8:52 pm - 04/23/2014

50 Cent on ‘Yeezus’: ‘It doesn’t feel like hip-hop to me’

50 Cent and Kanye West have had a friendly hip-hop rivalry for years but his latest remarks may be construed as serious shots fired.

During an interview with MTV News UK, 50 Cent made it clear that he was not a big fan of Kanye’s latest album Yeezus.

“He’s obviously a talent within our culture and is one of the driving forces of it, but some of that sh*t is weird to me,” said 50.

"That last record, to be honest, I’m not playing it right now. I still play Flashing Lights (op: bow), Gold Digger (op: bow 2) and that whole (College Dropout) project (op: bow [remix]). But some of the new stuff is so creative and feels like he’s trying to create a whole new sound."

“It sounds scrambled… radio is going to play dance music, EDM – you got a lot of stuff happening in music culture that’s influencing a lot of R&B music to that tempo. It doesn’t feel like hip-hop to me, it feels like a fusion of something else, like a weird combination of dance music sounds and stuff,” he added.

50 Cent isn’t the first major rap artist to call the merits of Yeezus into question. Drake landed in hot water earlier this year after some off-the-cuff criticisms of Kanye’s music he made during a Rolling Stone interview leaked to the public.

“There were some real questionable bars on there,” he says. “Like that ‘Swaghili’ line? Come on, man. Even Fabolous wouldn’t say some sh*t like that,” (op: damn aubrey) Drake told the magazine in February although he was quick to add: “Kanye’s the reason I’m here. I love everything about that guy.”

After slamming Rolling Stone for printing his remarks, Drake and Kanye have appeared to make peace. And despite his criticism of Yeezus, 50 Cent still considers himself a fan.

“It’s just him being an artist, you don’t have to agree with everything an artist does,” he said.

i just want kanye's new album this yr tho
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janetdkd 23rd-Apr-2014 07:55 pm (UTC)
We should really ask Ja what he thinks about all this?
whiterabit 23rd-Apr-2014 09:06 pm (UTC)
Where's Ja?!? What does Ja think about this!!!
childish 23rd-Apr-2014 07:59 pm (UTC)
"Hip hop is constantly changing and that's scary!"
grandmascorner 23rd-Apr-2014 08:04 pm (UTC)
he sounds old
thebloomroom 23rd-Apr-2014 07:59 pm (UTC)
Okay fiddy, and when was your last good song?
pigeon_poop 23rd-Apr-2014 08:03 pm (UTC)

i mean, rihanna was still under that umbrella, gaga who? & yeezus was on that graduation (modern classic™) hype

thebloomroom 23rd-Apr-2014 08:04 pm (UTC)
yaaaas i loved this song lol. 2007 THO. bye curtis
evett 23rd-Apr-2014 08:07 pm (UTC)
robotpotatoes 23rd-Apr-2014 08:08 pm (UTC)
umbrella is her biggest hit too

Edited at 2014-04-23 08:10 pm (UTC)
prophecypro 23rd-Apr-2014 08:10 pm (UTC)
That wasnt even the last good song, I Get Money was
grandmascorner 23rd-Apr-2014 08:08 pm (UTC)
i'm feeling this one oops

syvlie0o0 23rd-Apr-2014 08:00 pm (UTC)
I thought he quit rapping and became an "actor"
akaich0u 23rd-Apr-2014 08:02 pm (UTC)
He's got a point. Yeezus is Kanye's weakest album.
robotpotatoes 23rd-Apr-2014 08:03 pm (UTC)
why are you straight up spewing lies here
childish 23rd-Apr-2014 08:06 pm (UTC)
Drake had good points
50 just went; "It's weird because there are elements of other music so it's not hip hop".
thebloomroom 23rd-Apr-2014 08:06 pm (UTC)
its his weakest but it's up against 5 amazing albums (6 if you count WTT). Yeezus is still good. he's a solid artist, unlike 50
akaich0u 23rd-Apr-2014 08:07 pm (UTC)
I did enjoy some tracks off Yeezus (esp BOTL) but true, the legacy of stuff like Late Reg, Graduation, 808s etc is hard to top.
caacac 23rd-Apr-2014 09:08 pm (UTC)
true, I deleted it tbh
iciegurl89 23rd-Apr-2014 11:16 pm (UTC)
Yeezus is the weakest album IDGAF. Not only is it a personal opinion but the charts reflect is so much.

