News: 50 Cent Checks-In Dr. Dre, Diddy, DMX & Jay-Z For "Flight 187" Music Vid [Video]
Friday, Sep 4, 2009 7:00AM
50 Cent is continuing his mixtape hustle with the release of the music video for "Flight 187," the song in which he name drops Dr. Dre, Diddy, Jay-Z and other mainstream rappers.
The G-Unit leader's latest music video shows him on a fate-driven airplane flight reflecting on his observations from over the year.
"187, 187, departure from the 'hood, destination h*ll or heaven," Fif raps. "They puttin' pressure on me, son, now they want me to snap/End up like X and Whitney in my mansion smoking crack/I'm paranoid, I'm feeling like n*ggas is trying to get me/Forget the kids, I'm shaving off my f*cking head like Britney/Man, Dre won't mix my records now I need to talk to Jimmy/I'm falling back in my own ways I'm riding with the semi/Who's calling me -- on the other line with Diddy/But I don't wanna talk, right now my day is going sh*tty/Why is Jay rocking that Urkel look, isn't he from Marcy?/They say he growin' dreads now he talkin' like a Yardie/Man everything is changing, I don't understand a thing/I guess this is that bullsh*t that all the money brings...My baby mama boyfriend like to talk like he can hurt me/I'm laughing 'cause she kissed in his mouth and gave him herpes -- You can ask my son, he'll tell you 'My dad is f*cking crazy,' -- Shady didn't invent me, but a star is what he made me/I'd blow your f*cking mind now if I told you what he paid me/They gave me all the pills he had that's why I'm so high/It makes me so good now that I'm not so scared to die/I wish a n*gga would, I dare a motherf*cker try/You get at me and miss, you kiss your black a** good-bye." ("Flight 187")
50 also promoted the new song from his Twitter page.
""Flight 187" First track / video of new mixtape comin tonight - 10PM only on @Thisis50," he wrote. "Check out my new video 'Flight 187' did u watch Flight 187? what u think? RT @killasluddie: this new @50cent is fire!! Ah! RT @Nz9: @50cent No other rapper can do it like 50 ... the track is fire!!!!!" (50 Cent's Twitter)
The rapper previously revealed his "secrets" to making a mixtape.
"It'll be some more records there playing," 50 said in an interview. "[New York radio personality] Mister Cee plays a lot of that music still, 'Old School At Noon.' I had Cee send me a CD that he thought would be hot to hear. Even some of his favorites, I listen to 'em and production-wise, I wanted them to still meet what the youthful audience feels is hot right now. So some of those records, some of the things they were saying was cool that I could have wrote from that perspective like writing a remix is easy. Like writing a song that already has the context of the song already there is easy for me. Then it's not process, it's just putting the words to the scenario. If you have a production plan but no idea where you're going or what to write, that's when it starts to get difficult. Mixtape material is easy for me. Two days, three days, [I record it]. I know who I'm talking to." (MTV)
Aside from his upcoming 50th Law mixtape, Fif will release his long-awaited Before I Self Destruct album later this year.
"My new album, I'm really excited about it," Fif said in an interview. "I had an opportunity to make it and then re-make it. I didn't have the time I was able to put in to, I was limited time to my other projects. In this one -- just because the system was in this kinda state of confusion with things changing, the music business itself changed. It was definitely periods where I felt I was ready and it wasn't a possibility for me to release the record at that point and then the Eminem train came running down the track and I had to get outta the way to let the Eminem record go out and then because he had been off for two years, it made good sense for me to just let him come out first. My new album, it should be out in early November. First week of November. Because I had additional time, I wrote, produced and directed my own film, Before I Self Destruct and it'll actually be within the album's packaging. So when you buy the record, you'll get the film that I wrote." (Coke Live Festival)
Check out 50 Cent's "Flight 187" below: