25 Collaborations 50 Cent Should Consider

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    Earlier this week, 50 Cent dropped his new DJ Drama-hosted mixtape, <em>The Lost Tape</em>. 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, <em>XXL</em> offers 25 collaborations that 50 hasn't done yet that he should consider. —<em>XXL Staff</em>
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    Kanye West
    “Face Off”<br />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
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    DJ Premier
    “Break Yo Face”<br />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
    “Never Come Back”<br />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.
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    Diplo
    “Back To The Club”<br />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.
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    Cam'ron
    “Good Guy”<br />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.”
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    T.I.
    “King Me”<br />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.
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    Lonely Island
    “Binary Code”<br />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”<br />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.
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    2NE1
    “Coast To Coast”<br />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.
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    Meek Mill
    “Who Want It”<br />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.
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    Waka Flocka
    “Fire Back”<br />This frenetic banger screams aggression, as 50 and Waka get rambunctious over a beat built around gunshots.
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    Just Blaze
    “Bad Luck”<br />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.
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    Rick Ross
    “Who's The Boss”<br />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.
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    Drake
    “How It’s Done”<br />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.
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    Chris Brown
    “Still Here”<br />The hip-hop hook killer helps Fif enjoy his first No. 1 <em>Billboard</em> 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.
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    Justin Bieber
    “I'll Be Your Man”<br />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.
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    A$AP Rocky
    “Pour Up”<br />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.
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    Fabolous
    "We Really Out Here"<br />Fabolous hops on this laid back track alongside Fif that offers the two New York mainstays a chance for some slick talk.
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    Young Jeezy
    “Get It Off The Corner”<br />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.
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    Rakim
    “Respect It”<br />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.
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    Kendrick Lamar
    “From The Depths”<br />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 <em>Forbes</em> list.
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    Nicki Minaj
    “Stop Crying Pt. 2”<br />The G-Unit general enlists fellow Queens native Minaj for part two of his track from <em>The Big 10</em>. Of course, the two address their many haters, offering up a lyrical tissue to soak their tears.
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    Wiz Khalifa
    "Can't See From The Top"<br />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.
  • Bill Hall

    why isn’t Game on there! He was Dope with 50 in G-Unit!

  • THA TURTH

    EXACTLY…them two had chemistry for sure..they made the Classic documentary together..put your egos aside fellas and get back in the lab and make another classic..

  • SSK327

    50 doesnt nees the whole industry to make hits he the only nigga that can push units with just his click most of this guys on the list all be on the same track to sell units…

    • vg

      50 doesn’t have that power anymore, people nowadays like Collabos

  • casper

    i think lloyd banks need to be back besidez game

  • LLoyd

    Damn good as collabs wonder if 50 sees this if he does those collab he will be on top again it will work almost all are dope even justin bieber and i know yall niggas hate him but its just music? he only gettin money

  • bobby c

    i think fif and hopsin would kill a track to gether

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/label/encoremanagement Rome

    I would like to see FiF collab with artist that’s unsigned, and open up the doors for new talent to get sum shine, like Rizz-P, OsO Ill Money, Tony Highpoint, Monet Merchand, D-Rep, Deisle AkA X-Dot, Hollee Smokez, Benny Sosa, and Jazz Da Sensay just to name a few… All of these artist bring talent to the table an go harder than most industry artist that’s signed, Just google them an see for yourself

  • Kioko

    Read people, its collabo’s with people he has never worked with

  • therealist

    why would 50 work with a known fraud. i know middle schoolers with bigger criminal record than william roberts. officer ricky a hoe when u gonna realize that xxl?

  • 50 cent

    This list was straight bullshit……Rick Ross was the only one I agreed with

  • Jay-O BanG

    i think 50 need to look at my boy youtube-”Profit Bang” this nigga is dope

  • xxxxl

    there should be schoolboy q on this list, but since i know that they’re working on something anyway…

  • Virat

    Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley,
    Hip-Hop and Reggae makes some awesome Dope music!

  • RealHipHop

    This list is terrible. Rick Ross, Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki M? Are you serious they are terrible. Come on put Method Man, Redman, Quan, Big Boi, ludacris(old), Chamillionaire(old) and Tank. All these people actually have talent unlike some of the ones you listed!

  • asa

    0 has a track with styles p on dmx rand champ album and also has a dj premiere track

  • Stan Louis

    Yo ima big 50 fan and I think a record with Kanye, Meek Millz, Wayne, Drake, and Nikki Minaj would be crazy son!!! and I hope fif does at least 3 of these collabs

  • RayRay Quinones

    Fif should really look at this and consider it… A lot of these artist features makes a lot of sense. This could put Fif on another level… Im a fifty fan and want to see fifty on top again …

  • young je

    if fif and justin bieber do an album together… i will have lost all respect for mr in da club

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    Khalifa Method Man Royce Da 59 Eminem Bank$ Dr Dre Kanye West

  • http://Thisis50.com 50 Cent

    This is a great list

  • The Kid CHopz

    The Kid CHopz search on YOUTUBE !! Nuff Said

  • s man

    jeezy and 50 would be incredible

  • joe

    So, basically we just want to see the biggest people in the game get with 50 cause he’s the best ever.

    TWO BIG NAMES left off this list: Jay-z, Nas.

  • daBoss

    You mf forgot bout Cube and how relevant he is to the rap game, fif should do a colaboration with him!!

  • fredy

    50 cent oso ILL money that would be a classic.

  • mac

    yo yeah I heard that kid JDO oso ILL money spits that deadly venom, 50 cent/ oso I want that collabo

  • oxy

    that dude from jersey is nice oso ILL money

  • noldo

    look up Oso ILL money

  • IzItTrue

    This whole list smells like a set up. You got people on here that you already know Fifty won’t f*ck with or commercial artists who would sound like sh*t if they were on the same track as him. Why the hell would a hip hop magazine want to see 50 Cent work with Justin Bieber??

  • Think Bigger

    I think it needs to be all of G-unit to collabo with Slaughterhouse, tell me that wouldn’t have the streets crazy

  • Kody Lee

    I’d like to see 50 and Kirko bangz.

  • YGFAM

    My girls 2NE1

  • YGFAM

    i love how 2ne1 is the only group and they’re asian ^_^

  • YaoMing

    Yeah, whoever wrote this article needs to kill themselves. STRAIGHT UP.

  • http://youtube.com/xbomtori xbomtori

    2NE1 doing a collab with fif… I never even thought about that possibility before, but then again GD already had Flo Rida doing a featuring with him in ’09/’10 and Dilpo made the instrumental for KNOCK OUT by GD & T.O.P ’10/’11. Plus Ludacris will feature on GD’s upcoming 2nd solo album (this august ’12). So, I guess it wouldn’t surprise me if they actually would hook up in the future. Like some time after 2NE1 has debuted in the states… I can totally picture CL holding her ground while standing next to him just doin’ her own thangg if they would ever perform together, LOL. Nolza~