G.O.O.D Music affiliate producer S1 recently discussed his work relationship with G-Unit’s 50 Cent and how one of their collaborations has stood the test of time to become his latest single.
According to S1, his “My Life” 50 and Eminem collaboration came together roughly two years ago.
“Big ups to my mans Dre Mckenzie and Tony G (A&R for G-Unit Records) for making the connect for me. I met Dre back in 2008 at the iStandard/One Stop Shop and kept a solid relationship with him. I would send him beats every month consistently for a couple years until I heard Fif wanted to buy these 2 beats from me. Remind you that this was back in Fall of 2010. I went to NY and made a visit to Dre at the G-Unit office. Fif was in a meeting in the backroom so Dre took me back to meet him. When Fif saw me, he immediately gets up and leaves the meeting and tells me “I had an APB out on you. You got some HEAT!!!” So we went into his office and he told me the concept of the “My Life” record and spit his verses for me. He was like “This is gonna be HUGE”.” (iStandard Producers)
While nothing immediately took off, S1 said Fif kept his name alive and eventually came through on his promise.
“So for the next year or so 50 Cent would mention me in all his interviews about me producing on his album. Through the grapevine I was hearing Eminem hopped on the record then from an Executive at Interscope Records I was told Adam Levine was gonna be on the record. Fast forward through 3 mixtapes and 1 album later, the song stood the test of time and its about to come out now as a single. Nobody but God because its very rare that an artist holds on to a beat for 2 ½ years with the face of music changing so fast these days. Oh I forgot to mention Just Blaze called me out the blue about a year ago. He was in the studio with Fif and they was trying to see which one of my beats to put Eminem on. Fif was saying the beat that is now “My Life” but Just Blaze was trying to talk him into using the other beat that Fif wanted from me. Crazy huh!” (iStandard Producers)
If all goes accordingly, fans will get to hear the duo’s new joint effort next week.
50 Cent is enlisting some major star power for his new single. The hip-hop mogul has called on his mentor Eminem and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine for “My Life.” The song is slated to hit iTunes on November 27 and a video has already been shot in Detroit with director Rich Lee (Eminem, Nicki Minaj). Originally due this month, 50’s fifth album Street King Immortal has been delayed until early 2013. The follow-up to 2009’s Before I Self Destruct has spawned the singles “New Day” with Dr. Dre and Alicia Keys and “First Date” featuring Too $hort. (Rap-Up)
50 and Em linked up a few weeks ago to shoot their “My Life” music video in Detroit.
While we patiently wait to hear 50 Cent’s new collaboration with Eminem and Adam Levine titled “My Life,” new photos from the video which was shot in Detroit have surfaced. No official word yet on when we can expect to hear 50’s new single “My Life” or when the video will arrive. But it’s exciting to know these two definitely got something coming. Let’s hope it lives up to the hype. (Rap Dose)