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XXL 50 Cent Interview More Coonery

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Topic: XXL 50 Cent Interview More Coonery
Posted By: Willie SKRILLA
Subject: XXL 50 Cent Interview More Coonery
Date Posted: July 18 2007 at 11:12am
What percentage of MCs in hip-hop do you think are actually intelligent?
You have different kinds of people. You have people that are extremely book smart that lack common sense so they donít know whatís going to affect their audience. They have more information than me based on reading. For instance, Nas is a really smart guy. He reads books constantly. We were around him on the Nastradamus tour. He was almost weirder than me ícause we would go to breakfast and heíd be there reading a book. Conceptually, I think thatís what made him drift away from what his initial audience enjoys from him and why heís not hot right now.

Because he reads too much?
Yes. Heís feeding you too much information in the music and they donít actually want it. Heís like a teacher. I was in love with KRS-One when he came with ďCriminal MindedĒ and ďThe Bridge Is Over.Ē That was theme music to what was going on at that time. And when he started teaching, he lost them. íCause it was like, ďWhat is he talkiní about?Ē

But youíre obviously really intelligent.
Absolutely. Smart enough not to overwhelm people with information.

But theyíre still getting information from you.
Right, but in different ways and in pieces. Anything [that] changes too fast is no goodó[the audience] isnít sure whatís going on. Itís like you watching an actor portray a character in a film that you really enjoy. Then afterwards, he sits on the couch on a talk show and this guy is so artistic that youíre not sure if you [really] f**kiní like him.

Why, ícause theyíre acting?
Yeah. Theyíre doing something thatís totallyÖ That may not even be a small portion of their actual character. And then when you see them after the fact, they give you something thatís so artsy.

But the same can be said about you. Do I think if 50 Cent was in a situation where he had to protect himself or he had to hurt somebody, would he blast someone? I might think that. But alsoÖ
Under them circomestancesÖ

I would think 50 is too smart to do something like that.
Now listen, Iíll explain this to you. Under certain circomestances when my back is against the wall, yes. But then you have a choice. To my knowledge, when your back is against the wall, either you can be victimized or you find a way out of that situation the best way you know how. I donít say, ďWhen I see you Iíma pop youĒ or ďIím gonna make it hot this summer.Ē I donít say those types of things. Thatís what [people] say to me. So now my antennas go up when they come around because you said that. I donít believe you like that [but] Iíma give you the benefit of the doubt. When you do something that ainít right, if you get hurt, you get hurt.

Camíron said heís gonna make it hot this summer, right?
Yeah. I donít know who heís talkiní to, like on what level? And Iím not responsible for the actions of others after you say that ícause he doesnít even know what heat is. íCause his track record and the lilí thing that happened in D.C., thatís not heat. Thatís a random incident. Heat is when you canít come outside ícause itís gonna go down.

So even in this corporate environment that youíre dealing with, youíre saying you have to consider something like what Camíron says seriously?
You have to consider everything Cam says seriously on some level. You can brush it off, [but] then youíre not on point. Youíre not paying attention. Ask me why I donít drink. Is it because I donít enjoy drinking? Or is it because I know drinking affects my judgment and Iíll start seeing things differently? Iíll start seeing a guy thatís staring at me because heís intrigued by the success Iím having and he sees himself similar to me ícause he grew up under the same circomestances [or heís] looking at me like he might want a problem. You feel what Iím saying? There is no significance of success. The significance is coming from where I came from. Iím from the bottom.

When Cam called Hot 97 to talk to you about your Koch Records comments, you were being articulate, smart and you backed your argument up. But then he engaged you in a way that was a bit more belligerent.
My initial intention when we started that conversation wasnít to cause an altercation. But after an altercation is caused, I have no intentions of resolving it. I donít believe you can resolve a situation with someone you didnít initiate. If they caused it, thereís nothing you can do on your end. You didnít actually ask for it so itís there. And you make itóyou pound away at him with the consistency of releasing quality material ítil his ass is dust. Heís gone and everybody that surrounds him gets it in the end, too. This is why I tell him Jim Jones should be the boss of Dipset and now you see Jim Jones say heís not f**kiní with Cam.

