50 Cent Says Drake’s New Mixtape Was ‘On Point’
The mutual respect between 50 Cent and Drake has been well-documented over the years. In an interview last April shortly after he left Interscope behind, 50 told MTV that two artists he'd like to work with were Drake and Rihanna, saying that they both bring something to the table that he himself does not. Later that year, Drake reciprocated the admiration by bringing out 50 on stage twice, first at OVO Fest in his hometown of Toronto and then during his Drake Vs. Lil Wayne tour stop in Connecticut, where Fif keeps a house. Drake's name came up as one of the artists who admires 50 during a recent conversation with XXL, and the G-Unit general weighed in on Drake's latest release, the surprise mixtape If You're Reading This, It's Too Late, which came out earlier this month.
"His mixtape reflects that," 50 said last night about Drake being a fan. "But boy, that nigga was on point, wasn't he? He came through there with his shit sharp. It was tight."
The same day Kanye West called Drake the hottest rapper in the game during an interview with Zane Lowe, 50 similarly heaped praise upon the Toronto MC and said that Drizzy was experiencing one of those rare career moments where the stars align, something 50 knows about all too well.
"Look, I don't have favorite artists, I have favorite moments from artists," 50 continued. "Like, 'Ooh, you ain't gonna beat him at that, not that, that's what he do,' you know what I'm saying? All of us have those moments, I think, but not everybody can appreciate it."
The numbers seem to back up Fif's claim; just yesterday, Billboard reported that every single track from If You're Reading This, It's Too Late landed on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, breaking his own record for most number of songs gracing that chart at one time. Maybe a 50 Cent/Drake collaboration is in the works? It wouldn't be as strange as it sounds; in addition to 50 mentioning wanting to work with Drake, Konvict Muzik A&R and artist D-Teck wrote on Twitter last July that the two had made a track together, though nothing has surfaced with the two of them. As G-Unit readies their The Beast Is G-Unit EP out Tuesday and Fif continues working on Street King Immortal—not to mention Drizzy's upcoming Views From The 6—it's possible we could see that collab coming soon. —Dan Rys
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