Thug Love (song)

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"Thug Love"
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Single by 50 Cent featuring Destiny's Child
from the album Power of the Dollar
ReleasedSeptember 21, 1999 [1]
Format CD single, 12"
Recorded1999
Genre East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop, gangsta rap [1]
Length3:33
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Curtis Jackson, Rashad Smith, Joshua Michael Schwartz, Brian Kierulf, Tye-V Turman
Producer(s) Smith; Schwartz, Koerulf (co-production)
50 Cent singles chronology
"Rowdy Rowdy"
(1999)
"Thug Love"
(1999)
"Your Life's on the Line"
(1999)
Destiny's Child singles chronology
"Bug a Boo"
(1999)
"Thug Love"
(1999)
"Say My Name"
(1999)

"Thug Love" is a song recorded by American rapper 50 Cent for his debut studio album Power of the Dollar (2000). The song was written by 50 Cent, Rashad Smith, Joshua Michael Schwartz, Brian Kierulf and Tye-V Turman and was produced by Smith with co-production from Schwartz and Kierulf. The song features guest vocals from American girl group Destiny's Child. A music video was to be filmed to accompany the song, but was cancelled when 50 Cent was shot nine times three days before the video was scheduled to be filmed. [2]

50 Cent American rapper, actor, businessman, investor and television producer

Curtis James Jackson III, known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, television producer, entrepreneur, and investor. Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of the borough of Queens, Jackson began selling drugs at age twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic. He later began pursuing a musical career and in 2000 he produced Power of the Dollar for Columbia Records, but days before the planned release he was shot and the album was never released. In 2002, after Jackson released the compilation album Guess Who's Back?, he was discovered by Eminem and signed to Shady Records, under the aegis of Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records.

<i>Power of the Dollar</i> 2000 studio album by 50 Cent

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References

  1. 1 2 "Thug Love [CD] - 50 Cent : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. 1999-09-21. Retrieved 2012-07-28.
  2. "50 Cent: No Holds Barred - Jake Brown - Google Books" . Retrieved 2012-07-28 via Google Books.