History & Now, Music

Revisit the best Eminem and 50 Cent collaborations

Shady appearing in 50’s new show BMF got us thinking.

words by: Kai Acevedo
Oct 8, 2021


50 Cent’s ever-expanding entertainment empire is continuing to grow stronger. He unveiled his next television franchise, BMF, on September 26 on the Starz channel. The TV show was highly anticipated for several reasons.


Reasons to watch

First thing first, 50’s track record with successful small screen shows is difficult to overlook. He makes must-see TV!


Secondly, BMF, which stands for Black Mafia Family, focuses on the rise and fall of the legendary and notorious Black Mafia Family crew. The BMF squad inspired hella rap lyrics and lifestyles. Led by Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory, the criminal organization held things down from Detroit to Los Angeles to Atlanta through their Mexican drug plugs and connects. Big Meech’s actual son and Snoop Dogg, who will play a character named Pastor Swift, are also set to appear throughout BMF’s first season.


Another reason for tuning into the 50 Cent-produced BMF series is to see Eminem as White Boy Rick. The G.O.A.T. rapper who first flexed his acting skills in 2002’s autobiographical 8 Mile will act in a 50 Cent-directed episode as a youthful version of former Detroit drug dealer and FBI informant Richard Wershe Jr.



“I’m honored and appreciative of my good friend Em for supporting my new show BMF. We couldn’t do a show based in Detroit without incorporating the legend that is Eminem,” said 50 cent.


History has taught us these two make hits

This is a reunion of sorts. Eminem signed 50 Cent to his Shady Records imprint in the early 2000s and served as an executive producer on wildly successful 50 Cent albums such as Get Rich or Die Tryin‘ (2003), The Massacre (2005) and Curtis (2007). Since the longtime friends and collaborators are still going strong, let’s look back at Eminem and 50 Cent’s epic collaborations.


“Patiently Waiting”

50 Cent featuring Eminem
Album: Get Rich or Die Tryin’


“Don’t Push Me”

50 Cent featuring Eminem and Lloyd Banks
Album: Get Rich or Die Tryin’


“Never Enough”

Eminem featuring 50 Cent and Nate Dogg
Album: Encore


“Spend Some Time”

Eminem featuring Obie Trice, Stat Quo and 50 Cent
Album: Encore


“Encore (Curtains)”

Eminem featuring Dr. Dre and 50 Cent
Album: Encore


“GAtman And Robbin”

50 Cent featuring Eminem
Album: The Massacre


“Peep Show”

50 Cent featuring Eminem
Album: Curtis


“Crack a Bottle”

Eminem featuring Dr. Dre and 50 Cent
Album: Relapse



50 Cent featuring Eminem
Album: Before I Self Destruct


“Murder One”

50 Cent featuring Eminem
Album: The Lost Tape


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