50 Cent’s “Candy Shop” Lyrics Meaning
The best way to describe the title of this song (“Candy Shop”) is as it being a metaphor for 50 Cent’s bedroom. Or according to him, it can symbolize any locale, such as a “hotel”, “park” or “beach”, where he intends to take the addressee – i.e. a woman he has decided to be intimate with.
In other words, the shtick of this song is that he uses candy-related metaphors to ultimately point to the idea of intimacy. And the track is primarily based on two themes. First is his bedroom prowess and how efficiently he looks forward to doing so to the addressee. And second is how he would like for her to likewise perform in the sack.
So simply put, “Candy Shop” isn’t about sweet treats but rather is based on the subject of hot bedroom fun!
“I’ll take you to the candy shop
I’ll let you lick the lollipop”
Facts about “Candy Shop”
Shortly after being released in February, 2005, “Candy Shop” topped the one and only Billboard Hot 100. And it also charted in 18 other countries outside of the US. And in doing so, it scored a number one in the following European regions:
It has also been certified Gold in both the United States and Australia.
“Candy Shop” also went on to be nominated for a Grammy Award in 2006 in the category of Best Rap Song. However, it lost to Kanye West’s classic hit “Diamonds from Sierra Leone”.
50 wrote this hit alongside its producer, keyboardist Scott Storch. According to 50, he wrote this song purely from the standpoint of a male. And in doing so, he tried his best to be as sensual as possible while not “being vulgar”.
This hit was single number 2 from 50’s Grammy-nominated album “The Massacre”.
Singer Olivia of G-Unit fame is officially featured on this single.
Selling about 1.15 million copies in its first four days, “The Massacre” by Cutis Jackson (popularly known as 50 cent) peaked at number 1 in the US Billboard 200. 50 cent is a well-known American rapper whose influence is seen in the hip hop industry. The album was released on 3rd March, 2005, and it received generally positive reviews even from music critics.
Actually, it was set to be released on 14th February, 2005 with the title “St. Valentine’s Day”, but for some unknown reasons, it was postponed, and the final release bore the name “The Massacre”.
The project contains profane lyrics, so a censored version of it was released to censor out the profanity, violence and drug related content.
The album is features twenty-two (22) tracks. It was produced through the hard work of many songwriters and record producers like Eminem, Dr. Dre, Anthony Best, and many more.
“The Massacre” was nominated in the “Best Rap Album” category of the 2006 Grammy Awards, but lost to Kanye West’s “Late Registration” album.
50 Cent and his team released four (4) singles from it, namely:
- “Disco Inferno”
- “Candy Shop”
- “Just a Lil Bit”
- “Outta Control”