“Many Men (Death Wish)”
50 Cent had been rapping for years before he was shot in May 2000, and he was a pretty good rapper, too, but those nine shots changed everything. On the Digga-produced “Many Men,” the superstar MC laid it all on the line, talking about the price that was put on his head and name-dropping the alleged gunman who was killed three weeks later. ” ‘Many Men’ is the war chant,” 50 said.
50 is always quick to remind fans that he has less compassion than the average human being, and on “Back Down” he gave us an early glimpse of his cold ways. Fif’s beef with Ja Rule and Irv Gotti’s Muder Inc. camp was well-documented and, on a few occasions, spilled over into the street. There are a number of allegations on each side, but one thing is for certain: After Fif dropped this dis track, Rule’s career suffered permanent setbacks. “That was the nail in the coffin,” 50 snickered.