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50 Cent names the one song he wants played at his funeral


New York rapper 50 Cent is certainly a character, and from his humorous social media antics to his new star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, the rapper turned media mogul has definitely reached extraordinary heights in his career and is continuing to advance.

Born and raised in the South Jamaica neighbourhood of Queens in New York, 50 Cent was discovered by Eminem following the release of his debut mixtape Guess Who’s Back? Shortly after its release, he was signed to Eminem’s Shady Records under Interscope and began work on his debut album, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, which is widely considered legendary.

With Eminem and Dr Dre credited as the album’s executive producers, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ sold 872,000 copies in its first week and 12 million units worldwide. By the end of 2003, the album had already been certified six times platinum.

Since then, the rapper has continued to advance in the field of media production, even heading his own production company G-unit Film. He has produced successful shows such as Power and Starz and most recently has shared a trailer for his latest series Hip Hop Homicides.

Already with such a legacy, in an interview with music magazine NME, Jackson named the one song that he wanted to be played at his funeral. That song is the iconic ‘Hypnotise’ by The Notorious B.I.G. Speaking to the publication, he explained, with regard to the vibe, that he would want his funeral to be fun, stating, “I’d just want everyone to have as much of a party as possible. We’re only here for a moment, life is fast, man. And the only thing that really counts is how many happy moments you can get out of it. Obviously, on one level, what I’m doing with my music and my company matters, but in another way, it doesn’t matter at all. When I’m gone, I’m gone. Whatever.”

You can listen to the legendary song ‘Hypnotise’ by The Notorious B.I.G. in the video below.