The battle for album sales between 50 Cent and Kanye West in 2007, ultimately ended with West beating Fif’. Despite the loss, was without a doubt that 50 scored a monster hit with “I Get Money”, which was recognized as one of the hottest tracks all year.
So hot, even Eminem hopped on it? Well, he did, but we never heard it until now … four years later.
The new Em track leaked over the weekend, featuring the Detroit rapper spitting a freestyle over the 50 Cent instrumental, which seemed to be recorded before he went totally sober in recent years.
At the beginning of the track, Eminem proclaims his return — which never came until 2009 — before calling out Jay-Z and Kanye with a short bar.
“They keep on saying the same rappers are the best / Jay-Z and Kanye West,” he spits. “Maybe they’re just trying to distract you from the fact that I’m coming back / Or maybe it’s cause I ain’t black / Maybe it’s because of that / Maybe it’s because I’m the highest selling artist in rap.”
The lines were obviously not meant as a diss, but rather a reminder to everyone that, when he tries, Eminem can probably rap circles around almost any rapper, and should be acknowledged as much, at least it seemed to be the way he felt at the time of the recording.
At press time, it’s unclear when the track was recorded, and/or how/why it leaked after nearly four years since the release of 50’s “I Get Money.”