Album: Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Producer: DJ RadDid you ever YouTube-channel surf through various 50 Cent non-music videos—the rants against Rick Ross, thepopping-up in some kid's messy bedroom to lip synch—and wonder "what he be smoking"? On the other hand, when 50 starts going hard at one of his imaginary enemies, the other thought that crosses your mind might be, "that brother needs to puff and chill."
While 50's official stance is that he doesn't smoke weed, that story crumbles like herb when you hear the Queens native dropping blunted ballistics on “High All the Time” from his now classic debut Get Rich or Die Tryin'.
“Give me some dro, purple haze, and some chocolate,” 50 rapped. “Give me a Dutch and a lighter I'll spark shit.” Still, he claimed to a SPIN journalist that his rhymes were a mixture of fact and fiction: “When I rap lines like, 'I smoke the good shit," that's just me using my head,", 50 said. "That's me, knowing that there are 500,000 people out there who just want to play my records and get high. I watched Method Man base his career on that.” Okay, so while other rappers were simply blunted, 50 Cent was being a good businessman.