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50 Cent is keepin' it real?

By malcolm Published: August 12, 2007

So this is what's important in hip hop.

50 Cent who has made inventing irrelevant beef with...well anyone, to get folks to pay attention to his product has invented another promotional tool with this challenge/promise as reported by AP

50 Cent believes his new album will outsell
Kanye West's upcoming disc, and he's betting his solo career on
it.¶
Both 50 Cent and West have albums due out Sept. 11. 50 Cent,
who has sold better than West, has been riled by forecasts that
sales of West's ‘‘Graduation’’ could rival those for his
‘‘Curtis’’ CD.¶
‘‘Let's raise the stakes,’’ the 31-year-old rapper told
hip-hop Web site SOHH.com in an interview posted Friday. ‘‘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 anymore solo albums.’’¶
An e-mail sent to West's publicist wasn't immediately
returned Friday.¶
50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson, has been
publicly disparaging of West before. In 2005, he suggested the
29-year-old rapper's popularity was only possible because of
50's own success.¶
But they recently collaborated in the studio. Their work,
though, isn't scheduled to appear on either new album.¶
50 Cent's last full-length solo album, ‘‘The Massacre,’’ was
the best-selling disc of 2005 and sold more than 1.14 million
copies in its first week of release. The same year, West's
‘‘Late Registration’’ opened by selling more than 860,000
copies in its first week.¶

Are you kidding me?
This is what's important in hip hop?
This is what fans are supposed to get behind?
50 Cent sitting in his mansion in Connecticut "threatening" to "quit" if his record doesn't outsell somebody else's?

Who cares.

He didn't even bother to say that his album will be better be than Kanye's, just that it will sell more.
Well, if that's all that matters then MC hammer (who has moved about 17 million units) is a better rapper than both 50 and West.

Remember hip hop fans, it's QUANTITY not QUALITY

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