2. Kim joining G-Unit is a win/win for both parties.
No disrespect to Shawty Lo. But while Rick Ross and MMG have scooped up a ton of talent, Eminem and Shady have retooled, and Lil Wayne and Young Money have signed just about everyone under the sun, 50 Cent and G-Unit have been relatively idle in recent months. Kim's signing would be a huge move for Fif's company and would instantly give Kim the recognition she's wanted for the last few years. It's also a known fact that 50 and Kim create hits—"Magic Stick," anyone?—so we're sure it'd be a win for fans, too.
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3. 50 Cent is super focused on music again right now.
Depending on when you catch him, 50 Cent may or may not be committed to dealing with other artists. He's constantly putting his own music out, but between movies, books, and other business deals, he's always got a lot on his plate. But now that he's working on his next solo project, it seems like he's focused solely on music again, which is why Kim should get with him now and capitalize off his commitment—and his diesel Twitter account filled with rabid fans who would eat Kim's signing up. Don't let this moment go to waste, girl.
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4. 50 has a history of helping New York acts succeed.
Okay, okay, so M.O.P. might dispute this! But 50 signed Mobb Deep to a deal back in 2005 and helped them put out their 2006 Blood Money album when their career was at a bit of a standstill. He's also overseen the successful output of Lloyd Banks and turned Tony Yayo into a minor rap star in addition to releasing his own albums. If Kim did get into the fold, we'd also have an increased interest in hearing another New York-centric G-Unit project, which could help strengthen the group after 2008's lackluster T.O.S. (Terminate On Sight) release.
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5. G-Unit makes Lil' Kim relevant again.
Bottom line: Lil' Kim needs G-Unit. Or something like it. Almost 15 years after the release of her debut, Hard Core, we're not really all that excited to hear Kim on a solo project distributed elsewhere. But if you throw 50 Cent into the mix (who will no doubt have some choice words for Nicki Minaj if Lil Kim is on his roster!), give Kim a real release date for her next project, and get her rapping about something other than Nicki again, suddenly we're interested—very, very interested—in hearing her spit again. So, what do you say, Kim? Are you in or what?