50 Cent Discusses "The Lost Tape" & Alleged Issues With Dr. Dre

50 Cent discusses his upcoming mixtape with DJ Drama as well as his current relationship with Dr. Dre.

In preparation for his first Gangsta Grillz mixtape, "The Lost Tape," 50 Cent recently called into Shade 45 to discuss the project with DJ Drama.

"I never really, on the mixtapes, reach out and put the people I needed to put on to make it feel like it  was a different energy," explained FIf. "It was me doing what I want to do, and of course, putting the artists around me on the tape to get them that exposure."

"This go-round, I said, 'Because it's Gangsta Grillz, it's an event for me!'" added 50.

"Gangsta Grillz is actually the biggest mixtape brand you can be associated with. Everyone else has lost the consistency."

50 also addressed his relationship with Dr. Dre, which has reportedly been strained at times, particularly in light of Dre's recent collaborations with Rick Ross. "You know what I know about Dre? Creatively, he's saying, 'If there's a hit, wherever it is, I'm going to go get it.'"

"I don't care. These are people I have strong relationships with that have done things for me," he continued. "You don't bite the hand that feeds you. I've been raised that way. ...What is 50 Cent's career minus 'In Da Club?'"

Listen to the interview at xclusiveszone.net.

RELATED: 50 Cent "The Lost Tape" Mixtape Release Date

59 Comments

  • JMG

    Not sure why so many people are hard on Fif (pause). I mean, GRODT was an all time classic. No denying that or it's impact. From there he has been mediocre in terms of quality, BUT...no one can question this dude's passion to make music. I respect that any day, all day, more than the "I don't write my lyrics/album every 6 months/I can say nonsense on a track because I made it already" rappers. And to call this man dumb, but he OUTSIDE OF HIP HOP has flipped his money into Forbes notoriety...just makes YOU sound dumb. The problem with dude is his rep with all of the shit talking against artists and now he needs Hip Hop more than it needs him. Sounds like T.O. material. But again, I will never question his intelligence or passion, he just needs to find a formula for great music again or hang it up and drop his last album GOT RICH, WILL DIE RICH!

  • AG

    This dr dre rick ross situation includes something strange.. Dre will bring the real Rick Ross back in business and take rozay name away and atleast 5 million dollars to real ross

  • Anonymous

    Even "Q" from WorldStar knows it!! Even Taco Bell knows it!!!

  • Anonymous

    Dre fucks with Rozay!!! Enough said!!! Even Dre knows this clown is a hoe ass nigga. Even Nas knows!!! Even Jay-Z knows!!! Even Game knows!!! Even Cash Money knows!!! Even Fat Joe knows!!! Even Ciara knows!!! Even Chelsea Handler knows!! Even Vivica Fox knows!!! Even MMG knows!!! Even Diddy know!!! Even Rap-A-Lot knows!!! (Look it up) Even Luda knows!! Even T.I. knows!!! Even Ja-Rule knows!!! Even Jimmy Iovine knows!!! Even Bang Em Smurf knows!!! Even Camron knows!! Even Styles P knows!!! Even Wu-Tang Clan knows!!! Even Young Buck knows!!! Murder Inc. knows he is a snitch!!! Even Nelly knows!!!

  • Anonymous

    He threatened to release Dre's music!! This clown is bipolar!!!

  • bubba

    look at all the haters on here 50 ova that ross shit he may nva make music with him but he dnt go on and on about it like have u ppl do

  • SikanderKahlon

    That's Called Loyalty! He Is The Flyest Nigga In Hip Hop. But Feet Are Always On The Ground... 50!

    • land lord

      Thats called humility. 5 yrs ago he would've quickly threw Dre under the bus,but he's beginning to see his fans dwindle so now he's smartening up.

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  • Mr.Woodall

    Would you listen to a gay rapper talking about fucking this hoe or that how. No you wouldn't. Grant it he may still make decent music. But he's ran his mouth for so long now no one cares to listen to him. He is not the HNIC in HipHop as he thinks he is. His ego was and still is his downfall!!! And as far as Dre is concerned. Dre could have quit music 10 yrs ago and still would be eatin like a king!!!!

  • Fuc 50 For Sayin That Gay Ass Shyt

    "Oh you don't bite the hand that feeds you". The fuck is saying nigga. You ain't nothing but a ho. Dropped outta high school but is trying to kick knowlege like a bitch

  • mario

    I DISAGREE FIFTY STILL MAKES GOOD MUSIC, THERE WAS SOME NICE SHHH ON BIG TEN...AND ALSO I THINK IN DA CLUB WAS COMMERCIAL SUCCESS BUT FIFTY HAD MOMENTUM BEFORE DRE SIGNED HIM HE HELPED DRE TOO CUZ ALL DRE HAD WAS EMINEM....WITHOUT 5O DRE WAS IN A BIG DROUGHT AND FIFTY HELPED GAME ON HIS BIGGEST HITS TOO...DRE SHOULD BE SHOWING MORE LOYALTY TO ME....GAVE ROSS A HUNDRED THOUSAND FOR A GIFT BUT NATE DOGG NEEDED HELP WITH HIS BILLS!!!YOU HELD ONTO BISHOP LAMONT TIL HIS BUZZ WAS DEAD AND YET YOU CANT HELP HIM PUT SHH OUT BUT U GOT ROSS...50 IS THE DEAL WITHOUT DRE..AND IN DA CLUB NOBODY PLAYS THAT WHEN FUCKING WITH GET RICH...MANY MEN, JOINTS WITH EMINEM, AND THE STREET RECORDS....

  • Anonymous

    Dre fucks with Rozay!!! Enough said!!!

