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Conversations with 50 Cent: Young Buck, G-Unit, The Forbes List and the New Hustle


Musically, 50 Cent is at a crossroads.

He’s fending off his the competition at every turn as a young crop of artist rises in Hip-Hop. Still, Curtis Jackson isn’t too concerned. As he points out, “I been on the Forbes list 10 years straight – consecutively.” The mogul looks at the rap game like the corner and his options for making money are increasingly limited. He’s decided to release his 5th and final obligation to Interscope whether the label supports it or not.

Money isn’t every thing and 50 gives the status of his relationship to the rest of G-Unit, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo. It may be time for them to fly on their own, he asserts. But, when asked about estranged member Young Buck, who has had a myriad of personal and business problems, the General goes even colder. [Watch Young Buck “review” 50 Cent’s “Lost Tape” ] “Where I’m from we got a code of conduct we follow: Don’t bite the hand that feeds you,” 50 Cent says. “N***as is lucky you don’t just kill ’em. N***as shot me for $5,000.”

Here is Part 2 of the exclusive interview with 50 Cent, where he talks about his revenue, the status of G-Unit, and why the boot will not soon come off Young Buck’s neck.

Listen to Part 1: Conversations with 50 Cent: Lil Wayne, Beef, DJ Drama, The Lost Tape

  • buckness

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  • CanYouAllHearMe

      “I been on the Forbes list 10 years straight – consecutively.”

    AND HE ONLY CAME OUT IN 2003

    •  and his career aint shit
      so whats the point

    • mademan3000

      Agreed!!!

    • Promoterslapper

       remind u in the club was released in 2002 mayte,, you know hw much he made of the single that year?

  • illymac

    50 keep doing the same interviews
    talking about the same bullshit..

    maybe if he stop putting so much emphasis on the past,
    he would be able to move foward into the future..

    his new mixtape is out…
    he got the street king shit popping off..
    he have an album coming out in July..
    ^^^^^ this ^^^^^^
    is what he should be focussing on…

  • immackulate

    this niggah stuck on stupid … after IOVINE cut this niggah out the inner circle this niggah returned back to THE POWER OF A DOLLAR status >>> at least he has something to show for … never the less he’s career is a wash.

  • Mos High

    I rate 50 cent as a voice in the hip hop community but his followers have out grown his music. Say what people want about Jay z but he cant be relivant until who knows what age. Thats why people hate jayz so much, because truth be told he is probably the greatest all round hip hop mc money, music, infulence etc.  Biggie and Pac werent around long enough to have that title . Thats my opinion. 50 will always be known but only limited amount of his music

  • Records aint selling because the overall product in hip-hop aint shit!!! “It only entertainment” as Jay-Z put it. 

    We miss that Pac!!!!! If WE don’t believe in what you rap or what you are saying then why in the hell would WE pay for it?????? 

    IT’S YOUR OWN FAULT YOUR RECORD AINT SELLING!!!!! NOT JUST 50 CENT, YALL LET THE LABEL DICTATE WHAT IS HOT AND IT IS USUALLY “NIGGAS ACTING JUST LIKE IGNORANT NIGGAS”

  • You just heard it yourself here on AllHipHop!!!!! 

    NEVER OUTSHINE THE MASTER!!!! 

    HE FELT LIKE BUCK WAS OUTSHINING HIM WHILE HE HAD $100 MILLION IN THE BANK!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!! THIS DUDE IT ON SOME MORE SHIT!!! 

    So Buck got fucced because he was more talented than 50. Like when 50 felt he had to come out on 106 And Park and say he outsold the entire south!!!! DUDE BEEN A NATURAL BORN HATER FOR YEARS. THIS IS AS OLD AS KANE AND ABEL.

    NEVER OUTSHINE THE MASTER!!!! Wow!!! Do you think Lil Wayne tells Drake that when he is in the studio???? Do you think Rozay tells Meek and Wale that????

    SOME NIGGAS JUST CAN’T LEAD AND SHOULDN’T BE RECORD LABEL HEADS!!!

  • Birdman should kick Lil Wayne out of the crew because he defiantly out shined him.

    Did 50 really just refer to himself as “MASTER” of another black man??? If a white label head had said that all hell would have broken loose!!

  • This sounds real lame by 50, dont outshine the master? So basically he just admitted that he a jealous bitch who cant stand to see his artists “outshine” him. He’s always talking about his other venues because subconsciously he knows he ruined himself with music. By being to worried with keeping up with his artist and at the same time trying to keep them just hot enough to make him money, but not to much to where they would “outshine” him.

