Rapper and producer 50 Cent has achieved remarkable success in the world of television, attributing his triumphs to a profound fear of being labeled a one-hit-wonder. In an exclusive conversation with Brian J. Roberts on August 18th, 50 Cent opened up about his motivations and strategies behind his record-breaking achievements.
Expressing his ambitions, 50 Cent revealed, “Producing a hit is not enough for me. When I got one, I’m cringing to get the next one. While Power’s working by itself, I go do The Oath on Sony Crackle, right, just to have something else.
The multi-talented artist confessed, “It’s driven by the need to expand my portfolio. Without such diversification, the risk of being confined to a single accomplishment looms large. I’ve had a genuine apprehension of being relegated to the status of a one-hit wonder, and that’s something I genuinely fear.”
Detailing his strategic moves, 50 Cent emphasized that “The Oath” achieved tremendous acclaim upon its initial release, earning the distinction of being the highest-rated show on its platform. This accomplishment enabled him to further distance himself from the potential of being remembered solely for a single television endeavor.
Drawing an analogy to illustrate his perspective, he offered, “The only reason why a pimp want more than one hoe is ’cause one hoe is so close to no hoes — even in that world, bro like he wants more around because you left with nothing.”
By consistently challenging himself and refusing to rest on his laurels, 50 Cent has not only conquered the television landscape but has also safeguarded against the limitations of being a one-hit-wonder. His commitment to sustained creativity and expansion remains an inspiration to artists and creators across various domains.