XXL‘s Web site has the latest 50 Cent interview in which he talks about why other rappers will never, ever be as awesome or popular or rich or cool as he is. This time, the rapper in question is Nas, and the culprit is books:
Nas is a really smart guy. He reads books constantly. We were around him on the Nastradamus tour. He was almost weirder than me ’cause we would go to breakfast and he’d be there reading a book. Conceptually, I think that’s what made him drift away from what his initial audience enjoys from him and why he’s not hot right now.
Because he reads too much?
Yes. He’s feeding you too much information in the music and they don’t actually want it. He’s like a teacher.
It’s like every time this guy opens his mouth, you can’t help but think of how much you’re going to enjoy it when Curtis completely bricks, no? (Although it is kind of cute when Fiddy talks about his next album’s February 2008 release date. At this point, it’s probably not a good idea to even assume that Curtis will be out by then.)