50 Cent reflected on the past recently.
Speaking to HardKnockTV, the G-Unit captain spoke candidly about his role in the crew, and the mistakes he felt he had made.
50 explained that he was responsible for keeping the fans and public aware of the other members of G-unit, despite his own career taking off in such a successful way.
“A lot of people here may not know every member of D-12 by name or every member of the St. Lunatics,” he continued.
“But chances are, they recognize who was a part of G-Unit. It’s because I was so conscious of the people around me that, after the first record took off – and Interscope Records really didn’t want – Why do you want a G-Unit record when you can have a 50 Cent record when that one is the largest debuting Hip Hop album? You want another 50 Cent record. So I was adamant about positioning them properly because those crews, D-12 and St. Lunatics, had people that spearheaded them like Eminem and Nelly that had so much success, those projects would take two years before they would finish. They would come out and be such a huge success that they’re traveling and touring with so much going on that their crew would be there and they would turn into those guys that are just in the background…I didn’t want that to happen so I made the G-Unit project at that point and it offered them different things.”
The G-Unit head honcho went on to explain where he’d gone wrong in handling the crew.
“[I got] to the point where I was writing the music,” 50 added. “Helping them with their albums, putting the right choruses and production around them so they could make the album right. I think that there are certain things you do where you enable people and they feel like you are supposed to do that. This is how we do it, versus they appreciate you actually doing it. So, I made that mistake also.”