50 Cent Talks ‘Lost Tape,’ Mixtape Evolution, Working With 2 Chainz and Cam’ron
Now Drama, was there any records that you wish 50 would’ve rapped on. Like ‘Come on man, I need you to rap on Drake’s latest’ or anyone’s latest?
Drama: Yea, I’ve got a lot of records I wish he rapped on but we’re saving that for the next tape.
50: We’re setting it up.
Drama: We not done.
Gangsta Grillz Lost Tape part 2?
Drama: Nah, we can’t give you that yet but we’re definitely not done.
50: I’m back to work. It’s not just the tape itself, the Lost Tape. I’m just backing working so I can put my finger on the pulse and see what’s going on.
I’ve got to get some more details on you working with Cam.
50: Cam, if you listen to the original confrontation that we had.
The one on the phone where you guys are yelling at each other?
50: I said I’m cool with Dipset before that even started. All I said was ‘Come on, put him on the phone.’
And he kind of started wildin’ out.
50: The camera’s rolling on the other side. All of those situations, when I look back at things that had me frustrated at one point or angry because I don’t take well to disrespect at all even if it’s just something that you said. Because the environment that I come from, we meet aggression with aggression. So if you indicate you want a problem, we give you a bigger problem than you want and then we’re fine. There’s no need to shake hands or apologize.
Did he call you though or did you call him? How did yall like even–?
50: We actually got a chance to—Well, we had mutual parties around each other.
Honestly, what was your favorite Cam’ron song
Oh! One of his first ones.
50: “357,” that’s it. “Horse and Carriage” didn’t even mean that to me. That was like – Whenever an artist makes a joint that you listen to and go ‘ooh’ like that joint had me. The beat, the whole thing. It struck a chord in me, that’s how– Even for Busta, his portfolio of music, for me is “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See.” Even fat boy. Fat Joe, his was “Lean Back.”
Word, you actually rock with that record?
50: I like that joint ‘cause of Remy. She just felt like she belonged there in the pack. It’s partially why I have such a liking to Paris.
You see the same energy in her?
50: It’s not the same, it’s very different but it’s the having a hard time. It does something to you. They offer that passion in their voice when they’re actually doing something. Like Tupac, there weren’t a lot of punchlines, matter fact there wasn’t no punch lines. He just said to you like he meant it and you felt it and you wanted to roll with it. BIG had the punch lines. For me, these kind of tapes to come out and impact in a good way, it’s not a difficult process for me because I’m conditioned for it.
Drama, I’ve just got one request. Next time you get in the studio with 50, can you just put in his head Cam’ron, 50 Cent, mixtape boss of all bosses of the f*cking universe.
Drama: That’d be hot. You know what’d be even funnier? A Cam and 50 comedy mixtape with just skits of them talking.
50: The name would probably be something film. He did good in Paid and Full [Laughs]. Aight, I got to head to Cannes.