So unless you have been living under a rock, or frankly don't pay much attention to music news, you had to hear about the 50 vs Kanye debate...
so here is the back story to this one, Kanye's album was supposed to drop on Sept 18th while 50's was supposed to drop on September 4th, but both moved their dates to Sept 11. Kanye's was moved due to the hype behind it, and 50's because, well i dont really know. When 50 realized they would be battling that week he gave the idea to BET to have a "presidential" debate over who is the better rapper, and which is the better album. Besides being the lamest idea ever, for some reason 50 and BET loved the idea, when the asked Kanye what he thought of the idea...he said simply this.
"When I heard that thing about the debate, I thought that was the stupidest thing. When my albums drops and 50's album drops, you're gonna get a lot of good music at the same time"
Clearly this media hype attempt by 50 was shut down, but that didn't stop him from making one last attempt for media attention. 50 announced if Kanye's album out sells his he would "Retire" from music... the exact quote is
"Let's raise the stakes. If Kanye West sells more records than 50 Cent on September 11, I'll no longer write music. I'll write music and work with my other artists, but I won't put out any more solo albums."
Besides being the stupidest thing i ever heard, this made me only want the Kanye album more. Its like buying a bottle of pepsi you really want, and then realizing if you drink the pepsi you already want you get a free car...
So the retirement of 50 is in an essence a free car..and the cd is a bottle of Pepsi, or coke if you prefer that.
September 11th i will be goin out and buying a cd, and it will not be 50's...I ask that you all do the same and actually just go out and get Kanye's if you haven't heard his first 2 singles, they are both well made and frankly pushing boundaries in the hip hop genre, so you gotta just think how the album will be. I understand its free to download but this CD is more than a CD it has someone's career on the line. So lets fuckin end 50's CAREER!!!