During an interview with Baltimore’s 92Q Jams, 50 Cent gave credit to fellow artist Puff Daddy for remaining relevant in music for so long, but also revealed that the Bad Boy Records founder doesn’t have any music that anyone would want to hear. He then called Puff’s “Big Homie” record, which features Rick Ross and French Montana, garbage.
While commending Puff for being relevant without having to release any music, 50 Cent also gave credit to Jay Z for being an artist who has remained relevant throughout his career.
“If the guy doesn’t have significant savvy with the actual business or with the actual culture he’ll be out of here,” said 50 Cent when asked about artist expiration dates. “You’ll see Jay around as long as he’s been around. What he’s on like 11 albums? Puff’s still out there. He don’t even need a record. Cause he don’t got one. Like you know Puffy ain’t got no music that you wanna hear. That ‘Big Homie’ shit is garbage. I’mma keep it all the way real with you. Because the guy says ‘Don’t worry about if I write my rhymes, I write checks.’ And then sings to you.”
50 Cent also addressed his upcoming album, Animal Ambition, which he again referred to as a project about prosperity. He commented on the project being the second half of a journey that started with his debut album, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’.
“The whole project is about prosperity,” he said. “They’ll look at some of my creative choices and go ‘Oh no, you can’t write like that no more. You rich.’ And then I go ‘But how you think I got rich?’ I wrote this giving you portions of my journey. And it’s what actually got me here. Like Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ was all the dysfunctional behaviors I experienced. It had everything that was in the environment that I came across. Whether it was ‘P.I.M.P.’ or ‘High All The Time.’ The junkie—When you see a guy that is actually high all the time, you understand why I actually wrote ‘High All The Time.’ It’s just me actually using things literally around me. This project is even easier to pinpoint real cool things to write about because of the actual second half of that actual journey.”
In a past interview with Sonic Electronix, 50 Cent described Animal Ambition as a project about prosperity and also compared the LP to The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Warning.”
“With Animal Ambition, the project is about prosperity,” he said at the top of this year. “I got an interesting way of writing it, ‘cause I wrote it from a distorted vision or viewpoint. When Biggie was doing ‘Damn, niggas wanna stick me for my paper, damn,’ that’s about when you get something, the effects of others responding to you doing better. The jealousies connected to it, there’s so many different ways to write it, that the album has those facets to it. The overall theme is ambition and prosperity.”
Audio from 50 Cent’s interview can be found at 92Q.com.
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