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50 Cent

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    The ten best mixtape rappers of all time

    Supposedly, albums are where it's at. That's when the artist is supposed to bring their A-game, convert the doubters, all that good stuff. So why is it that a lot of the time it's the mixtapes that are the most enjoyable? Maybe it's because so many mixtapes are when artists are still building their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Ten rappers who should just retire already

    The following rappers have all been, at one point, among the best in the game. They were each considered to be the cream of the crop, but even the finest cream goes bad eventually. Sadly, these MCs are all arguably well past their prime, and although we love them and it pains us to say it, they need ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Friday 3/16/12

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Top ten Backbeat posts of 2011

    By now, anyone who's ever blogged -- which is likely most of you reading this -- knows that the stories that took the most time, the really important ones, were often around the bottom when it came to traffic, pageviews, unique visitors, etc. Meanwhile, the ol' bacon Nativity scene is doing gang-bus ... More >>

  • Music

    October 27, 2011

    Game

    Wednesday, November 2, Fox Theatre, Boulder, 303-443-3399; Thursday, November 3, Ogden Theatre, 1-888-929-7849.

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    5 things the Qaddafi family could've spent $1 million dollars on

    ​Mariah, Usher, Beyonce and 50 Cent? Not the MTV video music awards. Definitely not the Grammy's. No, these are all artists that were paid approximately one million dollars to perform for Muammar Qaddafi family functions. The Libyan ruler has been the leader of Libya since 1969, and judging by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    The Anthology of Rap's alleged errors and Adam Bradley's subsequent explaination to Slate.com

    ​Last month, Yale University Press released The Anthology of Rap, an exhaustive compendium of rap lyrics edited by CU professor Adam Bradley and his colleague Andrew DuBois. Although the book has been praised by some admitted outsiders, it has also been subjected to scrutiny by various hip-h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Hammer vs Jay-Z: The top five dumbest and most pointless beefs in music history

    MC Hammer recently decided the best way to rekindle his once massive flame was to start a beef with Jay-Z in the way of diss track called "Better Run Run," boasting lines like, 'That boy tried to steal my swag/His finger prints all over the bag." While it might have sounded good on paper -- start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    50 Cent on Black Magic, keeping the hits to himself and being passed over for best new artist when he debuted

    ​ Our Rough Mixes entry focusing on 50 Cent in this week's issue only contained excerpts of our recent conversation with the rapper. In advance of his show tonight at the Fillmore, we've posted our entire exchange with the stunningly emaciated MC after the jump.

  • Music

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    The 10 Most Hated People in Hip-Hop

    Guru (left) and heartless greed monger Solar (right). Photo by Barbara Mürdter​ There is no fence-riding in hip-hop. It is the most competitive genre of music, partly because of the way it formed and partly because it remains the newest major movement. So there is no shortage of hatred going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    R. Kelly top seller at Independent Records

    ​R. Kelly's ninth album Untitled, released last week on Jive, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending December 6. New-Orleans-based rapper Juvenile came in second with his latest effort, Cocky and Confident, while Birdman's Priceless took the third slot. 50 Cent's Before I ... More >>

  • Music

    December 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Lady Gaga top seller at Independent Records

    ​Lady Gaga's Fame Monster, released last week on Interscope, nabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending November 29. Birdman's Priceless, released last week on Cash Money, and Tech N9NE's K.O.D. came in second and third, while 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct and Blakroc's self ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    50 Cent grabs top spot at Independent Records

    ​50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct, released last week on Aftermath, grabbed the top spot at Independent Records for the week ending November 22. Hip-hop duo Felt, meanwhile, which features Slug from Atmosphere and Murs, follow up tributes to Christina Ricca and Lisa Bonet with A Tribute to Rosie P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Proxy making moves with Proximus

    ​After ripping the Heavenfest stage over the summer and shining on the Gotee Records Hip Hope compilation album earlier this year, Colorado emcee Proxy is out and about pushing his new album Proximus. Released through his own Group Vigilant imprint, the album was predominately produced by Decap, a ... More >>

  • News

    January 15, 2009
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    January 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Catch Lungs, The Roots, 50 Cent

    LOCALS ONLY Colorado rapper Catch Lungs started get his name buzzed about in the local scene when he started working with producers SP Double and Flawless as part of the Boostwell Crew last year. After separating from Boostwell this summer, he began working on his own mixtape, Food for the Famished, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: DJ Vajra, Lil Wayne, Nate Dogg, 50 Cent vs. Kanye: Pt. 2?

