50 Cent looks back on 20-year friendship with Eminem and Dr Dre
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50 Cent looks back on 20-year friendship with Eminem and Dr Dre

In a new Instagram post, 50 Cent has shared old footage of him alongside Eminem and Dr Dre, looking back fondly upon their friendship.

The three rappers were the figureheads of hip-hop during the early 2000s, and rather than fight each other, they were proudly on the same page. They saw the world through the same lens, and together, they rose from nothing to become superstars. In 2003, Em, Dre and 50 were the names on everybody’s lips, and the trio were interviewed by MTV on the set for the ‘In Da Club’ video.

In the caption of the video, Fiddy wrote: “When you have a team like this it’s hard to lose, 🙏🏿I’m so blessed to have worked with the best ever. you can re-write a book, you can re -write a song but you can’t re-write history. The 3 headed monster EM, DRE and 50cent”.

In the clip, Dre talks up 50’s forthcoming debut which he promises is on the same level as the great hip-hop albums of the last decade. He tells viewers: “50’s album, in my opinion, is going to compete with all the classic Hip Hop records that have come out over the last 10 years — IllmaticThe ChronicReady to DieThe Marshall Mathers LP — it’s right up there. And that’s no bullshit … It’s hot!”

“50 beat my record from the first time I was in the studio with Dre ’cause I did three songs in one day, and he did seven songs in like five days,” Eminem added. In response, 50 replied: “But one of his first songs was hot. ‘My name is!’ And then look at the sales, so don’t put that kind of pressure on me.

Eminem continued to heap on the praise, and added: “It’s no pressure! I wish my first album was this hot. That’s all I can say. I’m not trying to sell the album; the album’s gonna sell itself.”

Meanwhile, 50 Cent recently revealed he lost millions of dollars after buying Mike Tyson’s house after becoming famous, which he called his most lavish purchase.