The G-Unit General doesn’t flood the guest appearances and he hasn’t put out a solo LP since 2007’s Curtis, but Fif has been very active on the mixtape circuit. This summer alone he’s put out the War Angel LP and Forever King — but will that be enough to earn a place on the list? You’ll find out shortly. Fif himself told Mixtape Daily that he wouldn’t mind getting some accolades — but he doesn’t expect them.
“I made a mistake,” Fif said recently in New York City. “Early on [in my career], I said, ‘They’ll get the trophy, I’ll get the checks.’ That’s because I wasn’t receiving the acknowledgement based on the aggressive content I was putting out. I’ve been nominated for 16 Grammy awards and still ain’t got no trophies. Largest debut in hip-hop to date — they just ignored it when it was time to give the trophies out. So I just started saying, ‘They can have the trophies and I’ll have the checks.’ That didn’t mean that I didn’t have love for the actual art form. But to give a basic answer that people would understand, I would be secure with my life, I’ll continue make music, but I won’t be in front of them and get recognized. I’ll get a lifetime-achievement award after based on my full body of work. At that point, it’ll be too much for them to ignore.”
I remember that line, he should have never said that it made him seem as if he’s only in it for the money, which obviously he isn’t since he’s still making music when he doesn’t have to.
#10 – #6 will be revealed from August 17 – 21.
#5 – #1 will be revealed during Diddy’s Making His Band on August 24th.