  • brotha_man

    modern day slave shit

  • Mak1490

    Wasnt Buck the one who mentioned Never Outshine The Master in those diss tracks? So how bout yall stfu. Maybe he should have followed that law. If anybody was jealous, it was Buck once that Vitamin Water deal hit, he really started acting funny PUBLICLY

  • Law #1 of the 48 Laws of Power:  Never Outshine the Master.  It shouldn’t even come as a surprise that he’d say that though, if you think about it most of his actions throughout his career have been based on the Laws…

    Law #6, Court Attention At All Costs
    Law #8, Make Other People Come to You — Use Bait If Necessary
    Law #10, Learn to Keep People Dependent On You
    Law #33, Discover Each Man’s Thumbscrew
    Law #35, Master the Art of Timing
    Law #39, Stir Up Waters to Catch Fish
    And the one he’s most well known for, Law #15:  Crush Your Enemy Totally (peace to Ja)

    As of late he been on #45, Preach the Need For Change But Never Reform Too Much At Once, but he’s gonna learn the hard way the one he shoulda paid the most attention to was #47:  Do Not Go Past the Mark You Aimed For; In Victory, Learn When to Stop.  Game needs to soak that one up too cuz he’s just as bad as 50 when it comes to beatin the fukk out a dead horse.  I’ll always give it up to Fif though cuz he’s a smart nigga, he just needs to channel his energy in the right directions instead of wastin it on the extracirricular bullshit.  And fukk the bullshit, he needs to go on and let Buck live, he done more than made his point after all this time.  Shit like this is why people stopped fukkin with him to begin with, they mighta let some of the lackluster music slide if it weren’t for all the goof troop shit.

    • NEWSKULL

      What do you mean let buck live… You said it yourself LAW #15 dude will never stop until Buck name is forgotten… 50 is a real nigga man everything he is saying about business and having the right entourage is so true… if you apply that in real life you will never regret it… Don’t ever feel sorry for a man who had his luck in life and blew it away… how many people wished to be in Buck or Game place the only thing they had to do is to keep their mouth shut and focus on making money…

      And THE MARK 50 aiming at is that billion$ mark…

      • True enough, but also take note of what I said after that about #47…he’s more than won by this point, Buck done lost everything he owns and could even lose the name he came in the game with long before any of us knew who G-Unit was……when you beat a dead horse over and over it tends to do more harm than good, you’d think he’d know that by now just based off his past experiences ya feel me?

  • So the point of signing rappers is to not do better than you????? smh Wait a minute. Huh??? Now I see why Banks aint nowhere to be found. This is one sucka @zz nigga!!!! Maybe this explains why Yayo lasted the longest. 

    No wonder he signed Shawty Lo and Pauly D!!! They suck!!!

  • Mak1490

    Buck was disloyal, thats a fact. U dont know what you talkin bout sayin Banks nowhere to be found. He just dropped the best mixtape last year, Cold Corner 2. Oh u didnt hear it? Cuz u busy dickriding who’s the most “hyped”. Thats why Banks and Tony never will turn on the man who made them rich cuz fans are crackheads and dick riders. One minute they on u, next they off u

    • 50 Cent Calls Lloyd Banks A “Baby” – Says They Haven’t Spoken In 9 Months… AKA NOWHERE TO BE FOUND!!!!!! ARE YOU HIGH?????

      Buck was disloyal because he made better music???? A agree with you. It is a fact that Buck made better music than 50 Cent.

      • Mak1490

        Are you high? So what they havent spoke in 9 months, who cares? How is Banks missing when he just dropped a mixtape and about to release another one. I figured u was a dick rider like I said, see u ignored that

        And please Buck being better. I cant take no one serious saying Buck when focused on music > 50 when focused on music. What classics Buck got? Ill wait…

  • rep87

    The longer you hold a man down you hold yourself down. 50 cant see that Buck was the only real talent on the team. Lloyd first CD was tight the others fell flat to me and Yayo is just Wack period !

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  • lol.. Young Buck was and is a junkie, dude is broke.. he made at least 8 million with 50… it isn’t a coincidence dude has been bounced from label after label after label.
    You grow an artist to a certain space, let them grow..and let them make there own moves.. The media always likes to hammer it up and make it sound like a beef. Banks or Yayo can go tour and move around and make there own money, or sit on the ten million + they have made with 50.

    • Banks had time to tweet Meek Mill over there at MMG but he aint talked to 50 in months and the stans keep saying that everything is okay. Sure it is.

