Remember when all 50 Cent had to do to turn an entire fanbase against an artist was snicker in his, or in Ashanti’s case, her direction. Those flinchingly loyal fans all of a sudden had to burn their CDs, trash their mp3s, and deny any positive feelings they may have had for said artist at any time. Back in the day, and it makes me feel old that I can write like that now, 50 launched an all-out assault on this cat named Ja Rule, who was absolutely killing the game at the time. Not only did every single he drop strike radio gold, but he had a solid team around him, and, more valuable than all of that, Ja had perfected the rap and R&B crossover that 50 would soon take for himself, minus corny J.Lo cameos.
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Mobb Deep fans rejoice. Havoc and Prodigy announced on HuffPost Live yesterday that they will be dropping their eighth album, “The Infamous Mobb Deep,” in spring of 2014. The project will feature 2 discs, the first one with brand new songs and the second one, a digitally remastered cut of their 1995 record “The Infamous,” featuring 10 unreleased tracks from the album’s recording session (celebrating the 20th anniversary of the album’s recording).
Mobb Deep will also be embarking on a 31-date tour across North America, kicking off Jan. 10 in San Diego. Tickets will available for purchase on Dec. 20, but fans can RSVP for access to VIP tickets right now by signing up on the group’s website.
Havoc also addressed his past beef with Prodigy. Check out the full video interview and tour dates after the jump. (more…)