Voice Of The People: 50 Cent Responds To You
Could it ever really happen? In May, we brought you news that years ago, there had been loose discussion that Eminem and 50 Cent would make an entire album together. DJ Whoo Kid had a good laugh, telling us some of the names that were thrown around in jest for the dream project, like Ebony and Ivory. You guys wrote in and, for the most part, were in full support of the joint effort.
"Oh yes ... they should totally do an album together," a fan named Tuff_Brunette wrote. They would be soooo perfect. They would complement each other so nicely. I am really hoping this happens! Since I wasn't too fond of Em's album anyways, which was massively disappointing, I'll give him another shot if he gets with 50. ... Heck yes."
"I would love an album of Dre and Eminem together!" Fobgirl posted.
Jasent76 co-signed on the dream album: "Holy sh--! I would love to have a full album of Em & 50 together! How badass is that!?"
Very badass, Jasent. While we still haven't heard word from Mr. Mathers, [artist id="860639"]50 Cent[/artist] told us last week that he'd be down to do an album with his homie [artist id="502642"]Eminem[/artist]. "I'd love to," 50 said about a LP with Slim Shady.
Fif even devised a couple of scenarios to make it work.
"We haven't [seriously] discussed making an album together, 'cause we would have to sit collectively and create each song," he said. "Unless we was doing something where half of it was his and half of it was mine. And conceptually, maybe if he came up with the first six songs and I built the last six songs and we just featured on each other's records, you know what I mean? We'd do that in a heartbeat."
Maybe we'll get heavy doses of Em and Fif together on [artist id="1061"]Dr. Dre's[/artist] Detox LP ...
The Streets Is Talking: News & Notes From the Underground
[artist id="1190"]Raekwon the Chef [/artist] is out promoting Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, but there are a couple of other LPs he's looking toward in the future. There's a Rae, Method Man and Ghostface Killah album being talked about, as well as that full Wu-Tang Clan LP called Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang. If you remember, Rae first spoke of that album to Miss Info a few years ago during the promotion of the ill fated 8 Diagrams LP. Rae hinted that Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang would be some type of payback toward the RZA.
Rae explained that there is currently no unrest within the Wu, so Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang will instead pay homage to the Clan's beginning.
"Before I was a member of Wu, I was an MC on the street that just loved hip-hop," the Chef said. "When you think of Shaolin [Staten Island], you think of the home of the brave. Before anything and everything, this is where you was from. You inherited your style as a kid coming up. Shaolin is still considered the streets to us. So it's like me challenging my old way of life. This album was designed to let the master know your students are now masters too. We wanted to take it back to challenging the master on a couple of techniques we feel we got from the street side of things.
"We always said [artist id="1025"]Wu-Tang[/artist] members are a group but still able to hold their own," he added. "When you're able to hold your own, you're still considered that dude from Shaolin that's nice. It's just an alter-ego thing challenging the sharpest sword we ever had with our old tactics that allowed us to get that far as a Clan. [It'll] be alter egos challenging each other, really allowing RZA to fall back on the production and allowing us to give him a flashback memory to the things we know we need from the abbot [RZA]. We want him to be involved [with the album as an MC], but the concept was for him not to be involved production-wise."
Rae compared Wu to a martial-arts film.
"It's like when you look at your illest karate flick," he said. "Sometimes the abbot be whooping on you so much, he's teaching you to get iller. Next thing you know, you whoop on the abbot. Now he already know: 'I gotta give you the crown now.' It's all love, and it's movies. Our life is a karate flick. If you look at a karate flick, it's the same kinda format in our life."
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