News: 50 Cent On "Before I Self Destruct" Cover, "My Imperfections Are Visible On There"

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2009 11:15AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

50 Cent has confirmed recent reports of his official Before I Self Destruct album cover landing online last week and said the artwork was his attempt to make his latest project different than previous efforts.

Comparing the cover to his 2007 album, Curtis, 50 said fans should expect to become more "intimate" with him this time around.

"The album cover, I sat there and thought about it," he explained in an interview. "I wanted to do something that was completely different than I've ever done. The Curtis album, I was pretty close in the camera when I done it. I felt it was intimate. This project is even more [intimate], but it's harder. I didn't sugarcoat things. My imperfections are visible on there. I'm in a secure enough space...It's a huge gap in hip-hop. There ain't no middle ground. You're either here or you're there. To create the middle ground, the guys that have been up here gotta come down and bring everybody to the forefront where they seen. That's what this is actually about." (MTV)

The album's retail release will reportedly also include a limited edition deluxe version.

Be sure to look out for the Limited Editon Deluxe Package as well...Regular and Deluxe Copies of Before I Self Destruct will be available for pre-order on I-Tunes in October with Some Exclusive Bonus Tracks upon its release. Resembling a more Terminator-like version of 50's Curtis album, the new cover once again features solely the rapper's face as half of it appears to be ready to burst as though the rapper were filled with magma. (This Is 50)

According to 50, Dr. Dre provided four produced tracks for the G-Unit leader's latest effort.

"I didn't do a lot of collaborating," Fif revealed in an interview over the weekend. "I wrote the record and I had so much time to write so many ideas that I wanted to make sure people heard me...I had the time to make it what I wanted. Me and [Eminem] doing the 'Psycho' joint is crazy on the record. I did this joint with R. Kelly, it's actually a bonus because it's track 16 on the joint...R.Kelly was the last one [besides Ne-Yo]. [Me and Dre,] we did four joints on this album. I had more time with Dre on this record than the other one..." (Shade 45)

Confirmed by Fif, the project's final release date has been set as November 17th.

50 Cent's oft-delayed album Before I Self Destruct is closing in on its destruction date. The rapper will release his fourth studio album on November 17, has learned. The project, his last of original material for Interscope, has been delayed several times since last year. (Rap-Up)

Before I Self Destruct is slated to hit stores Tuesday, November 17th.

Check out 50 Cent speaking on his new album below:

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