    Photo: Resonating Art Meet DJ Vajra, your favorite DJ's favorite DJ LOCALS ONLY DJ Vajra isn't just one of the best turntablists in Colorado -- he's one of the best in the nation. Vajra was recently tapped to do a showcase at this year’s DMC World Finals at London's indigO2 on Saturday, Septemb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: DMX, VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, Forbes Hip-Hop Cash List

    "Where my reality show at, dogs?" DMX gets a reality show Even though DMX is sitting in a Miami jail waiting to answer to a variety of charges including drug possession, weapons possessions and animal cruelty, some television producers think his life would make for some great entertainment. The sh ... More >>

  • Music

    July 31, 2008

    G Unit

    T*O*S: Terminate on Sight
    G Unit/Interscope Records

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Nas

    50 Cent suing Taco Bell Last month a letter from Taco Bell addressed to 50 Cent went out to various media outlets asking 50 to change his name to 79 Cent, 89 Cent or 99 Cent, to help promote their menu and “Why Pay More” ad campaign. But ironically, the letter never went directly to 50, real na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: The BoomBox, Lil Wayne, Young Buck, 50 Cent and Queen Latifah

    LOCALS ONLY Being a hip-hop artist in Denver is one of the toughest gigs in town. Not only is it difficult to find a venue that will allow hip-hop shows, let alone take home a piece of the bar and door, but it’s really hard to find an audience who isn’t brainwashed by the mind-numbing playlis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Out Tha Box TV, Green Lantern, Common, 50 Cent

    LOCALS ONLY The online Colorado hip-hop show Out Tha Box TV will celebrate two years on air next month and they’re beginning their third year with a bang. The online show will be heading to television sets on May 14 on the ION Network at 3 p.m. “We were looking for a station that was on the move ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Locals Get Radio Play, Foxy Brown, Jay-Z, Beyonce, 50 Cent, Young Buck

    LOCALS ONLY Local hip-hop artists and their fans rarely get to hear their music played on the radio. But in recent years, opportunities for local hip-hop artists to get their music on the air have grown immensely. Local hip-hop artists like Dent, Babah Fly, Catch Lungs, Infinite Minds, Deca and a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: The Pirate Signal, Remy Ma, Tupac, Diddy, 50 Cent

    LOCALS ONLY In 2006 The Pirate Signal, consisting of rapper-producer Yonnas and DJ A-What, released a self-titled EP that brought a breath of fresh air to the Colorado hip-hop scene. But because the stagnation most hip-hop artists face here in the Mile High, Yonnas moved to Brooklyn, New York, with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2008
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    February 22, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: Beatsource.com, Eminem, 50 Cent, Common

    Locals Only: Beatsource launches a “hip-hop iTunes” It’s been the talk of the town for the last several months but Beatsource.com has finally launched and features a few local artists as well. Based here in Denver, Beatsource.com is an online hip-hop music store that targets DJs and features ... More >>

  • Music

    February 21, 2008

    Dub Trio

    Thursday, February 21, Trilogy Wine Bar, Boulder, 303-473-9463; Saturday, February 23, the Falcon, 303-781-0414.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    Friday Rap-Up: SP Double, F.O.E., Ghostface Killah, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne

    LOCALS ONLY When it comes to hip-hop, one of the main requirements in making the music is to represent where you’re from. Although Colorado may not seems as fresh as places like New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta or Chicago, most Colorado emcees are very proud to represent the state where they reside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2008

    Q&A With Lupe Fiasco

    The January 17 Westword profile of Lupe Fiasco was based on a wide-ranging conversation – and the following Q&A preserves every word. The man born Wasalu Muhammad Jaco begins by discussing the three characters he created for his latest CD, The Cool, noting along the way that they represent pieces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007
  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    A Tale of Two Rappers

    How the hype played out in the 50 Cent vs. Kanye battle royal.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007

    Q&A With Steve Bays of Hot Hot Heat

    Steve Bays, Hot Hot Heat’s frontman, had a lot more to say than we could squeeze into Westword’s September 27 profile, as demonstrated by the attached Q&A. At interview time (on September 12, the day after HHH’s latest CD, Happiness Ltd., was released), the band was heading north to Los Angel ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    50 Cent

    Curtis
    Shady/Aftermath/Interscope

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    Kanye West

    Graduation
    Island Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2007

    Pimp Stoppers

    “You’re dead wrong if ya think that pimpin' gon' die.” At least that’s what Snoop Dogg maintained in his 2003 “P.I.M.P.” duet with 50 Cent. But that won’t stop some from trying. This fall, Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault will unveil its ad campaign targeting pimp culture an ... More >>

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Mobb Deep

    Monday, May 22, Gothic Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.

  • News

    May 18, 2006

    Play Time

    When recess comes, get ready for a game with the gang babies.

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Say What?

    The top WTF moments of 2005.

  • Music

    November 24, 2005
  • Film

    November 10, 2005

    Bum Rap

    50 Cent wants to be an actorbut he's not.

  • Music

    November 10, 2005

    Critical Fatwa

    Prussian Blue

  • Music

    June 30, 2005

    Fat Joe

    All or Nothing (Atlantic)

  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    The Game

    Sunday, April 17, Magness Arena, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    March 10, 2005

    50 Cent

    The Massacre (Shady/Aftermath/G-Unit)

  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    Young Buck

    Straight Outta Cashville (G-Unit/Interscope)

  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    Critic's Choice

    Themselves

  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    50 Cent

    Get Rich or Die Tryin' (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)

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