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buckshotstheone
04-06-2011, 08:50 AM
Today I look at how in 2011, 50 Cent has dropped a slew of classic tracks.

http://www.reppghhiphop.com/2011/04/05/the-return-of-50-cent/


It started with a casual entrance to 2011 on “Happy New Year (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwcYZyO5XFw)”. We were all a little surprised at the quality of the joint, then “Old 2003 Ferrari (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9qXdX5tWgU)” popped off and we really had to turn our heads. Could the same artist who slept through Before I Self Destruct and the astonishingly bad Curtis really be leaking classics on the net like it was nothing? Where did this revived 50 come from and what brought about this sudden change? Or is this really all that out of the ordinary? Shouldn’t we expect this by now from the same man who created the classic Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and has been making brilliant moves ever since? Whatever it is, in 2011 50 Cent has delivered nothing but quality material, and none of it has been album-related. What’s up with this?

The last few years have not been kind musically to 50 Cent. His previous two albums have been complete garbage, although Before I Self Destruct was listenable, it was only worth about 2 listens, while Curtis had 1 beat worthwhile (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rKIyZE3st0), not song, beat. No one even checked for that second G-Unit album except kids still wearing G-Unit clothing and aside from being clowned for losing all that weight for a movie role, 50’s name has been more synonymous with a blog site than actual music output for quite some time. So it was definitely a surprise when he started dropping tracks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZKeat1ulic) like once a week especially since they all (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3kyQcR8AbM) been really good (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ETPHnI4V8Y). Is this just luck or has 50 been capable of doing this the whole time and was just lazy?


We always knew he had the talent. Power of the Dollar is still one of the best street albums of all time. Get Rich or Die Tryin’ is nothing but hits, and even The Massacre had some gems. But I’m sure with the Game bullshit, the Olivia bullshit, G-Unit not being able to help themselves and Shyne Moses getting out of jail 50 Cent has been a little burnt out, and probably just altogether jaded about the industry. There’s been rumors of label politricks which would explain the rushed sound of his last two albums (see: A Tribe Called Quest). But it’s a fact that most artists in hip hop still can’t fuck with 50. He entered the game a legend and has only kept that status since. His first (real) album sold billions in like 2 days. Before that he completely resurrected the mixtape market. Before that he was smart enough to know that an easy way to get noticed was to call out every single MC in the game. This is a brilliant mafucka, and that’s without even going into the “do you want a fast check or do you want shares in this company that’s about to be bought by Coca-Cola?”


Back to today though, in 2011 we have 14 joints from 50 Cent, and all 14 have been on point, and that ain’t even counting the way he slaughtered the recent Gucci Mane track “Recently (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TEyoTJgfh8)”. And he sounds hungry. It’s like these last few years of “did he fall off?” made him step up and prove that he can still do it when he wants. His flow is tight, the bars are inspired, he ain’t just rapping to rap, he’s rapping for you to listen to him, and he’s got that classic 50 sound again, boastful, gangsta, boss status.


It don’t surprise me, when you’re that talented you can always bring that heat, you just have to want to do it, and the last few years it seemed like 50 just plain didn’t care. But now he’s clearly focused again and the result is further proof that 50 Cent will go down as a legend in hip hop, an MC who can literally do whatever he wants in this game. He can stop trying and still sell a couple records, or he can step back up and set the internets on fire. Let’s just hope nothing discourages Curtis so he can continue on this hot streak cause right now he’s batting a thousand in 2011, he back like Jordan and definitely ready for another few titles.

Inspektah Meth-Tical
04-06-2011, 09:03 AM
50 Cent is dope.

These underground faggots underrate him but he is one of the GOATS, niggaz hatin now be the niggaz bumpin GRODT.

JakobR
04-06-2011, 10:31 AM
I like the vibe of his music and sometimes he comes up with some pretty good verses. GRODT is an overrated album though. It brought that street shit to the mainstream which is a decent representation of the genre to the masses but there are simply too many mediocre verses.

This is from a track that's supposed to be one of the better:

I'm the boss on this boat
You can call me Skipper
The way I turn the money over
You should call me Flipper
Your Bitch a regular Bitch
Your calling her Wifey

Mic Tyson
04-06-2011, 10:33 AM
Today I look at how in 2011, 50 Cent has dropped a slew of classic tracks.



I stopped there

Origin™
04-06-2011, 10:37 AM
I stopped there

that is your loss then lol

all the material 50 has put out this year has been flames, haters gone hate!

Mic Tyson
04-06-2011, 10:38 AM
that is your loss then lol

all the material 50 has put out this year has been flames, haters gone hate!

Classic?

Origin™
04-06-2011, 10:42 AM
classic may be a little far fetched, but the shit is flames regardless, people chuck classic arround way to much tho I agree

dad
04-06-2011, 10:49 AM
Today I look at how in 2011, 50 Cent has dropped a slew of classic tracks.

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Mr. R&B
04-06-2011, 11:15 AM
50 Cent is dope.

These underground faggots underrate him but he is one of the GOATS, niggaz hatin now be the niggaz bumpin GRODT.


GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously.

You were probably a fetus when Get Rich dropped.

And stop abusing the N word, it's incredibly unbecoming.

IrOnMaN
04-06-2011, 02:01 PM
50 Cent is an R&B/rapper. Nothing more, nothing less. He's overrated.


What classics has 50 Cent released? And please do not say Get Rich Or Die Trying because that album is OLD!

buckshotstheone
04-06-2011, 04:19 PM
50 Cent is an R&B/rapper. Nothing more, nothing less. He's overrated.


What classics has 50 Cent released? And please do not say Get Rich Or Die Trying because that album is OLD!

so Illmatic isn't a classic cause it's old? The Chronic isn't a classic cause it's old? Paid In Full isn't a classic cause it's old? Classic means old and timeless, and yes, Get Rich or Die Tryin is a classic.

Synthesizer Patel
04-06-2011, 10:45 PM
fuck off @ talking about GRODT. 50's best album will always be Power of the Dollar.

angry!
04-06-2011, 11:38 PM
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its niggas that hate 50 cent that dont know what theyre talkin about..

theyll never acknowledge the fact son BEEN a talent...

cuz a. he caking too much

b. he said something about they favorite rapper

c. they have no hip hop pedigree

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and every 50 album has joints...

one of...

if not... the best... mixtape/unreleased discos....

and probably more output, than any other rapper, ever...

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never went anywhere... just not the flavor of the month...

the 50 cent that wanted to be the best rapper... died in like 2000...

since its all about being the best entertainer...

but every once and a while... he gets fed up... and SNAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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yall dont get it...

its niggas out here... yall fancy lyricists..

that would ask 50 for help... writing songs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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imagine if the nigga was still broke... hes shittin... on spare time.. on some fun shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!

balancing a enterprise, tryin to stay current, and still finds time to feed the audience that copped the initial tapes.. that got him signed....

pimp c tried tellin niggas down south... yall hating on the real...

ima clown 50 greasing his chest, gearing up for a cover shoot, like anyone else...

but hes rap immortal man...

the nigga that saved mobb deep from industry hell, and put them in supercars and jewels...

bloggers that would sweat holding a strap... that dont identify with the street jewels/higher content... wiz khalifa ass niggas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

buckshotstheone
04-07-2011, 12:28 PM
angry! hit it dead on perfect.

it's only lyrical accountants that hate 50