Life's on the Line

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"Your Life's on the Line"
Single by 50 Cent
from the album Power of the Dollar
Released October 12, 1999[1]
Format 12-inch
Recorded 1998; The Hit Factory, NYC
Genre Gangsta rap, hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop
Length 3:38
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Curtis Jackson, Terence Dudley
Producer(s) Terence Dudley
50 Cent singles chronology
"Thug Love"
(1999)
"Your Life's on the Line"
(1999)
"Wanksta"
(2002)

"Your Life's on the Line" is a song by rapper 50 Cent, from his shelved debut studio album Power of the Dollar (2000). The song was released as the third and final single from the album in 1999 and peaked at number 37 on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart. It contains a diss towards rapper Ja Rule and his record label Murder Inc.

Background[edit]

"Your Life's on the Line" is included on 50 Cent's first two studio albums: it appears as track 5 on his unofficially released 2000 debut album Power of the Dollar and, as a bonus track, as track 19 on his 2003 commercial debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin'. In his review of Power of the Dollar, Jason Birchmeier of AllMusic states that the song "conveys street life through hard, violent rhythms".[2]

Track listing[edit]

  • 12-inch single (United States)
  1. "Your Life's on the Line" (clean album version) – 3:43
  2. "Your Life's on the Line" (explicit album version) – 3:43
  3. "Your Life's on the Line" (instrumental) – 3:43
  4. "Your Life's on the Line" (explicit acapella) – 3:16
  5. "The Good Die Young" (clean album version) – 4:08
  6. "The Good Die Young" (explicit album version) – 4:08
  7. "The Good Die Young" (instrumental) – 4:14
  8. "The Good Die Young" (explicit acapella) – 3:59

Music video[edit]

The music videos for "Your Life's on the Line" and the In Too Deep soundtrack single "Rowdy Rowdy" were produced prior to 50 Cent's 2000 shooting, which preceded the planned filming of the music video for "Thug Love" by two days. The music video starts with a statement explaining how the footage went missing, but was later found, then proceeds with scenes of 50 Cent rapping in various areas of New York City, getting arrested, and rapping while in the police car. The video features cameos from rappers Tony Yayo, Bang 'Em Smurf and Two Five.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot Rap Singles[3] 37

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Your Life's on the Line – 50 Cent". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Get Rich or Die Tryin' – 50 Cent". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ "50 Cent – Awards". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 

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