News: 50 Cent On New LP, "'Before I Self Destruct' Is Harder Than 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'"

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2009 12:15PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

50 Cent has revealed details about his forthcoming Before I Self Destruct album and promised his fourth solo project would provide harder content than his previous releases.

Fif has also called the album a prequel to his 2003 debut.

"Not particularly this song, but the entire project -- I meant for it to be a little harder and what I fell in love with about hip-hop and within hip-hop," 50 explained about his upcoming project. "I accomplished it. Before I Self Destruct is absolutely harder than Get Rich or Die Tryin' or other projects in between. The Massacre had some real aggressive content on it, but there were other things I wanted to do, like 'Ryder Music,' 'Baltimore Love Thing,' 'Build You Up,' featuring Jamie Foxx. This project, I kept all of those things out of it. I just made it what I wanted it to be. This album is my album right now. It's like the prequel to Get Rich -- the things I missed on that project." (MTV)

50 Cent recently confirmed reports of Before I Self Destruct dropping on the same day as pop stars Rihanna and Lady Gaga.

"I guess I should be devastated that I'm up against Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears?" 50 said in an interview. "This is a great competition, you mean to tell me I get the chance to go into a battle against pop singers? I don't see myself in competition with artists that aren't even in the same genre. Could you find a rapper for me to compete with please? Now I gotta fight Justin? I'm gonna fight him and kick his a**!" (The Canadian Press)

Fif will also face-off against Birdman and Timbaland when their albums drop next month.

Universal Music Group is serving up a plentiful feast for Thanksgiving week. Some of the biggest names in music will all release their high-profile albums on the Monday before the holiday. The recording giant has moved up the majority of its November 24 releases by one day to Monday, November 23, a day before the traditional Tuesday release. The shift extends across the Universal umbrella, including Interscope Geffen A&M, Universal Motown/Republic, and Island Def Jam. The new date will take advantage of the start of the holiday shopping season when customers flock to stores to stock up on gifts. 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct, Rihanna's new album, Timbaland's Shock Value 2, Lady Gaga's The Fame Monster, Jay Sean's All or Nothing and Birdman's Pricele$$ will all drop on the same day. (Rap-Up)

He previously said the project would land in stores on November 17th and feature production from Dr. Dre.

"I didn't do a lot of collaborating," Fif revealed. "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)

Before I Self Destruct will now land in stores Monday, November 23rd.

Check out a recent 50 Cent interview below:

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