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Fitty of Arabia: 50 Cent’s ‘Blood on the Sand’

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Shitting on 50 Cent is pretty easy but every once in a while, there’s something just too amazing not to talk about and for reasons unknown– initially, I thought this game was some sort of April Fools joke– I haven’t seen a lot of people talking/laughing about this: A sequel to his awful ‘50 Cent: Bulletproof’ game is coming out kinda soon and it’s G-Unit in the Middle-East fighting fucking A-rabs!

From the interview with game producer Aaron Blean:

“…50 and G-Unit are putting on a sold-out performance somewhere in a fictional Middle Eastern setting. This is where the ‘blood on the sand’ comes in. They put on the performance; the people are pleased, but the concert promoter stiffs them and doesn’t give 50 and G-Unit their payment…So, of course, 50 isn’t going to leave until he gets paid, so he hassles the concert promoter, [saying] if he doesn’t come up with the money now, there will be consequences. And instead, the promoter offers him a very valuable gift – something that’s valuable to this particular country – a diamond encrusted skull.

So 50 gets the skull, and as he’s about to leave this war-torn country, when they’re ambushed and the skull is taken. They escape the ambush, but they’re without the skull. So 50’s motivated to get what belongs to him. So basically, throughout the game, he’s trying to track these people down and find out who they are and why he was ambushed.

I think my favorite aspect of it is how it’s a “fictional Middle Eastern setting”; presumably, to neither offend anyone or have any concerns with regional or historical accuracy. It’s all pretty absurd, but it’s kinda great at the same time. The idea of getting to be Lloyd Banks in the desert sounds fun enough.

Rappers “branching out” and licensing their rap persona or something like it is great in-theory because the thing about rap is, for all the shit it gets about being too serious or too this or that, even 50 Cent’s involved in ventures this silly and over-the-top and on some level, he knows it. Of course, when it comes to over-the-top potentially great/potentially horrible licensed rap ideas, I’m still waiting on the ‘State Property’ cartoon!

Written by Brandon

April 7th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

Posted in 50 Cent, G-unit, video games