News: 50 Cent Taunts Fat Joe's "J.O.S.E. II" Sales, "With 8,800 Copies Sold, Joe Shows No Signs Of Stopping"
Thursday, Oct 15, 2009 11:45AM
50 Cent reacted to Fat Joe's J.O.S.E. Part II first week sales by placing a banner advertisement that mocks the rap veteran on his ThisIs50 website.
Appearing on the site, Fif's ad sarcastically promotes Joey's project.
"THE MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUM OF THE CENTURY" it reads. "WITH 8,800 COPIES SOLD JOE SHOWS NO SIGNS OF STOPPING." -Rolling Stone "INCLUDING SMASH HIT SINGLES LIKE "JOEY DON'T DO IT, AND CUPCAKE" (57th Ave)
Despite low first-week sales, Crack's latest effort managed to secure a spot on SoundScan.
Terror Squad leader Fat Joe's Jealous Ones Still Envy Part II got off to a rocky start landing at No. 73 this week. With seven days to his name, Joey Crack's latest effort has sold 8,300 copies. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Joe hinted at record label problems during an interview earlier this month.
"I've realized something really, that, [50 Cent is] my number one fan and really loves Fat Joe," Joey told radio personality Angie Martinez. "I'm really tuned in to that, I really came to that realization that he's my number one fan because I'm a little upset at the label, I felt we could have did way more promotions, but if you didn't know Fat Joe's album was coming out today, I think he said, 'Yo, my man Joe needs this little bit of promotion man, like he's so much of a formidable opponent, that you know, I gotta keep this guy around, I gotta go promote his new album.' Absolutely. Promotions. Nah, thank-you 50, man, major promotions, you really bigged me up. Nobody was thinking about me before that, thank-you, I love you. J.O.S.E. II in stores right now." (Hot 97)
Appearing in a clip with hospital bandages last week, Fif explained the effects of listening to Joey Crack's music.
"Yo, what's up, this is 50 Cent, I just wanna thank everybody for showing their support with all the 'Get Well' wishes I got from ThisIs50.com," Fif said in a video. "Yesterday, I listened to Fat Joe's record, and it hurt me. And I told you people, not to listen to his music, and some people didn't listen. And look what happened. Young Buck tried to ride his motorcycle after listening to Fat Joe's record and look what happened...The skate boarders. The people riding their bikes. There's people playing the music trying to work out. It's terrible. [crying] Fat Joe's record is the worst thing to ever happen to hip-hop. And it hurts, it hurts bad because I love hip-hop. I don't know what else to say, I mean, everywhere. This is happening all over the place, and it's because his music sucks so bad. It's gonna kill people. Don't listen to it, please, please." (YouTube)
Check out Fat Joe thanking 50 Cent below: