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Hot Rod Talks Career Up & Downs, Being Kicked Off Stage By 50 Cent (Video)

Nearly six years ago, Arizona-bred rapper Hot Rod saw his life change over night. Instead of flooding the streets with mixtapes, he sent a demo to 50 Cent’s G-Unit offices … and received a call one day, and was signed to the label shortly after. Immediately after signing he recorded his debut single, the Mary J. Blige-assisted “Be Easy,” but when it flopped, Hot Rod experienced his first taste of the ups and downs of the music industry. From there, Fif’ told him, he had to grind on his own … build his buzz, so he did. Today, he’s been pushing a pop-style hybrid of hip-hop…