News: G-Unit, D-Block, Slaughterhouse, Dipset & More Takeover This Is 50 Fest [Video]
Sunday, Oct 4, 2009 1:11PM
50 Cent's highly-anticipated This Is 50 Festival took place last night (October 3) and featured a wide range of acts including D-Block, Slaughterhouse, Dipset and more.
During the event, 50 explained the significance behind his rap-uniting event.
"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)
In a video trailer for the event last month, Fif promoted his festival and revealed a few big names.
"Hey, what's up, it's your boy 50 Cent right here," he said in a video. "It's going down October 3rd, Governor's Island. It's gonna be mad people there. It's gonna be -- they didn't let me do Summer Jam so I'm doing my own Summer Jam. You know what I'm saying? I don't wanna say Maino's gonna be there, I don't wanna Uncle Murda is gonna be there, I don't wanna say Cory Gunz, I don't wanna say Ron Browz, none of that. I don't wanna say Dipset, I don't wanna say D-Block, I don't wanna say none of that. I just wanna keep it real low-key like and just let you know you need to be on Governor's Island October 3rd." (This Is 50)
Check out 50 Cent performing "Many Men" at the This Is 50 Fest below: