50 Cent/Kanye beef heats up with… a presidential style debate

From HHE:

Superstar rappers Kanye West and 50 Cent will go head-to-head on September 11, the day both artists’ sophomore albums land in stores.

While fans of both rappers have relished in the friendly rivalry that seems to be brewing between the pair over the release date, 50 Cent has actually accepted a challenge to debate Kanye West on live TV.

50 Cent appeared on BET’s 106 & Park countdown show on Friday to promote his upcoming album Curtis.

During the show, he accepted an offer from hosts Terrance J. and Rocsi to engage Kanye West in a presidential style “debate” to decide who has the best album, weeks before their albums hit stores.

The rivalry started when West’s release date for his Def Jam/Universal release Graduation was shifted from September 18 to September 11.

Conversely, 50 Cent’s album Interscope/Universal album Curtis was moved from September 4 to September 11.

“I accept the challenge,” 50 Cent told millions of viewers on Friday (August 3). “Kanye, he’s not going to want to show up. Just don’t be asking me if I am a conscious rapper. I know exactly what I am saying – so I am conscious.”

If Kanye were to accept the challenge posed by the hosts, the two colorful, outspoken rappers would appear live on the show to debate who has the better produced album.

50 Cent’s sophomore album The Massacre sold over 1 million copies during its first week in stores, while West’s second album Late Registration moved 860,000 units its first week on the shelves.

While 50 Cent claimed that Def Jam President Jay-Z would cave in and switch Kanye’s release date, Jay-Z himself shot the notion down and welcomed the competition.

Popular gambling website Bodog.com recently began taking bets on which artist will sell more during the first week, if they hit stores on September 11 as planned.

Fans have wagered that 50 Cent’s Curtis will outsell West’s Graduation (180 to 140), while Curtis is also the favorite to top Billboard’s Top 200 album chart.

9 thoughts on “50 Cent/Kanye beef heats up with… a presidential style debate”

  1. This is a huge day for hip hop. I think Kanye will come out on top and I might just put a few dollars on it. The article does not mention that 50 Cent sold 1.1 million in a short week because his album was released on a Saturday instead of Tuesday in order to trick bootleggers. Despite the even bigger lead in past openings, I expect Kanye to debut at #1 because people know he makes great albums. 50 has four songs out now and neither one is as good as Kanye’s two singles. Come on “You Can’t Tell Me Nothing” that’s an anthem. Meanwhile 50 is recycling the same old money themes/lyrics and even had to sample Audio Two.

  2. Maybe I’m in the minority but I feel like 50’s last album was weak and fans will remember that. Kanye cares more about making good music over making money and ironically I think because of that value system, Graduation Day will outsell Curtis.

    How many songs can he make about spending money? Its too redundant. He has five songs out right now (if you count the one with Ciara) and we are still debating whether he can outsell Kanye. I think Kanye will have something up his sleeve.

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  4. Well, every one has the chance to say whatever they Like..Both parties are good, and both albums are good!.Enough of putting this hip hop shits on our shoulder, what makes u think it aint a conspiracy, now these 2 brothers, after the battle still came out stronger and richer!.So whats your prolm?.why every one gat all their teeths out?…Mind your Biz Bro!.
    For me, i have no prolm about 50 singing about money, if u r not down with it, then throw away his CD’s, and buy Kanye west’s. theres a style for everyone, thats what he belive in…and thats the brain behind G-unit.
    proly, when u have your own Unit, you might start to speak more about T.D jakes . lets see if u sell in the USA of today!…..Big up Kanye, Tho!

  5. black rappers just talk about money and guns. Its all a front. Most black rappers can’t read or write. They are stupid thugs who got lucky and are putting up a front and all you idiots actually buy it.
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