DJ Kay serves up his latest single, ” Free Again,” featuring New York’s 50 Cent and Fat Joe. Despite their previous beef, it looks like any bad blood between these two is squashed as both emcees come together to deliver a dope new track. The StreetRunner producer track finds both rappers in a comfortable space as they kick aggressive rhymes over a bouncy sample based instrumental. “Free Again” will be featured on DJ Kay Slay’s upcoming LP, Rhyme or Die.
Looks like 50 Cent is all set again to come back and be Hip Hop’s unofficial bully with his new freestyle “This Is Murder Not Music.” Curtis decides to lace fans with some new material for the new year and he makes it clear he’s got his focus back in the studio. There’s even a signature 50 Cent rant in the outro. Truth be told, the rant is longer than the couple bars he drops in the beginning but the gritty sample driven production makes it worth a listen. According to the New York rapper, he’s apparently back to reclaim his number one spot. We’ll see about that.
50 Cent jump on SZA’s, “Teen Spirit,” for an official remix and shoots an accompanying piece for her latest music video. Check out the New York rapper do his thing over the slow and hypnotizing instrumental. TDE’s SZA has been busy as of late with new music and trippy visuals as she gears up to release her upcoming project.
ThisIs50 takes you behind the scenes on a recent G-Unit trip to Turkey for the Velvet Villains Festival. Akon and Ne-Yo also showed up to hit the stage alongside 50 cent, Precious Paris, Tony Yayo and Kidd Kidd at the overseas event. See what it’s like for Fif and company as they take shots of Patron on a private jet, interact with fans and live the lavish life all the way on the other side of the world.
DJ Vlad jumps on the line with Benzino with VH1 reality star and former artist Benzino for an interview. Take a listen as Zino shares details on the first time he seen Eminem and takes the opportunity to clarify that he’s a major fan of Dr. Dre. Benzino also touches on his past relationship with 50 Cent and Ja Rule.
Here’s an interesting look at Curtis Jackson’s audition tape for the roll of Huey Lucas in the 2007 film American Gangster. Fans will remember the movie starred Denzel Washington as Harlem’s former heroin crime boss Frank Lucas. The role of Huey Lucas was eventually filled by actor Chiwetel Ejiofor who went on to do an excellent job. Check out the G-Unit general go through a couple of random scenes from the film as he gets help some help from a woman with his script lines.
Jack Thriller links up with 50 cent and Kidd Kidd to discuss the current status of battle rapping. The New York rapper touches on his love for the art and explains how rap battles have become financially rewarding nowadays to participate in than in year’s past. Fif also clarifies he’s a fan of battle rapper Big T and explains why he’s currently his favorite. The G-Unit general addresses the lack of authenticity in Hip Hop.
50 Cent sits down with HOT 97’s Funk Fex and gives his initial reaction to Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse which has been the topic of conversation in the music industry since it surfaced. Always one for a scathing diss record, 50 Cent co-signs the Compton rapper’s desire for competition and says it’s necessary and a part of Hip Hop. Fif also discusses Kidd Kidd’s upcoming project and speaks on the current status of G-Unit.
The G-Unit general is back on the rap scene with a new song and video for “Can’t Help Myself (I’m Hood).” Curtis’ latest visual finds the south side MC puttin’ in work on the streets and counting stacks of cash with a few gorgeous half naked female assistants. Over a gritty sound and sample heavy production, the New York native attempts to take listeners back to early days out on the block. Check out Fif’s latest offering with “Can’t Help Myself (I’m Hood)’ below.
50 Cent’s unreleased material springs a leak today with the release of “Don’t Turn On me (Warning You)” featuring singer Skylar Grey. The track showed up on the internet today and 50 took to his twitter account to clarify that the song was recorded a year ago with Eminem in Detroit. The G-Unit rapper also explained that most likely the song surfaced somehow off his old hard drive. The label is already on clean up duty and the song is disappearing from links and streams everywhere so take a listen below via the audio/video stream before it takes a dump.