Rapper 50 Cent has boldly declared that he will stop releasing solo material if his album doesn’t outsell Kanye West’s newest effort. Both albums drop to record stores September 11 and the stakes couldn’t be higher.
50 Cent’s last album – “The Massacre” was the best selling album of 2005. It sold a staggering 1.14 million copies in its first week in the market. Kanye West’s latest album also hit stores that year. The album “Late Registration” sold more than 860,000 copies in seven days.
50 Cent will continue to collaborate and write with other artists if he loses the duel though.
The Tale of The Tape
Real Name: Curtis James Jackson
1. Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ (2003 – 12 million copies sold worldwide)
2. The Massacre (2005 – 8 million copies sold worldwide)
The new album: Curtis
Real Name: Kanye Omari West
1. The College Dropout (2004 – 13 million copies sold worldwide)
2. Late Registration (2005 – 3 million copies sold in the US)
The new album: Graduation
Careers and tons of pride are definitely on the line! This is going to be big no matter what the outcome is.