50 Cent bets his rap career he outsells Kanye

August 10, 2007 @ 08:38:21 AM
Post: 2586
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Queens, NYC
50 Cent recently bet his rap career that he'd outsell Kanye West when their albums drop next month.

Despite holding a more successful track record, skeptics are questioning whether 50 Cent's Curtis will outsell Kanye West's Graduation come September 11. Ask 50 and he'll tell you there's no way he'll come in second. In fact, he's ready to wager his career on it.

"They would like to see Kanye West give me a problem because I've worked myself into a space where I've become the favorite," Fif told SOHH exclusively. "Everybody roots against the underdog when he goes against the favorite.

"Put it like this," 50 told SOHH. "Let's raise the stakes. If Kanye West sells more records than 50 Cent on September 11, I'll no longer write music. I'll write music and work with my other artists, but I won't put out any more solo albums.

"And I bet this, when Kanye West's sales come in, he's gonna have a 70% decrease [the second week] 'cause Def Jam is gonna buy records to keep him closer to 50 Cent," the Queens rapper added. "So watch the first week and then watch the second week. Watch his @#* drop off the planet. We keep our angles covered before we make a decent bet."

As previously reported, the two superstars spent time in the studio together working on Fif's LP, but SOHH has learned that the material they worked on isn't scheduled to appear on the album's final version.

"We worked together on an actual record to try and create something," 50 said. "I went in with Kanye, I went in with Swizz Beatz, I went in with will.i.am, I went in with Polow [Da Don] just to see if they had something that I didn't, to create a new direction for me that I couldn't get my hands on. I mean these guys are popular producers [and] have a higher consistency than a guy that's unknown, but a lot of times they may have music planned that doesn't fit the project that you're working on."
August 10, 2007 @ 08:58:48 AM
Post: 635
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: New York
i hate kanye but i will actually be purchasing 7 or 8 copies of his new cd, but the real question is how can i get him out of the industry completely all together.
August 10, 2007 @ 08:59:50 AM
Post: 2210
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Atlanta for now, New Orleans Till Death
that prick 50 is on vacation anyway, his new single leaked and his master plan is fucked,so hahahahahahaha
August 10, 2007 @ 09:05:49 AM
Post: 371
Join Date: Jul 2007
i should buy a few more albums just to shut 50 up
August 10, 2007 @ 09:13:11 AM
Post: 220
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Atlanta
Using history as a precedent, i'm pretty sure 50 will outsell Kanye. 50's last album outsold both of Kanye's CD put together. Throw in the fact that 50's last album sold over 4 million less than his first album...

I don't know if he can do it again, cuz he hasn't really had a single jump off yet (although "Can't Tell Me Nothing" didn't do well either) even though he's been throwing out alot of stuff. But just going off the past Kanye & 50 aren't in the same league when it comes to sales.
August 10, 2007 @ 10:30:57 AM
Post: 1339
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North side of the RotTen APple...Bronx NY
correction...50 HAD a bigger fan base his fan base has obviously been decreasing since the second album drop...he has been getting worse and worse and time progress...i predict that kanye will outsell hands down
August 10, 2007 @ 12:02:38 PM
Post: 2424
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Vegas
The more I think about it the more possible it is for Kanye to outsell 50. Kanye's 2 singles for this albumm have been getting a lot more play on the radio and in the clubs than his past 2 CD's. Kanye has a lot more buzz around him right now also, 50 took too much time and has cooled offf
August 10, 2007 @ 12:47:26 PM

Inactive User

kanye is definately gonna explode in worldwide sales. thanks to the european success of "stronger", eversince the diana concert. when that shit hits worldwide stores, you'll know it, from the smoke seeping out that bitch!
August 10, 2007 @ 15:00:38 PM
Post: 2586
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Queens, NYC
Fiddy
August 10, 2007 @ 15:15:07 PM
Post: 1625
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Boston
50 Cent said earlier this week that he
August 10, 2007 @ 15:45:56 PM
Post: 2586
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Queens, NYC
Go fifty cent. Kaney is too cocky and needs a teachin'.


How? 50's doing all the shit talking. I think there both hard headed but come on dude do you really rather see 50 sell more?
August 10, 2007 @ 15:46:49 PM
Post: 2586
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Queens, NYC
do itunes sales correlate to album sales? I just have a strange feeling that the yuppies and young people who use itunes probably aren't the type to buy albums in general, and i can easily picture people who use itunes being more the type of person who would dig kanye.

50 fans are basically radio only people, who kinda just eat whats given to them.


