DJ Drama and 50 Cent examine his upcoming mixtape as well as his current relationship with Dr. Dre.
“I never really, on the mixtapes, reach out and put the people I needed to put on to make it feel like it was a different energy,” explained 50. “It was me doing what I want to do, and of course, putting the artists around me on the tape to get them that exposure.”
“This go-round, I said, ‘Because it’s Gangsta Grillz, it’s an event for me!'” added 50.
“Gangsta Grillz is actually the biggest mixtape brand you can be associated with. Everyone else has lost the consistency.”
50 also addressed his relationship with Dr. Dre, which has reportedly been strained at times, particularly in light of Dre’s recent collaborations with Rick Ross. “You know what I know about Dre? Creatively, he’s saying, ‘If there’s a hit, wherever it is, I’m going to go get it.'”
“I don’t care. These are people I have strong relationships with that have done things for me,” he continued. “You don’t bite the hand that feeds you. I’ve been raised that way. …What is 50 Cent’s career minus ‘In Da Club’”?