50 Cent’s debut studio album Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ was released in February 2003. The album debuted at No. 1 and sold 872,000 copies in its first week, earning it a 9x platinum certification. However, there appears to be some story surrounding the project courtesy of longtime foe The Game.
Wack 100 addressed 50’s well-documented claims that he created a substantial amount of his debut album, 2005’s The Documentary, during a recent Clubhouse session. Before Wack dropped a shock regarding one of Get Rich or Die Tryin”s opening songs, The Game highlighted that 50 just penned “what you heard him say on the record” and didn’t help him create his own words.
“I’m going to speak on something [The Game] don’t ever speak on,” Wack remarked before delivering the hook from “What Up Gangsta.” “‘What up, cuz? What up, blood? What up, gangsta?’ Who you think wrote that? I’m going to leave it alone.”
The Game didn’t officially corroborate Wack 100’s assertion, but he did go on to discuss his uncredited work on 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records and Dr. Dre’s Aftermath, hinting at more ghostwriting assistance to “the G-Unit albums.”
“All the sh*t that I assisted my pen with on Aftermath, from Dr. Dre records to being in there on the G-Unit albums and being in there at the middle or tail-end of Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, I ain’t never said, ‘I wrote this certain song. I don’t give a f*ck about that, my n****. If it’s about writing shit and staying on point with your pen, it’s been 20 years, my n****. And it’s certain n***** back then that I was rapping with, G-Unit. N****, I’m here right now with a song on the top of the Billboard.”
When it comes to provocative utterances, The Game has had a busy week. The “Eazy” rapper claimed Kanye West has aided his career more than Dr. Dre in a recent clip from his upcoming visit on N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN’s Drinks Champs.
You can watch 50 Cent’s “What Up Gangsta,” which was purportedly co-written by The Game below.
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