NEWS: DJ Toomp On 50 Cent Vs. Kanye
Vibe Why didn't 50 sell more?
DJ Toomp I don't think he went wrong....But it's just like right now, we're at war. Within the last year, like 97% of the people you know can tell of a close friend or relative who has been murdered by a gun. And it's a stress period. Money is kind of messed up out here to a degree. It's music that makes you feel good about yourself. Kanye was able to reach more people. I was thinking a lot about the beats and stuff on 50's album; when you get more into guns and stuff, a lot of people ain't really trying to listen to a lot of that violence stuff. Even I know a lot of street cats who aren't trying to listen to a lot of that stuff. Read the full interview here.
Personally I think it has nothing to do with guns, but more with the fact that there might be a 50 burn out and Graduation being a better album.