G-Unit’s 50 Cent recently reflected on approaching the ten-year anniversary of his Get Rich or Die Tryin’ Interscope Records debut and provided the inside scoop on a couple notable hits.
Curtis Jackson also explained why he opted out of appearing on the LP’s introduction track. Clocking in at only six seconds, the GRODT intro was as powerful and memorable as any introduction skit in rap. With the clang of a coin and the click-clack of a gun, Fif’s masterpiece begins. “That intro, as far as the sound of the coin, it was saying, ‘This is 50 Cent,’ without saying a word,” Fif recalled.
In December, the platinum-selling hip-hop artist explained why fans would never hear another Get Rich or Die Tryin’-esque album from him. “Yeah! If I’m exactly like the old 50 at this point, that means I didn’t grow. It would be a tragedy if you were the same person that you were 10 years ago. It would mean that you simply fell behind. You’re not learning anything. You’re not wiser or more experienced in different territories and 10 years passed? You just fell behind. What’s cool about that?”