50 Cent featuring Susan Boyle, not Lil' Kim

Hip-hop stars rush at the chance to collaborate. You pick up a rap album and it seems almost always to be a duet disc with guest vocalists appearing on multiple tracks. Pop stars caught on to this craze too. Trying to gain street cred and a younger audience, performers as diverse as Madonna, Beyonce, and Maroon 5 have enlisted the guest hip-hop performer to appear on their discs. Hell, I even think Wyclef Jean and Kanye West have been on more records for others than on their own songs.

50 Cent likes to collaborate. He tossed rhymes with the best of the best in the hip-hop game: Eminem, Dr. Dre, Lil’ Kim. But 50 typically shies away from those pop collaborations. Dueting with Madge may take away from his thug image. You know?

So it was with amazement that I read that 50 wants to work with Susan Boyle. Boyle seems to be the only artist this year capable of selling albums. And 50′s not stupid. Either he’s talking out of his ass to get media exposure or he’s serious. 50 Cent featuring Susan Boyle? It has the makings of pure genius or horror. Either way, I’d buy it. Just don’t cover Magic Stick. Please.