I cant see why not. Im sure its the same thing.
August 10, 2007 @ 15:47:01 PM
Post: 1082
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: brownsville brooklyn
KENNA WILL OUTSELL BOTH FIFTY AND KANYE!

but seriously. i will be buying kanye's and kenna's album same day blushing

wat r u guys picking up
August 10, 2007 @ 15:56:27 PM
Post: 248
Join Date: Dec 2010
to be honest im not gona buy either and i wouldnt be suprised if 50 does outsell kanye lol.

ive seen a lot of 50 cent dickriders.
August 10, 2007 @ 16:35:21 PM
Post: 342
Join Date: Mar 2007
I don't know about you guys, but "stronger" is all over the radio out here. I have yet to hear any of 50 singles on the radio, and I've only seen the video on MTV2 once. I think 50's time is done
August 10, 2007 @ 16:40:40 PM
Post: 218
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: North Carolina
50 has a wayyyy bigger fan base than West


exactly.

i highly doubt kanye will outsell. im not even a fan of either artist and can see this coming.
August 10, 2007 @ 16:42:31 PM
Post: 2795
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Portland Oregon
watch some rich OG like Nas buy 1000 copies of Graduation
August 10, 2007 @ 16:47:37 PM
Post: 170
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Canada
man props to Kanye, def picking Graduation up.
August 10, 2007 @ 18:04:13 PM

Inactive User

do itunes sales correlate to album sales? I just have a strange feeling that the yuppies and young people who use itunes probably aren't the type to buy albums in general, and i can easily picture people who use itunes being more the type of person who would dig kanye.

50 fans are basically radio only people, who kinda just eat whats given to them.


i believe digital album sales are correlated now.
August 10, 2007 @ 20:28:08 PM
Post: 381
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: San Francisco,CA
I'm buying Graduation. I hate the rabbit looking motherfucker.
August 10, 2007 @ 20:43:33 PM
Post: 1007
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: coldblood
Man, 50's in it for the cash. Dude is greedy as fuck.
I hope Kanye pulls through so i dont have to listen to fiftys wack ass songs any longer

www.totallyfoolproof.com

August 10, 2007 @ 21:01:22 PM
Post: 149
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Baltimore
i dont like the motherfucker at all but i have good faith that 50 cent knows what he's doing, he's got pretty much got the whole mainstreem industry on lock, he's a pretty intelligent dude and he is lightyears ahead of kanye as far as PR and marketing considering he's been in movies, his clothing line and the vitamin water no doubt he's gonna outsell him

and did anywhen hear him go at lil wayne?
August 10, 2007 @ 21:23:49 PM
Post: 557
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: From Kansas City now in south Florida
I dont no who will win but this exciting and hip-hop really needs this. Im getting both. I like both of them. I like Kanye for his passion but I think he might try a little to hard to do something too big and it might go wrong, and I like fif bcuz he been through somethings and you may hate him but out of all the rappers hes proly the realest one and doesnt hide his intentions for being in this game.

At first i thought that kanye was going to win but i dont know fif may have something up his sleeve!!!!
August 10, 2007 @ 21:38:40 PM
Post: 355
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Raleigh/Durham North Carolina
Originally posted by Inactive User
watch some rich OG like Nas buy 1000 copies of Graduation


anyone famous who buys more than two copies of kanye's album just to outsell 50 will probably get shitted on in the long run.

wont be buying either album, dont see the point. 50 fell off lyrically and kanye does nothing but rely on famous guest appearances |0
August 10, 2007 @ 23:01:59 PM
Post: 149
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Baltimore
Originally posted by Inactive User
wont be buying either album, dont see the point. 50 fell off lyrically and kanye does nothing but rely on famous guest appearances |0


Kanye didn't have a famous guest appearance on either of the graduations singles? Nor his debut single or his follow up? or his big single off of late registration??
August 11, 2007 @ 00:06:54 AM
Post: 72
Join Date: Apr 2007
This is chess, not checkers, these are warning shots - fiddy

he probably has a good reason to make this wager, wonder what he has in storesmokeyfaceblinkyeyes>smh
August 11, 2007 @ 03:04:28 AM
Post: 126
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SoCal
I'll probably buy Graduation just to spite 50 cent.
August 11, 2007 @ 03:18:37 AM
Post: 355
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Raleigh/Durham North Carolina
Kanye didn't have a famous guest appearance on either of the graduations singles? Nor his debut single or his follow up? or his big single off of late registration??


Well...you are taking my comment in the context that I was talking about singles only...perhaps you was thinking in the sense that I was saying one was going to outsell the other?blushing

What I was trying to say is that I don't fuck with Kanye because he relies on guest rappers for critical acclaim (not knocking his production at all). Through the wire is probably the only Kanye West song I love that doesn't have a special guest rapper/singer. Although the tracklist promises more Kanye-only songs I can almost guarantee you that the joints with Mos Def or the CRS joint will be the best songs up there.

Like I said, I'm not buying either Curtis or Graduation. My September money is going towards school books, Getback and Halo 3.

Edit-and maybe I am a cheap ass but 10-15 bucks is too much to drop just in spite of someone, thats crazy talk
August 11, 2007 @ 09:50:00 AM
Post: 171
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Listen 2 Ur Sole, RVA
fuck wack ass 50
August 11, 2007 @ 11:31:20 AM

Inactive User

Im buying one copy

honestly the only albums i buy is artist i feel deserve it

kanye, lupe, sa-ra, common, etc those are the last albums i brought a few others..
Please login first to reply.
x