50 Cent celebrated the 20th anniversary of his breakthrough debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ on Feb 6th.
He has sat down with Billboard for a cover story interview where he reflects on the landmark, what record sales mean to him, Eminem’s impact on the culture, his TV empire and more.
50 recently revealed that he’s been in touch with Eminem and Dr. Dre about new music. In this interview, he confirms that Em has sent him some songs to collaborate on and that Nas has tapped him for a feature on his upcoming album King’s Disease 4. “He is now working on a studio album with Dr. Dre, Eminem has sent him new songs to collaborate on, and Nas has tapped him for a feature on his forthcoming King’s Disease 4,” the publication notes. As we know, Nas has always been one of 50’s favorite rappers.
“I’ll go in and start to record the best music that I can come up with from everybody else. Then I’ll find some pieces, and when I accumulate stuff that I feel like is good enough, I’ll bring it to impress Dre and [his team] to get cooler stuff from [him],” he says about working with Dr. Dre. “At that point, they’ll go, “I see where you headed.” They already know musically what I’m thinking is the right direction at that point. When I start projects with Dre, I would write to the first song that came on. I don’t care what it was, even if the beat wasn’t finished. I would write the record to break the ice, and we’d have something playing like [Dre] just got here even if he’s been here two or three hours and we got a record playing. He will change the drums and everything that you got there until you got something that’s a hit record.”
In a new interview with RollingStone, he says he wants to make music that comes on at 1 am at peak time in a club. “That’s what I’m saying to you. I want one of those to make you feel like that at 1 a.m. Then as far as the sales are concerned, the right collaboration can help you with that,” says Curtis.