent bought them a house in an upscale town on Long Island "so Marquise could be in a good school district."

It was just getting so out of hand. 50 has always provided for his kid. His son's mother is now making unreasonable demands, which seem to have no limits. He's paying a lot of child support. He takes (Marquise) on vacations. He just took him to L.A., where they saw Eminem together. He met Justin Timberlake and Timbaland in Miami. He took him to the NBA All-Star Game in Vegas. He sees his son very frequently. When he's on the road, he brings him out.
- said a friend of 50 Cent to New York Daily News -

[from thecelebrityblog.com]

Hip-Hop Celebrity 50 Cent teams with Robert Greene for a new book The 50th Law

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According to AllHipHop.com, Hip-Hop Celebrity 50 Cent is teaming up with author Robert Greene (best known as the writer behind The 48 Laws of Power) for a new book which will be titled The 50th Law and scheduled to be published in February 2008. MTV/Pocket Books release will help 50 Cent and Robert Greene to create a sharp parallel between "street life and corporate America standard and structure." 50 Cent has worked before with MTV/Pocketbooks for his best-selling memoir, From Pieces to Weight - a book about his rise to fame - and also for his recent G-Unit Books, the hip-hop novellas Death Before Dishonor, Baby Brother, Hood, Soldier 7 and The Ski Mask Way.

We are living through chaotic times; the standard models for success in business and life don't work so well anymore. 50, as the consummate strategist of the street and boardroom, exemplifies the new entrepreneurial spirit required for the 21st century. The 50th Law will reveal the secret to his success and how we can all apply this to our lives.
- Robert Greene said -

[from thecelebrityblog.com]

Hip-Hop Celebrity 50 Cent line of condoms

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According to the news, Hip-Hop Celebrity 50 Cent, who recently launched a line of books, is coming out with a line of condoms. From some time now, 50 Cent is planning to release his own new line in condoms and sex toys, even to create a vibrator that looks just like him. No no other details of 50 Cent's new line of condoms like when they'll hit the stores.

The kids become immune when you constantly beat them over the head read a book, read a book. We have to be a little more creative about it. It's the same with safe sex. As opposed to being part of a safe-sex campaign, I'm going to make condoms and donate a part of the proceeds to HIV awareness.
- the rap star tells the New York Post -

In other celebrity news, Hip-Hop star 50 Cent revealed that one of the G-Unit books "The Ski Mask Way" will most probable be turned into a film, with production beginning next year.

[from thecelebrityblog.com]

Hip-Hop Celebrity 50 Cent Launches G-Unit Books

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According to the news, Hip-Hop Celebrity 50 Cent, who has sold 22 million albums worldwide, has launched his G-Unit Books in New York City. The rapper is in partnership with MTV/Pocketbooks so that G-Unit Books can be set to release the hip-hop novellas Death Before Dishonor, Baby Brother, Hood, Soldier 7, and The Ski Mask Way. 50 Cent has worked before with MTV/Pocketbooks for his best-selling memoir, From Pieces to Weight - a book about his rise to fame. Hip-Hop heavyweight has planned to transform again his reality into fiction, in this new series of hip-hop and graphic novels, hopefully it will have a positive message, obvious something that kids can learn from.

These tales will tell the truth about 'the life'; the sex, guns and cash; the brutal highs and short lives of the players on the streets.
- BBC quoted the publishers MTV and Pocket Books as saying -

[from thecelebrityblog.com]

Hip-Hop Celebrity 50 Cent uses real name Curtis Jackson for the movie

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According to the news, the Hip-Hop Celebrity 50 Cent refused to use his stage name on the promotional posters for his new film - Home Of The Brave - apparently 50 Cent believe it will scare people away and chose his real name, Curtis Jackson. The right move for the music icon, it will sure give him more credibility because his on-screen character is very different from his aggressive rap star image. 50 Cent - Curtis Jackson plays in the movie an American soldier returning home from the Iraq war in the movie, while fans of the rap music star will also be seen next to Nicolas Cage in 'The Dance', due for release in 2008.

