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Monday, June 19, 2006

Fresh from the world of WTF!?

Rap star Apple's CEO Steve Jobs to produce a line of affordable home computers to inner-city residents. According to a recent article in Forbes, 50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson and his high powered manager Chris Lighty, of Violator management are negotiating the branding deal with the computer /software giant. "I'm creating a foundation that will be around for a long time, because fame can come and go or get lost in the lifestyle and the splurging," Fifty Cent explained to Forbes. "I never got into it for the music. I got into it for the business." The company hopes to close the gap between sales in iPods, which have earned over $3 billion verse $2 billion from software and personal home computer sales. Behind Jobs' leadership and the runaway success of the iPod and iTunes, Apple controls over 80% of the digital music market.

Is it right the most popular rapper in the game (sort of) says "I never got into it for the music"?

Besides how stupid I think an 50 Cent Apple computer will be, I do like the idea of making affordable computers for inner city kids.

However, this is taking the 50 branding a little too far. Vitamin Water - OK, Reebok - for sure, Video game - i guess. The 50 PowerMac? SLOW DOWN!


Blogger Passion of the Weiss said...

50 Cent saying that is definitely not right. That's morbidly depressing.

June 20, 2006 12:10 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah, its gonna be hot. Gonna come with nine bullet holes on the shell and software that arbitrarily disses all other computers for little or no apparent reason.

Gotta take the hat off on the paper chase tip tho, cant front.

June 20, 2006 9:01 AM

Blogger Swifty said...

I agree with bith of you's

the honesty is refreshing and depressing

June 20, 2006 9:57 AM

Blogger Swifty said...

sorry that should say 'both'

June 20, 2006 9:58 AM


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