Over the weekend, 50 Cent released "I Got Money," which, on first listen, we actually sort of enjoyed; its halfway-decent beat was only marred by 50's lackadaisical flow (and apparently contract-mandated Vitamin Water mentions). As it turns out--and why are we not surprised by this?--said beat wasn't 50's at all, but instead nicked from a Massachusetts rapper named Jimmie Hoffa. Nah Right weighs in:
You may recall the minor controversy that arose after 50 released Amusement Park and people immediately recognized the beat from the Jim Jones/DJ Drama mixtape 7 Day Theory that dropped earlier this year. Beatjacking allegations started to fly and the producer behind the beat, Chris Styles, came forward to say that he did not sell the beat twice and that he had no idea where Jimmy got it from.