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    51 Comments     Monday, March 16th, 2009

    Boss Hog

    In this crippling business environment, 50 Cent outlines how he’ll stay filthy rich and not die tryin’

    Who would you still like to collaborate with in Hollywood?
    Martin Lawrence. We’re actually looking at film scripts right now to collaborate. And Seann William Scott. He just had a film come out called Role Models. I was with him on the Tyra show.

    Stifler!
    [Laughs] He’s a funny guy, man. I think there’s an opportunity for me to have a stronger position within the film world. The biggest actor in the world came from a musical career.

    The Fresh Prince became Will Smith. Would you be Curtis Jackson or 50 Cent?
    Curtis, absolutely. 50 Cent is a portion of my character. You become the song to your audience. They can’t see past [it].

    On the iTunes bonus track “Smile (I’m Leaving),” you talk about how this next album might be your last. Really?
    I have a passion for music that is unbelievable. I’m addicted to what it feels like when it’s done right. I don’t care how the public feels about you; when you have the right record, you change their mind. When, creatively, you’re in the right pocket, they’ll forgive you for whatever you did. When they ask, “Do you like the artist?” they mean, “Do you like what they’ve presented recently?” When I wrote “Smile,” I knew my fourth album was my final album requirement, and then the fifth option is the greatest hits. So it could very well be my last studio album if it doesn’t make sense for me to continue and actually do it.

    Jay-Z has signed a so-called 360-degree deal with Live Nation that includes a large advance in exchange for pieces of his touring and merchandise. Would you ever sign that type of deal?
    I don’t know if I’m willing to do a 360-degree deal at this point. I mean, Jay is in a different space in his career. He may be tired of running around and negotiating each individual deal. The 360 deal would be actually putting that in someone else’s hands to support those outside ventures taking place.

    So you wouldn’t feel great about giving up those percentages?
    I’m comfortable doing it the way I’ve been doing it. The difference between him [and me] is obvious. He’s married, he’s getting ready to be 40 years old. He’s in a different place, he might not want to run around, and even touring may soon be out of the question. He might want to be in the office and run one of the companies. He’s got enough business sense to do that. He can do whatever he wants.

    Who has the best model for staying relevant to fans?
    Puffy has the best model for staying relevant, because [he does it] without a song. He’s been able to maintain an interest and stay in a space to executive produce television and film projects, and stay relevant to hip-hop culture. What was the last record that made you feel like, ‘Oh, my God, Puffy is on fire’? You don’t need it. That’s what makes his business model exciting to me. There are only three of us to look at: Jay, [me] and Puff. [We have] three totally different situations. We’ve just been a part of hip-hop culture. That’s the similarity. I still think they’ll be relevant. I just think they’re like the fire hydrant: You can’t move those guys out of the street. I think they’ll [still] be the guys you need to connect with [to] get a shot.

    So where will your brand be in the future?
    Well, I believe that I will have a stronger position as we move forward. What I have on my side is age. [Laughs] See, in the next five years they’ll be 45 and 44 years old. And I’ll just be close to where they are now.—Adam Matthews / Photography by Alexander Richter

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    51 Responses to “Boss Hog”

    03.16.09 at 3:12 pm

    droopey says:
    Why doesn’t he present himself like this all the time. It just goes to show the people of America are only entertained when your behaving inappropriately (Ricky Ross Shite). 50 Cent is a front but i’m liking Curtis Jackson.

    03.16.09 at 8:42 pm

    Officer ricky says:
    Now this is the real boss, not me.
    Why did i even start this beef? My baby mama got nutted on tape, my boy Gunplay is a bitch and I’m a fraud. ***i’d kill myself*** Lol

    03.16.09 at 11:18 pm

    LonDON - P says:
    why should he present himself in this manner all the time? you have to understand, ’50 cent’ is what made Curtis Jackson… the world is not black & white and i have not got the time to break down the fact that most of what you see/hear within hip hop and the entertainment industry on a whole is not 100%…think of how most parents speaks to their very young children; enough info to make them understand (get the job done..just listen to how shit the music (the same, low quality songs)on the radio has become

    03.17.09 at 6:26 pm

    the business side of 50 cent! | Celebrity Drop says:
    [...] So what’s your five-year plan?I create a five-year plan and then I accomplish it in a year or so. Things happen at a real rapid pace for me. Recently, I did a film with Val Kilmer and Sharon Stone called Streets of Blood. I play a police officer. While I was shooting, I said I wanted to eventually start writing and producing films. So I created a film-production company. I just opened this office [in Hollywood]. Ideas that were part of my five-year plan happened this year. I thought it would take 10 years to get to the space I’m in now. [...]

