Coverafbeelding 50 Cent - 21 Questions
  • Statistieken
  •   9 weken
  •   8 piekpositie
  •   170 punten
  •   2003

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   06-07-1975
Land   Verenigde Staten

50 Cent is de artiestennaam van Curtis James Jackson III (Queens, 6 juli 1975). Hij groeit op in een wijk met drugsdealers en komt al op jonge leeftijd in aanraking met criminaliteit. Zijn naam 50 Cent zou hij ontleend hebben aan een bekende drugsdealer uit Queens. Zelf handelt hij ook en daarom wordt hij van school gestuurd.

Om wat bij te verdienen rapt 50 Cent, die eigenlijk bokser wil worden, op straat. Zijn carriere begint als hij een contract tekent bij Jam Master Jay Records, het platenlabel van het gelijknamige lid van Run DMC. In 1999 komt 50 Cent terecht bij Columbia Records. Zijn eerste echte single How To Rob doet niet veel in de hitlijsten, maar wordt toch bekend omdat 50 Cent collega-rappers als Jay-Z en Ghostface Killah op de hak neemt.

In april 2000, nog voor zijn eerste hit in Nederland, wordt 50 Cent in Amerika beschoten op straat. Hij wordt negen keer geraakt en is er slecht aan toe, maar zit niet bij de pakken neer. Samen met Dr. Dre en Eminem, die groot fans blijken te zijn, werkt hij aan zijn eerste album Get Rich Or Die Tryin'. Er worden miljoenen exemplaren van verkocht en het betekent ook zijn doorbraak in Nederland. Begin 2003 haalt de singe In Da Club de tweede plaats in de Top 40.

In de jaren die volgen scoort 50 Cent in Nederland meer dan tien hits en groeit hij uit tot één van de succesvolste (en rijkste) Amerikaanse rappers.


Songtekst

New York City!
You are now rapping...with 50 Cent
You gotta love it...
I just wanna chill and twist a lot
Catch suns in my 7-45
You drive me crazy shorty I
Need to see you and feel you next to me
I provide everything you need and I
Like your smile I don't wanna see you cry
Got some questions that I got to ask and I
Hope you can come up with the answers babe

Girl...It's easy to love me now
Would you love me if I was down and out?
Would you still have love for me?
Girl...It's easy to love me now
Would you love me if I was down and out?
Would you still have love for me?
Girl...

If I feel off tomorrow would you still love me?
If I didn't smell so good would you still hug me?
If I got locked up and sentenced to a quarter century,
Could I count on you to be there to support me mentally?
If I went back to a hoopty from a Benz, would you poof and disappear like
some of my friends?
If I was hit and I was hurt would you be by my side?
If it was time to put in work would you be down to ride?
I'd get out and peel a nigga cap and chill and drive
I'm asking questions to find out how you feel inside
If I ain't rap 'cause I flipped burgers at Burger King
would you be ashamed to tell your friends you feelin' me?
And in bed if I used to my tongue, would you like that?
If I wrote you a love letter would you write back?
Now we can have a lil' drink you know a nightcap
And we could go do what you like, I know you like that

Girl...It's easy to love me now
Would you love me if I was down and out?
Would you still have love for me?
Girl...It's easy to love me now (Woo!)
Would you love me if I was down and out?
Would you still have love for me?
Girl...

Now would you leave me if you're father found out I was thuggin'?
Do you believe me when I tell you, you the one I'm loving?
Are you mad 'cause I'm asking you 21 questions?
Are you my soulmate? 'Cause if so, girl you a blessing
Do you trust me enough, to tell me your dreams?
I'm staring at ya' trying to figure how you got in them jeans
If I was down would you say things to make me smile?
I treat you how you want to be treated just teach me how
If I was with some other chick and someone happened to see?
And when you asked me about it I said it wasn't me
Would you believe me? Or up and leave me?
How deep is our bond if that's all it takes for you to be gone?
And always remember girl we make mistakes, to make it up I do whatever it take
I love you like a fat kid love cake
You know my style I say anything to make you smile

Girl...It's easy to love me now
Would you love me if I was down and out?
Would you still have love for me?
Girl...It's easy to love me now
Would you love me if I was down and out?
Would you still have love for me?
Girl...

Could you love me in a Bentley?
Could you love me on a bus?
I'll ask 21 questions, and they all about us
Could you love me in a Bentley?
Could you love me on a bus?
I'll ask 21 questions, and they all about us

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Artiest50 Cent
Platenlabel Interscope


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