G Blunt collabs with 50 Cent
Dancehall artiste G Blunt has nabbed a collaboration with American rapper 50 Cent for his soon-to-be-released single, Stop Playing. "It's a club song and I will be dropping it this summer. Yu know G Blunt and G Unit, it's like a similar type of energy and 50 Cent makes good club records," he told The WEEKEND STAR.
The artiste says the Get Rich Or Die Trying rapper was uncertain who he was and requested 40 songs to get a better idea of his sound. "My management team is based in New York and they basically grew up in the streets with 50 Cent so that is how the connection was made. 50 Cent never had a problem to do the song, however, he just wanted to know how I sounded as an artiste. I was asked to submit 40 songs and I overdid it and sent over 50 songs just to make sure I got the collaboration. I sent my belly over there. I have a big voice like Shabba Ranks so that was a plus," he said.
The artiste says he plans to push the song with all his resources. "This is a major opportunity for me and I am aiming for Billboard. The music game is hard and it has been a struggle, but this is a big thing and I know I have the ability to crossover. I have watched the greats like Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Buju Banton and Assassin do it. It's my time and I am really focused," he said.
G Blunt is a popular ghost writer in the dancehall circuit and has written songs for several notable recording artistes. While pointing out that he is not affiliated with political parties, he also disclosed that he along with veteran producer/writer Mikey Benett were the writers behind the PNP theme song Tun Up Di Thing.
The deejay will be releasing his debut mixtape Tri State Thugs worldwide on April 23. The effort will be hosted by iconic sound system Stone Love. "I have been doing this for a long time and made a lot of money writing for other people. Right now is my time, I have been waiting for an opportunity like this. We will have a release party in New York and hopefully from that we can make more international contacts," he said.
This is 50 Cent's first time collaborating with a local artiste, despite sampling reggae music in the past. G Blunt had also collaborated with Future Fambo and Mr Easy.