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

Hi-Tek on 50′s “Surrounded by Hoes” (remake of “Round and Round,” by Hi-Tek featuring Jonell):
At the time, I was familiar with 50 Cent and I knew he was a controversial artist. When I heard Eminem had signed him, I knew it was gon’ be some shit. I was a little late on the mixtape, though. People were telling me like, “Yo, 50 rappin’ on your beat.” And then, also, as a matter of fact, he gave me a little shout out—a little shout out slash a little stab, a little bit, to me and Kweli ’cause we rapped on “The Blast,” if I’m not mistaken. I forgot what he said. He was just saying he wasn’t me or Kweli. It wasn’t no diss, but he was just, you know and I took it as a compliment and respect musically ’cause I felt like 50, melodically, he love those same type of beats that I make.

That’s how I feel like we ended up working in the future, because it was like our styles complimented each other. He liked the melodic, hard melodic beats and that’s just exactly what I did with the “Round and Round” beat and “The Blast.” Like I said, I was a little late at the time. I really wasn’t big on listening to mixtapes like that. I listened to mixtapes back in the day like Doo Wop and Rob G and Kid Capri and all of them, Tony Touch. But a little later, I really wasn’t into like that, but people told me that he had rocked on the beat and man, I was hype. And we actually got a chance to get on stage with him one time when he was doing his promo run for Get Rich or Die Tryin’. He came to Cincinnati and he performed the joint. He performed both the joints, actually.

“Round and Round”

“Surrounded By Hoes”

  • 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..

  • http://thisis50.com 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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