By XXL's January/February 2006 issue, 50 Cent was ready to take over the hip-hop world indefinitely, something he admitted he'd striven for in his prior cover stories. With Ma$e, Mobb Deep and M.O.P. along for the ride that time around, G-Unit Records looked greater than ever. Click the image below to read the original article So Many Diamonds from XXL magazines January/February 2006 issue.

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