You can't accurately tell the story of mid's hip-hop without mentioning 50 Cent, an artist who defined commercial gangsta rap with bulletproof street mythos, grimy lyrics and a knack for anthemic hooks. Fif first made serious noise when he dropped his tongue-in-cheek single, "How to Rob. The song was supposed to be on his debut album, Power of a Dollar , but after 50 was shot in May , the LP was shelved and he was released from his record deal with Columbia Records. Three years later, he hit the scene harder than ever.
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Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. Curtis " 50 Cent " Jackson knew he was destined for greatness. In June , the Queens-bred rapper—who signed with Columbia Records in the late s, recorded an album called Power of the Dollar , and was unceremoniously dropped from said label after getting shot before the album ever hit stores—released a mixtape called 50 Cent Is the Future. Armed with a slew of catchy hooks, some help from his G-Unit crew—which consisted of fellow rap up-and-comers Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo—and one hell of a back story he infamously got shot nine times in May , 50 Cent found his voice on that mixtape and let the world know what he already knew to be true: That 50 Cent was the future. Since then, 50 has accomplished just about everything there is to accomplish as a rapper. He's released a handful of chart-topping albums, including his classic debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin'.
Best Of is the first greatest hits album by American hip hop recording artist 50 Cent. Also included are songs from the soundtrack to the film Get Rich or Die Tryin' Best Of anthologizes the majority of the singles that 50 Cent released during his joint deals with Eminem 's Shady, Dr. Dre 's Aftermath, and major-label Interscope. This is the first Shady Records album that does not feature Eminem on a song. In , 50 Cent signed a five-album deal with Interscope Records , which also included a greatest hits album. And it'll be my final studio recording for where I'm at, for my deal. I did a five-album deal, and the fifth album is a greatest-hits CD". The 18 track collection was also announced to be available in all formats, including digital , CD and LP , with the vinyl announced for an April 7, release. Best Of contains 18 tracks spanning 11 years of music from 50 Cent's career, including collaborative work with Nate Dogg , Olivia , Justin Timberlake and other artists.