50 Cent’s protégé Precious Paris recently released her debut mixtape, entitled From Paris With Love. The 11-track disc has guest appearances from 50 Cent, Kidd Kidd, Twane and Shaun White and boasts production from Havoc, Rahki, T-Minus and more. I caught up with G-Unit’s first femcee at the label’s office in NYC. While there, this Southside Jamaica Queens native and I talked about how she linked up with her boss, mixtape, female rappers & much more.
You rose to fame in 2011, after being featured on 50 Cent’s track “Queens”. In the past, what other projects did you worked on with 50?
We worked on “Kitty Cat” on the T.O.S. album and LL Cool J’s “Feel My Heartbeat” from his Exit 13 album.
In the past, you worked with producers Midi Maffia and Danngerous LLC, Who also happened to give 50 your demo. A week later, 50 called you into his office; do you recall that first meeting and how was it?
I was a nervous racked. I think water was dripping from my palms, I was really stiff and I didn’t move or say a lot. It was my first industry meeting.
How was 50 Cent’s personality?
It was the same as it is today and the same it was back in the days when he was living in Southside.
50 did not initially sign you to G-Unit after the 1st meeting, did that motivated you to work harder?
Yes, of course because I knew deep down inside that he would come back.
So, after the first meeting, how long did it take for 50 to call you back?
It took a couple of years.
How did you feel when 50 finally called you back and told you he wants to sign you?
I played it cool. I said, “Okay, I’ll call you back when I can.” Then I hung up the phone and jumped up and down. “I think my head hit the ceiling.”
Wow, you told 50 Cent that you will call him back?
Yeah and he waited for my call. I was at work.
When did you officially sign to G-unit Records?
September 2011, this was the happiest moment of my life.
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