I know. I know. Enough is enough. We hear/see this two names everywhere everyday. Why am I blogging this? It’s simple, just like how 50 cent would word it, it generates “public interests”.
Both 50 cent & Kanye West said that Sept.11th was the most important day in Hip-Hop history (I disagree). It’s because two most popular rappers (right now) were both dropping their 3rd installment in the same day. Head to head. Toe to toe. Who would really “laughing straight to the bank” at the end? Would it be the Hip-Hop bully? Or extra tight jeans man would? A businessman or fashion model? I’m sure they would both be laughing pretty hard straight to the bank, but whom will get the bragging right? Or in 50 cent case, early retirement.
As of today, Kanye West is leading in sales by quite a bit. I’m personally very happy about it and hopes it last til the end of this race. I bought the “Graduation” in release date and I made the right choice. “Graduation” is definitely what the Hip-Hop needs right now. Not that I don’t like “party like a rock star” or “this is why I’m hot” or “crank dat”, but this album provides something different, not following the formula & inspiration. Despite the fact , he talks ish to the fullest in his lyrics, sick of it sometimes. But, this Kanye West guy is genius. I mean, he produced everything himself. Listen to the beats man. How the hell did he manage to produce such quality music while he is one of the most busiest person on earth. He earns his right to talk ish.
50 cent in other hand, didn’t create his music. Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Eminem and other producers created his music. He put catchy hooks and rhythms on them. He is too busy making “okay” movies and making busniess deals. He is right. He is a businessman. Look at him, he takes off his bra-top more frequent than Ja-Rule did at his prime. He sings more hooks than Ja-Rule & Nelly combined. And Justin Timberlake & Robin Thicke on your albums? If you stick with what you were representing from the begining, I would have like you more.
Enough said, music-wise, “Curtis” don’t have a chance. Not even close. Go cop the “Graduation” if you haven’t yet. Or at least Amazon or Youtube it, don’t you torrent it. Alright? Sales-wise, at the end of the day, 50 cent does generate more “public interests”. One thing I notice from personal experience is, non-Hip-Hop lovers would buy 50 cent’s albums, just because he is the most talked person. Some of my friends who don’t listen to Hip-Hop at all went and bought his album. Why? Because it’s like a trend. It’s cool to have a 50 cent album or something. “You bought the “Get rich or die trying”? “Yes, I did, this guy got shot 9 times man.”