50 Cent - Power of the Dollar
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Release date: 12 September 2000
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- The Hit
- The Good Die Young
- Corner Bodega
- Life's on the Line
- That Ain't Gangsta
- Ghetto Quran
- Da Repercussions
- Make Money By Any Means
- Material Girl 2000
- Thug Love
- Slow Dough
- Gun Runners
- You Ain't Gangsta
- Power of the Dollar
- I'm a Hustler
- How To Rob
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- Mar 21, 2003
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50 Cent - Power of the Dollar: Wikipedia Album Entry
Power of the Dollar is an unofficially-released but heavily bootlegged album by rapper 50 Cent. The album, which was originally set for a September 12, 2000 release, was supposed to be his debut album with Columbia Records. Prior to the filming of the music video for the single "Thug Love," 50 Cent was shot nine times. When Columbia records found out that 50 Cent had been shot, they scratched releasing the full LP. So instead, Columbia released the album as an EP.
Allmusic writes that the tracks utilize "penetrating wit and funk-infused beats, accompanied by grand orchestrations of commanding horns, pronounced percussion, and various string elements". The first single, "How to Rob", was released on August 10, 1999. In the song, 50 Cent comically explains how he would rob many prominent figures in the music industry. Several rappers including Jay-Z, Big Pun, DMX, and Wu-Tang Clan affiliates The American Cream Team replied to the song.
The second single, "Thug Love" featuring Destiny's Child, was released on September 21, 1999. A few days before 50 Cent was scheduled to film its music video, he was shot and confined to a hospital due to his injuries. While in hospital, he signed a publishing deal with Columbia Records. However, he was dropped from the label after they found out he had been shot.The track, "Ghetto Qu'ran (Forgive Me)", has been speculated to be the reason for the shooting.
"Intro" - 1:11
"The Hit" – 3:41
"The Good Die Young" (produced by Al West) – 4:02
"Corner Bodega (Coke Spot)" – 1:36
"Life's on the Line" (Dudley/Jackson) (produced by Terence Dudley) – 3:38
"That Ain't Gangsta" – 3:25
"As the World Turns" (featuring UGK) – 5:20
"Ghetto Qu'ran (Forgive Me) (produced by Trackmasters) – 4:34
"Da Repercussions" – 3:28
"Money by Any Means" (featuring Noreaga) (produced by Trackmasters) – 4:03
"Material Girl" (featuring Dave Hollister) – 4:35
"Thug Love" (featuring Destiny's Child) (Jackson/Koerulf/Schwartz/Smith) (produced by Rashad Smith, co-produced by Joshua Michael Schwartz and Brian Koerulf) – 3:16
"Slow Doe" (produced by Trackmasters) – 3:54
"Gunrunner" (Featuring Black Child) – 2:10
"You Ain't No Gangsta" (Clervoix/Jackson)" (produced by Sha Self) – 3:37
"Power of the Dollar" – 3:26
"I'm a Hustler" (Elliot/Jackson/Jacobs/Moore/Philips/Spivey/Styles) (produced by DJ Scratch) – 3:55
"How to Rob" (featuring The Madd Rapper) (Angelettie/Barnes/Casey/Jackson/Olivier) (produced by Trackmasters) – 4:25
Track Listing (Release)
1.Thug Love" (featuring Destiny's Child) (Jackson/Koerulf/Schwartz/Smith) (produced by Rashad Smith, co-produced by Joshua Michael Schwartz and Brian Koerulf) – 3:16
2. "I'm a Hustler" (Elliot/Jackson/Jacobs/Moore/Philips/Spivey/Styles) (produced by DJ Scratch) – 3:55
3. "Da Heatwave" [Produced by Erick Sermon]
4. "Life's on the Line" (Dudley/Jackson) (produced by Terence Dudley (USA)) – 3:38
5. "How to Rob" (featuring The Madd Rapper) (Angelettie/Barnes/Casey/Jackson/Olivier) (produced by Trackmasters) – 4:25
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What y'all know about this fab shit, huh?
