Is there an emcee hotter in the streets right now than 50 Cent? While 50 has been one of the most underrated emcees in the industry for years, it wasn't until the smash hit "Wanksta" that the mainstream and commercial audience jumped on the bandwagon of 50 Cent and his crew G-Unit. Now it seems as if 50 is everybody's favorite emcee and his debut album entitled "Get Rich Or Die Trying" due out in February will be a huge success. In the mean time 50 and his G-Unit soldiers continue to put out what seems like a new mixtape every couple of weeks as the streets continue to eat them up. "God's Plan" continues the 50 Cent mixtape formula of jacking the industries finest production and remaking them with his G-Unit crew consisting of Lloyd Banks and Tony Ya Yo.
While "God's Plan" is basically a jacking for beats album, you will be hard pressed to find something better to bump in your ride. Straight street music, nothing else, 50 continues to put out hit after hit. "Catch Me In The Hood" jacks Eminem's "8 Mile" beat along with the jacking of Slum Village's "Tainted", Tha Eastsiderz "Gangstad Up", Ms. Jade's "Ching, Ching, Ching" and the classic Geto Boys track of "Minds Playin Tricks On Me". While the noticeable production attracts the most attention, 50 usually adds some nice flavor, making a catchy hook while G-Unit continues to rip mics.
The most impressive besides 50 is of course Lloyd Banks, who is only a few steps behind 50. "Workout Part 2" sees Banks go all out proving he can hold his own without 50. The new smash hit "Niggas" featuring Biggie is a nice addition as the song has already blazed the streets for the past couple of months. Biggie's recycled verses are still as fresh as ever along with 50 whom continues to improve with every track. Missy's new megahit "Work It" the remix features who else but 50 Cent who puts forth a humorous verse. The spectacular Timbaland production is the tracks main reason for its success as it has blazed the club scene up since its release.
While only a mixtape, "God's Plan" is a nice addition to the 50 Cent catalogue and is perfect for the weekend scenes, especially in your ride. Let's just hope that 50 has something left for his Shady records debut with all these mixtapes he has been putting out. But if we know 50 Cent, hell be up to the task. Nevertheless, "God's Son" continues the legacy of the G-Unit crew. They say if you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. Well 50 Cent has done more than make it in NYC; he has taken it over. The future is only looking brighter for Curtis Jackson.