50 Cent talks Miley Cyrus, Eminem’s legacy and making television with Complex Magazine.
While it may have appeared that 50 Cent had a low-key 2013, as the rapper garnered more headlines for over-the-top cars and funny flight companions. But 50’s been hard at work on behind-the-scenes projects, like developing his upcoming Starz TV show Power, which stars Omari Hardwick of Dark Blue and Saved fame. His most visible project has been developing his own headphone company SMS Audio. The line features headsets tailored to the comfort and ease that the Queens-native perfers in a product—sturdy as hell and battery-free. (And the noise-canceling set will block out anything, even office construction two yards away from your desk. Trust.)
The most recent additions to the line are revamped versions of the Sync and Street models, as well as its first Bluetooth-enabled speaker, which he launched last week and NYC luxury department store Henri Bendel. We caught up with 50 before a fan meet-and-greet, where he talked Miley Cyrus, his admiration for Eminem, and which of his own songs has been haunting him for years.
During the interview, 50 also praised Eminem for his influence on Hip Hop.
“When they look at Em and they see themselves, it’s because they feel him,” 50 said. “You see these other guys come out of nowhere almost, have huge hits. I like Eminem. I think Hip Hop grew faster in different areas because of the success of his projects and there’s no other rappers doing other than whatever’s comfortable to them [despite Em's influence]. They’ll name Top 5 MCs and not have his name on it when none of them have music that performed that well.”
Visit Complex to read the full interview.