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50 Cent to Release ‘Beautiful Nightmare’?

Fif’s at it again. Quickly becoming the King of Multiple Releases, 50 Cent recently revealed he may be  coming out with yet another album, potentially called Beautiful Nightmare.  Counting June’s lackluster Animal Ambition, and the still-to-be-released Street King Immortal, Beautiful Nightmare makes three. It has been suggested that 50’s business strategy is to pepper the streets with product in order to make himself relevant again to the public (because seriously, […]

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50 Cent “Animal Ambition” – Album Review

G-Unit / Caroline / Capitol (2014)

Spending the last five years as a stone cold businessman with his own record label (G-Unit Records), a lucrative clothing line, and a movie company, 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) has been somewhat silent on the rap scene except for the occasional rapper-beef feud- until now. His fifth studio album Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win dropped earlier this month complete with a snarling lion on the front cover – […]


Digital Delights: 2012’s Dopest Rap/Hip-Hop Mixtapes (Part 2)

Continuing my countdown of this year’s best rap/hip-hop mixtapes (you can catch Part 1 here), let’s take a look at my next three:   6. Talib Kweli and Z-Trip, Attack The Block – Brooklyn’s most underrated MC (in my opinion) is the great Talib Kweli. He’s capable of spitting some of the most thought provoking rhymes, while still being fun enough to rap about the party life and luxurious women. […]


Weekly Mixtape: The Week’s Best Tracks (Edition 9.29.12)

Welcome to your Weekly Mixtape September 29, 2012–a collection of handpicked tracks for your hip-hop listening/viewing pleasure.   Shyne, “Fred Hampton (50 Cent Diss)” You know what? It’s been a while since 50 Cent has been involved in a good, old-fashioned beef. Like Superman and the light of a yellow sun, Curtis Jackson cannot tap the true nature of his powers without the acrimony of his fellow MCs. Fortunately, this […]


Weekly Mixtape: The Week’s Best Tracks (Edition 7.7.12)

Weekly Mixtape: The Week’s Best Tracks (Edition 7.7.12)

Welcome to your Weekly Mixtape July 7, 2012.   50 Cent, “My Crown” By largely avoiding the syrupy club hits that laid the groundwork for his current fame, 50 Cent’s 5 (Murder By the Numbers) mixtape sidesteps many of the MC’s most frustrating tendencies, instead highlighting his persistent flow and the work of several ambitious producers. Though the 10 tracks of this short tape offer plenty of quality examples of […]


Hip-Hop Summer Album Preview: Part 2

If you missed Part 1 of my Summer Album Preview, you can catch up by clicking here. Today we’ll take a look at what’s coming out in July, with one more installation for August coming soon.   July 2: 50 Cent, Untitled Chalk it up to his multiple extra-curricular ventures (acting, feuding, making video games), but one of America’s most popular rappers has spent the past three years doing almost […]


Forbes’s 5 Richest Hip-Hop Moguls: Or, Rappers and the Money that Loves Them

Thanks to Forbes Magazine, that steely bastion of in-depth economic news and fiduciary genital measurement, we can now resolve the age-old debate over who, in fact, is the ballin’-est player in the game. This past week, Forbes published a list of the five richest hip-hop stars in the world. To the surprise of almost no one, those who made the list tended to have a significant behind-the-scenes presence, in addition […]