Thursday, September 18, 2008

G Unit Iron Ore -or- Formula 50 Strontium

I don't know how this didn't set the internet on fire. From a Forbes profile on 50 Cent:

That adds to an existing stable of other business divisions, including a G-Unit clothing line, a boutique recording label, and even a stab into gaming. “The financials of the music business have changed to the point that we have to find ways to make money in other places," 50 Cent brand manager Barry Williams recently told Forbes. “I didn’t think six years ago when we started trying to sell music that we'd be selling VitaminWater and shoes and clothes. Now we're moving into other directions, and four or five years from now, it's exciting to think about us looking at natural resources and raw materials and other businesses.”

That last sentence is so good. First, though William later clarifies this statement, hinting at a pending deal for G Unit branded diamonds, somehow 50 shilling for Exxon/Mobil still makes sense. The formula 50 jokes are just too easy. And second, in four or five years, the way things are going, 50 could perhaps more easily be a richer, scarier Eminem, or Cube without the acting to fall back on than a diversified mogul. Lord save us from a scenario where 50 is dressing like Puffy and selling us precious gems.

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