News: 50 Cent Cooks Up A New Beef, "I'm Hurt Jimmy & Dre Feel Like That But F*ck It"
Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011 12:35PM
G-Unit general 50 Cent's latest onslaught may actually hit close to home, as the controversial rapper announced he has a new diss record in the works aimed at Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Iovine and Aftermath Records head Dr. Dre.
Airing out his issues on Twitter, 50 hinted at his recent venture with Sleek Headphones causing anxiety with Iovine and Dre who have their own Beats By Dre music gear line.
"Jimmy iovine and dre mad at me cause I'm doing sleek by 50," Fif tweeted Monday (February 14).
"I guess I'm not going to be on detox Lol."
"I'm a little hurt jimmy and dre feel like that but f*ck it. I'm focused I got a surprise for everybody this go round."
"Would you faint if I told you I just wrote a verse about jimmy and dre. Oh my god this is hard. This sh*t gonna kill"
"[Eminem] gonna have a heart attack when he hear this sh*t d*mn lol"
"I don't get it when they did there deal I didn't get upset. Now I'm mad they didn't put me or EM in that deal. F*ck this sh*t I QUIT"
"Okok I'm done talkin bout jimmy n dre, I love them, they hate me, so what?...f*ck it. Lol" (50 Cent's Twitter)
In early January, 50's Sleek business venture became publicized.
It's official. The cans we saw teased earlier in the week have just been made official by Sleek Audio and Curtis Jackson (otherwise known to the world as 50 Cent), with the rapper himself dishing out cash and input to make it happen. We're told that they were designed by 50 and engineered by Sleek, and are the first headphones ever to offer 'Wireless Hybrid' technology with military-grade metals. More specifically, the Sleek by 50 Cent Platinum headphones utilize Kleer lossless wireless technology, with a 60 foot range and a micro-USB rechargeable battery. If you run out of juice, there's a detachable mic cable that can be jacked in for continued listening. The cans themselves house a pair of 50mm dynamic drivers, a customized internal amplifier and a call-out to Dr. Dre. Just kidding. Maybe. We're still waiting on a price and release date, but we'd expect 'em to ship soon for just a touch more than HP's Beats -- you know, given the wireless and all. (Engadget)
Last year, Iovine discussed the capabilities and mission statement of Beats By Dre.
"This is different, but these days everything is different, period -- what we're doing with Beats, this is really exciting, it's really taking off," he explained in an interview. "[He] can be to headphones what Michael Jordan was to sneakers...I told him, 'You know speakers, not sneakers.' As we moved forward with it I also told him that he had to get it right with the headphones. It would be the difference between Air Jordans and George Foreman's grill. It took us two years to get them right, but when I heard I knew it was going to be big. It's just like listening to a hit record." (Los Angeles Times)
Outside of internal conflicts, 50's Get Rich Or Die Tryin' debut album hit the eight-million-sold mark in early February.
50 Cent's 2003 breakthrough album Get Rich Or Die Tryin' tops the 8 million mark in sales this week. It's the fourth best-selling rap album in history, following Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP (10,341,000) and The Eminem Show (9,928,000) and Nelly's Country Grammar (8,489,000). (Yahoo News)
Check out a recent 50 Cent interview below: