Mikey: Fiddy stopped by the Angie Martinez show this afternoon to talk about his upcoming 50 fest concert in NYC, and of course address the hoopla of Jay-z saying “no one is scared of 50 cent”. Fif’s like that one kid in class who you always hoped would say something crazy and disturb the status quo, Ye’ wasnt left out, peep.
50 Cent on the Angie Martinez Show pt. 1 (Addresses Jay-z and Kanye West)
50 Cent on the Angie Martinez Show pt. 2 (Talks about his career & Em’s recording process)
50 Cent on the Angie Martinez Show pt. 3 (Talks about new fragrance with Kim Kardashian)
50 Cent on the Angie Martinez Show pt. 4 (Talks new album & 50 Fest Concert)
**Miss Info: sorry, guys there’s an error on part 4. So until we fix you can just download the entire interview here (thanks to RR). (Mikey will be doing penance pushups : )
***Mikey: 99, ONE HUNDRED… arms are sore now, but audio is fixed – enjoy!
“Some people call it being soft, some people call it bitching up…I just gotta be, I just gotta be more careful….so that Nuvo got me poppin’ s–t, and even worse, the people around me ain’t knockin it…alright, so lets talk about the Jay shit. Some days I wish I never say shit, and Diddy said ain’t no excuse for what I did, but I felt like he was knocking the same shit that feeds my kids…and Jay one of the only n out here bringing it, so I didn’t think he would even entertain the shit. Cuz entertainment is see-thru but if you really feel like I’m dead, then me too. I ain’t tryin to write your rhymes but you coulda skipped one DJ and all you had to say is, “T-pain, we cool.” But by all means, don’t take this as a diss or hatin’, I just wanna explain my side of the situation, so if you knew how much respect that I have, you’d know I’m a real n when I say, “My bad.”
(*the section about people hating on his “regular-looking” wife is somewhat heartwarming but also obtuse, because no, Pain is not the only one featuring video models of different skin tones, whether those castings are calculated or not.)
I think mixed martial arts is an amazing feat of endurance, skill, training and cojones. But this is more WWE than UFC. On Dec 12, in Birmingham, Alabama, DMX is going to be fighting Eric Martinez, an Arizona music entrepreneur, who happens to be part of DMX’s new management team. Right. Martinez does at least have one fight under his belt though, which he won.
What’s significant to note is that MMA is unregulated in Alabama…so, that’s why this level of sideshow atmosphere is allowed. MMA blogs point out that Thunder Promotions is unscrupulous and once even staged a fight featuring a quadruple amputee Kyle Maynard. (which if it were quadriplegic vs quadriplegic, would make sense, but it wasn’t. come on)
And as for the main event of “Alabama Pride,” its Butterbean Esch (who appeared on Jackass) vs Tank Abbot. Last year, Butterbean fought a guy named Pat Smith, and below, was the result. I’ll save you time: at 0:54 seconds, peep Butterbean’s killer roundhouse kick. And at 1:41, the beginning of the end. (well, technically, 0:00 was the beginning of the end)
Mikey: John Public caught up with Royce da 5’9 to further discuss Slaughterhouse’s possible move to Shady Records, and also compares the potential of the group to Young Money’s current status in the game.
“You got Young Money, they’re on top right now. They do a certain type of music, and I support that music. Slaughterhouse is the exact opposite of Young Money. If you put a machine of that magnitude behind Slaughterhouse, Slaughterhouse is going to do anything Young Money can do. I’ll put every dollar that I have on that. Not going against Young Money, not having a Slaughterhouse vs. Young Money, none of that. I’m talking about balancing hip-hop.”
“Everything is hypothetical, I dont want to think to far into the future. Slaghterhouse signing to Shady Records is not a guarantee to me or Slaughterhouse.”
holy crap….a gathering of the best street vendors is my dream come true….the hours of waiting on line, not so much.
Everyone here knows how serious I am about my hand-pulled noodles, and taco trucks, and Korean fried chicken…but seeing DP and Rafi at the Vendy Awards (which you have to pay to go to!) make me realize….I will not be going there. My suggestion: just check out the list of the 2009 vendor contenders and visit them on their actual route. The Biryani Cart is awesome, and I think The Dessert Truck deserves a nom too. Next for me is to try the Jamaican Dutchy truck and the Taiwanese Cravings truck!
Rae talks about where to put the upcoming Meth/Ghost/Rae album, there are rumors that the trio album will be put out on Def Jam. But Rae makes the fantastic point that…..”If I can drop Cuban Linx [2, on Ice H2O/EMI] and I can own that, why we can’t own…our s–t? But that’s another story…but I’m put against the wall, and the fans want this, I have to be quiet and just let it play out…if the people is excited, I have to be involved because the people help me take care of my family….but you been in the business, a long time, you should be in charge of that…I never had the chance to talk to my brothers about it, because we all going in different directions…when it’s official…that’s when we reach an understanding.”
(I love how the Gasface guys put together their clips, peut-etre, just a lil lower on the soundtrack volume next time ; )