In 2007, 50 Cent was in desperate need of a hit. After striking out with awful singles like “Amusement Park” and “Straight To The Bank,” his sales showdown with Kanye West was looming and he had no real momentum. And then, almost out of nowhere, he came out “I Get Money.”
A good portion of the song's success is due to the excellent sample of Audio Two's “Top Billing.” Ironically, 50 has always been one of rap's best hook writers but his last true hit featured a looping sample for a hook.
As far as Fif, he mostly spent the track bemused by his own success rhyming, “I took quarter water, sold it in bottles for two bucks. Coca-Cola came and bought it for billions, what the fuck?”