News: Fabolous Questions 50 Cent's "This Is 50" Fest, "He's One Of The Reasons NY Hip-Hop Became So Isolated"
Tuesday, Oct 6, 2009 2:00PM
Fabolous has questioned the motives behind 50 Cent's recent This Is 50 Festival which brought Slaughterhouse, D-Block, G-Unit and more to one stage.
Fab suggested that 50's previous rap beefs destroyed unity among NY rappers.
"Its interesting to c 50 Cent unite wit NY artists when he's 1 of the reasons NY hip hop became so isolated & crumbled..Do u agree NY??," Fab wrote Tuesday (October 6) morning. "I wonder if this is a law in the 50th law of power book?? I guess it was a good show 4 NY.. But if u asked 50 a few years ago if he ever saw hisself on stage with any of them he woulda said H*LL NO! Still 2 this day, 1 of the illest things i saw..Was 1 year a stadium full of fans screamin 4 Ja Rule, the next year sh*ttin on him 4 50 cent At 50's peak his grind was unmatched, image was bulletproof, music was ignorantly motivational & catchy, even classic. most never hav that So dont think im takin shots at 50.. Jus that NY show had me a lil puzzled.. But i love NY so i couldnt knock it if i wanted to." (Fabolous' Twitter)
During the event, 50 explained the significance behind his rap-uniting gathering.
"I wanted to make a festival that didn't necessarily have to have an artist [who has a] single in rotation at the time," 50 explained. "That doesn't directly reflect good hip-hop. It reflects marketing dollars spent by the major corporations, the companies. Tonight we have everybody that means something to us musically in one spot. When I bring Cory Gunz, Trav, Maino...Now we got Jadakiss out here. This is real! Tell me anywhere else you can go where you can see everybody. It represents different portions of hip-hop. You got the Lox, the new young gunners Cory Gunz, Trav, Maino. Jimmy [Jones] and Juelz [Santana] coming. They say New York City, we don't actually get along, that's not true. We could work together and get more money than we can get apart, and they gonna see us do it in the future." (MTV)
Juelz Santana also touched on the event from his Twitter page.
"A! Im On my way to 50 fest ! Who's gon be out there?," he wrote yesterday. "A! DES BOYS DRIPPIN WACK DROPS, YALL SHOULD BE MASCOTS, COME N SEE THE SPLASH DOC, I'LL GIVE YOU A SWAG SHOT ! ! ! A! I ain't have my phone earlier but I just got back from thisis50 fest. It was Rockin out there I Splashed on em real quick !!" (Juelz Santana's Twitter)
Prior to attending the show, DJ Webstar hit up SOHH to reveal his performance.
"Yeah, yeah,  actually reached out to me and asked me to come through and perform for the kids and stuff like that," Webstar revealed. "So I'm actually gonna be there, I'm gonna perform along with Kid Cudi -- more people are gonna be there. It should be a good event. And I think that's important that he's doing stuff for his community because a lot of artists get too big and don't do sh*t for they community." (SOHH)
Check out 50 Cent performing "Many Men" at the This Is 50 Fest below: