During Friday nights Knicks game according to a picture that has been circulating around the net 50 Cent had an interesting “conversation” with “The Commissioner” Steve Stoute. Recently Stoute has been making his rounds promoting his new VH1 four part series based on his book “The Tanning of America” which discusses urban culture’s effect on mainstream America. During his interview at Hot 97 Stoute spoke on 50 cent’s current state in hip hop by saying:
“He hasn’t had a hit in a really long time,” Stoute said. “I mean, he has not made anything musically that’s changed anything in a very long time. And I feel like he’s always like gearing up for something that never happens. Hopefully, now that he’s independent and there’s no record company to blame, his aggressive content can get on the air…I think he’s trying to get back, but those guys—you know, music is a great platform. If you’re an entrepreneur and you have a—you’re currently active making music. You’re currently active touching people with albums. That it makes it much easier for you to venture into business deals that will become successful using the music to parlay it to get it done. And without having any music that’s meaningful over the last—probably the last great song he’s made was ‘I Get Money’…Kanye’s put out three albums, four albums since then.”
Stoute and 50’s relationship wasn’t that great to begin with, back in 2000 when Stoute was running the Urban department at Sony/Columbia after 50’s highly publicized shooting he was considered a liability and was subsequently dropped from the label. I guess during halftime Friday night 50 found that that was the perfect time to tell Stoute how he felt about his comments.
Below are the pictures of the incident at Friday’s New York Knicks Game:
AND of Course “This is WHAT’S HOT IN HIP HOP!
IF ITS NOT HERE ITS NOT HOT!