Thought Kanye still has more than 50. Didn't they have an album release battle the same day and he lost? 50 prob. butthurt still
shirogirl 24th-Apr-2014 01:56 pm (UTC)
false tho
kwikimart 23rd-Apr-2014 08:07 pm (UTC)
Wait is his problem that Kanye is "too creative"?!

I think Yeezus was more niche rap than traditional but that doesn't make it not hip hop 
It just proves how vast, diverse and complex the genre is 
No room ever for Wacklemore tho 
jeru02 23rd-Apr-2014 11:55 pm (UTC)
thissunflower 24th-Apr-2014 03:36 am (UTC)
Yes to everything you said.
thebloomroom 24th-Apr-2014 04:19 am (UTC)
yes yes yes & yes
andieray 23rd-Apr-2014 08:07 pm (UTC)
Doesn't sound like serious shots fired or even criticism, just a general observation.
avantgaurdian1 23rd-Apr-2014 08:08 pm (UTC)
i'm gonna need two quarters to reseat himself…
shouldbegood 23rd-Apr-2014 09:22 pm (UTC)
poopanna 23rd-Apr-2014 08:08 pm (UTC)
Why is anyone asking him anything in the first place?
ruin_takada 23rd-Apr-2014 08:13 pm (UTC)
I was waiting for someone to point this out.
beatlesluv 23rd-Apr-2014 08:51 pm (UTC)
kofo4 23rd-Apr-2014 10:00 pm (UTC)
lol i love pac gifs so much
picklestommy 23rd-Apr-2014 08:08 pm (UTC)
Oh god, this argument is so tired.
pacehim 23rd-Apr-2014 08:09 pm (UTC)
I agree. Kanye you are not a singer and autotune is wack. Album was garbage
laurie_springs 23rd-Apr-2014 08:12 pm (UTC)
radio is going to play dance music, EDM – you got a lot of stuff happening in music culture that’s influencing a lot of R&B music to that tempo. It doesn’t feel like hip-hop to me, it feels like a fusion of something else, like a weird combination of dance music sounds and stuff

This isn't a bad quote but it doesn't really relate to anything on Yeezus. Cruel Summer (woof), sure, but not Yeezus.

Edited at 2014-04-23 08:12 pm (UTC)
childish 23rd-Apr-2014 08:18 pm (UTC)
Shhhh we don't talk about Cruel Summer

trainbikes 23rd-Apr-2014 09:40 pm (UTC)
what's cruel summer?
thebloomroom 24th-Apr-2014 04:19 am (UTC)
mte lol
nene718 25th-Apr-2014 05:19 am (UTC)
w/e half of cruel summer was solid
frigginbgeek 23rd-Apr-2014 08:12 pm (UTC)
Rappers like Jay Kanye Drake Lil Wayne Nicki they basically rap about the fast cars, Tom Ford, high life but back then, it was all about the struggles, the discrimination, uniting people and so on. So I feel like the quality of music as a whole not just in hip hop but in rnb and pop have went downhill since 2008.
prophecypro 23rd-Apr-2014 08:41 pm (UTC)
Man as a long time rap fan I feel the need to remind people that motherfuckers were rapping about the same rich person fly life shit then along with the struggles, discrimination etc and that is still the case if you look at the wider and deeper scene of Hip Hop

Shit was just done in a doper way and paved the way from the rest but they still did it the best

childish 23rd-Apr-2014 10:03 pm (UTC)
ty ty ty
whiterabit 23rd-Apr-2014 09:08 pm (UTC)
But isn't that what happens when a movement gets co-oped by major society? It dilutes the power of the message. 
crazyfirecrotch 23rd-Apr-2014 08:13 pm (UTC)
curtis mad he lost that bet in '07. thing is he kept going but his music career didn't. coming for ye after being a feat. on nicole schwinn/ jermith tracks no curtis.
electricknight 23rd-Apr-2014 08:14 pm (UTC)
Does he even remember Candy Shop
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