Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Why I Respect 50 Cent's Business Hustle

50 Cent
Say what you want about 50 Cent but this man is very smart. He has established himself as one of hip hop's elite and a businessman to watch, even by Fortune 500 companies. I've been following Fifty's career for about the past 3 years, I didn't really pay that much attention to him when he first came out or even at the height of his music career. I began to take notice of him when he cashed in on the sell of Vitamin Water to Coca Cola.I also watched how this "gangsta rapper" would transform into a highly intelligent spokes person when being interviewed. This was very intriguing to me. His latest ventures include an energy drink called Street King and a line of headphones. He is pioneering what is known as "conscience capitalism" in the hip hop community  by linking his business profits to global awareness issues such as hunger and poverty. He seems to be a few steps ahead of his competitors and shows no sign of slowing down. I think all entrepreneurs can learn a thing or two from Mr. Curtis Jackson. From what I have noticed it appears that he is at odds with his current label Interscope Records, also that he isn't liked by much of the music industry. Yet he still continues to make moves that the industry and the world have to recognize as phenomenal and innovative. Many artists cannot function well without the industry backing them but 50 Cent's business savvy seems to allow him to do this with ease and style. I give respect to where respect it's due.

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