I think when people hear 50 Cent they directly associate it with the music and the aggressive content in the music. So I told them to use my real name and put 50 Cent in the middle. I think fans might be disappointed when they see my character and he doesn't have that same aggressive edge that they're familiar with from 50 Cent, the rapper.
- said 50 Cent - Curtis Jackson - according to Life Style Extra -

[from thecelebrityblog.com]

50 Cent: Oprah Winfrey is a middle-aged white American women

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According to the news, Hip-Hop Celebrity 50 Cent has restarted his war of words against Oprah Winfrey saying the talk show queen is a "middle-aged white American women". 50 Cent's interview is to be published in Elle magazine, the Hip-Hop Celebrity adds by saying that Oprah "started out with black women's views but has been catering to middle-aged white American women for so long that she's become one herself". That must have hurt! It's true 50 Cent usually hits out rappers however this is not the first time that 50 Cent has criticised Oprah, last time the rapper blast the show queen for not having rap celebrities as guests on her show.

On the other side, Oprah Winfrey reportedly feels that rappers degrade women and although she listen hip-hop music she doesn't "enjoy" rappers controversial and degrading lyrics.

[from thecelebrityblog.com]

Hip-Hop 50 Cent accuses James Bond Gun Posters

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According to contactmusic news, James Bond "Casino Royale" and Mr and Mrs Smith gun posters are enough for the Hip-Hop Celebrity 50 Cent to accusing Hollywood of double standards one year after billboards of him holding a weapon caused a lot of criticism. 50 Cent can't explain himself why no one said anything about this year James Bond's gun posters when he was pointed out for posing with a weapon for movie Get Rich Or Die Tryin'. In other Celebrity news, Rapper 50 Cent plans to show off his softest side on his third album 'Before I Self Destruct' next spring (2007).

"Get Rich Or Die Tryin' comes out and they want to protest because they see a gun in my hand but James Bond comes out or Mr & Mrs Smith will come out with guns and it's acceptable. You can see any kind of gun there is to see on the covers of films. You can go in Blockbuster and see every gun that was ever made. [...] Let's not start with 50 Cent and stop with 50 Cent. Let's do it everywhere else and make it unacceptable period. I would gladly join the rest of entertainment if we get there.
- said Hip-Hop Celebrity 50 Cent -

[from thecelebrityblog.com]

The Game restarts feud with 50 Cent

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According to the news, Hip-Hop star The Game has restart his so called end feud with Hip-Hop heavyweight with 50 Cent, insisting the rapper and his "dead" brand G-Unit collapsed as soon as he came on the scene. Last month The Game urged 50 Cent to end their long time feud during a New York radio interview. With no answer from 50 Cent, The Game since slammed the Hip-Hop Celebrity and his record label yet again, insisting he's "flat out better" than 50'. The Hip-Hop stars feud started when 50 kicked The Game out of his group G-Unit in February 2005. It was a long-feud between the stars with fights and makes-up.

When (50 Cent) looks at himself in the mirror at home he probably drops tears 'cos no matter what he does I'm flat out better than him. G-Unit is dead as a brand. People just aren't into wearing their stuff anymore because I came out and dismantled their whole crew, record label and a group. God bless him and his whole crew because I'm gonna get money and I'm gonna stump a hole in their face until they're finished.
- the hip-hop star The Game tells MTV News -

[from thecelebrityblog.com]

LL Cool J prepares new album with 50 Cent

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The rap artist, LL Cool J plans to release a new album produced by the hip-hop celebrity 50 Cent. This new rap album will be the follow-up of 'Todd Smith' album released five months ago and debuted at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 Chart. It seems like this as-yet-untitled album will be the last Def Jam record, so the rap artist LL Cool J wanted to do something special and unique. LL Cool J and 50 Cent appeared together at the MTV Video Music Awards presenting the Best Female Video award won by Kelly Clarkson 'Because of you'. More...
The hip-hop celebrity 50 Cent said that they did six records in three or four days, so the LL Cool J's new hip-hop/rap project is progressing fast. LL Cool J said that he wants to do something really unique and kinda get back to his roots a little bit and that 50 Cent reminds him a lot of the things that he used to do and the places he used to be in my life.