    03.17.09 at 6:55 pm

    FireStarch says:
    this is the real boss rite here admits to puffy as a proper model and respects Jay for what he done and is an alround professional, i think when artists start showing this side, it most def mean they have matured and are ready to handle business, GO GET EM FIF

    03.17.09 at 11:56 pm

    BERZEKER says:
    fif is on another level!

    03.18.09 at 1:12 am

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    03.18.09 at 7:54 am

    CHECK MATE says:
    DAMN… WAS THAT CURTIS JACKSON A.K.A 50 CENT?? Damn dawg, that was incredible. INFORMATIVE LIKE A MOTHA’PHAKA. Damn. Am speechless. He has a plan for the future and the present. A REAL BOSS. much respect FIF.

    03.18.09 at 8:03 am

    50 Cent talks Millionaire Money with King Magazine! // News & Gossip // TheRundown.TV says:
    [...] Well, I believe that I will have a stronger position as we move forward. What I have on my side is age. [Laughs] See, in the next five years they’ll be 45 and 44 years old. And I’ll just be close to where they are now….. Source: King Magazine [...]

    03.18.09 at 11:15 am

    50 Cent Covers King Magazine « BlacKosity - Swagga Of The Black & Fabulous says:
    [...] A well deserving cover, 50 cent is def a king! This man is the epitome of crawling before you walk; hold on I know what your all thinking Realism likes and supports 50, the answer is yes I do! At first i could not stand this man and his gangsta rap music, I felt that he was exploiting the exploited, that he and his lyrics was glorifying the gangs, hoods, drug dealing and all that and truth be told I am not a fan of his music but I am def a fan of his business dealings! This man is highly intelligent, tenacious, determined, giving and he seems to be in a place of redemption. Therefore if I can call a brother out when he doing wrong I must def celebrate him when he is doing right and Curtis Jackson aka 50 is making some great decisions that has him sitting on millions and creating opportunities and jobs in an economy that are laying of thousands everyday! The new king of hip-hop wealth banked $100 million after taxes on one deal alone when his stake in VitaminWater’s parent, Glacéau, was bought by Coca-Cola as part of a $4.1 billion deal. 50’s portfolio also includes the popular G-Unit clothing line and record label, plus films, videogames and a slew of platinum albums, including last year’s Curtis. Also in the works: a mining partnership with South African billionaire Partrice Motsepe. In an Q&A session with King Magazine, G-Unit boss 50 Cent shares his strategy for holding his millions together during the global economic recession. [...]

    03.18.09 at 11:45 am

    chicco says:
    here i was thinkin fif jus another dum rapper…

    03.18.09 at 11:59 am

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    03.18.09 at 12:01 pm

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    03.18.09 at 12:03 pm

    why god hates me » Quote of the Day says:
    [...] “Puffy has the best model for staying relevant, because [he does it] without a song. He’s been able to maintain an interest and stay in a space to executive produce television and film projects, and stay relevant to hip-hop culture. What was the last record that made you feel like, ‘Oh, my God, Puffy is on fire’? You don’t need it. That’s what makes his business model exciting to me. There are only three of us to look at: Jay, [me] and Puff. [We have] three totally different situations. We’ve just been a part of hip-hop culture. That’s the similarity. I still think they’ll be relevant. I just think they’re like the fire hydrant: You can’t move those guys out of the street. I think they’ll [still] be the guys you need to connect with [to] get a shot.” – 50 Cent, giving Diddy a backhanded compliment, in the new issue of King magazine No tags for this post. [...]

