50 Cent has been a hip hop star for a decade. And in a recent interview with Hype Trak, the veteran rapper gave his take on hip hop’s current state as compared to where things were when he began his career.
“I think you miss the things when they’re gone. When you look around and see it’s turned into this little hipster thing, the culture’s not even what it was, initially,” Fif explained in an interview. “You start to look for something that’s representation of what it was in the past, that you actually loved about it or you what you actually enjoyed. It turned into a fashion show for a little while.”
“Artists are writing about fashion and that part’s like, it’s crazy, that part was never a core of the actual art,” Fif added. “It was so many different [things]. You had to offer different walks, different perspectives. Your album was supposed to be better than the other guy’s album. The competitive portion. That’s why so often you got involved in battling, they called it beefing. They changed the terminology to beefing after Biggie and Tupac, but these guys aren’t Biggie and Tupac.”