News: 50 Cent Celebrates 35th B-Day On The Low, "It's More Fun For Me To Turn The Phone Off"

Tuesday, Jul 6, 2010 5:15PM

Written by Biz Jones

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has revealed what plans he has in store for today as he celebrates his 35th birthday.

Speaking with DJ Whoo Kid, 50 said he would rather purchase gifts for his family than himself.

The rapper, who is preparing to tour Brazil, will spend quality time with his family, in addition to taking out the time to do something nice for others, most notably his grandparents. "It's more fun for me to just not have to do anything and turn the phone off -- instead of buying stuff for myself, I'll buy stuff for them...I got what I want. When you achieve more than you anticipate and if you're blessed with having a long enough career, you'll get over a lot of different things. And I think we are all conditioned to want things we don't need. After you acquire them and you get comfortable with them, you realize, you never really needed that stuff." (All Hip Hop)

The rapper has already received birthday wishes on Twitter from Lloyd Banks and DJ Scratch.

"Happy Birthday 50 Cent @50Cent. I'm proud of you.," DJ Scratch wrote today. (DJ Scratch's Twitter)

Rapper Lil Wayne recently said he planned to retire from music by age 35.

"I always said I ain't wanna do this no more after 35, I ain't wanna do it no more," Wayne revealed in an interview with radio personality Tim Westwood. "So any time before 30 and 35, I might give it up. [But now] I gotta work as hard as I can so I ain't gotta look back. [When I retire, I'll] do something else, I'm gonna retire from this and probably jump into some ownership of some sports team or you know, I'm very heavy into sports. Any sport. [I'd want ownership] of the team. It doesn't matter, it could be basketball, it could be baseball, of course it wouldn't be baseball, there's too much money to own that, but it could be basketball or football, it wouldn't matter. I could buy into a baseball team with someone." (Tim Westwood TV)

50 is currently working on his new album, Black Magic.

He calls the album a whole new sound for him, and describes it as "more soulful" and "more mature" than his past work. For inspiration, he says he's listening to a mix he made of some of his favorite artists' best songs, including 2Pac and the Notorious B.I.G. "I listen to those records to create expectations," says 50, who turns 35 in July. "It creates a level to me, within myself, of how good the record has to be before I'm ready to launch it." (Detroit Free Press)

Check out a past 50 Cent interview down below:

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