Are you coincidentally at a redneck picnic party? Check out this banjo cover of 50 Cent’s hit “In Da Club” and prepare to dosey doe. I mean, I’m used to acoustic and a capella covers, but the Banjo? This is a first…but hey, don’t knock it until you try it. This cover is definitely innovative and unique!
This is not the first unsual take on a song. The likes of Skrillex and Beyonce have also covered the famous song.
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Aziz Ansari has some amazing hip hop cred. Although the funny man may not be a rapper himself, he can name Jay-Z and Kanye West as his friends and has even appeared in their “Otis” music video.
His musical affiliations go a little deeper as someone had the brilliant idea of photoshopping Ansari’s face into famous rap albums on the Tumblr, Emceez Ansari. Some highlights are 50 Cent’s “Get Rich or Die Trying,” Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, LIl’ Wanye’s “Tha Carter IV” and R. Kelly’s “Double Up.”
I don’t know why but I can hear Ansari yell, “RAAAANNNNNDDDYYYY” in my mind every time I see a photo of him. You can practically hear it when you look at the “Get Rid of Die Trying” cover.
This is a whole new soft side of 50 Cent that in my darkest dreams, I never imagined. But here he is, selling his SMS headphones on QVC shopping channel not long after revealing to Oprah that he enjoyed painting his dear grandmother’s toenails as a child.
Well, you gotta do what you gotta do to secure your coveted spot on Forbes right?
50 Cent as a salesman is pretty chill, especially compared to the advertising circus performer basically juggling the headphones around his head (which of course didn’t happen because that would be weird, but it’s kind of like that). 50 Cent appeared with the highly energetic host on “Anything Goes with Rick and Shawn,” which had twice the star power that day since Jimmy Fallon also made a quick appearance for his book Blow Your Pants Off.
50 Cent tries his darndest to sell it to “the kids” but is a bit of a clumsy pants, dropping the headphones a few times… but IT’S OKAY he tested them to be durable because (shock) he accidentally breaks his headphones a lot.
That said I kind of like this entrepreunerial side of 50 Cent. I mean, the headphones are wireless and can transmit sound from a device up to 50 feet away. That’s pretty swag.
Watch it here:
Hey guys, you know that tough rapper 50 Cent? He has a soft side too. In fact, dude knows how to paint a toenail.
During his sit down interview for “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” he revealed that he loves his grandma and grandpa more than anyone else in the world and that he used to help her pretty up those nails.
“I always had a connection with her,”he said. “I used to sit there and rub on her feet, even paint on her toenails.”
He went on about his technique: “I could paint a toenail like we in the nail shop. I do that for her ’cause her feet swell up.”
Okay, we know people are all going to be like. Way to blow your tough guy cover 50 Cent! But it’s pretty sweet and unexpected right?
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We’re used to seeing rappers as hard edged guys that talk about guns, drugs, sex and prison. That’s why it’s so bizarre seeing them pose for their primary school photos as wide-eyed children. My fave photo is Usher’s because the cheeky little guy looks like he knows something we don’t know. I also have to give a shout-out to Lil Wayne who sacrificed time out of his precious day and is NOT happy about it. Clearly his school photographer didn’t use one of those inherently funny jingly stuffed animals to crack a smile.
The Wanted prank call a fan on FreshPressLive. Brittany and Jordan talk about Ryan Gosling heroically saving a woman (he’s a godling) and 50 Cent doesn’t know what a grapefruit is.
In a sneak peek of his latest comedy special, Aziz retells the story of when he overhears a waiter trying to explain to 50 Cent what a grapefruit is. Is it a grape? A fruit? I don’t want to spoil it, watch it above. — Portia Baladad
Just in time for Pauly D’s new spinoff reality show comes his new single “Night of My Life.” How convenient for marketing purposes, right? The song makes you want to watch the show and the show makes you want to listen to the song. It’s an endless and inescapable cycle.
The song, which features Dash, is the theme song for the spinoff. The song is actually pretty danceable and upbeat, aka it’s not as bad as I thought it was going to be.
MTV’s The Pauly D Project chronicles his rise from Jersey Shore GTL/DTF housemate to world class DJ. 50 Cent signed him to his music label and he’s opening for a couple shows on Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale Tour. The show is filled with Vegas-style partying, unnecessary shit-disturbing by Pauly and endless bro-drama.
Listen to it here:
50 Cent is sounding suicidal in some recent Tweets. The rapper has been having trouble with his label, Interscope, and the release of his fifth album.
“I have lost all the faith in the team I’m on,” he tweeted. “I having nothing left to say I will not be promoting my music.”
He went on with some very gloomy tweets.
“I’ll be honest I don’t think I’m gonna live much longer,” revealed 50. “That’s why I started my street king movement. I want to mean more in other people’s lives.”
He also sent out a philosophical tweet.
“To be conscious that life is short is not suicidal. I’m good if I die tonight. I’ve taken care of the people who took care of me when I couldn’t take care of myself.”
Could this be the end of 50 cent? Or just the end of his music career?
50 Cent is channeling his inner 13-year-old brat by throwing yet another hissy-fit on Twitter.
This time around, he has his panties in a twist because Madonna ripped off his song title. He was all ready to release a track called “Girls Go Wild” through Interscope, until he found out Madonna’s putting a song out too, titled “Girls Gone Wild”. Guess no one cares enough to “Girls Gone Wild” t.v. show creator Joe Francis what he thinks.
“These people are gonna make kill one of them. Now Madonna’s single is called GIRLS GONE WILD. This is some bull sh*t,” he tweeted yesterday.
