50 cent by August Prum July 6, 2017
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is 42 today but he’s still one of wildest personalities in hip-hop.
At this point, 50’s social media antics are pretty notorious. He had to admit in Connecticut court that he posed with fake money on social media as a way to market himself. He beefed with his own son, and his kid dropped a subsequent diss track. 50 stays weighing in one whatever tea is on the timeline.
Those are some of 50’s more high profile social media antics, but he’s routinely clowning poor unsuspecting citizens of the tri-state area.
Just this week on a now deleted Instagram post, 50 said his piece on the new Jay-Z album, 4:44.
If you don’t want to watch a minute of 50 Cent ranting about 4:44, here’s a transcript of the diatribe, courtesy of Variety,
“I thought the s— was aight, you know what I’m sayin’? I liked the s—. But I’ma keep it 100: The s— was a little, the s— was too smart. I felt like I was supposed to be wearing glasses and s—, and tie a f—ing sweater around my waist. It was like Ivy League s—.”
50 really had to say his part,
“I ain’t gon’ hold you up. Some of that s— was like golf course music… I’mma tell you the truth: N—as hot out here. They don’t wanna hear that sh—. They just wanna have a good time. F— that. You can’t be the best rapper at 47, because the new n—as is here.”
A lot of people are angling this story as 50 “taking shots at Jay-Z” but nothing 50 said was off basis really. I mean I thought 4:44 was better than just “aight” but there’s zero doubt that the album is indeed golf course sweater rap.
50 also made some solid points about the new generation of rappers. As opposed to many of these hip-hop old heads complaining about ‘mumble rap’ or whatever these washed DJs are upset about this week, 50 Cent realizes that the new wave of hip-hop is just what’s popping now.
There has been some fallout over certain lyrics on 4:44 that were perceived to be shots at Future. 50 thought Jay was out of line with that, asking Jay to let these youngins cook,
“N—as F—ing with Future and them. Leave them n—as alone, B! What the f— is the matter with you?”
It’s been a minute since 50 was in the booth. Maybe that’s a good thing as we can only remember him for the endless succession of jams he made in the early 2000’s.
Shoutout 50 Cent for being a hilarious, petty, and often correct, hip-hop old head. Go out there and party like it’s yo’ birthday.