Vibe interviewed ScHoolboy Q who opened up about 50 Cent’s influence on his music and career. This is what he had to say.
“We got the same shit going on. Everything he talk about is the same shit I did. I relate to Fifty…I can listen to 50 Cent and tell he really mean what he’s saying. He’s one of them niggas that got away with confidence. Fifty ain’t got the best bars, he ain’t got Jay-Z bars but his confidence on a record…you can’t deny it. I seen where he was doing an interview about Ja-Rule during the beef shit, he was saying that any nigga that just getting out of jail that don’t know what to do with himself is getting into the rap game. Recently when I just got out of jail I didn’t now what to do I wasn’t going to try and finish playing football. That’s when I was fucking around with rapping, I wasn’t really rapping but when I heard that I was like fuck it…I really went hard at it. Fifty probably saved my life on some real shit.”
Earlier this year: Kendrick Lamar Talks 50 Cent’s Advice