New Release: 50 Cent Featuring Eminem and Adam Levine - My Life

14 January Critic Jonni 0 Comments

50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson III, has had a lengthy career gaining hits here there and everywhere, but this is the first time he has appeared on my blog, however probably not the last. He has yet to reach the UK number one spot, but this song seems to have a pretty good chance. And it's no wonder with the people who are featured. Eminem is the rapper on everyone's lips. Real name Marshall Mathers III, has also had a lengthy career, but has only appeared on my blog once because he is a member of Bad Meets Evil which I reviewed "Fast Lane". The other featured guy is Adam Levine, who is famously known as the lead singer from Maroon 5, however he is also known in America as 1 of four coaches on The Voice.

"My Life" was written by Curtis Jackson, Marshall Mathers, Adam Levine, Larry Griffin Jr. and Herb Rooney. The song is about the pressures of fame, and it is clearly identified in the rapping. This is going to be a hit, and 50 Cent knows it, plus there is not much competition this week. Could it possibly be 50 Cent's first UK number one? We'll have to wait and see.

The music video is one of those ones that look like a typical rap music video, but turns out that there is great imagery involved.

The use of the helicopter is very interesting, and at first could be suggested as a waste of the music video budget, but as the song progresses and you hear the rapping, the helicopter is fame with a spotlight, and it's hard to deal with as you can't get away from it. I loved it when Eminem is running away from the helicopter. I couldn't help thinking "you can't out-run a helicopter", just like celebrities can't run away from fame.

However the good imagery stops there. The helicopter is the main focus, leaving us with a typical rap music video that doesn't outshine any of the many others easily found and easily accessible.

Overall, a catchy song that will be charting well this week. But the accompany music video is lacking compared, with the only good bits being the helicopter and the use of lighting.