50 Cent Wants 1 of The Notorious B.I.G.’s Songs Played at His Funeral

50 Cent revealed he wants a certain song by The Notorious B.I.G. played at his funeral. In addition, he discussed what he wants the vibe of his funeral to be. Here’s a look at what he said about the song — and his connection to The Notorious B.I.G.

The Notorious B.I.G. near a car
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50 Cent wants to use this Notorious B.I.G. song to make his funeral as much of a party as possible

During an interview with NME’s Gavin Haynes, 50 discussed the soundtrack of his life. He elaborated on his emotional connection to a number of famous tracks, including The Jackson 5’s “ABC,” Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” Joe Budden’s “Pump It Up,” and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Haynes had 50 name the song he’d want played at his funeral, and 50 chose The Notorious B.I.G’s “Hypnotize.”

50 gave a brief explanation of why he chose the song before pontificating on his mortality. “I’d just want everyone to have as much of a party as possible,” 50 said. “We’re only here for a moment, life is fast, man. And the only thing that really counts is how many happy moments you can get out of it. Obviously, on one level, what I’m doing with my music and my company matters, but in another way, it doesn’t matter at all. When I’m gone, I’m gone. Whatever.”

The Notorious B.I.G. with a microphone
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The Game wanted him and 50 Cent to die like The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur

Oddly enough, 50 wasn’t the only one to connect his own mortality to The Notorious B.I.G. According to Revolt, The Game felt his beef with 50 should end with the two of them dying like The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. “I just felt like in a weird way, this was hip hop,” he said. “We were supposed to die in this sh*t. My mindset was like, ‘If I get killed out here in New York,’ cause I recorded the whole The Doctor’s Advocate in New York…. I thought even if I get killed in the east, when 50 goes to the west like my homies my coast my fans are gonna kill him.”

This song features both 50 Cent and The Notorious B.I.G.

50 doesn’t just admire The Notorious B.I.G.’s music — he also appears on one of his songs. 50 Cent released his debut album years after The Notorious B.I.G.’s death. However, there’s still a song with both artists on it called “The Realest N-Words.” The track is available on a bootleg compilation album called 24 Shots. Eminem also has a verse on the track.

50 Cent and Eminem sitting next to each other
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Who had more No. 1 hits: 50 Cent or The Notorious B.I.G.?

Clearly, there are some interesting connections between 50 and The Notorious B.I.G. This raises an interesting question: Who was more popular? 50 released singles that topped the Billboard Hot 100: “In da Club,” “21 Questions,” “Candy Shop,” and “Crack a Bottle.” On the other hand, The Notorious B.I.G. released two singles that topped the Billboard Hot 100: “Hypnotize” and “Mo Money Mo Problems.” “Hypnotize” matters to 50 — and it seems to have resonated with the American public as well.

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