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Video Game - 50 Cent: Bulletproof
Last year, 50 Cent rolled the dice, passing on a lead voice acting role in the hit, "GTA: San Andreas," opting to make his own game instead. "I'm out to destroy the competition and my video game is no different," he crowed. "I plan to shake up the video game world like I did the rap world."
NEW YORK - Another day, another feud for 50 Cent. This time, he's beefing with his own protege, the best-selling rapper The Game. Actually, make that former protege.
In an interview on hip-hop radio station Hot 97 Monday night, 50 announced that he was kicking The Game out of his G-Unit clique because of disloyalty � for refusing to take 50's side in his latest battles with high-profile rappers. Then a shooting occurred outside the radio station, wounding one man, police said.
At the time, 50 Cent was inside speaking on the radio � the interview ended abruptly as security people escorted the rapper out the building, a spokesman for the radio station said.
Authorities have refuted early reports that a shooting victim at Hot 97 was affiliated with 50 Cent�s G-Unit. Now authorities have stated that the victim is a native of Compton, the hometown of The Game.
At the time of the shooting, 50 Cent was interviewing on Hot 97 and The Game was reportedly trying to gain entrance to Hot 97. A confrontation ensued outside after the Compton-bred rapper and his camp were prevented from getting inside of the facility.
According to sources, the wounded man was a 20-something African American male, but have not positively identified him as a member in The Game�s crew. 50 Cent, G-Unit and Olivia were immediately ushered out of a side exit to the building.
50 Cent may have missed the original target date of February 15th for the release of his 'Massacre' LP, however, the project is now coming to stores earlier than its rescheduled March 8th release. With the album leaking to the Internet and streets on Monday, Interscope says to look for the latest 50 Cent LP a few days earlier, on March 3rd.
The track causing the most stir since the album hit the black market has been the highly anticipated 'Piggy Bank.' 50 has done a ton of press in advance of the song, telling the world he was going to state 'facts' about Fat Joe, Nas, Jadakiss, Ja Rule and Shyne.
We've seen it happen time and time again. MC So-and-So debuts strongly only to crash and burn with their second LP. It's plagued the likes Jeru the Damaja, Raekwon, and the Pharcyde. Most artists usually blame the failure of their re-up disc on the dreaded sophomore jinx. But for every MC So-and-So, there is an exception. Someone like 50 Cent, a definitive star that makes more hits than excuses. Although his 2003 debut Get Rich or Die Tryin' moved over 10 million units worldwide, the rap behemoth looks to get even richer with The Massacare.
Will Smith takes shots at Eminem. Five years after being ridiculed on Eminem's "The Real Slim Shady," the former Fresh Prince apparently has some words for Eminem. Insiders say Smith's upcoming Lost And Found is a deliberate departure from his usually clean cut music. The album features a track entitled "Mr. Nice Guy" on which Big Willie addresses his good guy image and disses Slim in the process. The album features production from DJ Jazzy Jeff, Timbaland and guest appearances from Snoop Dogg and Mary J. Blige.
19 Feb 2005 by News Team
50 Cent and Eminem in hours-long phone chats
Superstar rappers 50 Cent and Eminem talk to each other on the telephone daily, even if they have nothing to say.
Despite their badboy reputations, the stars have become such good friends, they spend hours gossiping to one another on the phone each week.