News: 50 Cent Reunites W/ Eminem & Dr. Dre For New Album, Details Emerge On "Before I Self Destruct" Film
Tuesday, Oct 14, 2008 11:00AM
Upping the ante for his upcoming album, Before I Self Destruct
, 50 Cent
has decided to return to his roots by working closely with Eminem
and Dr. Dre
and shoot a 90-minute feature film to include in the packaging.
While still carrying the loss from last year's record sales battle against rapper Kanye West, Fif has decided to re-enlist the help of the same people that made him famous in the first place.
in the packaging, 50 will also treat fans with a movie, sharing the
album's title. Fif, who wrote and directed the flick, will also stars
as the main character, portraying the role of an inner city child
raised by a single mother. With his dream of becoming a professional
basketball player quickly fading after his mother is killed, 50's
character resorts to a life of crime to achieve vengeance and support
his younger brother.
film captures the harsh realities that reflect so many communities
today," 50 said in a statement. "There will be some who will greatly
identify with the characters and the situations presented and then
there will be others who may be shocked that the struggles that go on
in the inner city. I made the film for both groups."
"When [movies] portray certain lifestyles they don't show cause and effect," he told Rolling Stone.
"But I showed characters under pressure in scenarios where they felt
like there were no other options, even though there were. There are
always options. People just usually start to see them while being
incarcerated -- for not seeing them in the first place."
also revealed his intent of recruiting a roster of unsigned artists and
creating a separate score for the film to insure his label, Interscope,
would not be involved.
not,] then Interscope would automatically have the rights to it, when
they had absolutely no ownership of the actual material," he added. "I
kept the music up to standards. I worked with it until it was right."
Before I Self Destruct is slated for release on December 9.
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