Tue 29 May 2012
I had another great time talking to 50 Cent for our second face-to-face interview. This go-around, I was personally invited to his office for a chat about an hour after The Lost Tape dropped. He seemed pretty amped and was actually getting ready to hop on a jet for Cannes before we spoke. He gave me some hilarious quotables about his mixtape process, why he influenced “Big Pimpin,” Puffy being wack, and of course Fat Joe and Cam’ron. You can expect another Gangsta Grillz from these two very soon. (Sidebar: Fif just told Big Boy that he hasn’t talked to Lloyd Banks in 9 months. Yikes!)
VIBE: Honestly, what was your favorite Cam’ron song?
Oh! One of his first ones.
50: “357,” that’s it. “Horse and Carriage” didn’t even mean that to me. That was like – Whenever an artist makes a joint that you listen to and go ‘ooh’ like that joint had me. The beat, the whole thing. It struck a chord in me, that’s how– Even for Busta, his portfolio of music, for me is “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See.” Even fat boy. Fat Joe, his was “Lean Back.”
Word, you actually rock with that record?
50: I like that joint ‘cause of Remy. She just felt like she belonged there in the pack. It’s partially why I have such a liking to Paris.
More from 50′s interview after the jump…
That “Same Damn Time (Remix)” with Diddy and Luda is retarded. The way Diddy rapped on that is almost how he rapped on your “I Get Money (Remix)” years back
50: [Laughs] Puffy’s wack. As an artist, tell the truth.
I mean when he has dope people writing his sh*t he’s not wack. When he’s got somebody writing his sh*t that’s ill, we still love it.
50: People who say they sing songs just because they enjoy the music, they’re usually more believable. He’s the best producer and business man. His contribution to hip-hop culture is the remix. I acknowledge that.
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