50 Cent brought his hype machine to Puerto Rico over the weekend for the Mix Show Power Summit, where MCs like Lil' Kim, Busta Rhymes and Cam'ron mingled with DJs.
50, whose underground smash "Wanksta" is spinning out of control in his hometown of New York, will soon get his chance to graduate from being king of the street tapes to Billboard chart topper when his Shady/Aftermath Records debut drops on December 3, according to an Interscope spokesperson (see "50 Cent Worth A Million To Dr. Dre And Eminem").
Although it's still up in the air whether the Queens native will keep "Wanksta" as the first official single (50 has a track called "1st Single" he's thinking about unveiling) or if the album title will remain Get Rich or Die Trying, he will definitely use tracks provided by Dr. Dre, Eminem, Rockwilder and Sha Money XL, the producer behind most of his underground cuts.
Em has produced four songs for 50 Cent, including a posse cut featuring 50, Em and Obie Trice called "Love Me" for the "8 Mile" soundtrack. Two others, "Patiently Waiting" and "Don't Push Me," have been allotted for the 50 Cent solo project.
While in Puerto Rico, the chiseled, unabashed word flipper, who just wrapped production on a video for the remix of Missy Elliott's "Work It," revealed that Trina gets down and dirty on the sex-themed ditty "The Magic Stick" on his album. DMX may also pop up on the opus, as there's heavy talk of a posse cut featuring DMX, 50 and Marshall Mathers.