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Eminem Raps ‘8 Mile’ Song On 50 Cent’s 42nd Birthday

by Conan Altatis / Jul 07, 2017 08:59 AM EDT
Dr. Dre, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar attend the premiere of the HBO documentary series 'The Defiant Ones' at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles on June 22, 2017.

Curtis James Jackson III, who is professionally known as Eminem, turned 42 on July 6, Thursday. One of those who took to social media to greet him is his long-time friend and collaborator Marshall Bruce Mathers III, who is professionally known as Eminem.  

"What do you get the guy that has everything?" Eminem captioned an Instagram video. In the video, the Detroit rapper says he wants to remind 50 Cent of the verse he did that made him want to quit rapping.

Eminem then goes on performing 50 Cent's verse in "Places to Go" from the soundtrack of the 2002 film "8 Mile." The film starred the late stars Brittany Murphy, Proof and Xhibit.

50 Cent has been a featured artist in Eminem's songs and vice versa. One of their collaboration songs is "Gatman and Robbin," which was one of the 22 tracks from "The Massacre."

Released by Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records and Eminem's Shady Records on March 3, 2005, "The Massacre" is 50 Cent's second major label studio album. It was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 48th Grammy Awards but lost to "Late Registration" by Kanye West.

Fans of 50 Cent are still waiting for the release of his sixth studio album titled "Street King Immortal." On the other hand, Eminem is currently working on his ninth studio album, which his fans have been waiting for since 2013.

As an actor, 50 Cent currently plays Kanan in "Power" Season 4. He also executive produces the Starz series.

"Power" Season 4 premiered with the episode titled "When I Get Out" on June 25, partially facing the first part of the BET Awards. The Starz series' fourth season premiere had 1.68 million viewers, which was a 26 percent decrease from the premiere of its third season in 2016, according to Deadline.

On the big screen, 50 Cent is set to star in "Den of Thieves." Among his co-stars in the upcoming action drama film are Sonya Balmores, Pablo Schreiber and Gerard Butler, who was spotted in Germany on July 6, Thursday, on his bike during a trip to Berlin, Daily Mail reported.

Christian Gudegast is directing "Den of Thieves," which he co-wrote with Paul Scheduring. The film is set to hit theaters on Jan. 14, 2018. 

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