50 Cent is one of the few rappers of whom you can ask a question and not get the politically correct generic answers most industry people will give. For this reason he’s been stamped as a “hater” by most but to me 50 is a necessary part of the game. Vibe called on 50 to cover the magazine for their international issue and he covered a few topics he’s been brought up including headphones & Dr. Dre Drama and rumors of him and Chelsea Lately. One interesting bits I grabbed was his comment on face tattoos, which has swept the industry. See what he thinks below and cop the mag to read more on April 5th.
50 ON RAPPERS WITH FACE TATTOOS
“That’s the craziest thing. Not necessarily Gucci, but to tattoo your face says that there’s not a possibility that you can actually walk into a legitimate establishment without makeup covering your face every day. That does not work. It creates a separation. It says, “I’m an artist.” That’s it. That’s the statement you make when you go and tattoo your face…But know that the public will not have interest in you as an artist for life. You have to be phenomenal. Talk to the best that do it and they will tell you that it will take more than you being an artist. It takes marketing, maneuvering to generate for that long. When you got 40-year-old rappers in the game, those guys have maneuvered and survived.”