So 50 Cent and Kanye had this well publisized pseudo-beef about who was going to sell more albums on their release date - Sept 11.
I can safely say, as a dedicated listener of hip-hop; it doesn't matter who won the soundscan, we lost. Both albums pretty much suck. 50 Dent is basically a wind-up thug capo, and Kanye is the most talented whiner in hip-hop. And that's saying a lot.
Also, the watered down beef is okay - at least nobody gets hurt when its some fake-ass A&R BS. Still, capitalizing on 9/11 is pretty low, especially from Kanye "George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People" West. Sorry, 'Ye, but "if you gotta take shots like that, then you gotta take shots like that".
Somewhere I see puppet masters Jay-Z and Dr. Dre counting piles of money...