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    03.18.09 at 12:21 pm

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    HollyWood » Blog Archive » Quote of the Day says:
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    03.18.09 at 1:33 pm

    Flicks From Ciara’s New Video, Tamera Mowry’s New Show, and 50 Cent Talks Business | Grub Hard says:
    [...] You can catch the rest of his interview over at KING. [...]

    03.18.09 at 1:43 pm

    CelebrityTwit.com » Archive » Quote of the Day: #1 Hollywood Celebrity Blog! says:
    [...] – 50 Cent, giving Diddy a backhanded compliment, in the new issue of King magazine [...]

    03.18.09 at 10:50 pm

    Mar says:
    Curtis Jackson, can not be Curtis Jackson 100% of the time. If Curtis Jackson was always Curtis Jackson he wouldn’t be the success that he is now. 50 Cent did not make Curtis Jackson, Curtis Jackson made 50 Cent. Listen to this man talk, pay attention to the moves he makes! Curtis is a smart man. He isn’t even close to being the greatest rapper alive, but he is one of the smartest. While every other rapper was out there trying to find a gimmick that worked, (most did) he found one that kept the people interested. He started “beef” if you pay attention to every album he releases, and the circumstances surrounding them, he is always in the middle of some kind of drama with another rapper! The crazy thing, is that this guy has the power to say you’ll never work in this town again and make it happen. Look at Ja Rule (Jeffery Atkins). He WAS the hottest most marketable mainstream rapper out, until 50 Cent came along. 50 Cent with the assistance of Shady Records, and Aftermath Records, (mostly 50) shut Ja Rule down. Not only did he end Ja’s career, but he in essence destroyed an entire label! The public ate it up and so his saga began. This man is smart, don’t sleep on him.

    03.19.09 at 4:54 am

    50 Cent Speaks On Jay-Z, Diddy and The Economy says:
    [...] Catch the full interview over at KING [...]

    03.19.09 at 6:01 am

    Twitter Updates for 2009-03-19 | thedeevahdiary.com says:
    [...] Curtis Jackson sits down with King Mag… /online/?p=11400 # [...]

    03.19.09 at 12:31 pm

    50 Cent Talks About Jay-Z in Interview with King Magazine | thedivatalkshop.com says:
    [...] The rest of the article can be seen here! [...]

    03.20.09 at 12:41 pm

    Pimpin' Curly says:
    Yeah mayne…that’s my brother mayne…he’s a nerdy Erkel-like punk mayne… he ain’t pimpin’ like me mayne… in the fast lane mayne!

    03.22.09 at 6:23 pm

    Brinder says:
    Your clothes line could be a little more dramatic, funker, stylish. You need more women clothes .

    03.25.09 at 9:52 am

    Craxxi.com : 50 Cent in King Magazine: Relevance in Hip-Hop says:
    [...] The music industry may be shaken to its foundation because of the recession, but rapper 50 Cent knows the secret to staying relevant for fans until the end. In a lengthy interview with King magazine, Fiddy says that making music is not only about putting out records, but also about adopting a business model that ensures longevity in the spotlight, even when no new music is released. Only two other people in hip-hop still know how to do the same, 50 Cent shares, and those would be Jay Z and Diddy, both successful entrepreneurs whose business empires span from music to fashion and then back to music again, with them as mentors or producers for unknown but talented artists. It’s this strategy that commands respect on the street and guarantees relevance for the fans, Fiddy adds. [...]

    03.25.09 at 9:23 pm

    spike LI says:
    Kanye pawned 50 last year and 50 has yet to recover. If he doesn’t find a way to get some buzz soon he is never going to do JAyz of puffy business. Bottom line is 50 fell off. Remember when every song he dropped was a hit. Can you name the other singles off his last album other than I get money?? I didn’t think so. He better find other opportunities acting real fast.

    05.25.09 at 1:53 pm

    Lil Tomboi says:
    At least he’s making other monies, besides singing, not like these other idiot rappers that go out buying, jewelry, tons of cars, hundreds of tennis shoes,and for what? Don’t have the sense god gave them. Rapping don’t last forever, boys!!

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    britt says:
    he looks cute.. the real boss

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