50 Cent Talks Early Musical Influences, His Decision To Make An Impact Through Mixtapes, An LL Cool J Song Inspiring Him To Write '21 Questions' & More On Music Choice's 'Chronicles' [Video]

 

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Music Choice has launched a new series titled "Chronicles." They will interview artists to find out what inspires them, revelations about their upbringing, get insight into the music business and more.

 

The first artist to be featured on the debut episode is 50 Cent.

 

Fif talks about his early hip hop influences from artists like Boogie Down Productions, Big Daddy Kane, The Juice Crew and EPMD.

 

 

The G-Unit mogul recalls trying to get a meeting with Chris Lighty and Violator to see if they would manage him. It was right around the time he had gotten shot and had a lot of street beefs still going on. Violator passed initially because of all the heat surrounding him. From there, 50 got the idea to start doing mixtapes his way and the rest is history.

 

50 also reveals that an LL Cool J song inspired him to write "21 Questions," speaks on the decision making process that went into choosing "In Da Club" over "If I Can't" as the first single off of Get Rich or Die Tryin, not letting the pressure to sell records affect what kind of records he makes because he's comfortable financially and much more.






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Comment by Charles on April 7, 2013 at 2:46am
50 we up
Comment by M.K.J... on April 6, 2013 at 8:48pm
THIS WAS GOOD...
Comment by Sean on April 4, 2013 at 5:43pm
alot of yall dont know the word LOYALITY 50cent forever
Comment by King Henry IX on April 3, 2013 at 8:00pm
Why is this ninja still talking his first album, that back in like 03, 04. Damn dude stop talking about that, you music career is over. Just talk about you business ventures.
Comment by MissAnnMarie on April 3, 2013 at 7:46pm
Lets talk about new event that are coming up this year! thats my boo! me getting my dream date with Curtis....
Comment by malone denisio on April 3, 2013 at 7:39pm
n**** please your career is over beef aint hot no more, but you can do like jay'z go and create ventures yuh might get money from that but as is music going s*** is over for you and the gunit bs
Comment by james smith, @GUNIT50FAN on April 3, 2013 at 6:39pm
50 is the last real Gangsta rapper in HIPHOP
Comment by dave on April 3, 2013 at 6:36pm
I think 50 feels the pressure and that's why he's not releasing his album yet. I think he wants to wait until he has a couple super hot records first, which is understandable.
The problems is that Fif used to make such a big deal about numbers and even though nobody is moving albums like that anymore they're still waiting to hate when he only sells 150k or 200k (which would be good!)
All fif gotta do is release his album on the streaming services two weeks earlier than the stores the same way Justin Timberlake did.
Peep game: Justin Timberlake makes a fortune giving his album away? http://buswk.co/YW25zQ
1hb6kfe6oickb Comment by 1hb6kfe6oickb on April 3, 2013 at 6:04pm
I so love 50!!! He never ceases to impress me. I agree - absolutely brilliant! I am so intrigued by this man.
Comment by V.H. on April 3, 2013 at 5:14pm
50 deserve many more what he got, he's the realest on tha Rap s***!



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