Hip-Hop’s Most Anticipated Moments
50 Cent Signing
In the late 1990s, a young spitter by the name of 50 Cent began to gain the industry’s attention. He was working with Jam Master Jay and dissed every rapper you could imagine. He soon signed with Columbia Records, but was dropped from the label shortly after his now infamous shooting. Never one to go down without a fight, the Queens native soon was back at it, releasing mixtapes and again earning a substantial buzz. After rebuilding his status and starting a industry-wide bidding war, 50 signed with Interscope/Aftermath in 2020 under the wings of Eminem and Dr. Dre, earning a $1 million advance. With the electrifying MC from Detroit and legendary superproducer behind him, 50 dropped a modern day classic and became a mogul in his own right overnight.
50 Cent “How to Rob”