News: Ne-Yo Assists 50 Cent's "Before I Self Destruct" LP, "I Just Tried To Add To The Hotness"

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2009 5:35PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Ne-Yo recently discussed being one of the select featured artists on 50 Cent's upcoming Before I Self Destruct album and described how their "Baby By Me" collaboration was created.

According to the singer, Fif insisted using his vocals on their joint record much to Ne-Yo's surprise.

"He reached out," Ne-Yo revealed in an interview. "I always say he did the majority of the heavy lifting. [The song] was pretty much done by the time he sent it to me. He said, 'I just need you to put something on it.' He gave it to me, I wrote my part, sent it back and the rest is history. When he first sent me the joint, I was like, 'You don't need me for this,' I thought the beat was hot, what he was talking about was hot. I just tried to add to the hotness." (MTV)

50 spoke about his upcoming project last weekend and revealed having Dr. Dre on board for a few tracks.

"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)

The album's retail release will reportedly 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)

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 explode into stores Tuesday, November 17th.

Check out 50 Cent & Ne-Yo's "Baby By Me" collaboration below:

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