Just in case you thought G-Unit was done, please think again! With a new mixtape recently released, the lyrical collective show and prove just when it matters the most. The new project is dubbed ‘The Lost Flash Drive’ (hosted by DJ Whoo Kidd). They pull no punches on this one, and it’s completely obvious that the members of the crew are not just along for a free coat ride off 50 Cent. You will get a thorough mixtape here, and you will even find that you can actually listen to it without skipping around over tracks!
One of the highlights off the mixtape would definitely be ‘Set The Pick‘. About 10 seconds into the track you’ll see why! Check it out below…
Finally! After weeks of anticipation and a disappointing pump fake on Thanksgiving Day, 50 Cent drops, ‘The Kanan Tape’. Trimmed down to a mere 7 tracks, the musical collective gives us a soundtrack to Fif’s infamous character, Kanan, which he plays the part on the highly-favored Starz Network Original Series,Power. 50 Cent recently explained that he wrote these songs from the character’s perspective. If you know anything about the hit series, you’d know Kanan to be street smart and grimey and unforgiving, don’t expect anything less from Fif latest release. Enjoy!
When 50 Cent first announced his involvement in an upcoming tv series, a lot of people had their doubts and were quick to put the show in a box before it even aired the premiere. But after only one season in, critics have jumped on the other side of the table as fans are now anticipating the start of the second season. This is more than a crime story, it’s much deeper than that.
Deep down inside, everyone respects Ghost (Omari Hardwick). From the outside looking in, he appears to have it all: a beautiful and loving wife, a successful nightclub, lucrative drug empire, and a good heart. But on the other hand, there’s also many people who dislike him for those very same reasons. In fact, they would love to see him fall flat on his face or maybe even… dead. You see, it all comes down to loyalty and the lack thereof. Perfection and efficiency is what keeps Ghost inspired to always rise above the evils that cross his path. What could be worse than that? How about having your livelihood threatened, along with a marriage being strained by a hot and steamy lust (and love) filled affair. Not to mention, a heartless assassin running the streets, ready to take out any member of your crew who slips up.
Season 1 of Power left viewers on the edge of their seats but most importantly the suspense was quite unbearable. But worry no more because season 2 begins on Saturday June 6th.
You think you know what Power is…
but the real question is
do you know how to keep it?
For more on cast members, schedule, behind the scenes, etc, visit the official site for Starz
This edition of Fantasy League explores the idea of a deal that would bring Young Chris to G-Unit’s lineup, which is one of the most talented collective of artists all on one label. To go further into this proposed venture, both sides would undoubtedly capitalize the opportunity to the fullest. 50 Cent has become one of today’s most respected and successful music moguls in the industry and to have Young Chris as one of his label mates would only bring us more abundance of classic hits and collabs. I mean, come on now, a joint with 50 and Chris would be sick! I believe we’d have some memorable verses with a joint from Chris and Kidd Kidd as well too. To solidify this proposal, I beg you to take a look back at a collabo that offers a glimpse into what it would have been like if 50 would have pulled the former Rocafella artist into his lineup…
Just when you thought 50 Cent was going to ride the wave out on his headphones and Vitamin Water checks, he shakes up the game once again. The G-Unit family is back together again, add another hungry soldier (Kidd Kidd) and now the rap game has a huge problem. We seen it all before with ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’, followed by the crew’s collaborative album and then Lloyd Banks’ solo effort, as well as, Young Buck’s solo debut. Just like ordinary people, things were said in the heat of the moment, lips were poked out, and at one time even, certain members of the clique stopped speaking, but all that stuff could be considered as growing pains and part of maturing. And now once again, after the differences have been settled and communication amongst the fellas began flow normally, everything is set for another 50 Cent and G-Unit takeover. We can sit back and say he (50 Cent) shouldn’t have let Young Buck back in or he should have just forgotten about Tony Yayo, but you have to remember that these guys played an instrumental part in each other’s lives and careers. This is literally a family, and tell me what family doesn’t have bickering and conflict every now and then… As we take a closer look at the following documentary, it is clear that the mutual respect amongst these gentleman is organic.
We get the feeling that 50 Cent is back in his element and is about to unleash a musical arsenal that fans and critics have been highly anticipating. With his new album, ‘Animal Ambition’, on the way, we get a friendly reminder from the Queens rap veteran that he is in the game for the long haul!
While 50 Cent continues to put his stamp on the game and stack major dollars, he still takes pride in keeping his crew on point. At the forefront of the 2nd generation of the G-Unit squad, Kidd Kidd stands confidently behind Fif as they plan to take music back to where it once was. This could be exactly what G-Unit has been missing for quite some time now, a spark from someone other than 50 Cent himself. From the very start Kidd Kidd, a native of New Orleans, has shown a certain realness about himself that obviously impressed Fif and maybe even reminded him of himself once upon a time.
50 on signing Kidd Kidd
There’s an apparent chemistry between Kidd and Fif as they ‘Get Busy’ on the mic and blaze this track which was also the intro track that appears on 50’s ‘The Lost Tape’ mixtape, hosted by DJ Drama.
There’s a lot of naysayers out there who suggest that a G-Unit reunion will never happen. But with a new album from 50 Cent on the way and other G-Unit artists such as Tony Yayo dropping new tracks, it seems that guest appearing on each other’s songs is still possible, so just maybe one day we could see a reunion of some capacity. Here’s the latest from Tony Yayo, ‘Move’, which features 50 Cent and Kidd Kidd.
So you think you know everything about 50 Cent? Contrary to what you may believe, there is plenty that he has yet to reveal….up until now. Recently Fif sat down with Larry King again for a one-on-one but this time, 50 opens up more about his personal aspirations. True indeed, he is a by-product of the streets but he has crossed over into the corporate world quite superbly and just like his strive for perfection in the studio banging out tracks, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson can now be respected as an all-around business man…
It seems like such an eternity since we’ve seen 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Game and Young Buck all on the same team. As history serves as a friendly reminder, whenever you put together a collective of artists to come together as one, there will always be friction looming amongst them. With that being said we look back at the history of G-Unit and how their lineup dwindled in what seems like a short period of time. Game and 50 Cent started out as what appeared to be the perfect business relationship. But Game’s agenda obviously did not coincide with 50’s and the two rappers quickly became arch enemies. Young Buck apparently let the accolades of fame ruin him career-wise, as well as, financially. With a highly publicized unraveling, Buck has repeatedly let it be known that he is more than willing work with G-Unit again. As for Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, the two who were most vocal about being loyal to their boss, friend, and labelmate 50 Cent, we haven’t heard much from them lately but it would probably be a sure go ahead for them if G-Unit did reunite. They will probably need to be the ones who need to step it up more as Fif counted on these guys to home him down when times got tough. Furthermore, Fif has said that Banks and Yayo have not done what they needed to do in order to take their careers to the next level. But to get back to the question at hand, can this reunion work? I think it can as long as the idea of it doesn’t become stale and fans are left waiting for years for this event to finally happen.