Rapper 50 Cent needs no introduction as his numerous successes precede him. He’s sold over 30 million records worldwide and is now a successful television producer of household name television shows like Power and BMF.
There’s always more to be discovered about the rapper, actor, television producer and businessman 50 Cent. In a Breakfast Club interview 50 Cent reveals some famous songs and artists he wrote for.
That comes as no surprise as 50 Cent has been dubbed by many in the rap music industry as the “hook master.”
50 CENT ASCAP AWARDS
50 Cent is also a two time recipient of the ASCAP Songwriter Of The Year Award. He won the awards for Get Rich Or Die Tryin (2003) and The Massacre (2005).
ASCAP stands for American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. ASCAP is a not for profit organization. It collectively licenses the public performance rights of its members’ musical works to venues, broadcasters, and digital streaming services.
Ulimately, ASCAP is responsible to collect revenue on behalf of its members when their song is played on the radio, streamed, etc.
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50 CENT WROTE FOR LL COOL J
It may come as a surprise to many because of 50 Cent’s tough and gangster image, but the rapper says he wrote LL Cool J’s hit single, Paradise.
Paradise was the second single from rapper LL Cool J’s ninth studio album, 10, released in 2002. It was released on Def Jam and it featured singer Amerie.
Paradise is also featured on the 2003 film, starring LL Cool J and Gabrielle Union, Deliver Us From Eva. A music video for Paradise with female lead appearance by Gabrielle Union was released to promote the single and the film as well.
A music video, featuring clips from Deliver Us from Eva, was produced to promote both the single and the film.
How much of paradise 50 Cent wrote is not clear. Though he is officially credited on the song as a writer, so is LL Cool J, Amerie and 9 other people. Yes, the song credits a total of 12 writers.
50 CENT WROTE FOR THE GAME
In the same Breakfast Club interview 50 Cent is asked by co host Charlamagne, “Did you only write for G Unit artists? Because yesterday I saw a reference track for Higher leaked.” DJ envy pressed 50 Cent, “So, you wrote Higher? The Game’s Higher?” 50 Cent responds, “Yeah.”
Although Higher was not released as a single in the United States, it peaked at number 8 on the US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip Hop singles chart due to its airplay.
HIGHER REFERENCE TRACK WITH 50 CENT ON THE HOOK
It’s undeniable that 50 Cent is a co writer of The Game’s Higher, but how much of the song he wrote is questionable. That is because, although 50 Cent is officially credited as a writer, so are 5 other people including The Game and Dr. Dre.
50 CENT WROTE FOR PUFF DADDY
In the same interview 50 Cent goes on to say, “I wrote for Puff…take this money, make this money.” He is referring to the G-Dep hit single, Let’s get it. 50 Cent states that he wrote Puff Daddy’s verse on the song.
50 CENT WROTE FOR NEXT
Next up on 50 Cent wrote these famous songs is 50 Cent wrote for R&B group NEXT. 50 Cent does not specify what song he wrote for NEXT. However, he is featured in their single Jerk from their 2000 album release, Welcome II Nextasy.
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50 CENT BREAKFAST CLUB INTERVIEW SNIPPET
Below is a snippet of the Breakfast Club interview featuring rapper 50 Cent.
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