50 CENT The expertise was a little bit bizarre. As a result of once I first began speaking to him within the workplace, I used to be watching and he would look down at his phone. He was typing on the similar time. And there was some extent the place I’m like, is he listening? I obtained up so I can form of see what he was doing, and once I obtained to the opposite facet of the desk, he wasn’t not being attentive to me, he was simply writing what I stated down. Useless critical.
VICTOR 50’s speaking to him about, , “Do you wish to be in ‘Energy’? Do you wish to do films?’” Afterward, 50 would inform me, he was like learning him. As a result of he’s like, yo, I wish to know, is he mocking me? Or does he actually like me? Is that his actual voice, is that this actually how he acts? Or is he enjoying a personality?
So by that 50 realizes, oh, this child is absolutely like me. He’s actually about that motion. He was asking Pop main questions. Pop is answering them. And he’s like, “Bro, you don’t want to be doing that. All of the weapons, you bought to cease that proper now. I get it. It’s one thing that’s essential due to the life you lead and the those who’s round you, however you, you, you possibly can’t be doing that. As a result of they’re ready so that you can [expletive] up. And your folks will not be actually your folks. They’re ready so that you can [expletive] up, too.” He was like, “You may both proceed down that path and there’s a excessive likelihood that you just’ll find yourself in jail or lifeless, or you are able to do this.” Pop is like, “What’s this?” He’s like, “What I obtained happening! I offered 30 million information. I’m wealthy. I’m doing films. I can get anyone on the cellphone. I may do something. And this might be you.” I believe after that, he realized that he might be himself and be a megastar.
ANGIE MARTINEZ (host, New York’s Energy 105.1) 50 felt like he noticed one thing in him that reminded him of himself — he instructed me that.
VICTOR He’d be with me and it’d be all good and he’d return to the hood, as a result of he liked the hood. It wasn’t till I took him to go see 50 that he utterly did a 360.
In February, Pop Smoke launched “Meet the Woo 2.” The drill scene wherein he’d discovered his first footing was nonetheless energetic, with a couple of different rappers signed to main label offers, however he was already increasing his sonic strategy past that sound into extra radio-familiar kinds.