News: 50 Cent Gives "PaRappa the Rapper" Billion Dollar G-Unit Deal [Video]
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 11:06AM
G-Unit head 50 Cent showed off his comedic side over the weekend, appearing on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim series "Robot Chicken."
In one of the show's segments, Fif rewards fictional Playstation video game character PaRappa The Rapper a billion dollar deal to join his G-Unit crew.
Remember PaRappa The Rapper on the first Sony Playstation console? Well, then chances are you're going to love this clip from Sunday night's episode of Robot Chicken. It features the animated rapper squaring off against a rival MC in a freestyle battle, which leads to 50 Cent signing him to G-Unit. They then go out for a celebratory cruise before, well, we won't spoil it for you. (Complex)
The episode comes days after Fif announced his Street King Immortal solo album delay.
On Wednesday, the "I Get Money" MC revealed to MTV News that Street King won't be out on February 26 and is now slated for a spring release, citing internal changes at Interscope Records as the reason. "Actually it's the system," he said. "It's a lot of adjustments being made there, obviously Christmas I think 35 people got let go." In the past, Fif has really taken Interscope to task when it came to delays and leakage of his music. This time, however, he seems to be understanding of the situation and exercising a great deal of patience. "It's a shift in who's responsibilities are what, so as fast as they get it together," he said. "I'm confident they'll put it together though, so it'll be out." (MTV)
Recently, 50 spoke to SOHH about his past issues with the label music executive Jimmy Iovine built.
"With Interscope, look, all artists are going to express their frustrations with the system at some point," Fif told SOHH. "I've had all the success in my career with Interscope Records. You know? So when everybody is there and working, that's a powerful system there but a lot of people that are walking around the building now are new faces so I'm reintroducing myself and creating a new focus with the people that are actually there." (SOHH)
He previously cited problems meeting eye-to-eye with Interscope for adding to their now-nixed conflict.
"I wrote this album. I went through the process of writing it. It's been discouraging at points to not see the same efforts from everyone," 50 said when asked about his label frustrations and perceived depression. "As far as me partnering with Feeding America for this actual project, the business model that I adapted was -- conscious capitalism. [New album this year?] Hopefully." (CES)
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