News: 50 Cent Says ATL's Still Stompin', "He's Got Some Hits Under His Belt That Ain't Under His Name" [Audio]
Monday, Apr 30, 2012 2:45PM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently offered his take on the current fire bombs coming out of the Atlanta hip-hop scene, saying he easily co-signs the heat waves courtesy of 2 Chainz and Future.
Acknowledging 2 Chainz's veteran status, Fif said Future has quietly blown up by way of good penmanship while writing hits for other artists.
"[Potentially hot artists?] Definitely 2 Chainz 'cause he's been around. He's one of them guys that's finally having a moment. I remember when he was in Playaz Circle. I know it's been years and years of work. And the kid Future. He's got some hits under his belt that ain't under his name, like that 'Racks' joint. I watch. It may seem like I'm doing business in different areas and doing different things, but my passion for music hasn't changed." (Shade 45)
In November, the Atlanta rappers received co-signs from Grammy-winning rhyme spitter and Grand Hustle front man, T.I.
"I like Big Sean, yeah," Tip told DJ Skee in an interview. "I think it's going to be interesting to see and hear what artists like 2 Chainz and Future [make musically] and what they do. It's going to be interesting to see what they do. I like, the records I've heard, I've liked. I liked them. So now I just gotta pay attention and see where they go from here. ... Watch the Throne. I love the Watch the Throne album." (Skee TV)
With a burgeoning resume, Chainz recently discussed getting support from rap star Kanye West.
"I feel like Kanye is the best producer in the world," the rapper said. "The way that he sees things is just different from anyone else, so it's just an honor to be in the studio with him at the same time and just kinda clashing worlds. My resume is filled with street credibility music, trap rap, and he kind of brings color and images to what I'm doing, so he'll definitely be a part of my project." ("106 & Park")
Future enjoyed some retail success earlier this month when his long-awaited debut opened in the Top 10.
Atlanta rap newcomer Future's Pluto debuted on the chart this week at No. 8. With a sold seven days under his belt, the rapper's new LP has sold 41,500 records. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out 50 Cent's interview below: