US rapper 50 Cent recently sampled Sizzla Kalonji’s “Solid As A Rock” on his new free mix tape called 5 (Murder By Numbers).
The song was featured on Sizzla’s Da Real Thing LP back in 2002 and broke through the US hip-hop market the following year. “Solid As A Rock” was sampled by hip-hop artiste Ja Rule in his song called “The Crown” off his 2003 mixtape Blood in my Eye. Incidentally that song was a 50 Cent diss.
Now almost a decade later 50 Cent comes back with a similarly titled song using a different beat but the same concept as far as placing Sizzla’s vocals in the intro.
In 50 Cent’s ”My Crown” he raps:
“Am still… am rich already, … around you will be meeting your obituary, my whip clean, my watch gleam, nine carrots now that’s what I call a pinkie ring, don’t even trip, my heart cold, am on the globe I ball hard, I go hard I ghetto right am super hood, am … on these … like they know I would,” are some of the lines in 50 Cent’s song.
Sizzla’s voice, which loops throughout the song sings ‘Solid as a rock they just can’t stop me now’. At the song’s end the hook repeats: ‘They found no weapon only a draw of herb’.