Posts by Jayson Greene

  • Got Rich, Still Died: The Curious, Ongoing Exile of 50 Cent

    50 Cent, who helped write a book on the laws of power, is having none of it. This week, he releases his fifth record, ‘Animal Ambition,’ on his own imprint, G-Unit Records. The last time he released an album, 2009’s ‘Before I Self Destruct,’ he sold fewer than 200,000 records in one week, humiliatingly close to his then-rival and favorite target, Rick Ross. The numbers matter badly for 50 Cent; numbers define his career, mark the contours of his achievements.