      Lloydbanks @Lloydbanks@MeekMill my niggaView conversationReply Retweet Favorite

      Meek Mill @MeekMillS/o 2 my nigga @Lloydbanks just sent me case of rozayyyy #greenhouseExpandReply Retweet Favorite

      • LOL.. look at this fool analyzing fu**ing tweets… 50 made that boy rich, he put him on.. even if there not making money together anymore, he still put him on!!!!! Whose a “stan”, so automatically because I enjoy an artist’s music I am a “stan”… your a clown! I don’t even like Banks, nor do I like his music… I really could care less if he did 500 songs with 50, or signed elsewhere to tell you the truth.. so get the f**k outta here with that stan BS, save that for the kids.

      • dominicancoke

        50 change bank’s life just how em changed 50s. their  falling out   is described in prodegy’s book my infamous life.where 50 is scolding bank’s for lack of promotion of his sophomore  album the rotten apple due to him being depressed over his father’s passing and his moms getting into a car accident bank’s must of though it was friendship before business. bank’s addressed this in an interview where he saids’ 50 never knew his father and he didn’t grow up with his mother so he doesn’t know how i truly felt. 50 later on apologize in his own way in an interview paraphrasing what banks said about him not knowing his pops and barely growing up with his moms before she was killed.but than stated depression is not a luxury i can afford 

  • 50 is by far one of the realest and smartest niggas to do it…ya sitting back calling him a hoe ass nigga saying he grimey and he not real but just listen to what he says…the man knows his shit…”never out shine the master” in kung fu movies there’s always a master that teaches the pupil and puts him under his wing…the master teaches the pupil pretty much everything but not all of his knowledge(buck being the pupil) now every once in a while there comes a pupil that will think he is better than the master or try to challenge the master but the master always has a contingency plan up his sleeve…50 saw that buck was trying to take over and outshine(overthrow) him so he started breaking down what he built…

    • When did rappers that you signed and are making money off of become the threat??? That would be like Nike dumping the Jordan “Jump Man shows”  because he did what they told him to do. SALE SHOES REALLY WELL!!!! THAT SOUNDS LIKE JEALOUSLY TO ME. 

      DID EMINEM HOLD  50 BACK LIKE THAT? DID DRE HOLD EMINEM BACK LIKE THAT??

      For those who don’t know the real story behind this Buck/50 thing…The whole thing began because Young Buck said he was going to sell more records then 50 Cent in a radio interview…50 Cent wasn’t even the only person he named… He also said he would sell more then Jay-Z, Nas, T.I and a bunch of other people as well…It was just a joke…But like a little girl 50 cut contact with him and stopped bringing him on tour. When Buck’s money started to run low, they talked again but 50 still ignored him after…That’s where the “FucC G-Unit” thing came from…50 started this whole thing over some petty, emotional, ego bullshit…Young Buck didn’t do shit to 50 Cent….He starts all of these beefs with other rappers for no reason…

      • dominicancoke

        true i actually heard that buck interview

      • KingsCountyCrooklyn

        sounds like when Pac signed to death row i remember him saying he was going to take Death Row further then Snoop had…….

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  • dominicancoke

    50 change bank’s life just how em changed 50s. their  falling out   is described in prodegy’s book my infamous life.where 50 is scolding bank’s for lack of promotion of his sophomore  album the rotten apple due to him being depressed over his father’s passing and his moms getting into a car accident bank’s must of though it was friendship before business. bank’s addressed this in an interview where he saids’ 50 never knew his father and he didn’t grow up with his mother so he doesn’t know how i truly felt. 50 later on apologize in his own way in an interview paraphrasing what banks said about him not knowing his pops and barely growing up with his moms before she was killed.but than stated depression is not a luxury i can afford 

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  • I got a lot of respect for 50 i remember back when he started to pop he spent his first big check on trademarking his name that right there let me know he was about his business,these days you got niggas like meek mills who are already buying rolls royces & aston martins before they officially get on , not to mention he made all his niggas millionaires(which is rare in rap ask anyone signed to diddy) dude is very generous & i think that’s why the universe continues to bless him 

  • KingsCountyCrooklyn

     i remember when 50 got signed to Em and he was saying that yayo & banks got to rock with him and they can’t sign another deal as artist. now he saying they got to stand on they own 2 feet, sound like he didn’t want them to out shine the master? but 50 did look out for his peeps over the years.

  • Law 1 NEVER OUTSHINE THE MASTER!!!!!

    In your desire to please or impress them, do not go too far in displaying your talents or you might accomplish the opposite-inspire fear and insecurity.

    THIS IS WHAT 50 SAID BUCK DID TO HIM. BUCK MADE 50 FEEL INSECURE. Smh

    I guess a groupie told 50 that Buck’s dick was bigger than his or his album was better something because 50 had all the money. hahahaha 

    Kane and Abel, 50 had $100 million and still he was jealous of Buck. Wow!!!!!