Prodigy: “When 50 came out, he was the new 2Pac type of individual in hip-hop because he got shot so many times he almost died. So that reminded people of 2Pac also. Plus 50, his whole attitude—he was a bully. He was the bully of hip-hop. He was going to come and shit on everybody that tries to shit on him. That whole energy, I think people were really feeling that energy. And it wasn’t fake. It was genuine. He’s really like that. You could just tell that’s how he grew up and he just so happened to start rapping. He might not be like that today because he’s business and all that. But you could just tell, that was real. When he was doing it, it wasn’t nothing fake about it at all.”