Yeah, but you knew they werenít really getting along.
I already knew the circomestances behind that ícause I do my research. At the end of the day, [Jim Jones] is a more credible artist than Camíron is. Youíre as hot as your last hit record. His last hit was f**kiní ďHorse & Carriage.Ē Heíll make comparisons to Lloyd Banksí sales with Jimmy Jonesí sales. So what? Is my worst your best? Why are you not comparing yourself to me? Considering heís supposed to be Dipsetís boss, while Iím supposed to be the headman for G-Unit. Maybe itís because he sold 200,000 his last album and I sold 9.8 million.

Are you cool with Jim Jones?
I donít have a problem with him. I think they got an idiot in the lead position. You gotta make the changes heís making right now. I think they got some talent over there. Why would I want to destroy [Dipset] considering we have nothing going on from New York City? If it was up to me, Dipset would be hot. You just got an idiot in your frontline. You call him your leader? He just got punched in his eye. To be honest, thatís their responsibility to fix thatóall of them.

Did you see Camís YouTube video while he was on vacation?
Yeah, heís a fool. Why would you shoot a video from poolside [in] your little polka dot underwear? Doesnít make sense.

What about him showing his eye to the camera?
I think heís a fool for even showing me his eye. What are you proving? Youíre showing me your eye two weeks after [you allegedly got punched]? We havenít seen you for two weeks. You had ice on it for two weeks. [Laughs] Yo! Heís incredible, man!

Is Camís career over?
Heís been over. Cam had Columbia [Records] spend marketing dollars on him when he was with Untertainment. He had Def Jam spend marketing dollars when he was on Roc-A-Fella. Now heís in a graveyard. The majors have no interest in spending money on him because they know the marketing dollars thatís spent is going to be in vain. [But] Jimmyís done something thatís significantóhe came out of the graveyard. His career started on Koch, which means he can go do his deal with the majors [and] he can go do a publishing deal. The kinda money he goní receive in those positions based on the success of his last project is gonna make, when he says, ďballiní,Ē real.

Talk about your next album after Curtis.
Before I Self Destruct. Itíll be out February 4 [and] Iím about three songs away from completing it. Iíll be done with that record and that really is my last studio requirement under my Shady/Aftermath/Interscope deal. íCause after that is a greatest hits record.

Will you stop rapping after that?
If I make music, itíll be organically. Itíll be zero pressure towards releasing it in a time span. Iíll make sure everything thatís on thereÖ I feel like this record is incredible but Iíll take [my] time. Itíll probably be like 60 or 70 records before I decide to pick 10 and then just put those 10 records out.

With so much revenue coming in from other ventures, does rapping even make sense at this point?
Well, it makes greatÖ the energy changes when you got good music out. Thatís all itís really for. Iím in a great financial space in [my] life. Iím proud of my decisions. While people were trying to make their own alcoholic beverage and do different things, I went towards Vitamin Water. Iím health conscious. I work out. Iím actually physically training now for a boxing film, so theyíll see the difference in my physical because Iím working harder. They asked a question on 106 & Park if I took anyÖ

Steroids or something like that?
I guess thatís a question they see when you make a physical change on any level.

Who are you training with?
With a personal trainer. He just brought me a diet supplementary card and I have a regiment. They probably canít afford to do what Iím doing right now.

Who are they?

Other artists. I couldnít afford to do it prior to the success, like nobody in my camp is doing what Iím doing. Nobody else in my camp has a nutritionist and a trainer and has them follow you around. You pick up a cookie, ďOkay, put it down.Ē You see what Iím saying? Like everything possible heís watching you like youíre doing something wrong when youíre ready to go the refrigerator.

Werenít you trying to hook M.O.P. with something like that?
Yeah, I had M.O.P. live at my house for six months.

Is it true you were offering them a G for every pound they lost?
Yeah, M.O.P., they just ainít after the same thing. They are a great group. They got music Iíd love to put out. Iím just not going to bet on a horse that got three legs in this climate. It wonít win a race.

Did your beef with Game cause any weirdness between you and Dr. Dre?
It always did, just in my head. Iím not even sure he knows. He might read this and be surprised that I said it. But Dre didnít voice his opinion knowing I gave Game everything that made him what he is. And that didnít matter. It shouldnít matter that [Dre] gave me ďIn Da Club.Ē He brought something creatively to the table that helped spawn my entire career and I respect him for it. On a higher level, Em for me is like next to my grandmother. He did things for me when I couldnít do them myself. I needed him at that point and he actually came through for me.



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Posted By: Willie SKRILLA
Date Posted: July 18 2007 at 11:16am
I'm not gonna respond to the Nas subliminal except that Nas went platinum so obviously hes still very relevant in a hip hop landscape where no one is selling including his whole camp.

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Posted By: 25cent
Date Posted: July 18 2007 at 12:25pm
50 said that dipset got a idiot leader LOL

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Posted By: jamaicakid85
Date Posted: July 18 2007 at 4:28pm
Lol well Jim Jones was holdin it down for them while Camron was picking unnecessary beefs with Jay-Z and 50 Cent NY's elite right now.

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Posted By: 25cent
Date Posted: July 18 2007 at 5:45pm
He ain't gonna win the beefs anyway

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Posted By: stormy_seas
Date Posted: July 18 2007 at 6:09pm

that sh*t took forever to read

i need hooked on phonics cause that sh*t took waaay to long for me, lol
 
does 50 do mixtapes? im wondering if theres more to him than these 3 albums


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Posted By: 25cent
Date Posted: July 18 2007 at 6:42pm
yeah he does

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Posted By: 25cent
Date Posted: July 18 2007 at 6:43pm
he rich and he only did three albums what a buisness man

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Posted By: jamaicakid85
Date Posted: July 18 2007 at 8:37pm
Originally posted by stormy_seas stormy_seas wrote:

that sh*t took forever to read

i need hooked on phonics cause that sh*t took waaay to long for me, lol
 
does 50 do mixtapes? im wondering if theres more to him than these 3 albums
 
His first mixtapes were 100% fire nicca his new ones arent as good but his old mixtapes could pass for albums!!!


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Posted By: stormy_seas
Date Posted: July 18 2007 at 10:19pm
Originally posted by jamaicakid85 jamaicakid85 wrote:

Originally posted by stormy_seas stormy_seas wrote:

that sh*t took forever to read

i need hooked on phonics cause that sh*t took waaay to long for me, lol
 
does 50 do mixtapes? im wondering if theres more to him than these 3 albums
 
His first mixtapes were 100% fire nicca his new ones arent as good but his old mixtapes could pass for albums!!!
 
fa real? imma search for those
cause i thought he said in an interview that he never thought he would be a rapper before dre sighned him  or some sh*t??? i must have been trippin when i watched that though


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Posted By: 25cent
Date Posted: July 18 2007 at 10:36pm
yup now he's rich and liven large

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Posted By: jamaicakid85
Date Posted: July 19 2007 at 2:41am
Originally posted by stormy_seas stormy_seas wrote:

Originally posted by jamaicakid85 jamaicakid85 wrote:

Originally posted by stormy_seas stormy_seas wrote:

that sh*t took forever to read

i need hooked on phonics cause that sh*t took waaay to long for me, lol
 
does 50 do mixtapes? im wondering if theres more to him than these 3 albums
 
His first mixtapes were 100% fire nicca his new ones arent as good but his old mixtapes could pass for albums!!!
 
fa real? imma search for those
cause i thought he said in an interview that he never thought he would be a rapper before dre sighned him  or some sh*t??? i must have been trippin when i watched that though
 
Check out Guess Who's back and 50 Cent is the Future them 2 mixtapes was mad raw.


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