By Philip Cosores
Of late, 50 Cent has been in the news not because of his music, but because of his lack of money. Since declaring bankruptcy last month, 50 is looking to change some of the dialog about him with a new video for the second single from his forthcoming album.
“9 Shots,” is a reference to the nine bullets that nearly killed the rapper in 2000. Though the details of the video aren’t exactly the same, the clip incorporates friends and 50s G-Unit associates Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks into a story of violence and money that takes a bit of the spotlight away from the song. The music doesn’t even start until three minutes into the story, with the violent tension gripping throughout.
No release date has been given for 50 Cent’s upcoming album, though it is expected to arrive sometime this fall. For now, check out the clip for “9 Shots.”