50 Cent talks about re-filming the "We Up" video with Kendrick Lamar, how the rap game is changing, and weighs in on Lil Wayne's NBA comments.
50 Cent is preparing to release his upcoming album Street King Immortal in the spring, and it looks as if the oft-delayed project might actually drop this time. Fif recently did a radio interview and talked a bit about his the video for âWe Upâ, his new single with Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne's recent comments about the NBA, and how the rap game is changing.
On âWe Upâ, Fif revealed that he had to cut one of his verses, because he wanted Kendrick on the track. âI pulled the verse offâ he said, revealing that the first version of the video was filmed before he knew Kendrick was confirmed. He revealed they would refilm the video with Kendrick present.Â âWe're gonna shoot a full video for the version with me, Kendrick and Kidd Kiddâ.
Fif also talked a bit about his respect for up and comers in the game. âI'm waiting on Qâ, he said, revealing he'dÂ like to do another collabo with Black Hippy member Schoolboy Q. âI like to play with the new guys comin in'â said 50.
The Queens rapper also spoke of the new aesthetic of many young artists, and how he has taken influence from it. 50 admitted to taking influence from artists like Chief Keef, who film their own videos with little to no production value. âI don't want no girls, no whole bunch of people in the background, just me by myself, Fif said of the concept behind his âFinancial Freedomâ video. âThey loved [Financial Freedom] because it's just back to the raw energyâ, again referencing artists who now have the ability to be âmakin' a video in their living room.â
âYou can actually be recording [on your] laptopâ he said, talking about how his career would be different if he was coming up today. âIf the guy is really talented you could do it. I'd be getting beats onlineâ.
The G-Unit leader also commented on Lil Wayne's recent remarks towards the NBA, and Chris Bosh. For a rapper who has called people out his entire career, 50 still seemed a little taken aback by the rant.âThat was cold-blooded manâ, he said. âI'm just not for all of that shit, I'm not built for that, that got to goâ, he said jokingly. Though he concluded that Wayne is entitled to voice his opinion. âHe can say what he want to say.â
When asked how he felt of Ja Rule's recent short-lived release, 50 revealed that he was not even aware of his former rival's situation.âShit happensâ he replied.
Listen to the full interview below.