50 Cent has recently joined MSNBC’s Ari Melber to discuss his new television broadcast deal with Fox network and the 2024 election. Plus, Fif celebrates 20 years of “Get Rich or Die Tryin,” and reflects on making music alongside Dr. Dre and Eminem. The New York legend also shares his thoughts on Billboard/Vibe magazine’s list of 50 Greatest Rappers Of All Time and comments on Jay-Z vs Future street influence.
“Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Nas top 3? Nah, they are still good artists but all time? No. I do not know who should be number one artist. It depends on a time period. And how do you not look at number one selling artist if we are in business? If we are in business, then you have to look at number one selling artist, because it’s a business!” says 50 Cent.
Then he continues: “I am talking about Eminem when I’m saying that. Em sold 90 million records [in the United States]. The bridge, when you see these Lamborghinis, Ferraris and Bentleys, there are no Lamborghinis and Ferraris for you to buy from Hip-Hop culture if there is no consumer base. If they don’t see where they fit into the culture then there is no reason to support and buy it.”
“People are like ’50 just loves Eminem so much,’ yeah! I LOVE HIM TO DEATH”
– 50 Cent (Feb. 18, 2023)
“So, right now them guys at home are like ‘O, 50 just loves Eminem so much,’ yeah! I LOVE HIM TO DEATH. I do love Em to death. I am looking at it and I am saying why would people be interested in it enough to consume it without it being marketed to them directly for them to feel like they are part of it.” Fif added.
As you might already know, Billboard/Vibe magazines have recently unveiled the updated list of The 50 Greatest Rappers Of All Time and ranked Eminem and 50 Cent at No. 5 and No. 17 respectively.
Fif was also asked to describe names with one word. Here is how it went: Eminem – the best, Lloyd Banks – cool, Tony Yayo – loyalty, Future – talent, Nas – the best, Jay-Z – good business, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ – classic.
You can watch the interview below. The Eminem talk starts at 29:32.