Thursday, June 25, 2009

50 Cent Talks Drake's Buzz




"I think there’s no comparison between Drake and 50 Cent as artists. He has momentum right now. Great momentum. He has a record on the radio and hasn’t signed a deal. That’s the comparison. But there’s obviously a difference in the type of music and the significance in being able to create aggressive content and have it go that far as opposed to making the record that Drake has on the radio. I sit in front of you as someone who’s received 16 Grammy nominations and I have no trophies, because I chose to write the harsh realities. I stayed true to myself and I’ve taken a little beating behind it. I still have the largest debuting album to date. So if Drake can continue to do what he’s doing now he could potentially have one of the largest debuting albums. I wish him the best."

-50 Cent


Via Complex

53 comments:

kennese said...

Man I done got a lil pissed off by this damn blog.. lol 50 done pissed me off! I go hard for drake and have for years now! I cant stand when people try to discredit him as if he’s just hooked up with Wayne and POW he’s poppin!! NOT THE CASE AT ALL. Dude has been griding since Room For Improvement… Check your history man.

kennese said...

I saw this same post on nahright.com too. And this was my response:
I wouldnt say 50 is jealous but he obviously has no clue about the “Drake buzz”. Especially since he thinks its NOT COMPLETELY ORGANIC. The reason Drake’s records are being played on the radio NOW is because his ORGANIC BUZZ has grown so large w/in the past year that the radio HAD NO CHOICE but to take notice and find out who this kid is.. He definitely wasnt being worked, unless by his loyal fans.. People word of mouth goes a long way and this is not an overnight thing for Drake. He’s been putting out mixtapes for a few years now and his buzz has grown accordingly!!

S2Fresh said...

i call that jealousy.

Bowardk!d said...

"Nigga's Gonna Hate Period
It's Like There All Pregnant The Late Period"
50's a fuckin loser

Mrelwood said...

It's funny that people are still paying any attention to this guy. 50 was signed to Columbia the first time I heard him and the next time I hear about this guy he's signed with Shady/Interscope. All majors by the way. Where's the "organic" buzz 50??? Plus 50 got his start in NY. You get heard there, you get heard everywhere. Drake is from Toronto. WTF is Toronto. Who get's respect from Toronto? I only know it as the city Kobe scored 81 on. Drizzy earned that yo. I heard Drake online on a random underground website and Ive uploaded every cut he's come out with since and endorsed his shit to all my homies who passed it on to theres. 50 is a sucka for saying Drizzy;s buzz ain't organic. Somebody need o check his hatin' ass. Next 50 might be tryna get him on a track wit him but like my nig said ... "all these fake gangsta rappers are cliche and if you ain't talkin dough and you need Drake, I be in yah face like no speaka la ingles." Get yours homie!

iLLaNOise said...

50 is naturally gonna discredit anyone who's not on his team or his "level" and i too am a drake fan, BUT 50 does raise an interesting point with radio.



I remember having a convo with former employee of Jive Records who once told me, and I quote "I don't care how hot the song is, If I got an artist on my label who's not getting the proper spins, then no idie is gonna get those spins. Imma do whatever I got to do to get more spins for my artist"



There is a modern day payola that still goes on in radio that's not illegal per say but does give labels leverage. . . Now, I'm not sayin this is happening in Drake's case, but it is a quite interesting conspiracy theory...


Chicago's iLLaNOise

Eliza~Love said...

Stinks in here... smells like jealousy.

Syl DuBenion said...

Wow.

While 50 makes a valid point, I don't believe it is one that applies to Drake. Maybe for other artists trying to make the come up, but Drake is a completely different story... Just, wow.

Anoby said...

50 is completely right....when drakes ppl released a statement bout the bootleg album on tinues or w/e they said they pushing his songs on the radio....

Calvin said...

HES A HATTERRRRRRRRRRRR!

Drake-- I know you know my man Kern Carter from Toronto! St. Bonaventure STand up!!!!

TheNunez016 said...

Dude 50 has a great point. I like Drake more than most people but at work I hear "Best I Ever Had" about 7+ times a day. Over-played is over-played. Period.

FraNcis James said...

I expected 50 to say something like this ..I wouldn't even acknowledge any negative responses.


anyways R.I.P MJ

jacksonjames93 said...

yall arnt see what hes sayin i love drake(NO HOMO) i have every song that he has ever made on my ipod but what yall arnt seeing is that he is gittin heis music played on tha radio he is workin on tha best i ever had vidoe with KANYE and u think that there isent some 1 behind the scenes workin all this out 4 him i live in houston and i hear november 18 and best i ever had on the radio soo u know some 1 is helping put him out there

Colin Landforce said...

everybody else has said it, i don't need to. LOL @ 50. he obviously has zero knowledge of Drake up until Best I Ever Had gained popularity. So Far Gone is the definition of organic.

Nicollette said...

No shit Drake got people working for him. he tryna make money. he's been doing it on his own for so long, its time he got some industry help, if thats the case. Dont like or respekt 50. Jealousy aint shit.
Like Kennese said, i aint heard of 50 until he started fuckin with majors. Sorry, and then i still didnt give a shit. So, there is no doubt that Drakes buzz trumps that of 50. No doubt. his shit is on the radio, he got support from big names (wayne, kanye, Jay, jamie, the list goes on.) His shit is legit. maybe 50 shouold listen to it efore speaking, and take a look at his old handprints.

Nadiah said...

50 cent is not going to show love to anyone, especially an indie artist, that isn't related to him somehow. He is always trying to start drama. Drake is doing his thing selling out shows and what not. Nicollette is right. I didn't know about him until he came out with "How To Rob" with Columbia and I still didn't care, lol. It took him four mixtapes and an unreleased album to be recognized.

Conrad B said...

SMH 50 wasnt HATING Nigga was telling the truth ... it is what it is ... Im a Drake fan but still ill tell you aint no song going to be played on AIR just on buzz ... lol thats bullshit

Eddy said...

in case you forgot, Rolling Stones actually compared Drake to 50 Cent in the way they both got their way to stardom.. Drake is lyrically talented and I hate to say it but fiftys better than Drake.. not music wise but in every other way I just think he beats him and I'm gunna have to say its because of the experience he's gained..

foxxy said...

fif got niggas writing NOVELS about his ass lol..

foxxy said...

besides that, drake has a team around him that could make anything happen. put that with his talent and of course one would end up in the position he's in now. just takes time and hard work, and that's what he did.

&&tEAM DRAkE ") said...

50 sit dwn and try not to fall off jealousy aint your color bt it seem like youh wearinq it everyday Drake is the future of rap so just qet useta it

Yung Che said...

50's just a hater, a lil jealous... soft...

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Nelle said...

so yea 50 just kinda pissed me off saying his buzz isnt organic...get da fuck outta here every mixtape from room for improvement to so far gone is organic! what da fuck do u talk about 50 dats worth listening 2...ummm SHIT! like everybody else said he need 2 check his fuckin history before he start talkin shit...drake been doin dis 4 a min and deserves every bit of success he's receiving!

freakoutkidxx3 said...

honestly . i don't care what 50 says . if we just go by the work , drake's music vs. 50's .

if anyone should be discrediting anyone .. drake should be talking shit about 50 .

his first single "in da club ?" can you say SELLOUT ?
that song was whack .
drizzy's been in the game for a while now . and for him to just totally put him off like that , dude's a mad hater .

noufie said...

DRAKE
JOJO did a BOMB ass version of your song HoustonAtlantaVegas from So far gone..CHECK IT OUT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI-KoT4u6w0&feature=rec-HM-rn

Yung&Fly said...

1st off I'm a Drizzy Fan been one before I even knew he rapped. Back when he was on Degrassi. BUT 50 has a point Drake's monetary situation is much better then 50's was when he was comin up. So for Drake to get airplay he either has the right connects or the right money. Thats not to discredit him in any way shape or form cuz he is still one of the most prominent artist in hipHop today w/ only 4 mixtapes and a whole lot of grindin. I wish you the best Drizzy and look for me in the game when you get to the top myspace.com/yfcapo

MaLLY said...

50 did his thing no doubt off of mixtapes...with industry beats back in 2001-2003 before he blew ALL the way up BUT he isn't relevant anymore.

The only way he stays relevant these days is through picking at an individual who has is doing it big right now...I wouldnt be suprised if he came at Drake like he did Wayne, Ross, Ja Rule etc. He's a rich, jealous (why i dont know) son of gun....

tblase said...

did drake really tear his acl?

Da ILLesT LeZ said...

SORRY FOR CAPS BUT I'M ON 10!!!

FUCK 50! HEZ A HATER. HEZ ALWAYS TRYNA COME UP BY SHITTIN ON SOMEBODY...BUT DRAKE AIN'T NO JA RULE HOMIE! LIKE MY DUDE DRIZZY SAYS "DIS ME AND YOU'LL NEVER HEAR A REPLY FOR IT" NOW DATZ HUMBLE... BUT YOUR FANS WILL DO IT FOR YOU MY DUDE. 1

shediaaaaa said...

50 Cent? Who gives a shit...?

Mr. Any MLK said...

HipHop Since 1978 manages Drake. They have more power than most labels nowadays. So yeah they are working his record, all the way to # 1.

Logo eXtasii said...

To be honest man i feel 50 hating a bit. Yes the record is getting play o.d on the radio but you cannot compare the lyrical stamina between 50 and Drake. Drake is by far ALREADY one of the most lyrical artist out there. Dude has been Grinding HARD. Since Room for Improvement. A real rap Fan, someone who loves RAP music will know this.

Another thing, Drake didnt come up making songs about robbing everybody is that damn industry, or songs about having guns the size of lil bow wow, none of that non-sence just pure HipHop, im a beast and good at what i do lyrical songs. The dude is original. Dude can Sing. How many rappers TRY..even 50 TRY singing in his song, DRAKE sound like a fucking R&B artist. So i dont agree with 50 at all.

AlmanyX said...

can you play a record in the radio for free ?
try it and then tell me !

Jahmaol said...

4get 50 cent aint nobody like his music anymore and Drakes music is far better than 50's he jus raps about bein in da club and bein in da hood like every otha rapper but Drake talks about life like with his mama tryin 2 run away and his dad bein broke while he is rich and has da most creative punchlines ive eva heard-like a chick dats married i aint miss, chain snatch flow they say get it off your chest, and im tryna get my run-on so hold da commas and i could go on...but Drake is da best

mrpoe3 said...

yo alls 50 is saying is that drakes buzz isnt the same as his was when he came into the game... hes not dissing him...dont get upset cus hes not out there riding his dick...alls he saying is that they did not come into the game the same way...having the same attention...there aquiring the fame differently is all he is saying....

Prettygirl02 said...

50 is a HATER!!!!HI HATER!HE mad that my man Drake is bigger than he ever will be. HAHAHA Organic, PLZ! More like some shit! Just cause Drake is on the radio every other commerical and he prolly will never hear himself on it again PLZ don't go on him!!!ANd that interviewer is on CRACK for makin up that lie! 50 is right about one thing he never heard that Drake gotta buzz like him b/c this shit is BIGGER! AY DRIZZY plz go on this RABBIT lookin dude!

agrandscene said...

fuck 50 hes dead anyway! . hes trying to get to the surface by starting all those beef but hes drowning.

MaLLY said...

ayo G, 40, Olivier, Drake HEAR this and HEAR this good: 50 CENT IS FULL OF SHIT!!!

WHY?!?! Because lets not forget he made - IN THE CLUB, CANDY SHOP, 21 QUESTIONS, AND ALL THOSE OTHER RADIO HITS THAT AIN'T HAVE TOO MUCH HARSH REALITY IN THEM...ITS BULLSHIT THAT HE THINKS HIS SINGLES ARE ANY DIFFERENT THAN "BEST I EVER HAD"....

IT'S A NICE RADIO SONG JUST LIKE HIS WERE...NOW AS FAR AS CONTENT IN 50'S MAIN CATALOG, THERE IS NO COMPARISON...BUT HE'S MAKING IT SEEM LIKE HE DIDN'T USE THOSE RADIO HITS TO GET MAINSTREAM APPEAL...50 IS FULL OF SHIT...

