News: Knoc-Turn'al On 50 Cent Saving Game's Career, "He Was About To Get Dropped Because He Couldn't Make No Hooks [Video]
Monday, Jan 25, 2010 5:05PM
Aftermath associate Knoc-Turn'al recently revealed how 50 Cent saved Game from being dropped by Dr. Dre.
According to Knoc, Game's career on Aftermath was in jeopardy due to his inability to write hooks.
"Game is from Compton, we know that, okay," Knoc told radio personality EI8HT. "Game was about to get dropped from Aftermath. You hear me? And Aftermath was about to drop him, Interscope was about to drop him and 50 Cent picked him up and put hooks. The only reason why he was about to get dropped from Aftermath is because he couldn't make no hooks for his own music. So 50 Cent picked him up, you hear me? I hope you hear me. [He] made some hooks, 50 Cent made some hooks for him and put him out and sold five million records. What's wrong with that?" ("Street Discplez Radio")
In light of 50's low first-week record sales for Before I Self Destruct, Game said he was on the verge of ending his beef with the rapper.
"I am almost done with 50 Cent shots, I mean at this point, he is shooting himself. I mean for a guy to sell 10 million records his first time out and then to come back out and do 160,000 in the first week three albums later is a catastrophe. I really feel for him at this point. If he needs my help, then I will help him out and say his name a couple more times to help him float. I really feel bad about his first week, and I just want him to feel better about himself. Tell 50, there's always the next album." (All Hip Hop)
Game recently discussed destroying the G-Unit brand when he left the group in 2005.
" said recently in an interview that he'll never work with Game again but that's all him talking and his ego. I can't wait to mend the ties with Eminem. Me and Eminem had never been at odds but he had to take 50's side...I killed G-Unit. I killed the clothes, I killed the brand, I killed Tony Ya-Yo, Banks and Buck at that time. Like I really f*cked up a lot of money for that dude. Not only for him but my label, Jimmy Iovine, who at this point, I'm apologetic to." (Complex)
Last year, 50 said both Game and Young Buck remain on his G-Unit Records.
"Buck is still signed to G-Unit Records, hopefully he can come up with a record. If he can come up with a song, we can get my money back, you know what I'm saying? I hope [Game] can come up with something right quick. I'm looking forward to that check at least. They gotta pay me not to put the [G-Unit] logo on it." (This Is 50)