Monday, November 14, 2011
Best Of 50 Cent (2002) (Mixtape)
The 1st time i heard 50 Cent on record was i think How To Rob on Madd Rapper's LP. Listenin to that i was like wow this dude is pretty brave but clever. Then later on that year i heard a track on Clue's Perfect Desert Storm mixtape he had on there called "Good Die Young". I was like hey, this dude got somethin. I loved that beat and the lyrics. But i think 2 events put this man's name on a national level. 1 was the infamous fight he had wit Murder Inc at the recording studios in 2001 when Ja & Co. ambushed them at the studio. I remember seeing Ja on MTV's TRL on crutches talkin about how he hurt self on a skiing trip. Wrong! He got hurt in that fight. Thats when people start finding out about it. 2 was when Jay Z dissed him at Hot 97 Summer Jam in 2000 when he said "Im about a dollar what the fuk is 50 cent." That right there put his name out there and thats where the journey to stardom begins.
I copped this tape in late 2002 when 50 was starting to take the game over and i needed somethin from him to jam. And this tape catered to those needs. People out there wonder will 50 ever be hot again, but my friend said it best. When u are comfortable ur rhymes changes and ur work ethic changes, when u are hungry u willing to do whatever it takes to make it and be hot. 50's comfortable now and been that way for a few years now. So only time will tell if that hunger can resurface.