SOHH Whatcha Think: 50 Cent Tries To Do A Little Good On His New LP: Has Fif's Bad Guy Persona Killed His Career? [Click Here & Speak]
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 12:05AM
If you've ever read Robert Greene's modern-classic The 48 Laws of Power you'll recognize the following: Isolation is Dangerous. While early in the game the kid Fiddy seemed to prosper off of beefing with the biggest acts in the game, the tables have kinda turned, many of the big names with whom he tangled with aren't so relevant any more, and the smaller guys he used as stepping stools have become successful hitmakers. Funny how life works out sometimes, ain't it.?
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No one can ever take away Fif's accomplishments: Dude is wealthy, has hits under his belt, and in his prime he was that n*gga. But as music pushes forward, it kinda seems that the same tactics that got him where he is today have also become an invisible prison, as the stigma of rap's bad guy has become synonymous with his name. Now, as he preps his for the release of his latest album (Fif has been fighting to get this released for some time now, kind of ironic for a guy who at one time owned popular music) Mr. Cent says he plans to mix a little good with the bad:
My new album is epic it defines the struggle between good and evil. There's a bright side and a dark side on it. #SK," he tweeted October 23rd. (50 Cents Twitter)
It's no secret that Fif has had trouble garnering real momentum behind this album, it may be the quality of music, it may be the change of his style, but now we want to ask you: Has 50's bad guy image turned into his greatest weakness?
Check out another rapper on the verge of a comeback. Here's Jeezy spittin' over Drake's "Headlines":