9 Shots

New Music: 50 Cent – ‘9 Shots’

50 Cent is back with a bang. When he’s not hawking EFFEN Vodka or promoting Season 2 of “Power,” the hip-hop titan pops off on “9 Shots,” the first release from his long-awaited album Street King Immortal. Over the Frank Dukes-produced beat, he reflects on the pain in his life including the time he was struck by nine bullets in a 2000 shooting, his drug-dealing past, and break up with his high school sweetheart (“Love didn’t last long”).

“It’s a metaphor for nine painful moments,” explained 50 while debuting the song live in New York earlier this week.

His album SKI is due later this year. “It’s a little more versatile than the projects I’ve made in the past,” he said.