50 Cent ft. Kendrick Lamar - We Up

Posted 3 years ago
Street King Immortal

This past July, 50 Cent released New Day, a beefed-up Alicia Keys single that featured additional accompaniment from Dr. Dre.  Despite Curtis’ powerful collaborators and his longtime track record, the single made little noise.  Then in November, the rap tycoon treated fans to the Eminem and Adam Levine-assisted My Life, which again despite it’s A-List feature nods failed to catapult Fiddy to the top of the charts.  Two months later, after the calender had flipped to 2013, 50 unleashed the sure-to-hit, ironically-titled Major Distribution, which boasted accompaniment from fellow veterans Snoop Dogg and Young Jeezy.  And… yeah, you know the rest.  Now, with no release date in sight for his Street King Immortal album, the G-Unit head honcho has leaked We Up, featuring label signee Kidd Kidd and everyone’s favorite rapper Kendrick Lamar. Does this move mean that 50 is willing to take a backseat, no freestyle, to Mr. good kid, m.A.A.d city?  Probably not, but one listen to We Up and it’s clear that 50 is to Kendrick, like T.I. was to Andre 3000 on Sorry.  But hey, whatever works.

Update: Interscope has released an updated version of the single, no longer featuring a guest verse from Kidd Kidd, which can be heard in the Eif Rivera-directed visuals.

50 Cent Kendrick Lamar HitmakerMusic VideosStreet Banger

Written by
Posted 3 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from 50 Cent


Get Rich Then Die Broke? 50 Cent Files for Bankruptcy

Excerpt: Once one of hip-hop's biggest and richest stars, 50 Cent has filed for bankruptcy. The news comes on the heels of a court decision three days ago, when a judge ordered that 50 was liable for $5 million... Read More
Posted on Jul 13, 2015

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Killer Mike Says RTJ’s “Talk to Me” is the “Soundtrack to WW3 & the Apocalypse”

One of the most exciting musical duos in recent memory is looking for a 3-peat with their upcoming album. Read More
Posted one hour ago by Brent Bradley

Drake, Kid Cudi & Crossing “The Line” in Rap Beef

Did Drake go too far with his diss toward Kid Cudi? Read More
Posted one hour ago by Yoh

DJ Khaled Snapchatting Son’s Birth is Peak 2016

DJ Khaled has single–handedly given new meaning to “social media,” but where does it end? Read More
Posted about 2 hours ago by Brent Bradley

Meet Jay Prince & “Smile Good” While Listening to the UK Rapper’s New Project

Grime is making noise overseas, but Jay Prince reminds us that UK hip-hop is alive and well. Read More
Posted 3 hours ago by Tara Mahadevan

A$AP Rocky & Skepta Finally Link Up on “Put That On My Set” & They Don’t Disappoint

The A$AP Mob/Boy Better Know collaboration we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Read More
Posted 4 hours ago by Andy James

Vic Mensa’s “16 Shots” Video is a Gut-Wrenching Portrait of Police Brutality

The Chicago emcee commemorates Laquan McDonald and the countless others brutally killed by police. Read More
Posted about 5 hours ago by Andy James
Sample Text - Sample Link




Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.