With rap star 50 Cent‘s new The Big 10 mixtape finally circulating online, the G-Unit general has shared his thoughts on what he hopes fans gain from the project and what the future holds for his brand.
Calling the new 10-track release a teaser for what his solo album will offer next year, Fif also revealed his aim to introduce a new G-Unit affiliated crew of artists.
“I think that when people hear the tape, they’ll be surprised. It’ll hold ‘em over until my album comes out,” Fif adds with a confident smile. “I did over a Bobby Womack joint. But it’s further back then just doing someone else’s record that just came out. I see that so often from new artists–they follow the trend of what I did in that time period so often that it’s been exhausted. It’s a traffic jam in that area at this point.” Fans will get to hear from 50’s new subdivision of G-Unit on the project as well. “I’m introducing the new regime. Not G-Unit but Ryder Gang. You’ll hear from Paris a new female artist on the team,” 50 says of his new recruits, which also includes rapper Kidd Kidd. (VIBE)
The new mixtape invaded online mixtape circuits Friday (December 9) afternoon.
As previously reported, 50 Cent is commemorating the 10-year anniversary of his first-ever mixtape, 2002’s 50 Cent is the Future, with a brand new one, entitled The Big 10. Spanning 10 tracks, the effort also includes guest spots from Kidd Kidd and Paris, who are new signees to 50 Cent’s G-Unit label. (Consequence of Sound)
Fif’s latest underground project also features new G-Unit signee Paris.
01. Body On It 02. N*ggas Be’ Schemin’ (feat. Kidd Kidd) 03. Queens, NY (feat. Paris) 04. I Just Wanna (feat. Tony Yayo) 05. Shootin’ Guns (feat. Kidd Kidd) 06. Put Ya’ Hands Up 07. Wait Until Tonight 08. You Took My Heart 09. Off & On 10. Nash, Nah, Nash Bonus: Stop Cryin’ Outro Skit (The Big 10)
Earlier in the week, the G-Unit general officially added Paris to an already growing roster of G-Unit acts including Kidd Kidd, DJ Pauly D and Shawty Lo.
“I’ve got a new female artist I signed to G-Unit Records, her name is Par-is, Paris, P.$., it’s going down, you understand,” 50 said in a video. “She’s from South Jamaica Queens, flavor. Actually, she’s been around for a while. I’ve known her for quite some time. If you a G-Unit fan and you listen and you heard [‘Kitty Kat’], that was actually Paris’ performance back then. She actually came and did vocals for us on that [Terminate On Site] record but now she’s ready and you’re going to see Paris.” (50 Cent Music)
Check out a recent 50 Cent interview below: