Hip Hop Week In Review: The Most Popular Stories The Week Of 03/16/14
Nas discusses Kanye West's mission, 50 Cent unveils "Animal Ambition's" features and talks about Jay Z's "Big Pimpin'."
Nas and 50 Cent were involved in the Top 3 stories of the week. Nas discussed Kanye West's mission in Hip Hop and how it has changed over the years. 50 Cent addressed Jay Z's "Big Pimpin'" and his hiatus from music. 50 Cent also unveiled his upcoming album Animal Ambition's features.
Nas Says Kanye West's "Mission Is No Longer To Save Hip Hop"
This week's most-viewed story featured Nas' comments about where he feels Kanye West's mission lies.
“I think his mission no longer is to save Hip Hop,” Nas said. “I think he’s on an artistic mission. He wants to express himself. So, who’s saving Hip Hop today is the new generation. And it’s brothers like myself and brothers like Jay who still got love for this thing. You know, street dudes who’s going to another level and still have the realness at heart. It’s the dudes in the South. It’s the West Coast explosion that’s happening right now in L.A. You gotta give credit where credit’s due. To the next generation for sure.”
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50 Cent Reveals Animal Ambition Features
50 Cent Animal Ambition's features were revealed this week.
50 Cent said this week that Jadakiss is scheduled to appear on "Irregular Heartbeat," Prodigy and Styles P are slated to join 50 on "Chase The Paper" and Kidd Kidd is set to be featured on three of the album's cuts, including one titled "Every Time I Come Around."
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50 Cent Questions Jay Z & UGK's "Big Pimpin'"
50 Cent recently addressed Jay Z's musical output in the early to mid-2000s.
"Where was Jay Z from 2003 to 2006? I sold 23 million records from 2003 to 2006," 50 Cent said in a recent interview. "He stopped making music. He said, ‘I quit. We’ll get back to what we got later. I quit. Timeout. I’ll come back to play later.’ When he signed that Beyonce contract he was like ‘men lie, women lie, numbers don’t.'"
50 Cent, who worked with UGK in 1998 on "As The World Turns," also addressed Jay Z's UGK collaboration "Big Pimpin'."
“After I had got shot, Jay did ‘Big Pimpin” with UGK. I don’t know where he got the idea from,” 50 Cent said.
To read more regarding 50 Cent's comments about Jay Z and "Big Pimpin'," click here.