Tony Yayo Raps 50 Cent's First Verse

Yayo also spoke to VladTV of the relationship between street hustles and music, shouting out some of the OGs in the process.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares

Tony Yayo rapped 50 Cent's first rhyme in a recent interview with VladTV. Even though it was years and years ago, Yayo still remembered much of his first impression of Fif. Moreover, they also talked about the relationship between hustling and making music, and how 50 moved in both lanes.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Recording artist Tony Yayo celebrates his Birthday at Club Angels NYC on March 30, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

"You actually remember 50 Cent's first rhyme," DJ Vlad asked. When the Queens rapper confirmed so, Vlad asked, "Can you spit it?"

"Yeah, it was in my man's... basement, Rest In Peace," the rapper began. "It was 'The cell went stale, quarter mil' bail, fresh out the jail, s**t is really real. N***as is locked up, man, I pray they don't tell. A hundred man indictment, my lawyer got to fight this. N***as know I ain't never pressed for dough. N***as know I don't serve nobody I don't know.

"'Son said he was from O.T., sold 'leven at O.Z.,'" he continued rapping. "'His man brought him to me, but he ain't really know B. Said it was time, dude was a cop, he was just trying to pop to put the new beams on the drop.' That's all I remember. But that rhyme to me was like, that's when I was like, "Nah." He had other s**t, but that was in my man's basement... and I was just like 'Yo, this n***a's getting better by the minute."

Furthermore, Yayo explained how 50 didn't really start out wanting to be a rapper. Moreover, he spoke on how the Queens mogul used to hang with them when they were still hustling. In fact, he had an interesting observation on how nobody sets out to be a rapper.

"I don't think nobody sets out to be a rapper," he stated. "This is why I said rap is a blessing, 'cause it feeds a lot of families and a lot of kids. It helps a lot of people down, from security to assistance to the guy that holds the camera, the guy that holds the microphone, everything. We never planned out to be rappers, we just got lucky. It was in God's plan."

While Vlad pushed back on this idea a little bit, it was a very interesting conversation around hobbies compared to work. Moreover, the 44-year-old said that "if it was selling drugs over music, it was selling drugs," talking about money-making.

Still, what do you think of Tony Yayo's comments and 50 Cent's first rhymes and verse? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments down below. Also, as always, check back in with HNHH for more compelling stories from the game.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.