Tuesday, May 13, 2008
50 Cent "Power of the Dollar"
Well, well... I'm back at it again. But if you haven't taken the clue the mixes have been suspended. I'm searching my crates discovering more tracks to bless y'all with but until then I'm gonna give up albums from my collection.
First up is 50 Cent and his 2000 release "Power of the Dollar." Shouts to my boy Swerve for hookin this one up! While 50 has come a long way since this dropped it has a couple tracks worth checkin for. Opening with the Destiny's Child (back when it was the original 4!) assisted "Thug Love" it's pretty standard radio fare for the time. DJ Scratch hooks up the next track, "I'm A Hustler," and it's def the sleeper on the record with a classic boom bap styled banger for 50 to spit his street narratives over, add to it a nicely chopped and cut up Jadakiss vocal sample for the chourus and you have some grimey New York Shit!
On the flip Noreaga gets up with Fif on the Erick Sermon produced "Da Heatwave." Not spectacular, nor bad - this track and the second, "Your Life's on the Line," are both place holders in the end for the closer, the infamous "How To Rob." With the Madd Rapper adding his crazy brand of ad-libs this scathing call out to everyone in the rap game put 50 on the map (and some say got him shot!?!).
Check out 50 before he was the superstar, even if he was still up to the same old dis tricks. Next up will be something a little laid back and heavy on the Jazz tip - the rap records will be few and far between so get em when they come!