50 Cent has praised 21 Savage for having the “hardest” song out right now.

The Atlanta-via-London rapper recently credited 50 as an inspiration for his music career during an appearance on Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay podcast

50 Cent was a thousand percent [an inspiration],” 21 said. “I looked up to him growing up ’cause he told his story more than a lot of other artists. He had a movie and all type of shit. I knew his story a little more. I was inspired by his story.”

50 returned the favor on Instagram on Wednesday (January 31) by showing love to the Slaughtergang leader’s latest album American Dream.

“He got the hardest sh!t out right now Track 5 Sneaky stop playing for [ninja emoji] start booming sh!t,” he wrote.

21 replied in the comments section with a saluting face emoji.

21 Savage previously sampled 50 Cent’s classic hit “Many Men (Wish Death)” on his joint track with Metro Boomin which was also titled “Many Men.”

After the song’s release in 2020, and after Pop Smoke also sampled the track that same year, 50 talked about how influential his Get Rich or Die Tryin’ anthem was.

Yeah, because the young artists doing it over, they made it that,” he said in an interview with Spotify. “It’s because they feel the same way. You can’t make a person decide to write a song. Creatively, it’s how I feel right now. The energy, the tones of what’s going on with them match the record.”

Despite bigging up how influential the track was, 50 recently admitted that “Many Men (Wish Death)” was his least favorite track off his seminal debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin.

In a chat with The Rebecca Judd Show, the G-Unit mogul said: “‘Many Men’ was my least favorite at that point because musically we was in the boom-bap phase. We was in that hard-hitting intensity, the energy on the records, and it’s the slowest song on Get Rich or Die Tryin.’

“And it’s now the tempo that the artists are rapping to. So the fast tempo, hard-hitting beats, that was that era, that time period. And the whole album had it.”

The song’s producer, Six Figga Digga, later responded to 50 Cent’s comments and had a different view.

“In my humble opinion, that was the point,” he told TMZ. “If you got a track like that, along with the other tracks that Dr. Dre did, then it’s not going to sound the same because I’m not Dr. Dre

Also, when it was done, it was a different frame of mind, a different way of thinking, so when you’re trying to blend those two things together, I can see that.”

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