The Circuit City here in Athens is closing up shop, and all of the CDs there are 50% off. I picked up the new Q-Tip there, Portishead’s Third, and Sly & the Family Stone’s Greatest Hits (so I could get the three songs not included on last year’s box, bastards). Maura posted about Circuit City closing a couple of days ago and how there were tons of Janet Jackson’s Discipline there. “Tons” is an understatement: There were four rows of copies. I got intrigued by this and decided to catalog what other CDs people weren’t buying at Circuit City, even at 50% off.
So what if G-Unit’s Terminate On Sight sold less in its first week than Tha Carter III did in its fourth. 50 Cent is a winner! You can go against him, but you’re going to lose! You can go hard… but he’ll just go harder! Even when he thinks he’s going to lose, he wins! Because he’s a winner! More »
Despite Young Buck’s manager claiming that his client was too much of a “real man” to respond to 50 Cent’s recording of Buck crying over the phone, Buck has already released a track, “Taped Conversation,” which offers his side of the story. More »
Come on, Young Buck. I know you’re afraid of what will become of you now that you’ve been kicked out of G-Unit. But don’t demean yourself by crying over the phone to 50 Cent about your IRS problems and how confused he makes you–especially because as befitting a celebrity who’s rapidly losing his superstar status, 50 is pulling a Nixon and evidently taping his conversations, and he’s not above sharing them with Miss Info. Stop crying, Buck. Just look at the bright side. You’ve still got fans, and you’ve still got a record contract with G-Unit. And you didn’t have to appear alongside Cap’n Curtis in one of the gayest videos in recent history.
A group of soldiers in an Army barrack excitedly watch G-Unit’s “I Like The Way She Do It” on TV until they hear footsteps and hurry back to their beds and stand at attention. Soon comes Captain 50 Cent, his hat tilted sideways. More »
Like the Timex Social Club, I spend a lot of time lamenting the rumors that surround me every day. How do they get started? And where do they get crazy? In Truthmongerer, I’ll try to suss out the kernels of truth in the rumors that are taking up airspace in gossip columns, blogs, and our tips inbox.
THE RUMOR: News Corp is signing 50 Cent and the rest of his G-Unit posse to a $300 million deal that includes “a large stake in every aspect of 50’s businesses,” 50 signing to MySpace Records, a G-Unit book deal with HarperCollins, and Curtis becoming one of the media company’s largest shareholders.
TRUTH THRESHOLD: 20%.
50 Cent has thrown Young Buck out of his G-Unit crew for public insubordination. While the rapper is still signed to to G-Unit records, his recent public complaints about his diminshed presence on group mixtakes struck his employer as disturbingly “Game”-like in their whininess. More »
G-Unit sleaze Tony Yayo earned himself a scant 10 days of community service for his part in harassing the son of the Game’s manager. Turns out it wasn’t Yayo who assaulted the boy after all; that was his pal Lowell Fletcher, who earned himself a nine-month sentence. More »