50 Cent remains one of the most influential rappers in the history of the hip-hop world. Fif made his mark in various mediums such as games, movies, books and more. Fans are also well aware of the fact that Fif only has a very few friends he truly trusts with his life – Eminem being one of them. In fact, the rapper recently accused Interscope of sabotaging a huge single for a good reason.
Although 50 Cent has many acquaintances in the music industry, none are as intimate to him as his long-time friend and collaborator, Eminem. The two have a strong bond that has stood the test of time, having collaborated on multiple projects over the years, including the popular ‘BMF’ series.
During an interview commemorating the 20th anniversary of his iconic album “Get Rich Or Die Tryin'”, 50 Cent reflects on his career as both a rapper and media mogul. He discusses his thoughts on the frequently debated topic of “the best rappers” lists and shares the most valuable advice he has received.
The rapper has worked with Enimen numerous times over the years, including the highly lauded ‘My Life’ single. Despite it being so popular, it never quite took off. There was a reason for that, as 50 Cent accused Interscope of sabotaging the single over an SMS headphone deal.
Eminem — the best.
Lloyd Banks – cool.
Tony Yayo – That’s my boy. Loyalty.
50 Cent, the rapper — still got it.
50 Cent, the TV producer — just keep going.
Future – talent.
Nas – the best.
Jay-Z – good business.
“Get Rich Or Die Tryin’” – classic.
The best advice I‘ve ever got was… — Jimmy Iovine told me. He pointed at the TV. I delivered a record, “My Life”. It was me, Eminem, and Adam Levine. Both Em and Adam Levine were the highest-selling people in the world, and they [the label] were telling me they couldn’t get a record play. And I was like, “You couldn’t get the records play? Why?!” I think they were angry with me because I created sms audio while they had beats. And they didn’t want to support it. If they supported it musically it would be financially creating their competitor. So, they couldn’t get the record play. But he pointed to the TV. And I pay attention to detail so much when I’m around him. So I started looking at the television. Doing something there.
50 cent also believes Eminem doesn’t get the credit he deserves. Regardless, it is certainly sad to see what Interscope did and there is nothing that can be done to change things now.
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