50 reminds me a lot of the things that I used to do and the places I used to be in my life, and I think we can have a good time together. He's talented and I feel like I have something I want to say. I think he can help me get it off my chest.
- said the rap artist LL Cool J -

[from thecelebrityblog.com]

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Hip-Hop Celebrity 50 Cent and Green Day, ASCAP Awards Winners

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According to the news, ASCAP Awards honors hip-hop celebrity 50 Cent, rock band Green Day, singer-songwriter Annie Lennox and EMI Music Publishing. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers ceremony presented its top Pop Music Awards, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and was hosted by ASCAP's president and chairwoman, Marilyn Bergman.

Following the winners list, Songwriter of the Year Award was for hip-hop celebrity 50 Cent for his contributions to five award-winning songs in 2005.

For Song of the Year Award went to Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and with "We Belong Together," written by Johnta Austin, Jermaine Dupri and Manuel Seal. The rock band Green Day also earned the ASCAP Creative Voice Award.

For her inspirational contributions to music, Annie Lennox took the ASCAP Founders Award, while EMI Music Publishing was named Publisher of the Year for its 17 award-winning songs.

[from thecelebrityblog.com]

Hip-Hop celebrity 50 Cent speaks about Bulletproof at E3

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Those at the GameSHOUT had the opportunity of an exclusive interview with Hip-Hop celebrity 50 Cent. The main subject, as it was expected, was about his latest Bulletproof gaming project, which fortunately for the star has sold over 2 million copies. The video game '50 Cent: Bulletproof' is for the Sony PSP (PlayStation Portable), Sony PS2 (PlayStation 2), and for the Microsoft Xbox.

According to the interview, video games and music make a great team as the game '50 Cent: Bulletproof' will feature not only 50 Cent and G Unit’s Tony Yayo, Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, as well as Eminem and Dr. Dre, who will be making their debuts as the characters "McVicar" and "Grizz."

At some point GameSHOUT asked Hip-Hop celebrity 50 Cent - probable what we all ask ourselves - what was it like seeing himself in a video game and as a answer 50 Cent said that its exciting because for him gaming is different, thanks of its hours of playing over and over again.

[from thecelebrityblog.com]

Hip-Hop celebrity 50 Cent to star in 'Live Bet' movie

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The Hip-Hop celebrity 50 Cent will star in a new movie named Live Bet, despite criticism to his big screen debut 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'. 50 Cent aka Curtis Jackson is set to feature in three upcoming films: Live Bet a movie about betting on illegal car racing, 'Home of the Brave' the story of three soldiers who've just returned from Iraq and 'The Dance' a film telling the story of prison boxing coach Billy “The Kid” Roth.

The movie 'Live Bet' is apparently based on a real occurrences in Manhattan and it's set to be released by Universal Pictures, although Jackson will act as co-producer through his G Unit Films company.

[from thecelebrityblog.com]

Monday, May 01, 2006

Nicolas Cage and 50 Cent team for 'The Dance'

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Variety reports that Nicolas Cage and Hip-Hop celebrity 50 Cent have agreed to star in The Dance, a film telling the story of prison boxing coach Billy "The Kid" Roth. The movie is about a prizefighter who spent more than four decades as a volunteer coach in Lousiana state prisons, in which Cage will take the role of Roth and Hip-Hop star 50 Cent will play an inmate in whom Roth sees potential, event thought he is serving a life sentence. The movie - The Dance - will be based on a documentary directed by John Darling Haynes in 2003, on which Cage acted as an executive producer.

This will probable be the second major movie in which the Hip-Hop star 50 Cent will appear since the release of his debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin'. In other movie news, 50 Cent is also set to appear in Home of the Brave in which also stars actor Samuel L. Jackson.

[from thecelebrityblog.com]