News: 50 Cent On The Ailing Music Industry, "We Just Have To Pass New Laws" [Video]
Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 2:10PM
50 Cent talks about what he believes what will save the music industry's sales slump in tonight's Fuse network broadcast of "50 Cent: The Lost Tapes."
On the program, 50 talks about battling Internet piracy.
"I don't think the music business is dying," 50 says in the interview. "I think we're just experiencing technology and we just have to pass new laws, eventually, to change how music is being distributed. There's no lack of interest in great material, I don't see people 'not' going to the night club or enjoying themselves when the son comes on. It's just about re-developing what the music business is. It's easier to download a song that's three minutes long, probably about three or four seconds for you to download it, it's easier to steal...The technology is so new and what we're actually doing on the web that we have to develop that. And those things won't actually happen, the effective laws won't happen until it starts to damage film. When you got your blockbuster film doing $120 million in a weekend and then that blockbuster film that they spent $120 million comes out and nobody goes to see but everybody watched it because they could pull it off their computer and see it on HD at home on a theater. They'll change those laws." ("50 Cent: The Lost Tapes")
The rapper will also be featured on the special addressing multiple rumors.
"I deal with this constantly," 50 says on the trailer, "Don't say no sh*t that's gonna make me mad at you. So let's talk about the things people said. They said I was on cocaine in Croatia. They said I didn't like gay people. They say a lot of things. The majority of the general public don't even believe in their own ideas to make themselves successful. I'm looking forward to success, baby. I'm looking forward to great things happening, positive energy and I look forward to challenging myself creatively. I'm a work in-progress because I got 14 Grammy nominations and no trophies. It's because I chose to write the harsh realities. I have to create these things that mean something to me. You know why? Because I'll get lifetime achievement awards. That's why I feel like I'm gonna be better tomorrow than I am today." (Fuse TV)
He is currently gearing up for a United States tour.
Fans might get a chance to hear what he's talking about starting May 28, when 50 will launch The Invitation Tour at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland. The monthlong, 19-date outing will take him across the country to mid-size theaters before winding up with a June 25 show at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (MTV)
He is promoting an upcoming solo album called Black Magic.
"My Black Magic album, I've been listening to a lot of different kinds of music. I just want to create something that's outta the box," 50 told radio host Tim Westwood. "It ain't the same style, same kinda music. I'm using different song formats. I'll write a rap song in a sequence of a different kind of record...To write it in a different format, instead of writing it the way the traditional rap record is written, it's to experiment with different things. It's still hip-hop music, still 50 Cent content, it's just written in a different way..." (Tim Westwood TV)
"50 Cent: The Lost Tapes" is scheduled to air, Tuesday, April 27th at 8 PM EST on Fuse TV.
Check out a portion of 50 Cent's interview down below: