50 Cent Has "CDs" Worth Of Collaborations With Eminem, Talks Chief Keef Video Fiasco
50 Cent also names his favorite collaboration he's done with Eminem.
50 Cent stopped by Power 106's Big Boy's Neighborhood, talking on a handful of topics including Eminem and Chief Keef. The G-Unit general spoke on his favorite collaboration with Eminem and revealed that they have "CDs" worth of duets in the can, including "four or five" from the Relapse era and two for his upcoming album Street King Immortal.
"'Patiently Waiting' so far. And I like the 'Psycho' record that we did on Before I Self Destruct. But we never performed that record," he said. "Yeah. We got like, CDs, man. Once you condition... You'd be surprised. I've been writing since '97, so it's not like a long, grueling process. Music is fun. If it doesn't come to you when the music is playing, maybe it's not the right time for you to be in front of that music. ... During Relapse, I think there's like four or five songs during that album. And then we got two on this album."
Fif turned his sights to Chief Keef, discussing how he didn't show up to the video shoot for their single with Wiz Khalifa titled "Hate Being Sober." He said that he called Keef two or three times on the day of the shoot to encourage him to come to the set, to no avail.
"He didn't show up. As far as Chief Keef is concerned, I'm a Chief Keef fan. I like what he is, because he's something that's been completely created by the environment. That's what Hip Hop was initially. Now, we've got people from so many cultures. Hip Hop is Pop now. It's Pop music. It's so broad," he said. "Now, when you see Chief Keef, I look at him and go, my son would be Chief Keef if he didn't make it. So I look at him and like him. I think he can blossom and grow into something better. For some of the same reasons that I enjoyed Soulja Boy when he first came."
He said that Keef most likely was feeling himself and didn't think it was important to appear at his own shoot. Now, the video still isn't shot and the label is planning on dropping the single the same day as the album.
"You know how you get momentum and you feel like Michael Jackson for a minute, like i'm the one right now? He feels that he's so hot in his circle that he could do that. But the video still ain't shot. They say they're going to put the song out as the CD comes out. The song is supposed to build the momentum to sell the CD. Now, they're saying, we'll put it out day-of. How are you going to sell records like that?"