    • TouchTheIncredible

      cmon mane Ross? Are u serious this dude had a heart attack from just living life. Ugh Ugh Ugh Ugh Im like Puffy Ugh

  • stg

    wow haters are so jealous about what he did in his life from drug dealer to millionaire i think 50 dont give a fuck about music anymore

  • Mr.Woodall

    I would like to know how and why can this man continue to get publicity? His relavence in HipHop has dwindled down to nothing but one classic album. There is no nor will they're ever be any denying the impact of Get Rich Or Die Trying hands down. With that being said Mr.Curtis hasn't produce quality material since. All he has done in my eyes is become a major hypocrite as well as a straight bitch ass individual... Curtis, I remember the XXL issue with Dre,Em and yourself and was heavy into your movement. That is untill you began slandering other artist for putting out what you claimed was whack music, only to turn around and do the exact same thing. The funny thing is, you sucked more than the artist you were constantly attacking. I would love to see Banks/Game/Buck do something!!!! But as far as you and Jodi Mayo, FUCK OFF!!!!!! FUCKING WANKSTA'S!!!

    • dan

      honestly i think The Massacre was better than Get Rich Or Die Tryn', but thats my opinion..if you saying he hasnt produced anything good since, The Massacre sold over 10 million copies just as his 1st album did and he got writer of the year award for The Massacre..just saying, but we all have opinions

  • casper21

    at least he realizes that his career is nothing without "In da Club"

  • casper21

    50 just go away already, and don't come back

  • Milehighkid303

    Hes just cut from a different cloth, it's really too bad things like, HONOR, LOYALTY, REALNESS, IN TUNE WITH THE HIP HOP CULTURE, ETC. just don't matter anymore. Back when 50 hit the scene people begged for dude, now everyone on the metrosexual ass kissing tip n the pendulum has shifted. FUNNY thing is, anybody besides 50 talking about something like this, I GARAUNTEE responses would be different. Silly hip hop fans y'all need an old fashioned ASS WOOPIN where u get your shoes, clothes, n jacket taken......lames.

  • Anonymous

    no depth, no lyrics, no flow, just repeating the same bullshit as in 2003. totally not grown as an artists. R.I.P. 50 Cent 2003-2003 It was a great year

    • era

      Same creativity? How is GRODT creative????? Don't be a faggot. That album is just tough talk and catchy pop beats. This dude hasn't changed AT ALL since that album...His music is still exactly the same, and that's the problem. He doesn't grow as an artist. That tough talk era is over....If he wants to survive he needs to rap about new shit, be creative...But this homo thug is too dumb to do that so he keeps putting out the same shit and flopping.

    • dan

      some fans want the same creativity he had in 2003 and some fans want to hear and see some growth from him..if i was 50 i would be confused, but he's still making money off his fans some how..hate it or live with it, what can you do?

  • jr88

    couldnt have said it better myself...you can tell 50 is different from all these fake artist today

  • Anonymous

    He needs to retire and come back as with a new name.... I'm thinking Cents or Change or something.. then maybe he wont be scared of rapping about something other than hood violence...

  • Anonymous

    "It was me doing what I want to do, and of course, putting the artists around me on the tape to get them that exposure." In reality, 50 needs the exposure. Thank DJ Drama for even thinking of you.

  • Anonymous

    he needs to reinvent himself like jay-z, the game has changed by now

  • Anonymous

    50 is one of those dudes who can't admit when it's over...Doing all these deals and mixtapes will not put him back in the top 3 on the forbes nor will it help sell his garbage ass music. He needs to just leave the game...I don't know why he thinks he can get people interested in him by doing the same shit over and over, each album cycle.

  • Anonymous

    50 already bit the hand that feeds when he put out "sleek by 50". his music dope tho

  • dre dont give a fuck bout u

    "i dont bite the hand that feeds me".... i dont get it tho, 50 been feedin himself for a while now with his deals from gunit, clothes, sneakers, vitamin waters, movies, etc. fuck that loyal shit, this aint the mob its the industry! you play yo part n you move on! I respect fif but he sounds like a true suck with that remark!

  • row

    see buck forgot that u dont bite the hand that feeds you

  • Anonymous

    somebody shoot this nigga 9 more times

  • Lil Wayne

    lost on the edge I'm dangling my feet, I tried to pay attention but attention paid me, haters cant see me". 50 good guy

  • Anonymous

    50 should just get back buck and game and just make hits after hits.

  • Anonymous

    loyal to the core. respect 50

  • FuKKK RiKKK Ross

    Detox will be dog shit. I'm already seeing it. It will be filled with bullshit features from the south like RiKKK Ross and DJ KKKhaled

    • JJJ

      Bitch you don't KKKarry any fucKKKin AKKK what the fucKKK you talKKKin bout you fucKKKin dicKKKrider. You talKKK all this "faggot" shit, yet you're the one swallowing KKKum. You fucKKKin hypoKKKrite.

    • FuKKK RiKKK Ross

      Yeah I love you too nigga. C'mon here, kneel down and suck me, fucking faggot.

    • Anonymous

      Bitch, u aint shet but a ho. Internet gangsta. FOH, lol

    • FuKKK RiKKK Ross

      I wonder if both you faggots can run from my gun...

    • kevin hart

      OHHHHHHH HE SAID SHE HAVE NO NIIIIIPPPPPPPPPPLEEES!!!

    • JJJ

      KKKlearly you're an idiot beKKKause you are assuming it's bad beKKKause RicKKK Ross is on it but they didn't say shit about DJ KKKhaled being on it. You're just sucKKKing the KKKu KKKlux KKKlan's KKKock

  • Anonymous

    50 is a legend, fuck what y'all sayin bout him, he made more than your favorite rapper, and he's the real boss, GGG-Unit

  • Anonymous

    real talk no fake shit from the boss

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