[Talking] Ya'll niggas wanna get high, well we gonna get high then This shit right here is drugs, ya'll for sell baby 50 Cent uh, take it how you wanna take it nigga [Verse 1] Yo aiyyo, aiyyo, there is six different wings in the spot, choose one Some get addicted, some do it for fun Boy my hoes are clean, just like my guns And I keep them in a safe place, just like my funds I keep all my big bills, give my wifey the ones Frontin' and I'll clap your ass and leave you for dead son Niggas who know me, know how I get down, I'm fresh out the pound Fuck wit dogs you ain't familiar wit, and get bit NYPD crit the flip, get on some New York undercover shit Niggas scripted through the hit, for some paper and shit It's all about the cash, keep it in a stash Some niggas talk shit wit they ass, I see through them like glass Popo lookin' for me, for some shit I did in the past This rap shit, I got it in smash, I'm built to last If you don't like me at first, I'm gonna grow on you like a rash Feel the wrath, I bust that ass, sit back and laugh (haha) [Chorus: repeat 2X] You don't have to respect a nigga, but respect his cash Cause for the money, niggas will murder that ass I came up fast, I watched a lot of gats blast The power of the dollar (the cash, the cash) Nigga don't you ever forget, I call the shots [Verse 2] I run the spots, extort your pops, flossin' drops I'm "Livin Off Xperience" like Lox, I'm hot Check what I got, shorty got knocked Comin' up out the capsule spot On the uptown block, he couldn't run from the cops So my man got shot In a jet black Brasada, across the street from his mom's crib on his block Heard the shot, went through his face after the glass, he crashed I told him get them niggas that cash, they murdered that ass Niggas told 'em slow down, he was movin' too fast Hit the three on his niggas grass, the cattle said it got low fast The kid who had it done was a crude fella Who woulda thought he wile out over that mozzarella We ain't know them, but now we know better Not to fuck with his cheddar, his man pack a beretta He won't hesitate to squeeze that, over that green back Believe that, now niggas know that he's back [Chorus] [Verse 3] I ain't got a worry in the world, if it's beef, don't sing it, bring it Parents warn their kids, about people like me I'm out of order, I turn your only daughter, into a transporter Before I die, I'm gonna see more blow than Rich Porter (woo) Let it go back to Smith, I dissect it 50 Cent, don't get it fucked up for greens, I for greens I check and correct it, flow perfected I make shit hectic, I wreck shit, nigga check it If you ain't tryin' to feel the flames from the blast My smile will rock niggas to sleep, pack heat Respect a nigga cash Fuck the police, handle beef on the street On a scale of 1 to 10, I'm a 9 with 2 MM's Niggas been wantin' me dead, I'm still here kid If your man want to get involved, I'll bring it to him They send their dogs to come get me They wet shit, but they ain't hit me Word in the hood is 50, shifty Niggas they don't want to go against me Cause they know I hunt your ass alive [Chorus]
Trackmasters, 99 shit
Huh uh, huh uh, yea
If a bitch don't like me
Somethin' wrong with the bitch (fuck that bitch)
Why... oh why... why... you wanna fuck with me now?
Yo Dave, that shit come with the game baby, the money, you know
Uh huh, Uh huh, five, five, one... it's real shit nigga
Uh uh uh uh uh uh
I change places to prevent catchin' the cases
Races in the faces, hall at you laces
(Chorus - 50 Cent)
It ain't easy to make money (Whoo)
So now everybody wanna take money (Uh huh, uh huh)
You ain't a thug, matter fact you a fake money (Take money, uh)
How you gonna take this? Like a man or a bitch?
You gon' get it on nigga or you gon' snitch?
I represent niggas in the hood gettin' rich
Man, I stack chips and I unload clips
Aw man, who the fuck is callin'?
I don't even wanna answer this shit, hello?
What up nigga it's Black, remember me from way back?
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh
Southside, what y'all niggas know about the dirty south?
(Fifty talkin' to someone)
Aight, check this shit out, ya'll niggas gon' stay in the car, I'm'a go
right over here and see somethin', gimme ten minutes, If I don't come
out, ya'll come in, the money stays in the car 'till I say
Look If you ain't worth a mil, you ain't far from broke
Got anought heart to sell weed but you scared of dope
I wouldn't snitch on my peoples if the feds grabbed me
The art of getting robbed
This is how we do Brooklyn style, boy
You know what I'm saying?
Yo, you know what I want? I want the beat to drop right now
Niggas be thinkin' I'm crazy right? You are crazy
I ain't crazy, you are crazy
At least I don't think I'm crazy
Rule number one don't go against the grain
Rule number two give respect where respect due
Rule number three if you get knocked, play games and say names
The 45 will tear you out the frame
The art of getting robbed
This is how we do Brooklyn style boy
You know what I'm sayin'?