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50 Vs. Kanye

50 Vs. Kanye English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Nov 26 2007

Themes: Music

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It’s been a while since there was a good rap rivalry. Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. tragically died because of their rivalry, but their distaste for one another pushed them and added to their fame.

Recently, rappers Kanye West and 50 Cent released their albums on the same day. The weeks before the release date saw a lot of trash talking between them. Some people believed they were the next great rap rivalry.

But others thought it was just guerrilla marketing. Nothing creates interest like conflict. With CD sales dropping, a healthy rivalry might be a good business decision. Listen to Devan and Beren talk about it.

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Devan

Devan

Beren

Beren

Devan:  So are on team 50 or team Kanye?

Beren:  Dude, I’m totally on…team Kanye! I hate to admit it. The dude is a little arrogant...

Devan:  He’s so arrogant! But 50 Cent, how arrogant was that saying that if Kanye outsells him he’s going to retire? Has he made a public statement yet now that Kanye outsold him?

Beren:  No, they totally had a face off. Did you hear about the battle? It was at the MTV Video Awards? They came head to head and they talked about it. They both got on stage. It’s just basically a publicity stunt for both of them.

Devan:  Alright.

Beren:  I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re, like, guest rapping on each other’s albums.

Devan:  So they’re like buddies drinking a bottle of champagne.

Beren:  Exactly. 50’s not gonna retire. Kanye’s never gonna retire. Even though some wish he would…

Devan:  So do you think that helped Kanye sell more albums by all the poeple that wanted 50 Cent to retire or do you think it was just genuine Kanye fans.

Beren:  Genuine Kanye fans. My mom’s a Kanye fan.

Devan:  Your mom’s a Kanye fan?

Beren:  Yeah, totally!

 

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討論

Devan asks Beren which side she’s on, 50’s or Kanye’s. She hesitates and then admits she’s on Kanye’s side even though he’s a little hard to like sometimes.

But Devan points out that 50 is just as arrogant. He said he’d retire if Kanye’s album sold more copies.

It did. He didn’t.

Beren notes that the rivalry has been good for both artists. Although she believes that Kanye actually has more fans.

Do you think 50 and Kanye are actually rivals? Can you think of a time when rivalry pushed you to succeed?

 

意見

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Shaluunge

United Kingdom

I side with 50 cent because his song is very Nice If I didn’t hear His Song I don’t think I’m happy where ever I’m hah lol 50 cent


connect with Me shaluunge10hotmail.com

11:48 AM Aug 06 2011 |

okezsoke

okezsoke

Hungary

After 2pac and notorius died rap music died.

04:58 PM Jun 26 2011 |

Nanynha66

Nanynha66

Brazil

Rivalry can be healthy sometimes.

12:47 PM May 13 2010 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

Laughing

12:08 AM Apr 05 2010 |

mimixoxo

mimixoxo

Japan

i prefer Kanye, although my little sis is a huge HUGE 50 cents's fan. hahaha

06:48 AM Feb 12 2010 |

Diloo

Diloo

Germany

i like both of them and will buy boths albums ! :D:D

10:24 AM Jun 23 2008 |

gunitgirl

gunitgirl

Germany

they both make really good music but i like Fifty much more than kanye 

09:43 PM May 19 2008 |

basheerktptb

India

I hope your next steps at earliest

06:15 PM Dec 06 2007 |

basheerktptb

India

I received your mail

Thanks

Basheer

06:32 PM Dec 05 2007 |

cactus001

China

I like

02:50 PM Dec 03 2007 |

lishulin

China

I like English very much but my English not good.Who can help me .

01:30 PM Dec 03 2007 |

daisy_ou

daisy_ou

China

very good

01:41 PM Dec 02 2007 |

^Hate_to_love^

Ukraine

as for me 50 Cent and West are both cool, cause i like their music, but some songs of 50 Cent are boring to listen to as for me, so i think Kanye gonna win the selling of albums.

02:43 PM Dec 01 2007 |

jason G

Iraq

fuck the dam’n 50 cent he is gay

01:25 PM Dec 01 2007 |

jnce

China

  • 一快一慢听不懂,这里有中国教师

12:02 PM Dec 01 2007 |

赵欣

赵欣

China

good

08:22 AM Dec 01 2007 |

matt_

matt_

Cuba

It´s an interesting topic. I like 50 & Kanye. I think is a marketing strategy that is going to  benefit them …

good luck to them (more money, more fans …)  jajaja

06:06 AM Dec 01 2007 |

Bruce.hum

Bruce.hum

China

competition  exist  in everywhere

02:07 AM Dec 01 2007 |

Bruce.hum

Bruce.hum

China

so good

02:06 AM Dec 01 2007 |

anxiri1113

anxiri1113

China

thrir's  musical are very good .i love them

11:17 AM Nov 30 2007 |

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