In 2003, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson gave the world his debut album, “Get Rich Or Die Trying.” When it initially dropped, the artist had everyone “in da club.” And since then, he’s released other successful music projects, launched the G-Unit label, created television shows, and more to continue building his empire.
Despite early success in music and his television deals for his shows with STARZ, some people would not sing the New York rapper’s praises. In a recent interview on Houston’s 97.9 The Box, 50 Cent noted that some of the G-Unit artists he signed blame him for not having successful careers.
Can't Please Everyone
Outside of his solo career and television production, Jackson started a record label, G-Unit Records. The label had artists like Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, The Game, and R&B singer Olivia.
Although some G-Unit artists experienced commercial success, others didn’t have the same fortune. During the aforementioned interview, Jackson brought up former label member Spider Loc.
“He was angry with me; I don’t know. If he had a hit, it would have worked. That just didn’t work,” he said.
It's Your Move
The “21 Questions” rapper also mentioned a former artist who didn’t find success with G-Unit but used it as an opportunity to move on to pursue a hit record.
“That’s why me and him [O.T. Gensasis] have the best relationship ever because he was let go to go and do that,” he said. “He went and made that hit and went and made his money.”
50 Cent also spoke on folks who didn’t quite have the same fate that may be “upset.”
“The other people are upset because they felt like they coulda did it, ‘if you had did it for me. So ‘it’s your fault you didn’t do it for me.’ I can’t make people buy records.”