Fiddy vs. Kanye: A career is at stake!

Feud_lNew developments today in the hip-hop showdown of the century, currently scheduled for September 11, when both 50 Cent and Kanye West release their new albums. In an interview with, Fiddy says he’s ready to bet his whole career that his new album, Curtis, outsells the Louis Vuitton Don’s Graduation.

“Put it like this,” 50 said, gearing up to refer to himself in the third person. “Let’s raise the stakes. If Kanye West sells more records than 50 Cent on September 11, I’ll no longer write music. I’ll write music and work with my other artists, but I won’t put out any more solo albums.”

Let’s see: 50 sold 1.14 million copies of The Massacre in its first four days of release back in 2005. Later that year, Kanye’s Late Registration moved 860,000 units in its opening week. According to historical precedent, 50’s solo career looks safe. But two years later, is 50 at the height of his powers? This could get interesting (assuming, of course, that 50 Cent really would quit if he got shamed on 9/11/07). And what if Kenny Chesney’s new album, also opening on September 11, outsells both 50 and Kanye? Will you buy 50’s album just to keep him in the game, or Kanye’s album instead, just to get him out?

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  • Chris

    I would buy Keane’s just to shut Fifty up. He raps like he has marshmallows in his mouth.

  • mike

    Two massive egos in a steel cage match of death. I’ve pre-ordered ten Kenny Chesney CDs.

  • Matthew

    Kanye has an ego, but 50’s is way bigger. Let him quit, he wasn’t even really that good to begin with. He says that now but I doubt that’ll be the end for him as a solo rapper. Kanye is a much more talented rapper, and therefore deserves higher sales than the guy who came up with “I’ll let you lick the lollipop…”
    ’nuff said.

  • Alex

    I am definitely buying Kanye’s disc now. 50 has got to go. Ego aside, Kanye is great.

  • Valerie

    I hate them both. I’m seriously thinking of buying Kenny Chesney’s CD… whoever he is !

  • Sarah

    My bet’s on Kenny Chesney being number 1 that week.

  • nathan

    Anyone with higher than a 3rd grade education would pick Kanye over 50 Cent, the two aren’t even in the same league. Fiddy music is just a pile of S.H.I.T.

  • katie

    agreed nathan.
    i saw kayne in concert in july – and he rocked it out. i was impressed with the show he put on, and think his music is far superior to 50’s fake gangster crap.
    i’m definetly going to buy kayne’s album on the 11th just for the hope that 50 will have to shut up.

  • jay

    According to iTunes, Kanye’s album is at #3 on the Top Album chart, while 50’s is #9. Also, Kanye’s “Stronger” is at #2 on the top song’s chart, while 50’s “Ayo Technology” is again at #9. Maybe Kanye has the upper hand?
    Their ego’s need to take a break.

  • harry

    If 50 expects to do well he better find a dictionary and study his a– of.

  • Christina

    No more 50 Cent, that will be a glorious day and it will probably come true since Kanye is way more relevant than 50 is right now. However I predict that Kenny Chesney will outsell them both and put both their egos in check

  • Dave

    Kanye is an innovator, 50 is an immitator. Any questions?

  • BrandonK

    What I want to know is how to get rid of both of them…

  • Sara

    There are very few artists who I actually go out and buy their records the first day they’re out — and Kanye is one of them. I’d buy his album the first day it came out regardless, but now I definitely will just to spite 50.

  • hm

    i may buy two cds now if it means 50 wont rap anymore.

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