Eminem recently shouted out 50 Cent for his classic Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ celebrating its 20th anniversary. As hip-hop history documents, Marshall Mathers played an instrumental role in the Queens rappers’ career. Since their first collaborations around the start of the 2000s, the two kept a prominent friendship and rapport. As Fif celebrated his career longevity with this occasion, Em took to Twitter to give his own shoutout. Moreover, he responded to a Shady Records tweet commemorating the release. “‘Y’all know what time it is, soon as 50 signs on this dot,’” Em wrote, referencing his verse on the album cut “Patiently Waiting.” “20 years!!!??? @50cent.”
Of course, 50’s reciprocated much of the love and support that the Detroit legend gave him. Recently he called him, Em, and Dr. Dre the “three-headed monster” of hip-hop. Furthermore, he made the assessment in a post where he featured an interview clip of the three around Get Rich‘s release. “When you have a team like this it’s hard to lose,” the 47-year-old captioned his post. “I’m so blessed to have worked with the best ever. you can re-write a book, you can re -write a song but you can’t re-write history. The 3 headed monster EM, DRE and 50cent. Boom.”
Moreover, Dre spoke glowingly of the album in that interview clip. “50’s album, in my opinion, is going to compete with all the classic hip-hop records that have come out over the last 10 years — Illmatic, The Chronic, Ready to Die, The Marshall Mathers LP — it’s right up there,” the legendary producer stated. “And that’s no bulls**t … It’s hot!.” The West Coast rap pioneer produced many tracks on Get Rich including “In Da Club,” “If I Can’t,” and “Back Down.” Also, Eminem gave an additional guest performance on the song “Don’t Push Me.”
Meanwhile, 50 fans wordlwide continue to uphold Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ as a classic, and it continues to influence so many. Still, what are some of your favorite tracks off of 50’s classic album? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments down below. Also, as always, check back in with HNHH for the latest in hip-hop history and the legends of the game.
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