50 being musically relevant again would be fly, but it won’t happen.He’s a 3 trick pony whose time has passed. Outside of Many Men & Hate it or love it he is limited to street life songs,bully disses & im rich songs. 50 is stale & it’s his own fault.
This is admittedly very true, although you forgot 50 being a nympho (ayo). Although 50 has more songs that go beyond those subjects (Ryder Music, As The World Turns, Do You Think About Me, etc.), he is a street-level rapper at heart, which BISD proved, and gangsta rappers aren’t marketable in 2010. It’s probably for the best that he stays in his current position - a mentor to the rappers following in his footsteps and guardian of G-Unit - but I think that rap could use more machismo-driven rappers like 50 to balance out all those sensitive rappers in skinny jeans. In 2007, there was a sense of equality; 50 Cent and Kanye West stood side by side at the top of the rap game. In 2010, everyone’s trying to follow in Kanye’s foosteps (and honestly, coming off as cheap imposters, since Kanye is more talented and inspired than most rappers, uh, ever - or at the very least, he’s far more musical), and gangsta rappers (Gucci, Waka, Ross.. am I forgetting anyone?) are essentially being buried underneath all this new found sensitivity in rap. I like those rappers as much as the next guy (as long as the next guy isn’t someone whose blog I read reguarly), but the radio is sorely lacking that gangsta shit.
I don’t think it’d be hard for 50 to score a comeback hit - after all, Eminem did (granted, it wasn’t that good) - he has a great ear for pop music, and knows (knew?) how to make hits. I don’t think it’s so much that 50’s time has passed (although I don’t neccessarily disagree, let the new bloods run wild - at the same time, get some balance), I just think that 50’s kinda settled into his own niche since 2008. He realized that Curtis was the end of his hit-making days it seems, and decided to make the music he wanted to, and it’s had some great results thus far. However, all these remixes he’s making of popular songs lately is kinda making me question how much longer it is before he re-emerges.