50 Cent despised Ja Rule and Murder Inc. on 2003’s “Back Down,” but the original version also reportedly targeted JAY-Z, Nas and Cam’ron.
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Sha Money XL, one of the project’s producers, recalled 50 Cent firing at other rappers in an unreleased version of “Back Down,” and how his mind works when targeting listeners. elaborated.
“That record is his traditional pattern: ‘How to Rob,’ ‘Life’s on the Line,’ ‘Ghetto Quran,'” he said. “Certain names have been mentioned, and certain nerves have been pressed.
“That’s his marketing tool. Fif has a marketing tool in his music. He knows how to make a record for you to talk to him, listen to him and fuck with him.”
“This is one of the things I don’t know of anyone else who recorded this. Dre, for example, had records like others were doing… Rakim and D12. This, no. This was fresh.Fresh.And we went to the crib and cut that shit.Fif didn’t have a filter.”
But Dr. Dre didn’t seem ready to release this track with the amount of shots 50 Cent took.
“We went to L.A. and played it and Dre filtered him, like, ‘Wait a minute, brother.’ Wait a minute, brother. No, brother. Too much, dude,” he said. rice field. “And I had to re-record that shit. I still have a version of him jumping around in high spirits.”
The narrator went on to say that the original version of “Back Down” was targeted at Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff, JAY-Z, R. Kelly, Nas and Cam’ron. At the end of the track, he invited Dr. Dre to join the competition and say “fuck you.”
“You acting gangsta and tough / I bet you forgot the director yelled cut50 reportedly rapped on the original version. paid in full.
Instead, Dre had 50 Cent redo the track as a filtered version used only for Ja Rule and Murder Inc.
“That shit was blackdown, he blacked out about it, blacked out, brother. Why do you do this shit,” Sha Money XL continued. “He was like, ‘Brother, you can’t say that, what are you doing?'” ’ But he wanted to take them.
“It was like, ‘You can’t chase God, brother.’ was.”
See “Back” again below.