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As a rapper, actor and businessman, 50 Cent fits right into the world of Playboy. In addition to countless cameos in our pages, he bagged the Playboy Interview in 2004 and hosted our Super Bowl Party just this year. You could say we go back a bit.
This time, we got his help with a short party playlist designed to get your weekend started. It includes a few of our favorites, some of his hits, and a couple suggestions straight from 50 himself. We also matched each song with a specialty EFFEN® cocktail that perfectly goes with it. Basically, we planned your weekend for you. Enjoy. Reminder: do not consume all drinks in one sitting.
Young M.A. featuring 50 Cent – “OOOUUU (Remix)”
First up is Brooklyn’s bad girl, Young M.A. Her track “Ooouuu” is cold as ice, but it became a huge hit over the summer. Some people (OK, a lot of people) think M.A. sounds like a female version of Bobby Shmurda. Others say she’s just so Brooklyn. Either way, this is a beat that everyone is jumping on. Featuring the King of New York himself, this remix is beyond lit.
Sip on an EFFEN® Cucumber Cooler that’s as smooth as every “Ooouuu” on the track.
EFFEN® Cucumber Cooler
• 1½ parts EFFEN® Cucumber Vodka
• 3 parts soda
Pour vodka over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Top with soda and garnish with cucumber or lemon wedge.
Lil Wayne – “One Night Only”
Originally appearing on the 2007 mixtape The Drought Is Over 4, “One Night Only” showcases Lil Wayne’s signature flow and storytelling power, arguably his greatest strengths as a rapper. This version was recently produced by StreetRunner as part of a #TBT series, and it will remind you why Weezy is one of the best in the game.
Naturally, an EFFEN® Fresh Start cocktail is the call. So fresh, just the like this mastered version of the track.
EFFEN® Fresh Start
• 1½ parts EFFEN® Raspberry Vodka
• ½ part Campari® Liqueur
• 2 parts fresh lemon sour
• 1 part peach puree
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over fresh ice in a tall highball or Collins glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel on the rim.
Uncle Murda featuring Cam’ron — “Cam’ron Voice (REMIX)”
Every hip-hop head remembers a special day this summer when a few friendly photos of 50 Cent & Cam’ron popped up on Instagram. An unusual choice for the two rappers, but an exciting surprise for the fans (we all died). This remix of Uncle Murda’s “Cam’ron Voice” features Cam himself.
Pair with an EFFEN® Green Apple Cooler, because this moment is just chill AF.
EFFEN® Green Apple Cooler
• 1½ parts EFFEN® Green Apple Vodka
• 3 parts lemonade
• 1 part lemon-lime soda
Build over fresh ice in a serving glass in the order listed. Garnish with lemon and lime wedges.
Desiigner – “Timmy Turner”
Oh, Desiigner. After the undeniable smash “Panda” threw him into the spotlight, he quickly followed up with the energetic freestyle “Timmy Turner.” Yes, Desiigner mumbles a little and no, we don’t always know what he’s saying, but the recently signed G.O.O.D. Music rapper is here to stay. Stop hating.
Toast to Desiigner’s unpredictability with the EFFEN® Freestyle Punch.
EFFEN® Freestyle Punch
• 2 parts EFFEN® Green Apple Vodka
• 1 part DeKuyper® Pomegranate Liqueur
• 2 parts lemon lime soda
• Splash of cranberry juice
Build in order over fresh ice in a tall highball glass. Garnish with seasonal fresh fruit.
Uncle Murda featuring Young M.A. & Dios Moreno – “Thot (Remix)”
“Every time I see you I get a bad viiiiibe.” That’s our favorite line from Uncle Murda’s “Thot” remix, featuring Young M.A. & Dios Moreno. Yup, Uncle Murda and Young M.A. are both making double appearances on 50 Cent’s playlist. For anyone questioning either of their rap skills, we know you’re sitting down now.
Fitting perfectly with the power of this track, drink an EFFEN® Beast cocktail.
• 1½ parts EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka
• 2 parts white cranberry juice
• ½ part vanilla simple syrup
• ½ part fresh lemon juice
Shake and strain all ingredients over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with brandied cherries.
Lil Yachty featuring D.R.A.M. – “Broccoli”
Making a smooth transition from thots to vegetables, this one has been around for a bit, but Lil Yachty’s bubbly trap tune cannot fail to get your attention. It will also make you dance uncontrollably. With a goofy hook and infectious beat, it’s kind of impossible to stay mad when “Broccoli” comes on.
Try the equally effervescent EFFEN® Black Cherry Cranberry Fizz cocktail. It matches Lil Yachty’s hair, too.
EFFEN® Black Cherry Cranberry Fizz
• 1 part EFFEN® Black Cherry Vodka
• 1 part cranberry juice
• Splash of soda
Build over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Top with a splash of soda and a cherry dropped in.
PHresher featuring 50 Cent – “Wait a Minute (Remix)”
Wait a minute… no, seriously. It’s no question that 50 Cent delivers on every remix and feature. On this track, PHresher lights the fire with his booming voice and 50 turns the heat all the way up about two minutes in.
What to pour: This remix is spicy, so grab yourself an EFFEN® Spiced Orange Mule if you can take the heat.
EFFEN® Spiced Orange Mule
• 2 parts EFFEN® Blood Orange Vodka
• ½ part DeKuyper® Hot Damn!™ Liqueur
• Ginger beer
• Lime wedge
Combine ingredients over fresh ice and garnish with lime wedge.
Go Yayo – “Dammit Man”
“Dammit Man” comes from rapper-entrepreneur Go Yayo, who is the founder of HoodFame, a platform for unsigned artists. Go Yayo seems to have found some fame himself because this track is picking up steam, proving that hard work—and talent—pays off.
Celebrate this up-and-coming artist and businessman with a glass of EFFEN® Blood Orange Mimosa.
EFFEN® Blood Orange Mimosa
• 1 part EFFEN® Blood Orange Vodka
• 1 part orange juice
• 3 parts sparkling wine
Shake first two ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a cherry dropped in.
50 Cent – “In Da Club”
Let’s round out this playlist with a classic that never fails. You listen to “In Da Club” while you’re at the gym, cranking out a work project on the ride home… whenever. Tonight, you’ll listen to it while you enjoy an ice-cold glass of EFFEN® bubbly.
A classic hit calls for a classic drink. Toast the night away with the EFFEN® Grapefruit Bubbly.
EFFEN® Grapefruit Bubbly
• 2 parts EFFEN® Vodka
• 2 parts ruby red grapefruit juice
• Prosecco topper
Pour ingredients into a champagne flute in the order listed and garnish with a lemon twist.
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