50 Cent is a smart business man. For his new single “My Life” featuring Eminem and Adam Levine, the choice of his co-collaborators screams dollar signs. Somewhere around a round conference table 50 Cent told his team, “Get me the two hottest guys out right now–a rapper and singer–and we’re going to make a boatload of money.” Well played, 50.
“My Life” will debut tonight on The Voice and be sold on iTunes after the show airs. 50 opens up the song sounding like a mature man, “I’m doing what I’m supposed to/I’m a writer, I’m a fighter, entrepreneur.” Adam Levine sounds exactly like Cee-Lo on the chorus. No, seriously. Eminem does what he does best with an almost raging energy and 50 closes out the track. But back to the entrepreneur bit that 50 himself raps about on the Street King Immortal single.
Is 50’s heart even in music anymore? The guy could technically never make another album and maintain his net worth because of his other business endeavors. Vitamin Water, his SMS Audio headphones, acting gigs and so on. At this point, even the music seems more about an extra stream of revenue, but not necessarily something he’s passionate about. This begs the question: Has 50’s entrepreneurial efforts become more interesting than the music? Are we here for new music from 50? We don’t know if 50 vigilantly watched Jay‘s moves on going from a hustler turned rapper turned boss, but 50 has become a business, man.
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