50 Cent is preparing to return to Starz when season 3 of his popular series Power debuts on July 17. As he continues his run on TV, the multi-platinum selling rap artist is still keeping his ear to what’s happening in the music realm as well.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, 50 spoke about the quick success of fellow New York rappers Bobby Shmurda and Desiigner.
Both Brooklyn representatives broke out with high charting singles [Shmurda’s “Hot N-gga” and Desiigner’s “Panda”], but they were unable to follow up that success with another hit so far.
“Bobby had a great record. That song is a great record,” stated 50. “A lot of times when an artist receives an opportunity too fast, like Desiigner and ‘I got broads in Atlanta,’ you haven’t heard another song yet. You see what I’m sayin’? So you get a No. 1 record and you think, well, how do I do this again?”
“[2Pac] almost never stopped playing Bishop after Juice, you know what I’m saying?” said 50. “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.”