50 Cent 2012 trip to somalia
In a break from the 50 Cent 2012 tour, he flew to a famine refugee camp in Dolo to “see firsthand the effects of hunger in Somalia and Kenya.” This is all part of a new partnership the World Food Program and his semi-charitable Street King initiative — which promises to feed a billion kids in Africa.

Mixed feelings about this one. We’re not fans of the fact 50′s profiting by selling a drink that only gives part of its revenue towards charity or that he raps about commiting murder in official Street King songs. But, at the same time,  he is using his immense fame to bring the issue of world hunger to light — for example, basically every major U.S. publication printed this story.

So, you know, you can’t full-on hate on the 50 Cent 2012 trip to help a philanthropic (if sideways) campaign to fight hunger in Africa, as long as it delivers on its promise. To end:

The U.N. last week declared an end to Somalia’s six-month famine, though it said tens of thousands of people still need food aid to survive. The British government estimates that between 50,000 and 100,000 people died from the famine’s effects. (Billboard)

 

Comments

  • Majidadi

    I think his involvement can only be assessed in future … after the implementation of his plans. surely, its noble that he channels attention to the problem via fame. but also good intensions can turn out more harmful. i will also depend on the way he will face this very complex issue. according to me, (my personal view) the problem is ultra-simplified … which one can see in the impression “feed 1 billion children”. but well, he can proove us wrong

  • Anonymous

    nobody else is doing it

  • Chiquita

    50 has seen it all I am sure! Mostly, HE is doing something; PERSONALLY INVOLVING HIMSELF and TAKING PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. Bredren, mi applaud ya – BLESS UP Jaharastafari El Lahai Roi see ya wid him eyes, know ya spirit in da right place. Don’t listen to da hatas! Da future is just dat – da future; if there is light in the darkness those that see/know/need it will follow it. Continued journey with God-speed! I pray Psalms 5 ova ya life dat the hatas be removed!