Aloe Blacc: '50 Cent made me turn my back on rapping'

'I Need A Dollar' singer also speaks out over Osama Bin Laden's death

Aloe Blacc: '50 Cent made me turn my back on rapping'

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Aloe Blacc has claimed that the "misogyny" of artists such as 50 Cent made him turn his back on rapping.

The 'I Need A Dollar' singer said that he wanted to "tell a different story" on his latest album 'Good Things' after growing tired of there being "too much opulence [and] braggadocio" in hip-hop.

Speaking to the Independent On Sunday, Blacc commented: "Artists like 50 Cent (pictured below right) made me stop rapping.

"What happened is that the music got corporatised. Industry executives sacrificed art for what sells and mega-stars now saturate the market with the same tired lyrics."

Blacc also spoke out about the reaction in America to the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden last month, arguing that his passing was not a cause for celebration.

"We need to recognise that a human being had been killed," he remarked.

"The families of the people who died in 9/11 may have felt that justice was done, but it's still a life, and we need to take the moment to mourn all the deaths, not just the 3,000 or so US citizens but the 10,000 or so in the Middle East who are dying for whatever reason it is that America is still in Afghanistan."

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