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Masicka Says 50 Cent Inspired His Stage Name!


Dancehall artist Masicka recently shared the origin of his stage name, citing inspiration from rapper 50 Cent. During an interview on FOX 5’s ‘Good Day New York,’ Masicka explained that the moniker derived from a friend who used to call him ‘Sicka.’ He expressed being a huge fan of 50 Cent during high school and highlighted the influence of 50’s album, “The Massacre,” on the naming process. Masicka recalled that during his aspiring artist phase, friends suggested the name aligned well with his persona, influenced by the prevalent G-Unit movement in Jamaica at the time.

Masicka’s album ‘Generation of Kings’ out now

Masicka clarified that the name doesn’t carry a traditional dictionary meaning but serves more as a distinctive identifier. Despite his admiration for 50 Cent, Masicka revealed they had never met. In response to host Rosanna Scotto’s interest in changing that, Masicka praised 50 Cent as “the G.”

50 Cent, whose name was inspired by a Brooklyn robber from the 1980s, gained fame with “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” in 2003. His album “The Massacre,” released in 2005, achieved commercial success, topping charts and selling over 9 million units globally.

In a separate interview with Quipmag, Masicka reflected on his early passion for music, expressing his childhood desire to become an artist. His first album, “438,” reached No. 2 on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart in 2021, while his recent sophomore release, “Generation of Kings,” via Def Jam Recordings, received a positive reception. Fans commended the purity and creativity in the album’s song arrangement, with some expressing repeated enjoyment of tracks like “Black Sheep” and “Triumph.”

Celebrating his 30th birthday, Masicka recently performed at Club Amazura in Queens, NY, on 2nd December 2023, further solidifying his status as a noteworthy artist.

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