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D12 passed on the beat for 50 Cent’s “In da Club”

The beat for 50 Cent‘s hit single In da Club was originally given to D12 for the 8 Mile soundtrack, but the Detroit group passed on the beat.

After working with Dr. Dre on a few song for their 2001  Devil’s Night, was back in the studio working on their sophomore album, the group received a beat from and Mike Elizondo which would later be “In da Club.” After hearing the beat, D12 passed on it and it was given to , who originally recorded his version of the track with only the drum beat and at the time in 2002 just signed to Shady/Aftermath/Interscope.

In da Club became the lead single off 50 Cent’s debut studio album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, The song was No. 1 on the Hot 100 for nine weeks and became nominated for Best Male Solo Performance and Best Rap Song at the 46th Grammy Awards.

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