50 cent feature

Earlier this week, 50 Cent dropped his new DJ Drama-hosted mixtape, The Lost Tape. Like he’s done on his mixtapes for years, Fif brought along some of his G-Unit cohorts for the party, as Kidd Kidd and Precious Paris—in addition to artists like Eminem, Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, Jeremih and Robbie Nova—make appearances. Throughout his career, Fif has surely collaborated with some heavyweights—from Dr. Dre to Mary J. Blige to Justin Timberlake. But he hasn't always been the quickest to put himself out there for collaborations with some of the game's biggest names. Here, XXL offers 25 collaborations that 50 hasn't done yet that he should consider. —XXL Staff

Kanye West

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“Face Off”
Playing off of their SoundScan showdown from five years ago, 50 and Kanye West “Face Off” on the track. Yeezy provides the piano-driven beat and talks about competing against himself for the top spot, while Fif waxes poetic about, well, blowin' peoples' faces off

DJ Premier

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“Break Yo Face”
Every great New York rapper should link with DJ Premier for a thumping collabo, and 50 is no different, as his smooth flow sounds at home over Prem's sample-based production. He scratches in a 50 line from “Patiently Waiting”—“I'll break yo face”—for the hook.

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Frank Ocean

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“Never Come Back”
50 ventures back into the R&B realm with a verse on this Frank Ocean cut, where he helps the Odd Future singer croon about finding a girl, taking a trip, and, well, never coming back.

Diplo

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“Back To The Club”
First he was “In da Club,” now 50 takes it “Back To The Club” on this joint with the rising electro/dance/alternative music don. It rides the current wave of Electronic Dance Music, or EDM, and earns spins across the globe.

Cam'ron

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“Good Guy”
Last year, 50 called Cam a good guy, and said their beef was in the past. Here, they each show their comedic side, as both run through their histories of beefs and controversies before each end their verses with, “People come at me and I don't understand why/In the end, I swear, really, I'm a good guy.”

T.I.

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“King Me”
Over booming horns, Boo Boo and Tip put their self-proclaimed crowns (of the Streets, and of the South, respectively) to the test. The music video from the two Hollywood dabblers becomes a twelve minutes over-the-top cinematic affair.

Lonely Island

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“Binary Code”
50 has shown his comedic skills in the past (with Pimping Curly), here he teams with the comic trio to play off of his big bank account, saying he only speaks in binary code—or ones and zeros. Doing this outlandish cut with the actors earns massive love from online users and SNL viewers of all ages.

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“Got That Belt”
There's plenty of shit-talking on this boxing-inspired anthem, which includes boasts galore from 50 and Weezy (trying to one up each other lyrically and with the content of their brags), as well as Floyd Mayweather trash talking for two and a half minutes at the end of the record.

2NE1

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“Coast To Coast”
Swizz Beatz loves them, so does will.i.am. 50 shows his money-making mind by teaming with the four-member girl group that's popping right now. K-Pop dominates Japan, world's second biggest music market. Cha-ching.

Meek Mill

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“Who Want It”
50 sounds as hungry as he has in years alongside the toxic energy of Meek Mill, as two generations of street-bred torch bearers trade four bar couplets over grimey percussion.

Waka Flocka

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“Fire Back”
This frenetic banger screams aggression, as 50 and Waka get rambunctious over a beat built around gunshots.

Just Blaze

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“Bad Luck”
Fif gets entrenched with more soul samples and sounds reminiscent of how he did "Hustler's Ambition," but with neck-snapping drums. It worked for Jay-Z, it worked for Ross, it worked for Drizzy, it worked for T.I., and it works for 50. Bad luck? Not so much.

Rick Ross

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“Who's The Boss”
Fif and Rozay put their differences to the side on this collaboration, though the competitiveness is still there. Over a beat that samples the intro from the television show of the same name, the two heavyweights run through the boss moves on their resume.

Drake

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“How It’s Done”
Early in his career, Fif had a string undeniable hooks in his hits, and years later Drake did the same. Here, two of the rappers with the most explosive rises in the last decade join forces for a melody-driven party anthem where they offer to show a lady how it’s done.

Chris Brown

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“Still Here”
The hip-hop hook killer helps Fif enjoy his first No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit since 2005. In a similar vein of the theme and hook of the Breezy-assisted T.I. track “Get Back Up,” “Still Here” reminds listeners that, though he hasn't been as relevant as he once was in recent years, 50 has no plans of leaving, and this helps make sure of that.

Justin Bieber

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“I'll Be Your Man”
Fif and the Biebs rolled out together at the recent Floyd Mayweather fight, and the teen sensation has rap features on his album and the remix to his first single, “Boyfriend,” so this one seems off on first glance but actually comes together naturally. Bieber wants to show a more mature side, and Fif helps.

A$AP Rocky

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“Pour Up”
On his “Riot” remix, 50 mentions having lean in his cup, and here he links with Rocky for some syrupy flows, as the Harlem upstart pays homage by opening his verse the same way Fif kicked off “Wanksta” a decade earlier: “You ain't a friend of mine/You ain't no kin of mine,” before abruptly dismissing those that critique him for his sound.

Fabolous

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"We Really Out Here"
Fabolous hops on this laid back track alongside Fif that offers the two New York mainstays a chance for some slick talk.

Young Jeezy

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“Get It Off The Corner”
Fif and Jizzle take it to the streets for this joint that reminds listeners of each of their early days. There's plenty of trap talk here, and 50 sounds surpringly comfortable over the Lex Luger-style dancing drums.

Rakim

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“Respect It”
Rakim, who 50 has mentioned as his favorite rapper when he was coming up, picks up the mic and blesses the Queens native with a vicious verse. The production is stripped down as the wordplay from both are the story.

Kendrick Lamar

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“From The Depths”
Similar to what he did on Game's “The City,” Kendrick lends Fif an intricate hook and bridge for this joint that celebrates 50's rise from the streets to the Forbes list.

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Nicki Minaj

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“Stop Crying Pt. 2”
The G-Unit general enlists fellow Queens native Minaj for part two of his track from The Big 10. Of course, the two address their many haters, offering up a lyrical tissue to soak their tears.

Wiz Khalifa

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"Can't See From The Top"
50 has made some memorable joints for the smokers during his career, and Wiz has become the king of that lane these days. Here, the two team up for a hazy duet where they each balance their rapping and singing pursuits to create a drifting experience.