Since dropping his 2019 debut album, Baby on Baby, rapper DaBaby has managed to be in the presence of hip-hop icons like Busta Rhymes and Sean “Diddy” Combs. Now, he can add Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson to the list.
On Tuesday, DaBaby shared an Instagram photo of himself and the rap mogul, whom he met for the first time this week.
“Somebody I been studying for a MINUTE lent me a few hours of his time today,” DaBaby wrote in the caption. “[People] so scared to let me in the room they [messed] around & let me end up in the room w/ @50cent. BIG MISTAKE! Beyond grateful for the game. Couldn’t have come from a better source. Now watch me put this [stuff] to use.”
In the comments, 50 mentioned he intended to offer the same guidance and advice to Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke before he was shot and killed in February 2020.
“I lost Pop [Smoke] before he could get it. This one already got it, and he listen[s],” 50 wrote. “I’m a teach him all the mistakes I made, so he can be better than me. THIS IS HIP HOP!”
DaBaby can learn a lot from 50 Cent, who founded G-Unit Records and G-Unit films. Outside of music, the Grammy-winning rapper serves as co-creator and executive producer of STARZ’ Power series and its spinoffs Power Book II: Ghost and Power Book III: Raising Kanan, the latter of which premieres Sunday, July 18th at 8 p.m. ET.
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