50 vs DMX - Who had more hype/buzz around their debut?

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50 161 79.31%
DMX 42 20.69%
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 5 years ago '04        #41
bibbyboi 28 heat pts28
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50's buzz was much bigger. He was already getting some internet buzz, mixtape buzz, dissing Ja Rule who was huge at the time and getting signed to Eminem when Em was one of the biggest artists in the world. Oh then In Da Club dropped and it just so happened to be one of Dre's best beats ever.

50 probably had the hugest buzz ever for a debut album. IIRC, MTV had a special on him before the album even dropped and that's when MTV was music.
 5 years ago '11        #42
Urbanchill 5 heat pts
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Thread backfired ?
 5 years ago '10        #43
Dextromethorphan 217 heat pts217
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50, are you stupid??


my mom even knew who he was
 5 years ago '10        #44
Dextromethorphan 217 heat pts217
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whole crowd was in awe of him
 5 years ago '04        #45
CTre 22 heat pts22
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 5 years ago '04        #46
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 Nyuzi said:
I was more into X's buzz. At the time, DMX and Juvenile had crazy buzz. The whole Ruff Ryders/Cash Money movement was the hardest sh*t out to us.

When 50 came, I didn't think he'd be as big of a star as he became. Everything about dude just seemed basic and image-driven. I think I was still into Em at the time but it didn't really cross over. 50 def captured more of a crossover appeal than X did somehow. He was able to take over for a while whereas X just temporarily became "that dude" to the hood.
Yeah that Cash Money Juvenile back that a.ss up.. 400 degreez buzz was crazy that summer
 5 years ago '11        #47
KingP1n 344 heat pts344
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 Califlorida said:
How you figure it isn't close, DMX had 2 #1 albums in '98.
50 would've had the same If he dropped 2 albums...
 5 years ago '10        #48
A.Dot789 1067 heat pts1067
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50 was worldwide, he had kids in Iraq, Sri Lanka etc. singing In Da Club
 5 years ago '10        #49
G Code 42 heat pts42
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50 not even a discussion
 5 years ago '12        #50
Mr Fujaveli 36 heat pts36
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NOBODY had more buzz prior to the debut than 50, nobody
 5 years ago '12        #51
iBoxden 27 heat pts27
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love X but 50 had more. X catalog better though
 5 years ago '12        #52
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 iBoxden said:
love X but 50 had more. X catalog better though



 07-17-2013, 11:16 AM         #53
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DMX buzz just as big

for all you young mothefu*kers, Woodstock was a festival mainly for the Rock and Roll fans that consisted of predominately white people who got progressively more sh*t faced and bat sh*t insane every year from its inception, They wallowed in pools of mud undoubtedly tainted with semen and other other bodily Fluids.

DMX sh*t was so hard and his presence was so big that they had to have him at Woodstock and the crowd was fu*kin with it heavy

another thing is while 50's stock in hip hop is somewhate split amongst fans, DMX,despite his gleaming flaws and personal demons, to this day is respected across the board and I think that goes beyond appreciation for his music. the underdogs of underdogs


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 07-17-2013, 11:29 AM         #54
Rhyme n Tekniq 
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put it like this

DMX Buzz =Michael Jackson's 'Off the Wall'
50 cent = Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'
 5 years ago '13        #55
HipHopFactz 452 heat pts452
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Aside from Snoop, there aren't many rappers who were buzzin like 50

Ironically all connected to Dre
 5 years ago '05        #56
Philly B 41 heat pts41
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Like dude said on the first page. 50 and it isn't even close.

DMX had a huge buzz but not like 50. Music wasn't being bootlegged as much like it was when 50 was dropping and X didn't have Em and Dre.

I'd still much rather listen to X than 50 though.
 5 years ago '05        #57
Philly B 41 heat pts41
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 Rhyme n Tekniq said:


DMX buzz just as big

for all you young mothefu*kers, Woodstock was a festival mainly for the Rock and Roll fans that consisted of predominately white people who got progressively more sh*t faced and bat sh*t insane every year from its inception, They wallowed in pools of mud undoubtedly tainted with semen and other other bodily Fluids.

DMX sh*t was so hard and his presence was so big that they had to have him at Woodstock and the crowd was fu*kin with it heavy

another thing is while 50's stock in hip hop is somewhate split amongst fans, DMX,despite his gleaming flaws and personal demons, to this day is respected across the board and I think that goes beyond appreciation for his music. the underdogs of underdogs
No one is saying X isn't more loved than 50 now. That's not the question. I got X in my top 10 prob so I have a huge amount of respect for him. But 50's buzz was just bigger and way more anticipated, at least on a global level.
 5 years ago '13        #58
Impeccable 219 heat pts219
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How many n*ggas connected to Dre weren't the hottest rappers in the game


Dre out here feeding his n*ggas
 07-17-2013, 01:54 PM         #59
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I think many people voicing their opinion in this thread are too young to remember the DMX era, so they will vote 50...

matter of fact half of them probably missed both X and 50 and just vote 50 cuz hes more relevant now...
 5 years ago '04        #60
cold_young_thug 40 heat pts40
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Cmon now. I remember the year D was sh*tting on the game. But 50's hype? I've NEVER seen a hype as big as 50 cent. kids would come into school bumping his mixtape, like floods of kids.
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