G-Unit leader 50 Cent is not swaying away from his new, unexpected “Free Again” collaboration with one-time rap foe Fat Joe and, instead, has promoted the track.
Fif jumped onto his Twitter page this week to openly co-sign the new DJ Kay Slay song.
“heat.50 ft FAT JOE #SMSAUDIO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aJjVySaY0Y …,” Fif tweeted January 22nd. (50 Cent’s Twitter)
According to reports, the unexpected collabo is expected to appear on Slay’s upcoming Rhyme Or Die album.
Who would have thought we’d be getting a 50 Cent and Fat Joe collaboration 10 years ago? The two New York-born artists have linked up for ‘Free Again’, a new single off of DJ Kay Slay’s upcoming album ‘Rhyme Or Die’. Produced by StreetRunner. “It’s an anthem when I rant, f*ck you think I am, Kanye? / I had them wearing vests, now these n**gas wear dresses” raps 50 Cent on ‘Free Again’, which was premiered by Hot 97’s Funk Flex. Kay Slay brought the record to Funk Flex and went on air to talk about how the record came about: “When Joe got home, he said Slay I got a verse, I got a beat, do whatever you wanna do with it…Joe didn’t know what I had in mind, but I felt this was something that should be done.” (Direct Lyrics)
Last year, 50 admitted the Joey Crack beef went on for way too long.
“Fat Joe, that was interesting. The competitive nature of hip-hop forces us to compete,” 50 told MTV News correspondent Josh Horowitz when he walked the red carpet for the premiere of Will and Jaden Smith’s new sci-fi flick “After Earth” on Wednesday. “It was one of those things that it went on longer than it was supposed to with that one.” (MTV)
Back in December 2012, Fif said late pal and business partner Chris Lighty could not stand seeing both rappers going at each other’s necks.
“Chris [Lighty] wanted that [beef] to go away for a long time because he had a relationship with Joe,” says 50, who Lighty managed until his death. “Joe never did anything to me. I never actually physically did anything to Joe. It’s really hip-hop — this music and people being competitive — and over time, you forget what the actual source of the situation is.” (Billboard)
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