Animal Ambition

Album: Animal Ambition (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • Asked by Digital Spy about the meaning behind the title Animal Ambition, 50 replied: "It is an untamed desire to win. I get high off these situations; I get high off being right. When you walk into the studio I'm not the guy listening to the snare by itself clap, clap, clap, clap, pop, bing, pop. I need to hear something that has the right pattern in it. I'll write the melodies and the words to it and know it's a hit."

    "Knowing it's a hit is more valuable than you making it. It's about hearing a hit record, timing the hit record, getting the right producers in who have a higher possibility of walking out of that room with a hit," he continued. "Dre and Timbaland are those guys for me. It's their particular sound; Dre's is harder, his production is harder and my style of writing kind of matches it."
  • 50 Cent raps here that he's frightened of rats:

    Damn scared of rats, but I'm ready for anything

    The rapper explained to The Guardian that he's not talking about the pesky long-tailed rodents. "No, I'm scared of what people may say to the police for no reason," he said. "I'm the guy from the neighborhood who's becoming a symbol of hope. They look at me and go, 'It is possible to make it.' I took all the dysfunctional behavior, everything damaging or that wasn't good in my life, and I turned it into the most beautiful nightmare you can actually create. That's my life."

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