ANOTHA TIME,

MALLY

steven said...

i gotta side with 50 on this one. as big as fan i am of drake, hes speaking some serious truth. no one is discrediting the hardwork hes put in or the buzz he got at this point. i mean theres plenty of people thats not signed right now, that have a buzz. the only difference between those people and drake is that someone is spending money him to get his records played. the payola way is just the way it is right now in the business. i mean the music is great, but at the end of the day bills gotta get paid.

Kitty said...

Omg this damn video got me so tight. I saw it on another site & I came on here to see if Drake & Co. had any comment. I guess nott--

Damn, can Drake PLEASE ADDRESS THE HATERS! I know that it's not important and they only fuel the movement but damn; I'm "fighting" people almost everyday about this.

So many people are out here saying he's MACHINE MADE!

So I'm constantly correcting people; like dude Drake used his OWN money to put out his music, how many so called real rappers did that!?

Anyway, People just need to do their research but damn it's just frustrating because he ain't like "Backstreet boys, Nsync, Britney Spears" & even Rihanna as much as I hate to admit.

Drake is talented and although he wont admit it. IMO he wrote most of Lil Wayne's more recent stuff. The styles are just too similar & taking into account the fact that lil wayne hasn't always sounded THIS way, leads me to believe that it was Drake's HEAVY influence.

In any case, 50 cent and everyone else making statements without factual bearing need to do their Drake research (that clearly wont happen b/c people will make judgments to discredit true & great talent) OR Drake must let the world know bit by bit everything that he'd accomplish ALL on his own w/o Wayne & co.

DRAKE PLEASE FILL THE WOLRD IN-- I KNOW YOU DON'T THINK ITS NECESSARY BUT TO AVOID A DUDE LIKE 50 WITH SUCH IMMENSE REACH FROM SAYING THAT YOU ARE A FAKE, IT MIGHT BE NECESSARY. BUT you know what you are doing, evidently!

One more thing too, I DONT NOT LISTEN TO THE RADIO, &everyone I know also does NOT listen to the radio. We heard about DRAKE; the OLD FASHION WAY--WORD OF MOUTH.

Arthur said...

SMH... somebody must have shown him this blog post and he threw in an extra few words. lmao

KillaKeekz88 said...

I smell a little hate, but its cool, we need them type of people to make the world go round. He talkin bout Drizzy on the radio, they pushing his music. I don't think he has an idea of how long Drizzy been on here. I've been feeling Drake since he was rapping over Ashely's song on Degrassi! Mane, I fucks with you Drake, even if nobody else does!

Britt Britt said...

I didn't hear any hate...it's true...Drake's come up is a lot different than most artists...I appreciate it all the same but yea he's def in a position that ANY unsigned artist would love to be in...people are so used 2 50 being negative they think that's all he produces...not true this time...just an opinion as far as I could see

K'lajh (backrowdmv.blogspot.com) said...

I don't think hes hating. this is the closest thing to a compliment I have ever heard 50 give someone. he said he wishes him the best.

A_Fanatic said...

I feel where 50 is comin from. 50 dropped and i was heard all around the world instantly. But wat he fail to realize is Drake has already been ther done that. I was listening to Drake for about a yr now before So Far Gone. I stay in Milwaukee, WI. we get music a little late and if its underground then we wont hear them til they drop on the radio. Drake been had a buzz, he has done a get rich or die trying but in a mixtape version. I'm a big 50 but its safe to say Drake is a better entertainer

A_Fanatic said...

the words Actor/rapper/singer/songwriter puts Drake buzz way louder Wankster. As a fellow music artist give credit where credit is due before u be left lookin stupid.

ThisIsAndrew! said...

Kennese I agree with you 110% I heard lots of Drakes songs and mix tapes he did and he didn't know Wayne or anyone like that. He was and still is doing him. He is an originator he makes what he thinks is hot and Drake has his own favor. If you ask me Drake song is being played so much in the radio is because his song is HOTT!!!!!!!!!! 50 you my dude and all big fan but Drake got it. Drake don't need no one to improve his image.

jade said...

50 cent is a HATERRRR!!! he dont like anyone thats been successfull. making up excuses why there doing so well,,, welll may its just simply that there good artists. i thought it was funny when 50 was hating on beyonce, i mean come on, beyonce just truly GREAT!!

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