G-Unit’s Rotimi Tells Us How He Hit The “Lotto” W/ 50 Cent: “It Was Real Genuine” [Audio]

Written By Cyrus Langhorne

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[SOHH highlights a hot record every week and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the smash in Singled Out. After Lil George broke down his new “The Real George” music video, G-Unit’s Rotimi talks about his new 50 Cent-featured “Lotto” anthem.]

The funny thing is a lot of people think 50 [Cent] put me on his show and musically we had a relationship before the show but I auditioned [for “Power.”]

The funny story is I didn’t really even talk to him about music until three months into filming because I wanted him to kind of respect me as an actor, as a man, and kind of build with him.

It was more that kind of thing and then the a head A&R actually came to a studio session of mine, randomly, and brought me over to G-Unit. So when I got over to the office, 50 was like, “Yo, what are you doing here?”

I played him the [“Lotto”] record then and he fell in love with the record. It was more so just an organic build-up and it was real genuine.

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Written by Cyrus Langhorne

VP of Digital Content. Catch me clocking in steady work on Call of Duty when not covering everything hip-hop 24/7. Rap goats? Action Bronson and Curren$y.

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