It might be hard to recall 50 Cent and his mastery of music considering his current career ascension as one of the film and TV industry’s top executives, but that’s where he began. Hinting towards retirement from music, the Queens rapper suggests that his upcoming sixth studio album might very well be his last.
50, given name Curtis Jackson, got his start officially in the music business in the early 2000s with a series of acclaimed mixtapes that showed his gift for songwriting, chorus construction, and gritty tales from the block. These days, Fif’s mastery within the world of storytelling has extended to his visionary projects such as Power, For Life, and other ventures like Branson Cognac.
While he could easily rest on his legacy, 50 is still a capable and compelling rapper and has remained relatively active in music since his 2014 album Animal Ambition, a slept-on effort that featured some of his best works in years but definitely not the sound of that year.
Fif fired off a tweet on Monday (Dec. 20) reminding people of his dominance and the teaser announcement for the project.
“Smile my next album might be my last. I terrorized hip hop for 14 years, don’t believe me [Neilsen], the numbers will never lie but I’m nobody’s favorite Smh Man I’m Top 10 dead or alive and I’m not done,” 50 wrote.
Looks like 50 Cent has something up his sleeve and could certainly prove to be a monster release considering his cache within the recording industry and his deep connections with the culture.
Check out the tweet below.
Smile my next album might be my last . I terrorized hip hop for 14 years,don’t believe me Nelson, the numbers will never lie but i’m nobody’s favorite Smh Nah I’m Top 10 dead or alive and i’m not done #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi pic.twitter.com/v2JANiPPDl
— 50cent (@50cent) December 20, 2021
the thing about 50 cent is he’ll do some wily petty ass bully shit but then also do shit put proper afro-latino representation on cable tv and keep young relatively young black actors with a check like???
— The Great Negro (@jiggyjayy2) December 20, 2021
50 Cent getting family members together to work on his shows >>> pic.twitter.com/WKOTCuDb0K
— LB (@LBinTheseTweets) December 20, 2021
50 Cent Says He’s A Top 10 Rapper Dead Or Alive, Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/EGB9peo85A
— DJ First Class (@1DJFirstClass) December 20, 2021
— Jayson Massey (@jaysonmassey) December 21, 2021
I’m so excited even though 50 always caps about new music coming https://t.co/Wy3JwoPQRL
— Lil Twist Goat (@hiphoptwist) December 21, 2021
50 Cent is a top 10 rapper dead or alive, y’all can keep arguing pic.twitter.com/5jFtmP2hG0
— IBashar (@CurtisBashar) December 21, 2021
Absolutely Top 10 Rapper
50 Cent is from Queens, NYC https://t.co/IY44sFwA97
— John Ruin N.Y. (@NewDistroMedia) December 21, 2021
Is 50 Cent Top 10 career wise or skill wise ?
— Duppy Man (@DoktorAdvocate) December 21, 2021
Why not both?
50 Cent has a great argument for Top 10 DOA! ….Think about it he 3rd most influential rapper from NYC and he has a Diamond album
— Lougotca$h (@Lougotcash) December 20, 2021
Lol omg there are people out there that don’t think 50 cent is at least 10 top I am utterly surprised by the poll results of my Instagram story right now
— Néeshell (@neeshell) December 20, 2021