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*50 cents GOLDEN TICKET*

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by WebsterUno, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    did anyone get the ticket?
    I didnt buy the CD, but its tempting.
    If I got the chain, I would hawk it
    faster than you can say Bling Blauh!

    I think the idea of adding
    'incentives to buy' into the CDs
    is a good thing. More bang for
    your buck. Kinda like when
    you order from 12oz...

  2. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    oh, and here is the story....



    Diamonds Are 50 Cent’s Best Friend
    Friday October 24, 2003 @ 03:00 PM
    By: ChartAttack.com Staff

    These days the record companies are feeling like they need to trick kids into buying CDs by enclosing all sorts of extra goodies. The default bonus is a fancy DVD, but some bands have decided to take a different route by offering Willy Wonka-style golden tickets.

    Earlier this year we told you that Guided By Voices were hiding golden tickets inside random copies of their newest album Earthquake Glue, giving fans a chance to win copies of their latest box set. Then, Obie Trice launched a contest in which people who bought a copy of his new CD, Cheers, could enter to win a chance to hang out with Eminem in his recording studio. Now, Obie Trice’s pal 50 Cent is following suit with his own golden ticket prize.

    In order to up the value of the new G Unit CD (the quartet featuring 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck and Tony Yayo), the group is offering random fans the chance to drape themselves in bling-bling, just like a real rap star. Four prize tickets will be randomly inserted in the first million copies of G Unit’s new disc Beg For Mercy. If you manage to snag a ticket, you’re entitled to a diamond G Unit medallion worth $12,500.

    "Everybody knows when I do something I got to do it bigger than anyone else out there," 50 Cent said in a statement. "I’m givin’ away 50 grand worth of diamonds and a chance to become part of my crew. The streets have been loyal and I just wanna show my appreciation and give a little something back."

    G Unit’s Beg For Mercy hits stores on November 18.

  3. Josh White

    Josh White New Jack

    Joined: Nov 13, 2003 Messages: 16 Likes Received: 0
  4. One_in_Ten

    One_in_Ten New Jack

    Joined: Mar 11, 2002 Messages: 2 Likes Received: 0
    it would be honor to be the newest member in a click whos leader has been and continues to be the subject assasination attempts and or plots.

    its so stupid to do the win something extra. It
    drives artists and labels to push weal ass products
    and then make up for it with the promise of a 1 in
    a gazzillion chance at making the purchase worth

    If its a good album, just promote it and the fans
    will catch on.

    scottie is offended/ NOT born yesterday.
  5. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    its mostly because of all the
    music being swapped around
    on the net for free. They need
    these types of things to help
    get interest back in BUYING music.
    I havent bought a CD in sometime.
    Wax, thats a different story.

    they had G-Unit on Howard Stern this
    morning, did anyone hear it?
    It was funny.
  6. Scorn

    Scorn Member

    Joined: Oct 26, 2002 Messages: 330 Likes Received: 0
    lol, i wander how many kids are gonna beg there mum and dad to buy em 50 of em, just to get lucky
  7. destroya

    destroya Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2002 Messages: 1,714 Likes Received: 2
    if i see somebody with this i'm snatching it.
  8. old*824

    old*824 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2003 Messages: 1,362 Likes Received: 0
    they should give away mock prizes to.

    like gift certificates to the flea market.

    or free bullet proofs.

    or a lifetime supply of magnum and strawberry lubricant.
  9. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 23, 2001 Messages: 9,728 Likes Received: 4
    i think I might buy the new jayz cd just because he is giving away 3 mercedes to lucky "fans"

    Zack Morris
  10. old*824

    old*824 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2003 Messages: 1,362 Likes Received: 0
    fuck a mercedes. motherfuckers should give away a bunch of hoopty buckets and shit.

    old8/fuck luxury.

    hah.....give away vacations to the innercity.

    Congratulations. Your the winner of 5 days and four nights at the luxurous Super 8 motel on 98th Street.
  11. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest


    its too late, they already have a winner..

  12. old*824

    old*824 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2003 Messages: 1,362 Likes Received: 0
    is that for real?
    see. they coulda given six buckets out for the price of that thing.
    now some corny redheaded white guy, i mean not to be racist, looks fucking stupid with a expensive but tacky peice of jewlery.

    its like that movie im gonna get you sucker. when fools overgold.

    i mean...i nice chain and medallion, cross...what not is stylish and everything....but some shit that hangs down to your belly button and has a similar look to a giant belt buckle is played if you ask me...even if it costs more than i make in 5 months.
  13. anonymity1

    anonymity1 Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 28, 2003 Messages: 1,945 Likes Received: 0
    Imagine how much you could sell that gaudy ass medallion for on ebay. I think its a very smart idea to get people to buy your album, but some ugly ass medallion is not doing it for me. I'm glad all my favorite artists are just too poor to pull some stupid shit like that
  14. nomadawhat

    nomadawhat Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 24, 2001 Messages: 5,001 Likes Received: 2
    so you only get the medallion and no links? you'll see some ghetto fab shit going on, 12k aronud the neck on a shoelace....
  15. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    at least the companies are being a little innovative and trying to make the CD purchase a 'must' for fans.

    I wouldn't really care to be in the studio with enimem,
    so I ould just dl the disc (if I wanted it), but a mercedes
    from Jay-Z... tempting!