Fans of hip-hop are certainly excited about the latest 50 Cent news coming out of Hollywood: not only is the rapper riding high on the success of his hit Starz show, Power, but the rap collective that made him famous — G-Unit — will be releasing new music tomorrow!
That’s according to respected hip-hop industry blog Hip-Hop’N’More, who dropped the latest 50 Cent news earlier today about the new music being released under the G-Unit moniker. Now, one thing to note is that this isn’t an official 50 Cent release — rather, this mixtape, called The Lost Flash Drive, is being released by former G-Unit master of ceremonies, DJ Whoo Kid. Even though Whoo Kid isn’t an official member of G-Unit anymore, he still seems to be very close to the crew, having been given permission to release the mixtape by 50 Cent and his fellow G-Unit member, Tony Yayo.
Though it’s unclear which G-Unit artists are going to be featured on the mixtape, it definitely looks like we’ll be hearing some new music from 50 Cent — born Curtis Jackson — tomorrow, even if the music is technically “old new music.” It will definitely be a treat for long-time fans of hip-hop!
In other 50 Cent news, SOHH.com is reporting that he is planning to keep his TV audiences just as enthralled as his musical audiences with upcoming episodes of Power. The hit Starz show has been enjoying a resurgence of popularity since its season premiere, and is, in fact, the number one show on the cable network, according to the Nielsen ratings. Still, Fif plans to keep the audience on the edge of their seat for the rest of the season, and promises that tonight’s episode will be no different in terms of surprises, twists, and turns.
“This next episode of Power is crazy. You won’t believe what you’re seeing. I’m going away until things die down.”
Further adding to the proof that 50 Cent is riding high on a wave of success, last week’s episode of Power was, in fact, the most watched episode of any Starz original series in the network’s entire history, beating out such other shows as Black Sails and the ever-popular Outlander in the ratings.
Of course, there wouldn’t be any 50 Cent news without some controversy. According to HipHopDX.com, Fif is still up to his old “beef” tricks with some of his favorite hip-hop foes, most notably Sean “P. Diddy/Puff Daddy” Combs. The site is reporting that “Curtis” is trying to drag rapper Future — best known as Ciara’s baby daddy — into his longtime beef with the Bad Boy head honcho. According to the site, 50 took to his Instagram to release some video that’s purportedly of “Diddy/Daddy” taking cheap shots at Future. Though its status remains unverified, it seems convincing enough to the casual listener. A transcript of the video reads as follows (remember, this is allegedly Diddy speaking of Future):
“We got motherf*****g Ciroc? We got all this liquor and y’all walked in and come to my room and he ain’t brought no Ciroc. I don’t want that old-ass n***a around me. He an old-ass b***h.”
This is just the latest round in the ongoing rivalry between Fif and Diddy, which began many years ago when both acts were first starting out on the New York hip-hop circuit. Whether this “beef” is all for show, or a legitimate fight between the two, remains to be seen.
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