News: 50 Cent Speaks Economic Crisis, "I Make More Money Away From Music"

Monday, Mar 16, 2009 5:50PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap mogul 50 Cent recently stepped away from his differences with Rick Ross to discuss the impact of the United States' current financial crisis.

Fif spoke with King Magazine to analyze how the economy is affecting the mass population of businesses and entertainers.

"I make more money away from music than I do off of music...well, I was," 50 said. "Sh*t is terrible right now. Look at the economy in general... create a five-year plan and then I accomplish it in a year or so. Things happen at a real rapid pace for me...I thought it would take 10 years to get to the space I'm in now. There are only three of us to look at: Jay-Z, [me] and Puff [Daddy]. [We have] three totally different situations. We've just been a part of hip-hop culture. That's the similarity...I believe that I will have a stronger position as we move forward. What I have on my side is age. 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." (King Magazine)

While still staying in music, Fif will expand his audience's reach by linking up with rock band Fall Out Boy on tour next month.

50 Cent joins Fall Out Boy Tour for a handful of shows. Kicking their highly-anticipated US Tour up another notch, Fall Out Boy has announced that acclaimed rapper 50 Cent will join the band on five cities on their 'Believers Never Die Part Deux' tour, the band's 2009 headline arena tour, which kicks off April 3rd in Phoenix at Mesa Amphitheater. (Rap Radar)

Aside from music, 50 recently annnounced plans to begin producing films with the launch of his film production company, Cheetah Vision.

50 said Cheetah Vision had already bought eight scripts. "They are all different types of movies that I bought the rights to, and we're developing projects. You will see different things from me in the future," he said. (Reuters)

Fif has also reportedly generated network attention through his fictional pimp parody series "Pimpin' Curly."

"My n*gga done called him Curly in the South, that's what you wanna call him," G-Unit producer Sha Money XL said in an interview. "Aight, now HBO's calling. Showtime's calling. Comedy Central's calling. MTV. Snoop Dogg called me like, 'Yo this n*gga's crazy.' You can't play that boy, he's too smart, too intelligent. Too rich to even f*ck with." (iHipHop)

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