50 Cent continues to make history with ‘'In Da Club''
50 Cent continues to cement his position as one of the most successful Hip Hop artists of all time. On Sunday (July 3), 50's 2003 megahit ‘'In Da Club'' made history on YouTube after it clocked 1.5 billion views, making the most popular 2000s Hip Hop video on the social platform.
The rapper & actor celebrated the milestone on Instagram while slamming people for not fully recognizing his achievements. “Still no best new artist [shrug emoji] I don't know why people always want to cheat me man,” he wrote. “They are counting from 2009, that song came out in 2003 Damn it Man !”
Produced by DJ Quik, Dr. Dre & Mike Elizondo, the record was released as the lead single for 50's debut album, Get Rich Or Die Trying. The music video was directed by Philip Atwell. In 2020, it became the second pre-YouTube era rap song to accumulate 1 billion views right behind Eminem's ‘'Without Me.''