You can’t reminisce on the modern history of Hip-Hop without spending a considerable amount of time talking about the Goliath sized footprint left by 50 Cent & G-unit. Their wrath of gritty lyrics and controversial beefs tyrannized the industry from every conceivable angle. From the early millennium on, G-unit as a squad was a widely known and well oiled hit-making machine. To be thorough, you can’t fairly mention the rise of G-unit & 50 cent’s career without mentioning the multi-tasking mad genius partially responsible for it all. You might not be familiar with his face, but to anyone who could call himself an avid Hip-Hop lover, Sha Money Xl has affected your life in so many ways.
A Hollis Queens native and a hustler by birth of his Haitian-American roots, Sha Money is the former President of G-unit records. From his Hollis Queens ties with the late Jam Master Jay, Sha met a young Curtis Jackson [50 cent] at the bud of his promising career and quickly became a business parter and confidant. “We had a belief in each other, I was the ‘people’ person and he was the magnet that brought people in; I was the glue that maintained the relationships.” As 50 cent’s career and accolades grew, so did Sha’s workload. Sha had his hands full juggling everything from producing some of G-units greatest hits to directing the day to day lives of Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and DJ Whoo Kid. There never was and never will be a dull moment for Sha Money XL who’s currently a Def Jam executive overseeing acclaimed artists such as Big K.R.I.T and 2 Chainz.
It isn’t often the Ecko Studios gets to see some strings, watch the process of a master as Sha Money XL lays some tracks in this Episode of Ecko Studio Sessions.