AUDIO: 50 Cent – This Is Murder Not Music

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Looks like 50 Cent is all set again to come back and be Hip Hop’s unofficial bully with his new freestyle “This Is Murder Not Music.”  Curtis decides to lace fans with some new material for the new year and he makes it clear he’s got his focus back in the studio.  There’s even a signature 50 Cent rant in the outro.  Truth be told, the rant is longer than the couple bars he drops in the beginning but the gritty sample driven production makes it worth a listen.  According to the New York rapper, he’s apparently back to reclaim his number one spot.  We’ll see about that.

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VIDEO: SZA – Teen Spirit (Remix) Feat. 50 Cent

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50 Cent jump on SZA’s, “Teen Spirit,” for an official remix and shoots an accompanying piece for her latest music video.  Check out the New York rapper do his thing over the slow and hypnotizing instrumental.  TDE’s SZA has been busy as of late with new music and trippy visuals as she gears up to release her upcoming project.

VIDEO: Troy Ave Talks New York Hip Hop, Fabolous, Pusha T + More w/ DJ Whoo Kid

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Troy Ave recently stopped by Shade 45 for an exclusive on-air interview with DJ Whoo Kid.  Harry Powder opened things up by crediting 50 Cent, Master P, Biggie, and JAY Z as early influences.  As the current state of New York Hip Hop quickly became the topic of discussion, Troy reassured listeners that his music if a reflection of his real lifestyle and upbringing in the streets.  The Brooklyn rapper also elaborated on his friendship with Fabolous, explains how he was able to get Pusha T on his new album and much more.  Wu-Tang’s Raekwon also joins in on the conversation close to the 14 minute mark.

VIDEO: Kidd Kidd Breaks Down ‘Street Fame’ Mixtape

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G-Unit’s Kidd Kidd sits down for an exclusive interview and listening session on FUSE with Esteban for the latest episode of “The Mixdown.”  Kidd Kidd explained that his project goes beyond just music and embodies a certain street lifestyle.  The New Orleans bred rapper also opened up and shared his thoughts on the common misconception from outsiders that life gets easier after landing a record deal.  Kidd Kidd spoke on getting a surprise verse from 50 Cent for his mixtape and got into details on why he’s prepared for his death.

VIDEO: 50 Cent, G-Unit, Akon & Ne-Yo – Velvet Villains Festival | Behind The Scenes

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ThisIs50 takes you behind the scenes on a recent G-Unit trip to Turkey for the Velvet Villains Festival.  Akon and Ne-Yo also showed up to hit the stage alongside 50 cent, Precious Paris, Tony Yayo and Kidd Kidd at the overseas event.  See what it’s like for Fif and company as they take shots of Patron on a private jet, interact with fans and live the lavish life all the way on the other side of the world.

MIXTAPE: Lloyd Banks – F.N.O. (Failure’s No Option)

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Lloyd Banks finally liberates his long-awaited F.N.O. (Failure’s No Option) mixtape.  Banks delivers 16 new songs and keeps the features light as only Vado, Styles P, Raekwon and Mr. Probz show up to lend the G-Unit rapper a hand.  CLICK HERE to download the DJ Drama hosted mixtape and take a look at the tracklist provided for the project’s full details.

1. “The Natural”
2. “Failure’s No Option”
3. “Pain In Variety”
4. “You Wish”
5. “Reminder”
6. “Paint the Sky” Ft. Vado
7. “The Plague”
8. “Lead the Blind”
9. “Daily Betrayal”
10. “Cover Me” Ft. Styles P
11. “Keep Up”
12. “Tour Stories”
13. “My Flight”
14. “Drop a Diamond” Ft. Raekwon
15. “House Pride”
16. “No Surrender” Ft. Mr. Probz

VIDEO: 50 Cent – NY

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50 Cent returns with a new song and music video for “NY” which finds the East Coast native holdin’ it down for his city and once again proclaiming himself the top artist.  Never one to respect the competition, Fif laces the dark and gritty sounding instrumental with his familiar tough talk delivery and encourages listeners to call him by his new alias “NY.”  Take a listen and watch the G-Unit general in action below courtesy of the Eif Rivera direction visual.