G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently talked about his relationship with Eminem and how much he considers the Grammy-winning rapper’s opinion of his music.
50 also explained how he differs from Em when dealing with fame.
“Me and Em, we deal with things completely different,” Fif explained in an interview with television host Reggie. “He would probably rather not be famous, have finances and have normalcy at the same time. But I understand the fair exchange — in exchange with not being able to walk in the mall and shop, I can afford to buy whatever I want in the mall, that’s a fair exchange. I can’t walk to go get it but I can have it, ‘and’ I can send somebody to come get it, that’s not bad. You rarely see Eminem come out, when you see me so much they feel like I’m the number one hip-hop artist. I didn’t have a record sell 23 million copies, one CD. So when I talk to him, I use him as my sound board for balance. I play my music for him to see his response, to see what he thinks. [He hears everything first,] yeah. If you made a record that sold 23 million, you might know something. [laughs] Wouldn’t you agree on that? I play him the records and get his response.” (Hip Hop N More)
Last summer, 50 opened up to the possibility of making a duet album with Em.
“I’d love to,” 50 said about making an album with Em. “We haven’t [seriously] discussed making an album together, ’cause we would have to sit collectively and create each song…Unless we was doing something where half of it was his and half of it was mine. And conceptually, maybe if he came up with the first six songsand I built the last six songs and we just featured on each other’s records, you know what I mean? We’d do that in a heartbeat.” (MTV)
Former XXL Magazine Editor-In-Chief Elliot Wilson previously weighed in on the possibility of an Em-meets-50 joint record.
“I don’t think Em and 50 will ever get it together to do an album,” Wilson said in an interview. “I know there was talk of [a joint album] when 50 first blew up and it was gonna be called Black and White. I personally love that title. I’m sure there are plenty of unreleased records they’ve done and some kinda compilation could be released one day. But as far as a full-fledged album recorded together, that’s doubtful. Then again, this is hip-hop, so what the f*ck do we know?” (VH1)
50 also spoke on the chemistry he shares with both Em and Dr. Dre last year.
“I think we absolutely in a great space considering his project is where it’s at, number one,” Fif said in an interview regarding Em’s Relapse. “And it’s working. Until they find a collaboration of artists that work as well as we do together, I don’t think we got issues…I feel like [Em] is the best rapper because he possesses the way to say things that aren’t supposed to be cool.” (“106 & Park”)
Check out 50 Cent’s interview below: