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Mobile high notes: 50 & Game platinum / gold
50 Cent and The Game have set new records with Music Tones downloaded by eager fans to Sprint PCS Vision(SM) Phones. 50 Cent has become the first artist to have two albums achieve Platinum/Gold on Sprint with more than 1 million Music Tones downloaded from his album Get Rich or Die Tryin', including "21 Questions" and "In Da Club," giving him Platinum status, and more than 500,000 Music Tones downloaded from his latest album, The Massacre, including "Candy Shop," giving him Gold status. The Game attained Gold status with Music Tones from his album "The Documentary", including "How We Do" and "Hate It Or Love It.".
02 Oct 2005 by News Team
Mariah Carey, 50 Cent and Eminem lead the nominations for the AMA's
Mariah Carey, 50 Cent and Eminem lead the nominations for the 33rd annual American Music Awards scheduled to take place this November in Los Angeles.
XXL slated to release album with contributions from Eminem, 50 Cent, Trick Daddy and Fabolous and others
XXL Magazine is slated to release its first album this November with contributions from Eminem, 50 Cent, Trick Daddy and Fabolous among others.
The publication inked a deal with independent label Razor & Tie Entertainment to release the XXL Raps compilation. In addition to the previously mentioned artists, members of G-Unit and Terror Squad will also be featured on the CD. The record will be available in stores and through direct response commercials on TV.
50 Cent has a lot on his plate lately- Movies, books, video games and, oh yeah, music. With all the recent hubbub of singings over at G-Unit Records, will 50 have to change his winning formula?
"I'm kinda going left a little bit, but not too far from where my audience already embraced me," he said to MTV. "Anything that changes too fast is no good. You shouldn't expect me to come to you with my next album totally different from what you already know. In the history of music there hasn't been an artist that's successful � I did my research, so trust me � that put out an album that was themed with a split personality or more than one type of personality."
"We were all just randomly hanging out one day, and were like, 'Hey, you want to go in the studio?." "It was kind of last minute," Joel added. "We're trying to hold off on doing stuff with other people because we want to focus on Good Charlotte, but when Game asked us � he's our friend, so it was fun. It really wasn't like work."
The brothers describe the sound of the track, which is still untitled, as "the Clash meets N.W.A."
"There's no name for it yet, but y'all will hear it though," Benji said. "Trust me; you'll know when you hear it. It's crazy."
So far, a handful of tracks have been written for Good Charlotte's latest album, and the guys plan to hit the recording studio by the end of the year with their first single out by next spring.
Source: MTV NEWS
02 Oct 2005 by News Team
Tony Yayo talks about G-Unit & prison
NEW YORK - Tony Yayo and 50 Cent spent a good chunk of their lives as a team, rapping, hustling, and struggling together on the mean streets of New York City.
Yet when 50 Cent hit his superstar stride in 2003, Yayo wasn't by his side. That's because Yayo's previous criminal activity caught up with him: He was arrested and jailed in December 2002 on a weapons charge while 50 Cent became the most ubiquitous, successful rapper in the world.
But 50 Cent didn't forget about his friend during his jail stint. He hyped Yayo every chance he got, sporting "Free Yayo" T-shirts and promoting Yayo's as an integral part of his G-Unit clique.
Yayo's reputation in the streets grew. It also helped that before he did his time, he spent months furiously recording raps, so he had a presence on 50 Cent's album, as well as those from fellow G-Unit members Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, and Game.
50 Cent says he knows what fans want, and he's giving it to 'em
Rapper won't be messing with his winning formula on upcoming releases.
The new music you'll soon be hearing from 50 Cent won't be all that different from what you've heard in the past, he says, and there's a reason for that.
"I'm kinda going left a little bit, but not too far from where my audience already embraced me," he said. "Anything that changes too fast is no good. You shouldn't expect me to come to you with my next album totally different from what you already know. In the history of music there hasn't been an artist that's successful � I did my research, so trust me � that put out an album that was themed with a split personality or more than one type of personality."
Although being in Rehab and us hearing nothing from Marshall for the last few weeks, last night he called into the MTV Relief Concert in aid of Hurricane Katrina stating he is donating $200,000 to help those and also explained how the situation has effected him.
02 Oct 2005 by News Team
50 Cent: "I feel like Kanye West is successful because of me"
50 may focus on working overseas in coming months, but film and G-Unit projects are on the way.
"Everybody feels a way about K/ But at least y'all feel something," Kanye West raps about himself on "Bring Me Down," a track from his new LP. Some detractors have said West talks too much. 50 Cent, however, is one person who says he wants to hear a little bit more from West.
"He puts together witty phrases and he's a great talent as a producer, but I still don't know who Kanye West is when I listen to him," 50 said recently in Miami. "By listening to the record, I don't know who he is � I know he's been in a car accident, that's what I know."