After successful joint albums like rap stars Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s Watch the Throne, Shady Records boss Eminem and 50 Cent have addressed the possibility of following suit.
While Em downplayed the idea, Fif hinted at a possible EP of them trading verses coming together in the future.
“He said Watch the Throne,” Fif responded to the notion while laughing and turning to Eminem and then Em’s manager Paul Rosenberg, who was standing off camera. “An EP maybe,” 50 added coyly in the clip that appeared on “RapFix Live” on Wednesday (November 28). Marshall was clearly put on the spot, but didn’t dismiss the idea either. Rather than let the speculation run, Em directed the attention back to Fif’s upcoming Street King Immortal, where he promises quite a few collaborations between the two. “We actually got a couple of songs on this album too. We have another song off of this album,” Em said assuredly. (MTV)
In August, Slim Shady touched on his close-knit relationship with the G-Unit honcho.
“Ever since we started making music with Fif, it was kind of like a mutual respect thing and we became friends outside of the music,” Em said in an interview referring to his bond with 50. “If you put the music aside, we can just talk about [anything], you know what I’m saying? 50 is very big on the business aspect in his career. I would consider him a smart businessman. Not saying that I’m not, but I don’t get into as much of the technical aspect in the business sense. Like, I have no idea what’s going on. Ever. I don’t even know where I’m at right now.” (Channel 955)
Back in 2009, G-Unit’s DJ Whoo Kid addressed a possible Em/50 joint LP coming together.
“They been talking about that sh*t for years,” he said in an interview. “We even talked about it in the mixtape format. It’s an incredible situation [that] I hope one day goes down. Who wouldn’t want to see that? I don’t know what they gonna call that. I remember Em joked about that, ‘Let’s call it Ebony and Ivory.’ Society is gonna have to force these guys to do it…the scheduling, Em’s album, 50’s album, it’s all scheduling. We’ve talked about it the last three, four years..They naturally grew into a family-type bond. 50 hangs more with Eminem and he’s more connected with Eminem than [Dr.] Dre.” (MTV)
In summer 2011, Eminem and Slaughterhouse’s Royce Da 5’9 owned the sales chart with their Hell: The Sequel collaborative effort.
Leading the pack this week is Eminem and Royce Da 5’9’s Hell: The Sequel debuting at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the duo’s joint EP has sold 171,100 units after one week in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)