Artists Speak On Their Songs Remade for 50 Cent Is The Future

Sha Money XL on 50′s “Bad News”:
“Bad News” was the first track ever— an original G-Unit track produced by me. It appeared on this—what was it? Some type of underground hip-hop compilation that this guy Lee Skill—some mixtape type thing. That was the first G-Unit record, and shit, man. It was set off. Banks tore it up. Yayo tore it up. 50 gave ‘em a ill introduction. And everybody fell in love with the name G-Unit. That song set it off, set the tone, and then the mixtape followed through with 50’s creativity.

It was off this compilation called The Anti-Backpack Movement. I came to Fif like, “I got this huge opportunity, it’s a few stacks.” He took the stacks and we made the song and I did the beat. We didn’t have no money to pay nobody, so I was doing beats. My shit was hot. He jumped on my shit and that’s what we did.

“Bad News”

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  • ricky ross i wanna be as real and as rich as 50

    I am lucky enough 2 own a real copy of this and man i miss hip hop back then it was so fresh and real and hood and exciting and so much better than it is today

    50 has never been the best rapper ever but he will always be the realest and best hustler ever in hip hop if you disagree go and check his track record

  • Mario

    I Am Also Fortunate Enough To Have a Copy Still in the Shrink Wrap And Next To My Signed Copy Of Lloyd Banks’ Money in The Bank Pt. 1, G-unit Will Forever Be My Favorite Rap Group, No one Has done What He did to Rap in Such a Short Time And He Really is The Mixtape King!!!

  • jrash87

    this is the 1st 50 album i ever got. i remember when heard this, i thought wow! this dude must be crazy jakin peoples beats like that!! he put his left foot forward an now look at him..

  • lerone

    str8 heat…i was a fresh man in CT high sch when this drop..had me on sum G shyt…history..yall followme on twitter @mr_attitude954

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