50 Cent Reveals What It Was Like Having One Of The Biggest Debuts In Hip-Hop History
Check out this exclusive clip from Fiddy's episode of Relentless Ultra Presents Soundchain...
What would you do if your first album debuted at No.1 and sold over 800,000 copies? Well, we'd pretty much freak out, but we asked the man who's been there, done that and got many gold chains along the way. The one and only, 50 Cent.
In this week's episode of Relentless Ultra Presents Soundchain, 50 Cent - aka Curtis Jackson - chats to Nick Grimshaw about his meteoric rise to fame, and how it really feels to get so successful, so quickly.
"Get Rich And Die Trying is the largest debut in hip-hop," Jackson begins, "the record company wasn't even prepared for it. We sold out of CDs before they restocked CDs.
"It was impossible. Who can gauge you getting ready for a million in change, when you haven't sold records prior to that? It was when the stars line up for you," he continued, emphasising how it shocked those around him how successful the record was.
Soundchain host, Nick Grimshaw, asked the international hip-hop star how it felt: "Is there a panic like 'is it all too big, too quick'?" to which the rapper said with a laugh: "There's no such thing as too big too quick!"
He continued reminiscing on how he felt at the time, "I was like 'I just wanna remember how this feels, it's never gonna feel like this again.'"
However, for Fiddy, it DID happen again as his next record The Massacre went on to be more successful than the first: "The next album did sell 10 million records, so it did happen again," Jackson explained.
For more of an insight into 50 Cent's journey in music, be sure to check out the full episode of Relentless Ultra Presents Soundchain on Friday at 11pm, on MTV Music.