50 Cent drops his new mixtape “The Big 10″ in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of his first mixtape “50 Cent Is The Future” which created the whole mixtape game, the last 50 Cent mixtape we got was in 2009, has 50 still kept his mixtape skills? and are his new artists actually good? read what I got to say about it after the jump.
1. “Body On It” – A track starting out with a news caster reporting a shooting in South Side Queens, as soon as I heard that I knew this would be an aggressive track. This track ended up getting 50 Cent in trouble by using that skit in the beginning so that’s a bonus for the mixtape, more promo. Other than that, the production flows perfectly with 50′s hook on it and the hook is actually catchy, rapping this out loud will make you seem like a killer. The verses are pretty good too, same old stuff though. I like the shit talking at the end addressing all the haters of how he never fell off, If a hater says 50 fell off, just ask them when?
2. “Niggas Be Schemin” feat. Kidd Kidd – We finally get a track with the G-Unit General and his newest artist Kidd Kidd. This track starts out pretty dope, Kidd Kidd spits 2 hard verses with some clever lines. The hook is shared by 50 Cent and Kidd Kidd and well it’s okay and could have been better. The production is okay on this track, it seems like its a looping instrumental which is a bad thing, I wish it would change up more. Overall for G-Unit fans this is the regular stuff that they are use to, grimy music.
3. “Queens, NY” feat. Paris – This is another first offering we get from the G-Unit General and the newest G-Unit signee Paris. This track is mostly with Paris on it, she spits the first verse and she kills it, I could see her becoming big. I see Paris as the female version of 50 Cent, grimy and will slap the taste out of Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj. The hook on this track is what is the main reason why I listen to it, 50 always writes the best hooks and this one is just catchy and flows perfectly with the beat. At the end 50 spits his verse and does pretty well. The visuals for this track is hot too so there is nothing to complain about.
4. “I Just Wanna” feat. Tony Yayo- Besides the stupid skit on this track, this track has got to be the best track on the whole mixtape. When I first heard it I wasn’t feeling it but after I saw the visuals for some reason this track just grew on me instantly. Not only is the hook catchy and dope, but the production is amazing and I can see this track blowing up, it is already every-bodies favorite on the mixtape. The even better thing is Tony Yayo spits a crazy good verse, and 50 Cent even spits some dope lines, overall this track was amazing. Best Line: “I don’t pay a b*tch’s rent to have the next n*gga f**kin’”
5. “Shootin Guns” feat. Kidd Kidd – The production automatically stood out to me, once I heard DJ Khalil was behind this I was surprised that we got top notch producers on a free mixtape. The hook is something different and isn’t from 50 Cent which makes this track interesting and something fresh on the mixtape. The subject matter is the same as the last Kidd Kidd and 50 Cent track but once again Kidd Kidd spits some crazy bars that seem to impress me.
6. “Put Ya Hands Up” – On this track we got that PIMP 50 Cent and that In Da Club 50 Cent which is the perfect mix to me, if you feel like stunting this is the track to listen to, it’s a fast tempo track that has a crazy beat. The hook is catchy as usually and fits with the beat perfectly, 50 spits some fast and pretty good verses which is always good.
7. “Wait Until Tonight” – A lot of people are saying 50 Cent use to diss Ja Rule for signing on tracks and now hes doing it on this track…well they are wrong, 50 clearly isn’t even trying to sing on the hook he is just making it flow with the beat better. Forget that though this track is one of the stand out tracks on the mixtape, definitely Top 3 on the whole mixtape and I could see this catching on the radio since it doesn’t have too much cussing and 50 keeps it pretty clean. I’m really feeling the production on this track too the producer just did his thing. The visuals also make this track even better.
8. “You Took My Heart” – This track didn’t stand out much to me. The Production is pretty good but overall I’m not feeling this track that much. The hook was wack in my opinion and this track just didn’t keep my interest.
9. “Off & On” – This track started out with a 2 Pac sample and once I heard that I knew it would be dope. The Production is fire the 2 Pac sample is on point, the hook is fire and 50 spit some crazy verses. Not to mention the visuals for this track are crazy.
10. “Nah Nah Nah” feat. Tony Yayo – This track starts out with the hook and I’m not really feeling it that much, I don’t like 50′s voice on the hook for some reason. The verses from 50 Cent are pretty good but same subject matter and it got boring at this point. Tony Yayo surprised me once again he killed his verse like he did on “I Just Wanna” so I’m looking forward to more tracks with 50 Cent and Tony Yayo, I’m interested in seeing the visuals for this track too.
11. “Stop Cryin” (Bonus Track) – Stop the crying, 50 Cent gave you a free mixtape. The hook on this track is good, production is okay, verses have the same subject matter, but overall a decent track, glad it was a bonus cut though.
+ He has given us album material for free on a mixtape just like Lloyd Banks, 50 has managed to make a mixtape sound like a free album.
+ Production is on point and is from the top notch producers on a free mixtape and 50 Cent’s hooks are crazy and catchy.
+ We get visuals for every single track off the mixtape, what other rapper you know is doing that?
- Subject Matter on most tracks is the same, 50′s flow gets repetitive and what’s up with Lloyd Banks not being on the mixtape?
9 OUT OF 10