XXcLusive: Fif Says Drake Doesn’t Have “50 Cent Buzz” [With Video]
Toronto upstart Drake has gotten a cosign from a laundry list of MCs, from Lil Wayne to Kanye West to Jay-Z, but if you ask 50 Cent, the Young Money associate’s buzz isn’t comparable to his own back when he set the mixtape scene ablaze in ’02.
XXLMag.com recently spoke to the G-Unit General about his opinion on the hype surrounding Drizzy and the comparisons many critics have been drawing between him and the up-and-coming rapper’s buzz.
“I didn’t hear that, I don’t think you can accomplish that right now,” Fif told XXL about his popularity in the pre-Shady days. “Not without finance. I hear his record on the radio. He got a good buzz, I hear him. Shit, it wasn’t possible for my music to be on the radio when I was coming. You know mine’s was completely organic.“ [Watch Below]
In fact, Fif believes that Drake is getting a push from the music industry, something he did not receive when he was unsigned. “When you hear a song on the radio it means it’s being worked,” he explained. “Ain’t nothing there just because, enough for it to be playing every hour on the hour. That song is being worked like he’s on a label. You know I’m sure Sylvia Rhone or Universal — they’re spending money to get the record played. They got the public feeling like its just happening.”
When reminded that Drake, has yet to accept any label offers, Fif responded, “He might not be signed yet, but they may work it to get him to sign. Is it worth it to sign until you develop that?” – Max G with reporting by Carl Chery