As posted on Oh No They Didn’t, the rapper does not want to release his single anymore. He won’t even release his album until Interscope is on the same page as him.
He also went on to write, “This is nuts to me. I try to do everything I can to keep my cool you know what? If they don’t care I don’t care I’m putting out a video now.”
Now, 50 just sounds like a spoiled brat whose mom won’t buy her a pony for her 13th birthday party. He should be thankful there are people out there that still care enough to listen to his irrelevant music.
If you didn’t get enough of 50 Cent’s stellar acting in Get Rich Or Die Trying, you’re in for a treat.
In today’s edition of ”What the F*ck Were You Thinking?” 50 Cent, Floyd Mayweather and Mike Tyson lower the bar on both acting and product placement. Yesterday the trio released a parody of the tremendously popular movie The Hangover to promote an energy shot called “Street King.” In the video 50 and Mayweather slip their buddy (played by Mike Tyson) a mysterious caffeinated syrup that sends them on an adventure so lame it makes Bieber-Gomez pajama parties look like an all-nighter in the red light district. The crew gets into a nasty pillow fight and Mike Tyson has what looks like a seizure.
Let’s look at both sides to this video:
The Bad: These three have once again proven that rappers and boxers aren’t naturally-gifted actors. It also looks like they hired a 2nd year college film student to direct the video. The quality of the production is on bar with a bad Bar Mitzvah video and there’s even basic continuity errors (ie: Tyson’s Martini glass magically turns into a scotch glass).
The Good: 50 may have accidentally created a very successful viral video. This could be it’s very own FAIL and has the potential to become a joke shared in email chains across the world. Unfortunately, people are going to be laughing at these three like internet memes (see: the Star Wars kid) instead of legitimately enjoying the parody.
So, let this be a lesson to all product-endorsing rappers and celebrities. The DIY approach to marketing isn’t always the best option. Sometimes it pays to hire a proper agency, but in this case, I’m glad 50 Cent chose to do it himself. It’s much funnier this way.
If you ignore all the nasty tweets, break ups and publicized feuds with just about every other rapper, 50 Cent is such a humanitarian!
Fiddy created a campaign where he will feed one hungry child every time an individual ‘likes’ the Street King energy drink Facebook page. I’m not exactly sure exactly how he plans on feeding said child but hey, it’s the thought that counts!
His goal is to feed one million a week. So far, over 69,000 meals have been provided and there’s just 6 days left to reach a milli.
50 is in fact an excellent business man. He’s gone some outstanding work for numerous projects ranging from beverages to clothing . His new ad for the “feed one million” campaign posted below, is pretty convincing. If I don’t buy a drink he’ll totally knock me out! Maybe this is another reason why he’s so successful not only in music but business too.
50 Cent is pimping out Vanessa Hudgens…..in a movie.
The 22-year-old actress recently chatted about her upcoming film, Frozen Ground. “It’s an amazing cast. 50 Cent is going to be my pimp,” she laughed.
Vanessa added, “I feel like it’s going to be a challenge that’s unlike anything I’ve done before. I’ll be playing off of a true story and the person who went through all of this will be by my side.”
Once a pimp, always a pimp.
TMZ says Dwayne McKenzie works for 50 cent, and McKenzie invited some women over to 50′s Connecticut mansion. A woman alleges McKenzie started to make ”graphic and vulgar sexual requests”.
The lady, Vasti Ortiz, tried to leave but then was assaulted by other women at the party upon the request of Dwayne. Ortiz claims she was severely injured.
Ortiz is now suing 50 because McKenzie was a violent criminal and should not have been working for the rapper.
50 is committing profits from his Street King drinks to provide food for one billion kids in the impoverished continent by 2016.
And 50 is confident he can pull it off.
He says, “It sold out, the first 4,000 shipments in stores in like, 50 states, is sold out… and I was being conservative, because of the actual pre-orders, I was actually able to feed 2.5 million today and I already have interest expressed by other a bunch of people like Usher, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Drake… so we’re looking forward to building bigger and better things.”
Things Fall Apart is the same title as Achebe most famous novel, which was included on the list of Time magazine’s All Time Top 100 Novels. The producers of the movie offered $1 Million to buy the title, but the offer has been rejected.
According to indieWIRE, the new title for the film is All Things Fall Apart.
The Game just keeps making matters worse. As we reported earlier, The Game recently made some homophobic comments. Now he is saying 50 Cent is gay.
The Game tweeted the following to TMZ in response to their article about his homophobic comments. The Game said,
“@TMZ but look around, shit I be surprised when I see someone who’s not GAY. My girl hair stylist is GAY & he kool. @50cent GAY n we was kool ”
We don’t think 50 is going to like this one bit, consider he also has made some homophobic comments. It will be interesting to see how 50 responds.
50 posted a picture of him and Goldie during their lunch yesterday. With the pic he said, “I had lunch with Goldie Hawn she is complete sweetheart.”
The Urban Daily’s theory on this lunch was 50′s desire to grow his acting career. 50 has made it clear he wants to take acting seriously, and who better to advise him then Hollywood royalty like Goldie Hawn.
As we reported earlier, 50 Cent is in a feud with his label Interscope. The disagreement has gotten so bad that his new album won’t be released.
50 Tweeted on Tuesday, “Man I’m not releasing a album i can’t believe interscope is this f*cked up right now. I apologize to all my fans.” In a separate tweet, the rapper continued, “I will work with other artist on [their] projects but I will not put out another album. They dropped the ball with me one time [too] many.”
However 50 is not going to stay standing still. Instead he is going to focus on his film. He Tweeted, “I’m gonna finish writing the film I promised to release with the album. Ill shoot it in sept I’m gonna put energy into that.”