Musicians are just people. They also have hobbies. Some love sports, others enjoy sewing, but some like gambling. And 50 Cent is one of those who will never deny placing bets on 22Bet. Yet, this rapper is popular not only for his love of such activities but also his songs, and here are the 5 best of them.
5. HOW TO ROB (feat. The Madd Rapper)
The song was 50 Cent’s first real hit. Included on the Guess Who’s Back album, it was one of the main reasons why less than a year later the young MC was signed to the label by Eminem.
In “How To Rob,” 50 Cent tells in a manner that if his rapping career failed, he would not hesitate to rob any show business figure to get the money he wanted. Of course, it was his fellow rappers who got the hardest hit. In the song, Curtis describes how he robbed Missy Elliot, Big Pun, Jay-Z, Puff Daddy, and many others.
The reaction was overwhelming. Many rappers began to respond to the brazen newcomer, the press turned their eyes to him, and the song itself was played non-stop by all hip-hop radio stations. It was the beginning of the great journey that lay ahead for 50 Cent.
The fourth single from “Get Rich Or Die Tryin” and one of 50 Cent’s most recognizable songs that could be heard as the ringtone of every other teenager in the first half of the 2000s.
The production with reggae elements by Mr.Porter and the remix video with the members of G-Unit and Snoop Dogg where half-naked ladies walk around a posh mansion are fully in line with the theme and spirit of the song. “P.I.M.P.” is still wildly popular among hip-hop fans.
Wanksta was included in the “No Mercy, No Fear” mixtape and later in the compilation released by Eminem on the wave of the movie “8 Mile” called “Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture 8 Mile”.
The track immediately became a hit on the radio and in the clubs. The same sassy manner as in “How To Rob,” catchy chorus and lyrics about fake gangsters who lie about their belonging to the world of crime made the composition one of the most recognizable in 50 Cent’s career.
The latter song was accompanied by the ironic video, showing the rapper driving around in a luxury car, hanging out with his G-Unit friends, and his young son playing with the doll of the fake gangster.
A gangster number from 50 Cent, telling the story of gunfights in the streets and, in fact, the shooters. Dre did a beat with shooting sounds and organ keys that fit 50 Cent’s style perfectly.
On “Heat,” 50 Cent demonstrated his ability to write phenomenal choruses, building up the tension of the track with each line but still keeping it melodic. Also, “Heat” is a demonstration of the provocative and competitive nature of the New York rapper, who is ready to compete with everyone. And 50 Cent always knew how to find a reason for it.
1. 21 QUESTIONS
It’s the most romantic composition by 50 Cent. During the song, he is talking to his girl and asking her if she could have loved him if he hadn’t been so successful in music, but was just a guy from the street. “21 Questions” is one of 50 Cent’s most censored songs. Although the rapper can be easily called the king of choruses in hip-hop, for this composition he attracted the late Nate Dogg. And it was worth it!
Nate’s voice is unforgettable, and the chorus is one of the best examples of how he makes a good song legendary. According to some people close to 50 Cent, Dr. Dre did not want to include the track to the final tracklisting of the Get Rich Or Die Tryin album because it did not fit the gangster theme of the record and softened the image of 50 Cent.