The Lost Tape

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This article is about the 2012 album. For the 2012 Indian film, see The Lost Tape (film).
The Lost Tape
Mixtape by 50 Cent
Released May 22, 2012
Recorded 2011-2012
Genre East Coast Rap, Gangsta Rap, Hardcore Rap
Length 44:32
Label G-Unit
Producer 45 Music, Tone Mason, AraabMuzik, DJ Spinz, Mike Will, G Sparkz, Chris N Teeb, 8track, Kon Hathaway, Slimm Gemm, Illmind, Swiff D, Dready, Jake One
50 Cent chronology
The Big 10
(2011)
The Lost Tape
(2012)
5 (Murder by Numbers)
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllHipHop (7.5/10)[1]
XXL 3/5 stars[1]

The Lost Tape is the tenth mixtape by American hip hop recording artist 50 Cent. The mixtape, hosted by DJ Drama, is 50 Cent's first "Gangsta Grillz" mixtape. It was released as a free download on May 22, 2012.[2]

Background[edit]

The Lost Tape, released as promotion for his fifth studio album Street King Immortal (2013), includes guest appearances from Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Jeremih, 2 Chainz, Hayes, Robbie Nova, Ned the Wino, along with newly signed G-Unit artists Kidd Kidd and Precious Paris. It was produced by 45 Music, Tone Mason, AraabMuzik, DJ Spinz, Mike Will, G Sparkz, Chris N Teeb, 8track, Kon Hathaway, Slimm Gemm, Illmind, Swiff D, Dready and Jake One[3]

Release and promotion[edit]

Music videos[edit]

The first music video, was for "Riot (Remix)", a remix to a 2 Chainz song.[4] The second video was released on May 25. "Murder One" (or "Shady Murder SK Energy Drink #9"), with Eminem's intro, shot on the same location as "Riot Remix".[5] On June 5, "Get Busy" was released on his YouTube account. On June 8, the "All His Love" video was released. The "O.J." video was released on June 11. The official video for "Double Up" was released on June 19 and features Floyd Mayweather's Money Team member Hayes. On June 25, the video for "Complicated", a remastered version of "SK Energy Track #8", was released. The video for "I Ain't Gonna Lie" was released on July 2, 2012.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Get Busy" (featuring Kidd Kidd) 45 Music 2:36
2. "Double Up" (featuring Hayes) Tone Mason 2:39
3. "Murder One" (featuring Eminem) AraabMuzik 2:55
4. "Riot (Remix)" (featuring 2 Chainz) DJ Spinz 2:45
5. "O.J." (featuring Kidd Kidd) Mike Will 3:48
6. "I Ain't Gonna Lie" (featuring Robbie Nova) G Sparkz 4:02
7. "Complicated"   Chris N Teeb 2:20
8. "You a Killer... Cool"   8track 2:26
9. "Remain Calm" (featuring Snoop Dogg & Precious Paris) Kon Hathaway 3:27
10. "Can't Help Myself"   Slimm Gemm 2:55
11. "When I Pop The Trunk" (featuring Kidd Kidd) Illmind 2:25
12. "Planet 50" (featuring Jeremih) Swiff D 2:55
13. "Swag Level"   Dready 3:23
14. "Lay Down (Smoked)" (featuring Ned The Wino) Jake One 2:45
15. "All His Love"   Illmind 3:16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b XXL "Mixtape Review: 50 Cent’s “The Lost Tape” | AllHipHop.com".
  2. ^ "50 Cent Announces First Official Gangsta Grillz Mixtape With DJ Drama". ThisIs50.com. 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  3. ^ Posted by 50 Cent on May 22, 2012 at 3:00pm View Blog (2012-05-22). "50 Cent - The Lost Tape (Download the Mixtape For Free Here)". ThisIs50.com. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  4. ^ Posted by 50 Cent on May 22, 2012 at 12:00pm View Blog (2012-05-22). "TI50 - 2 Chainz - Riot (50 Cent Remix) - Official Music Video". ThisIs50.com. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  5. ^ Posted by 50 Cent on May 26, 2012 at 12:00am View Blog. "50 Cent - Murder One (Official Music Video)". ThisIs50.com. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 

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