Another new track from Game — this one off the deluxe version of OKE. He has a line about his 50 Cent/G-Unit days but the track itself isn't really a diss. It's a tough one featuring a raw sample that I overall like as a *Tibs Fav.
A new 50 Cent leak has hit the interwebs late tonight, and it sounds like lead single material for his elusive upcoming album, Street King Immortal. I say that because it's a personal and analytical 50 about his place in the game, driven home by an ominous female hook that echoes the song title. The song is produced by Alex Da Kid and that female chorus is Skylar Grey-esque (I wouldn't be surprised if that's revealed to be her, or perhaps Liz Rodrigues.) 50 just addressed the leak on Twitter below.
UPDATE: Skylar Grey indeed on the hook.
Overall, this one's pretty solid and I think it'll grow on me with more listens. Give it a shot above — what do you think?
We all should be able to vividly remember the reign Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson had over the rap game when Get Rich or Die Trying (soundtrack included) and The Massacre, were released. It wasn't that long ago was it? Either way with the success of his albums, clothes, The Game's career under the label, Vitamin Water, and G-Unit sneakers *coughs*, 50 was clearly looking to build an empire with his camp. When we think of G-Unit, whose names come to forefront of our minds? The Game, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Mobb Deep, Olivia and Mase (kinda sort of), but under the radar 50 had way bigger aspirations of compiling some pretty good talent underneath his wing, some you would have least expected. I know you all are eager to find out so here they are.
Fabolous–"I've always kind of had my own lane and everybody just respected me for what I do so that would have been a different turn and probably could have been successful, but successful for how long, you always got to think about it too",
Saigon–"I wanted to be the conscious arm of G-unit", but after some disparaging text messages between the two, words were exchanged, Saigon accused 50 of being full of himself, which then made 50 retaliate in a negative way[the end],
Danny Brown–"It was a real thing. 50 was with it; he just didn't sign me because of my jeans." "He liked the music, he just didn't like the way I looked."
Slim The Mobster–"You can't have too many on one deal; I just decided to stick with Dre and make a name for my own company and that's where I'm at with it",
Lil Scrappy, who said too many people and egos resulted in his project not evening reaching the public, Freeway–"At the last minute everything fell apart, it is what it is, I still have a lot of love for him."
Snoop Dogg–Dj Whoo da Kid speaking on Snoop's near deal, "It was kinda close; it wasn’t like he was gonna sign, he was gonna have like a joint deal [with G-Unit]".
Mystikal–"It was close; I was still incarcerated at the time." "I had to go with something that's relevant, and that's going to be effective, that's the home team".
A short list of other names included Styles P, Foxy Brown, Beanie Sigel and Gillie Da Kid. At this point we're all thinking Lord that list was huge. Seems like 50 Cent wanted everyone under the sun but couldn't keep his original members complacent. Regardless to say 50's lasting success as a business man and solo artist was extraordinary for hip hop. My last thought(s) would be why didn't Lloyd Banks reach his full capacity and will Olivia make a comeback, even after she acquired that "hit single" from Rich on Love & Hip Hop, which bobbled between both Erica and Olivia for like 4 episodes. Let's stay in tune and see, regardless if it may take some years.
50 Cent continues his acting crossover with a new STARZ drama picked up today called 'Power'. He is working with writer/showrunner Courtney Kemp Agboh, who has previously written for The Bernie Mac Show, Happy Town, Eli Stone and The Good Wife. Below is the show's premise, with filming of the 8, 1-hour-long episodes to begin this year.
"Power" tells the story of James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city's elite. He wants to build an empire, turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there's just one problem: Ghost is living a double life. When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he wants to be most of all.