News: 50 Cent's Release Date Trumped By Shady Boss, "People Forget I'm Eminem's Artist" [Video]

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009 5:26PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

50 Cent's release date for the highly anticipated album Before I Self Destruct has been pushed back to make way for Eminem's solo project.

The G-Unit frontman recently discussed the reasons behind his fourth album's latest delay.

"Right now I'm on the train and the Em choo choo car goes first. See what happens is I think that people forget that I'm actually Eminem's artist because I've had so much success on my own and I moved away from it. But if you can look back, the very first interview I did...we were on the set of 'In Da Club', it was myself, Eminem and Dr. Dre...I said my goal was to fit in with Eminem and Dr. Dre. I didn't mean to fit in under Eminem and Dr. Dre. I meant to fit in as an equal party. And that's what I achieved over this time period. So because Dre is mixing Em's album, Em will be completely entirely before we get a chance to finish up the pieces me and Dre did together." (Associated Press)

Fif's album was previously pushed back late last year.

Originally scheduled to come out December 9, the platinum-selling artist will leave fans waiting a bit longer as he moves his fourth and final Interscope solo project back from its original release date in the winter to an unspecified date next year. (SOHH)

Despite the delay, track listing information leaked last month.

Songs on the album include "Get Up," "Came To Win," "Need Your Hate," "Crack A Bottle," "Trust In Me," "Norman Bates," "B*tch I'm Sorry," "All For You," and more. Guests spots will be from Nate Dogg, Eminem, Swizz Beatz, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Dr. Dre and Dave Young. Production will be provided by Scott Storch, Red Spyda, Dr. Dre, J.R. Rotem, Needlz, Hi-Tek, Play-N-Skillz, Eminem, The Individuals and more. (On Smash)

50 will also provide fans with a bonus DVD to accompany the deluxe edition album called Two Turntables and a Microphone: The Life and Death of Jam Master Jay Documentary.

"Times are hard," 50 said in a statement. "Everyone is trying to make the most of what they have. I want to give my fans something extra for their hard earned dollars. They'll get a free bonus when the pick up the album." Focusing on 50's late mentor and friend, Run DMC's Jam Master Jay, the 85-minute disc will include appearances from Reverend Run, Russell Simmons, Jay-Z and more. (Rolling Stone)

No information has yet been released on when Eminem's Relapse will be released.

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