50 Cent “5 (Murder By Numbers)” Mixtape Download & Stream
50 Cent releases his Official Mixtape 5 (Murder By Numbers), Presented by G-Unit. The 10-track tape has Features from Hayes, Kidd Kidd, Schoolboy Q, Guordan & Brevi. Production is handled by Focus, Mr. Colt 45, Trox, Hit-Boy, The Letter “C”, Havoc, DJ Pain 1 & More.
Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor, and actor from New York City, New York. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003) and The Massacre (2005). His major-label debut Get Rich or Die Tryin’, has been certified 8x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). 50 Cent also gained prominence with East Coast hip hop group G-Unit, of which he is the leader.
Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, Jackson began drug dealing at the age of 12 during the 1980s crack epidemic. After leaving drug dealing to pursue a rap career, he was shot at and struck by nine bullets during an incident in 2000. After releasing his album Guess Who’s Back? in 2002, 50 Cent was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records, Shady Records and Aftermath Entertainment. With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, who produced his first major commercial successes, 50 Cent became one of the world’s highest selling rappers. In 2003, he founded the record label G-Unit Records, which signed several successful rappers such as Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo.
5 (Murder by Numbers) is the 11th mixtape by American rapper 50 Cent. The album was set to be his 5th studio album, a follow up to his 2009 studio album, Before I Self Destruct. Due to tension with Interscope Records, 50 Cent instead had to make 5 (Murder by Numbers) a separate, digital-release-only album, and instead release a new collection of material as his 5th studio album, titled Street King Immortal.
While recording 5 (Murder by Numbers), 50 Cent listened to a mix of music performed by his favorite artists, including rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.. In an interview with the Detroit Free Press, 50 Cent explained these actions, stating, “I listen to those records to create expectations… It creates a level to me, within myself, of how good the record has to be before I’m ready to launch it.” In the same interview, he described the album as a “whole new sound” for him and felt that it was “more soulful” and “more mature” than his previous work. 50 Cent confirmed the album’s title; 5 (Murder by Numbers) in an interview with the radio station “Hot 107.9 Philly” on June 13, 2012.
Marked by hard-nosed tracks like the Sizzla-sampling, dancehall-tinged “My Crown” and hometown ode “NY,” 5 (Murder By Numbers) proves that 50 Cent hasn’t lost his penchant for making raw and uncut street music. It’s a different type of project, one that could easily get misunderstood by a powerhouse rap label, so it requires a more underground distribution method. “I don’t really need label support for this project,” the music mogul argued. “It’s about the actual music, and I don’t think people buy what record label you’re on; I think they buy music or buy into the actual artist themselves.” said 50 Cent.
The influence of Get Rich or Die Tryin’ is undeniable on 5 (Murder By Numbers). His narrative, that of the hard-nosed street hustler who paused his drug operation to build a rap empire, has become a template in the latter-day rap game. It’s fitting, then, that Schoolboy Q, a Los Angeles rapper who shows an undeniable 50 Cent influence, displays his talents on Murder by Numbers’ final track “Can I Speak to You.” In an interview with VIBE, Q spoke about how 50 Cent, “Probably saved my life.” Q was in a similar position a few years ago, with one foot in the street and another in the studio, when he chose to devote himself to rapping full-time because of what he saw from 50. In something of a full-circle narrative, he and the rest of his Black Hippy crew are now signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label.
Street King Immortal is the 6th studio album by American rapper 50 Cent, set to be released in 2014 through G-Unit Records, Caroline Records and Capitol Records. In an interview with DJ Whoo Kid, 50 Cent stated that the album will be a “star studded” project, featuring Shady Records founder Eminem along with Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, Chris Brown, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Ne-Yo, Snoop Dogg, Trey Songz, Young Jeezy, Too Short and many others. Follow on Twitter @50cent @thisis50 @MedievalBeatz Buy Beats Online
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