Awaiting the drop of his 5th studio album, Fif's latest release, "The Lost Tape", is good news for fans and evidence that Fifty's potential comeback is underway.
50 Cent is no stranger to controversy, having feuded with just about every big name in the hip hop game. However, his latest mixtape shows that for all his enemies, Fiftyâs made the right friends. The Lost Tape boasts some impressive features, most notably Snoop and Eminem, and introduces a more thoughtful, mature sound from Fifty â Heâs come a long way from his âCandyshopâ days.
Fifty has remained under the radar since the mid-2000âs, after the release of his sextuple platinum album Get Rich or Die Tryinâ. He has since released three albums to mixed reviews. With the drop of his fifth studio album imminent, The Lost Tape is evidence that Fif is preparing for a comeback, in a big way. This may just be Fifty at his best, and there is no doubt that his fans will be waiting to embrace him with open arms.
The album opens with âGet Busyâ featuring Kidd Kidd. Fifty raps about overcoming his haters and getting back into the game, his way. A great introduction to get his fans riled up and ready to go. The second track, âDouble Upâ, is fairly forgettable, but Fifty is right on with the third track, âMurder Oneâ, featuring Eminem. This is a standout track, despite Eminemâs scarce presence (appears for song intro). âRiot Remixâ displays some notable rhymes from both Fifty and 2 Chainz, but the beat sounds like it was leftover from Watch the Throne.
The rest of the mixtape offers an impressive array of strong tracks, including âComplicatedâ, and âRemain Calmâ which offers some refreshing verses from Snoop Dogg, a nice contrast to Fiftyâs rhyming style. âCanât Help Myselfâ is another catchy track which will likely grab listenerâs attention, just like âO.J.â
The last track of the album, âAll His Loveâ, is reminiscent of old-school Fifty, with the refrain: âI be like fuck a bitch, Iâm tryna stay rich, no time to concentrate on hoes, even if I fuck that bitch, do the freakiest shit, by the morning I got to goâ. Some things never change. Although the track is arguably one of the weaker of the album, his longtime fans will likely appreciate it, if only for nostalgic purposes.
On âSwag Levelâ, Fifty spits âMy swag on ten I get the greenâ, and heâs right â this mixtape marks the beginning of a potentially momentous comeback for the rapper, and itâs about time.
You can findÂ The Lost Tapehere.