50 Cent recently sat down with Marlow Stern of The Daily Beast to chop it up about several topics.
The music icon talks about how his hit show “Power” has rejuvenated him musically, Bobby Shmurda’s legal case and the public never really getting the chance to see how much of a genius Tupac Shakur was.
On the correlation between “Power” and his new music
It’s restarting the creative energy. After a while, with music, you get conditioned for it. So it’s like, with the same production we’d have a different hit record with similar tones. With that production, you might write a different concept, but it’ll be the same hit. You’ll hear artists who’ve been around for a while go, ‘You got one.’ That’s the way I felt about the ‘All the Way Up’ record with Fat Joe—that’s a hit, he got one. Once you know how to make ’em, you can make ’em.
On Bobby Smurda’s conspiracy to commit murder in the second degree
You know what the crazy thing is? When you get charged with some real serious s***, the craziest thing is when you can’t see how serious the situation is. Because that is… give me a body, give me a homicide before you hand me a conspiracy charge. You can’t beat conspiracy. John Gotti, The Teflon Don, took out bodies and it wasn’t a problem. He was walking around in nice $2,000 suits and shoes and s*** like that. But when you put him in a conspiracy case, he washed up.
On 2Pac using his Bishop character from the movie “Juice” as an alter-ego. And fans never really getting the chance to see his true brilliance.
He almost never stopped playing Bishop after Juice, you know what I’m saying? It’s when that ‘thug life’ energy came out and started to evolve into a persona. He’s way better than people saw him as. He’s way better. That’s an art student right there and thuggin’ is his theme. He was so much more advanced than anyone will ever know.
To read the full interview head over to The Daily Beast