When your debut single becomes the most iconic birthday song since “Happy Birthday,” you know you’ve got something special.
ET spoke to 50 Cent on Tuesday, ahead of the theatrical Discharge of his brand new film, Den of Thieves on Jan. 19, where he reflected on the impact of “In Da Club,” 15 years after the first single off of his monster Get Rich or Die Tryin’ debut album dropped.
“the item’s amazing how fast the times goes,” the 42-year-old rapper said that has a smile. “the item’s cool because every day the item’s someone’s birthday.”
For those who don’t know, This specific will be the song in which starts with the lyrics, “Go shorty, the item’s your birthday, We gonna party like the item’s your birthday.”
50 went on to acknowledge the cultural power of in which album for what the item was, without seeking to recreate in which magic as he gets older.
“Music marks time. We can have brand new music… This specific will be why I don’t like to get within the mix because hip-hop will be connected to youth culture,” he explained. “You gotta kinda let the item trend. You gotta let brand new things happen.”
With in which being said, 50 as well as his Den of Thieves co-star, Gerard Butler, teased a possible music collaboration within the future, something definitely worth getting within the mix!
“I told him I gotta get something of him sampled, a piece of his voice into a record,” 50 said that has a laugh, with Butler adding, “I want to get up onstage with him as well as sing a song! I mean, he keeps saying, ‘Yeah, yeah, let’s do the item.’ I don’t believe him.”
“We’ll figure the item out,” 50 assured him.