5 Independent Rappers 50 Cent Could Learn From


Last week, 50 Cent cut ties with Shady/Aftermath/Interscope and laid out his plans to go independent. “It’s freedom to invest in your own ideas,” he said. “If ever I had a horse that I was betting on at the track, I’d like to be the horse. Let it be me, goddammit, because I’m going to run as hard as I can.”

Now, hip-hop is waiting to see whether Fif will cross that finish line. While his powerful stance in the music world may be enough to keep his career afloat, he could stand to learn from these artists who went the independent route. —Talia Kuhel