50 Cent Reportedly Took Shots At Jay-Z, Nas, & Cam’ron On A Version Of ‘Back Down’
  • On 50 Cent’s classic track, ‘Back Down,’ allegedly a version that was unreleased took shots at Jay-Z, Nas, and Cam’ron.
  • The 20th anniversary of Get Rich or Die Tryin’ coincides with the release of a documentary by Diverse Mentality that dissects each song from 50’s debut album.
  • On an unpublished version of “Back Down,” one of the project’s producers, Sha Money XL, recalls 50 Cent ranting about other rappers and explaining how his mind works when it comes to aiming for listeners.
  • Sha Money said, “That record is his traditional patterns of ‘How to Rob,’ your ‘Life’s on the Line,’ ‘Ghetto Quran.’ Certain names is being mentioned, certain nerves being pinched.”
  • He continued, “That’s his marketing tool – Fif has a marketing tool within music. He knows how to make records that’s gonna get you to talk, listen and f**k with him.”
  • He added, “Get to L.A. and played it, Dre put the filter on him, like, ‘Hold up, bro. Hold up, bro. Nah, bro. You going too far, man.’ And we had to re-record that s**t. I still got the version where he’s spazzing, man.”
  • Which track from Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ is your favorite?