It was good to see Eminem bringing out 50 Cent out on stage for his Coachella set back in April and a couple of other spot dates since then. The duo had not performed or recorded together since 2012. Fans have been patiently waiting for Eminem and 50 Cent to perform live and put out new material. They have a true chemistry that is showcased in their music they did together. There was never bad blood between the two. The hiatus was a result of industry politics mainly associated with 50 Cent’s relationship with Interscope Records.
Eminem and 50 Cent Medley – Coachella
It appears though time has worked things out. Besides the fact Eminem bringing out 50 Cent on such a high profile platform there is talks of Dr. Dre working with 50 Cent again. Allegedly they will be co-executive producing Young Buck’s next album Unexpected. Young Buck in interviews talked about even bringing Eminem into the fold for his project. Hopefully this indicates a full-fledged reunion is in the works.
Young Buck – Sway In The Morning Interview
Wanted to highlight some of the tracks they worked on together throughout the years. Why they were among the most popular and highest selling artists of the 2000’s. How if they were to go on tour together again it would be a success. Lastly how hip hop sorely needs their energy again.
“Patiently Waiting” off of 50 Cent’s 2003 album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ is one of the first track’s the duo ever worked on together. It is also considered there most memorable. The song just has you captivated from the get go with a steady build up throughout. The two would bring the same sort of energy to Eminem’s 2004 Encore album track “Never Enough”.
50 Cent – Patiently Waiting feat Eminem
Eminem – Never Enough feat 50 Cent and Nate Dogg
While these projects were being put out, the duo would appear on the DJ Green Lantern mixtape series “The Invasion”. This was when 50 Cent’s feud with Ja Rule was at its peak. Due to signing 50 Cent, Ja Rule began targeting Eminem which brought him into the feud as well. Two tracks standout from the mixtape series where Eminem and 50 Cent went at Ja Rule are “Hail Mary 2003” and “Bump Heads”. After 2004 Ja Rule’s run being among the elite in hip hop had come to an end.
Eminem – Hail Mary 2003 feat 50 Cent and Busta Rhymes
Eminem – Bump Heads feat 50 Cent and G-Unit
In 2005 50 Cent and Eminem would team up once again on “Gatman and Robbin” which was on the Massacre album. The video was a play on comic book heroes Batman and Robin. The next project, 2006’s Eminem Presents: The Re-Up would be where the most Eminem and 50 Cent tracks would show up on. In total they worked on four tracks together. Two tracks to mention are the lead single “You Don’t Know” and “Jimmy Crack Corn”.
50 Cent – Gatman and Robbin feat Eminem
Eminem – You Don’t Know feat 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, & Cashis
Eminem – Jimmy Crack Corn feat. 50 Cent
Several years later in 2009 a track would leak called “Syllables”. It had initially been meant for Dr Dre’s Detox or one of Eminem’s albums. It was a star-studded affair where along with Eminem and 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, and Stat Quo were on the track as well. The last track the two collaborated on that had the edge and the energy the fans were looking for was “Psycho” off of 50 Cent’s 2009 album Before I Self Destruct.
Eminem -Syllables feat 50 Cent, Dr Dre, Jay-Z, and Stat Quo.
50 Cent – Psycho feat Eminem
Eminem and 50 Cent took the industry by storm in the 2000’s. Since there separation Eminem has changed his sound and direction. While intermittently here and there putting out tracks that reflect his earlier material. People see flashes of Eminem reminiscent of his prime. 50 Cent remains consistent putting out great material. He just does not have the same reach that he once had. A true reunion would give a boost to the two emcees and remind everyone at some point why they had such a great run together.