Click here to watch the two MCs break down their record-release showdown at the Rolling Stone cover shoot
“I want the number-one spot,” Kanye West says at the rapper-producer’s cover shoot with 50 Cent. “That’s why I go to the studio … this is my job, this is my life, this is my passion.” “This is a competitive age of hip-hop. You gotta compete,” adds 50 Cent. There’s been a lot of talk about their two new albums, which will face off at record stores September 11th — now watch the pair address their potentially record-breaking chart showdown and what makes them both yearn to be the best. West talks about the days when Biggie, Wu-Tang, Jay-Z and Nas released albums at the same time, and Fifty admits he came to Kanye for beats when he started thinking about Curtis. Check out the pair’s candid analysis of their album-release feud right here.