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Wiz Khalifa - Telescope Feat. 50 Cent

Looks like Wiz is trying to revive the careers of all of Dre’s old running mates.


Wiz Khalifa - Gang Bang Feat. Big Sean (Damage’s Thugstep Refix)


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50 Cent - What Up Gangsta Pt. 2

Looks like ol’ Fiddy is trying to relive his glory days with this one.  Not quite sure how that’s working out for him, considering the original track came out 8 years ago (damn, it’s been that long??)  Also, what’s with the artwork above?

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Uncle Murda - Warning (Remix) Feat. Mariah Carey, 50 Cent & Young Jeezy

I have no idea why Mariah Carey is on this, but she is definitely not needed at all on the chorus.  Also, don’t get why 50 is on this with Mariah Carey, considering his boss’ beef with her, but it’s whatever.  At least we get to hear a little vintage Fif on this one.  Oh, and Jeezy’s on this too in case you cared.

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Dev - In The Dark (Remix) Feat. 50 Cent

I guess I can respect Curtis for trying to get back into the clubs again…


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Eminem - Syllables Feat. Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Ca$his & Stat Quo

I got pretty hyped when I first heard this song, but then I found out that it’s actually a couple years old.  You can actually tell as soon as the song starts and you hear Em and Jay’s verses.  Eminem is using his older, slower flow, and Jay-Z’s got his Kingdom Come flow back as well, so I’m guessing this was made back around the time Em went to rehab retired (temporarily). 

The song sounds like a throwaway Detox track, which is pretty sad, because this is a pretty solid (although outdated) lineup.  This would’ve been the perfect Shady/Aftermath anthem back in the day, but Stat Quo has already left the label, 50 Cent has pretty much faded into irrelevance (musically), and who knows if Ca$his will ever release anything? 

This also could be Em & Jay’s first song together since the classic Renegade off of Jay-Z’s The Blueprint album.  It’s not quite on the same level as that one, but it’s still a solid track nonetheless.  

Another curious issue is the fact that 50 is working with Jay-Z.  50’s had beef with him for awhile, but then again, who knows how credible it really is?  50 Cent really just says shit to get attention, so it is possible he could have let his differences go back then and decided to work with Jay, especially if Em and Dre persuaded him to.

Finally, it’s time to just look at the track as a whole.  The concept is pretty unique, as the song starts of with “It is not about lyrics anymore, it’s about a hot beat and a catchy hook.”  The whole song emphasizes how hip-hop has changed, and has been dumbed down incredibly.  It was relevant when it was made, and is still relevant now.  The clever thing the song manages to pull off is that it keeps the beat simple, and it uses a pretty bad hook (on purpose).  It does this so you can actually focus on the lyrics.  

All I know is that this track definitely fulfills its purpose, and it’s too bad this never came out when it was made, because the sound really brings me back.  Each rapper comes through with a hot verse on the track, and I know this one will be on repeat for awhile.  



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50 Cent - Sunday Morning

Here’s a new/unreleased 50 Cent track.  I probably haven’t enjoyed a Curtis Jackson track in years, but after hearing this it seems like things might change.  I probably have to listen to it a few more times before making an official verdict though.  



Governor - Here We Go Again Feat. 50 Cent

Another surprisingly solid track from Fitty



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