We all remember the Get Rich Die Tryin movement; if you don’t remember it you damn sure felt the effects of the movement. Still to this day 50 is the largest debuting rapper of All-time, but what the hell happened?
On Get Rich 50 killed it with 800k the first week then backed it up again with another 800k the second . On his second album the Massacre, he sold a whopping 1.4 million the first week and 790k the first week for the Curtis album which was lower but let’s put it into perspective, Jay-z has never sold over 680k his first week. So once again I ask, what happened?
Many hip hop fans have no idea 50 cent’s last album BISD only sold 160k in its first week debuting at # 5 on the charts, ouch! So I ask again, what happened?
It may seem hard to grasp, but its quite simple; when 50 cent first came on to the scene many compared him to the great 2pac. The world was fascinated by the fact that 2pac had been shot 5 times and lived, sadly 4 more bullets ended his life, but even more fascinating was the fact that 50 cent was shot 9 times and managed to live.
That gimmick worked for a short while along with 50’s aggressive style. 50 came in the game kicking rappers in the throat, going at rappers like Ja Rule and the whole Murder Inc to show his aggression. Yes, 2pac also was an aggressive rapper with hits known for murdering Biggie and Bad Boy with classics like Hit‘em Up.
Pac came on the scene with power but yet the necessary finesse needed keep his fans in tuned. He dropped tracks like Brenda’s got a baby, Keep your head up, Changes to name a few. So I asked what happened to 50 cent?…. its simple…
50 cent is a one dimensional rapper who’s only trained to attack, and engage in beef. I would compare 50’s career to a hamster on a hamster wheel. 50 has never gotten better as a rapper, he’s never improved his lyrics or his flow and lastly he’s never changed his tactics.
50 needs to make some serious adjustments after selling only a buck 60, needless to say its an embarrassment when you add to the equation the amount of marketing dollars spent to push it. Listen, 50 better tighten up, I know he’s baiting Jay and taking shots at Game, Buck and Officer Ricky right now, but if he keeps on this path it won’t be long before he joins his buddy Ja in the infamous “finito” club.