The "friendly" rivalry that's been building between rappers 50 Cent and Kanye West as of late—fueled by the fact that both artists' new albums will drop on September 11—finally reached ludicrous speed with today's announcement that the two have been invited to square off for a live, presidential-style debate to decide who has the best album on BET's 106 And Park. While accepting the challenge, 50 Cent added, "Just don't be asking me if I am a conscious rapper. I know exactly what I am saying—so I am conscious." (Wait, didn't Descartes say that?) If this works out, can we start setting up debates like this between all musicians and filmmakers? That way us critic-types would be free to spend all our time playing Guitar Hero and spending our Simpsons Movie payola.

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