If you didn’t already know … Kanye West and 50 Cent are beefing. Yeah, I know right? Big surprise there! Why are they beefing, you ask? Because their albums drop on the same day. T.I. vs T.I.P. and Ms. Kelly dropped on the same day, but you didn’t see T.I. and Kelly puttin up dukes outside at the BET Awards. Anyhow, originally, Graduation was set for a September 18 release. But Def Jam decided to move it up to September 11 (that rarely happens … you’ll usually find that albums get pushed back weeks and weeks). And apparently neither of the two rappers are moving! This is what Kanye had to say:
â€œIâ€™d rather come out on a day like that, up against 50 â€” where people are excited about going to the stores and itâ€™s an event and people talk about it â€” and be #2 on that day rather than come out and be #1 on a day nobody cares about,â€ West said. â€œItâ€™s about things going down in history. Itâ€™s not that much exciting stuff in hip-hop right now. I think people are going to make it more than what Iâ€™m making it myself. At the end of the day, Iâ€™m making music and Iâ€™m trying to sell.â€
I, for one, hope that Kanye comes out on top and outsells fiddy by so much that there couldn’t be ANY room for speculation. What do you think?