50 Cent Fights Back


4 Responses to “50 Cent Fights Back”

  1. S. Mathis Says:
    September 1st, 2007 at 5:33 am

    Don’t we ever get tired of the big black bully with the clueless (to the hip-hop culture) ever fearful, white man gag? Also, does it ever strike you as odd that with all the money Fifty (& other black rap celebs have) they still dress like and wear the same stuff as us regular folk?

  2. S. Mathis Says:
    September 1st, 2007 at 7:14 am

    Let me be the first to comment regarding Kanye’s “Graduation.” I’ll leave the in depth track by track reviews to the PMD Editors, but drop my first impression of the CD overall. To put it simply, Kanye has done it. He has officially placed himself in the position of hip hop’s best artist (without being its best emcee oddly enough). In my mind, this is the first time that such a title has been from someone outside of NY since, well, never. The lineage being from Rakim/Kane/KRS One to Biggie(sorry Pac, u were a better actor/personality then a MC) to Jay-Z (10 yr reign) to Kanye. With each listen, I ‘get’ this album more and more. I have went from being appalled to love for ‘drunken hot girls’, putting this LP closer & closer to classic status in my mind.

  3. jaesoreal Says:
    September 1st, 2007 at 8:22 am

    There is no way Biggie was better than Pac. He dropped one album alive that was barely a classic, if one at all. Life After Death was fire, but he can’t get the nod for being the best off the strength of potential. That’s like saying if Lebron James died today he can be considered the greatest for rings he might have won. Pac proved it. The man was fiyah!! HAHAHA!! BTW, I’d think if 50 had a clothing line that is for regular folks like us, he’d promote it by wearing it and therefore look like us regular folk. I see where you are coming from though.

  4. S. Mathis Says:
    September 3rd, 2007 at 11:04 am

    @ Jaesoreal — We can start our own website arguing who was better Big or Pac, and argue forever over it. Admittedly, I have never been a huge fan of Pac but I recognize his incredible influence. I speak for the few in NYC fortunate enough to remember how larger then life Biggie truly was, for the period between the release of ‘Ready to Die’ till his death. With all of Pac’s greatness, and no I don’t expect to change your mind, but doesn’t it tell u something when someone who releases one album alive is so often mentioned as better then or on the same level as Pac (who is probably 10-15 albums deep by my last count)? NYC is far different from the rest of the country (where Pac’s influence clearly dominates) so I speak for New York City itself. There has never been anyone larger then B.I.G was between 95-96, with ‘Ready to Die’, all the Junior Mafia stuff, Lil Kim’s debut ‘Hardcore’ which he co-wrote, etc. Pac is an alltime great, who may be the most influential emcee ever. Nonetheless, while everyone else was consumed with Pac, Biggie was the heart of this city.

    P.S. IF you dont think that ‘Ready to Die’ is an unquestioned classic then you cant possibly be old enough to remember how much that album shook the city, or be smart enough to understand how it still bangs/influences. At a time when ‘Illmatic’ recieved a well deserved overwhelming amount of critical acclaim & hype, ‘Ready to Die’ became the peoples choice. I respect your opinion but well there is a difference between freedom of thought/opinion and willful ignorance. And, well, I have never heard ‘Ready to Die’ called anything short of a classic.

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