50 Cent flexes the hitmaker as they celebrate 15 new plaques

50 cents has reminded his competition of his hitmaking prowess after receiving 15 new platinum plaques from Recording Industry Association of America.

The G-Unit boss jumped on Instagram last week with a post celebrating the latest additions to his plaque collection. In the post, 50 included a list of the new certifications he received, which were 15 platinum and six gold records, respectively, while also asking fans what might have happened if he held on to certain songs he gave away.

“Can you imagine if I kept all my hits to myself,” 50 wrote in his caption.

According to 50’s post, the songs that received their first platinum certification were “I Get Money,” “Patiently Waiting,” featuring Eminem“Best Friend,” “Outta Control,” “Hate It Or Love It” and “Window Shopper.”

Records that added to their multi-platinum certifications were “In Da Club”, “Just A Lil’ Bit”, “Disco Inferno”, “Many Men (Wish Death)”, “PIMP”, “Candy Shop” and more . 50’s collaboration with the late Nate Dogg titled “21 Questions” from his debut album Get rich or die trying’ was also included in the list to go quadruple platinum.

According to a story from 50 Cent during his performance on Big Boy’s Neighborhood, Dr. Dre didn’t think “21 Questions” fit the 50s’ acclaimed 2003 debut album. But thanks to the intuition of the 50s, the song made it onto the tracklist.

“He said, ‘I don’t know why you want to?’ Why I wanted the record,” he explained. “I’m like, ‘Damn, I have to do all these body-hugging push-ups?’ Dre wanted to say this is NWA… ‘We didn’t.’

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“Like they didn’t have to reach out to make a commercial record or something that sounded like a commercial record. And that’s just in his DNA. Like in his way, he’s like, ‘We don’t need that.'”

Produced by “Dirty Swift”, the narrative love ballad would show the guts of the 50s, and “21 Questions” became his second Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit as the single topped the chart for four weeks and remained on the Hot 100 for 23 weeks.

With all the platinum hits in his catalog, you’d think 50 would be a perfect fit for the Verzuz stage. But according to Tony Yayo, Verzuz is the last thing 50 Cent wants to be a part of.

“I think the 50s at the level where he’ll never do a Verzuz, bro,” the G-Unit cog said. “He’s not interested in certain things like that. I just think, you know, that guy sold a lot of records, he gets a lot, a lot of money – and not to say there’s anything wrong with Verzuz. I just think He’s not interested in doing that, you know?”

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