It’s been a while since 50 Cent has had a big hit song and with his forthcoming Before I Self Destruct getting pushed back every other week, it will be a lot longer. The 33-year-old rapper/entrepreneur isn’t banking on music to stay relevant, however. If all else fails, Fif said he would rely on his non music-related ventures, just like Diddy.
“I make more money away from music than I do off of music,” 50 Cent told King magazine in an interesting interview about his business plans and the current economic climate.
“Puffy has the best model for staying relevant, because [he does it] without a song. He’s been able to maintain an interest and stay in a space to executive produce television and film projects, and stay relevant to hip-hop culture,” he said, surprisingly praising one of his hip-hop mogul competitors. “What was the last record that made you feel like, ‘Oh, my God, Puffy is on fire’? You don’t need it. That’s what makes his business model exciting to me.”
Although 50 Cent praises Jay-Z and Puff Daddy for their versatility in business and places himself in their company of top hip-hop tycoons, his ego is a little too healthy to not boast about his plans to outdo them. “What I have on my side is age,” he said while laughing. “See, in the next five years they’ll be 45 and 44 years old. And I’ll just be close to where they are now.”